Monday 26 October 2015

CAS Colours and Sketches 147

One of the many advantages of a long weekend is the chance to spend more time in my craft room, so I've taken the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches on.

I guess Christmas trees was the obvious choice but the early arrival of summer on this Labour Day holiday put Christmas thoughts out the window temporarily and butterflies came in instead!

Originally, I intended to make the front butterfly Watermelon Wonder on White with a Watermelon Wonder under-butterfly, so I stamped the other butterfly off first to make it paler. However, the difference in colour just wasn't enough to make them stand out from each other, so I clear embossed onto Watermelon Wonder and this worked much better.

Card: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder
Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Summer Silhouette
Ink: Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Tip-top Taupe, Versamark
Other: Clear embossing powder, dimensionals, Butterfly thinlit, pearls, Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker.


  1. Gorgeous butterflies and inspired use of the sketch. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  2. Jan, your Southern Hemisphere take on the sketch is a lovely departure from all the Christmas trees! :) You always make such pretty cards with butterflies and botanical images, and this one is no exception. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at CC&S!

  3. This is a gorgeous stamp and I love all your cards I have seen made with it. So nice to see a summery interpretation of my sketch. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Stef x

  4. Great to see this sketch inspiring all kinds of cards, including this beauty! Thanks for joining us at CC&S
    Louise xx