Thank you for CAS Colours & Sketches


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:

CC&S color181-001

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:

CC&S #181, Vertical Greetings

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.




5 thoughts on “Thank you for CAS Colours & Sketches

  1. I love this set; it’s perfect for CAS cards like this one. Sorry to be so late commenting, the last minute business trip got in the way rather! Liz x

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