A quick post from me today, for this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. For July and August we are sharing the hosting duties and this week it’s my turn! Here’s the challenge banner for the colours I chose:
If you think it makes it easier when taking part in a challenge you have set, let me disabuse you of that thought! I sat down with an idea in my head and didn’t like how it turned out. Ditto with attempt number two. But I really liked how my third idea turned out:
I think I’ve mentioned before how much I love the Vertical Greetings set – it’s so different and beautifully CAS. I’m hoping it will stick around for a long time!
I thought about making all three images in the same colours but wanted a little more variety than that, so I did two the same (the foliage in Cucumber Crush, stem in Soft Suede and pot in Elegant Eggplant) and for the third, I mixed it up a little by using just the Cucumber Crush and Soft Suede. I think it adds a quirky twist, making this CAS card just a little bit more interesting. I stamped “Thank You” from the same set in Elegant Eggplant and then layered my Whisper White mat onto a base of Elegant Eggplant.
How did I stamp in the different colours? I carefully inked up the foliage and pot using the inkpads very carefully and wiping away any ink that strayed onto the stem. I inked up the stem with the Soft Suede marker, huffed and then stamped. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to help place the images exactly where I wanted them.
Like the colours? Fancy giving this one a try? Do come and see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with for inspiration and then have a go yourself. We love seeing everyone’s cards in the gallery. You don’t need a blog – check out how you can enter on the challenge site.
Hope you like today’s card – see you on Sunday.