Saturday 16 May 2015

CAS Colours and Sketches 124

This week's sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches almost had me stumped and initially, I wasn't going to play this week.

If you have read other recent posts, you'll know that one of my current areas of experimentation is in highlighting areas of stamps, so that gave me an idea for this sketch after all. So, I've had a go but I'm not sure what I think. Usually, I know if I like it or not but I keep changing my mind about this one.
So, in a moment of feeling fondly about it, I'm going to post it after all!

Update: Delighted that this card made the Weekly Winners at CAS: Colours and Sketches.

Card: Whisper White, scrap of Elegant Eggplant for the under-butterfly
Stamps: Hero Arts Spring Gems, SU Papillon Potpourri, Clearly Besotted Many Mini Messages
Inks: Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant
Other: Bitty Butterfly punch, circle framelits, dimensionals, Elegant Eggplant marker.


  1. Well I think it's fabulous! So pleased you decided to share with us at CC&S.

  2. I also think you've done a great job with my sketch at CC&S Jan. It's funny how some sketches/challenges are easier/harder for some than others. Still it would be a funny old world if we all thought and felt the same. Thanks. Stef x

    1. I agree with you completely. Some things speak easily and quickly to one but not another. It's actually good to get out of the comfort zone! I look forward to seeing what everyone else does! I can see why you would use it again -it's quite different to a lot of sketches and so it stands out.

  3. i love it, so thank you for sharing

  4. I think this card is brilliant and I love it, I'm so glad you posted it, it is yet another way to accentuate the stamp, thank you for sharing.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda

  5. Beautiful card! I love the black and white scheme and the detail of your focal image!

  6. Jan, I think your card is a fantastic way to showcase both the spotlighting technique and our CC&S sketch! I'm so glad you stepped out of your comfort zone and gave the sketch a try, and shared your card with us! :)

  7. I really love this Jan! Great idea to use circles instead of squares and I love the highlighting!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS-Colours and Sketches this week! :)
    Lizy xx

  8. Very nice card with great idea and colours:)!