Sunday 29 November 2015

Colour Me 99 and CAS Colours and Sketches 152

So good to be back in my craft room this weekend after being on a wonderful break away last weekend. So, making up for lost time, today's card is for two challenges that I often play at.
Firstly, Colour Me, which has this stunning colour combination that is so moody and so versatile.

Secondly, this week's sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches.

I like it when I see sketch and immediately know how I want to play with it and that's what happened this week. The colour combination was perfect to work with it.

I used masked off semi-circles to sponge the background in Rose Red, Perfect Plum and Rich Razzleberry. The dandelion was stamped in Rich Razzleberry. The whole panel was mounted on a Melon Mambo mat before being attached to the card base. I toyed with a number of ways of including the sentiment but flagging in this manner looked best.  Although I would normally have used a dark marker to colour the cut edges of the flagged sentiment to make it pop more, in this case I wanted it to recede so have not done so.

I'm very pleased with this card and am glad it worked out in reality just as I had imagined it.

Update: Delighted to have this card chosen as the Colour Captivator this week at Colour Me.
Also delighted with the news that this card was a Weekly Winner at CAS Colours and Sketches.

Card: Whisper White, Melon Mambo.
Stamps: SU A Dozen Thoughts, Hero Arts Dandelion
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum, Rose Red.
Other: sponges, dimensionals.


  1. This is gorgeous! Love the way you interpreted the sketch!

  2. Stunning! Love the colours and the beautiful image. And the dandelion stalk plays with my eyes and gives your card a 3D curved look. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  3. What a gorgeous card! Love those inked semicircles, and that dandelion image is too fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Colour Me...!

  4. This is so beautiful and anyone would love to receive this & know that you are thinking of them. Great take on the sketch too & thank you for playing along at CC&S. Hugs Bev (GD) x

  5. Lovely card, great interpretation!

  6. Hi Jan, Beautiful card, great combination of challenges! The colors from the colour challenge worked very well for this card! Love the dandelion stamp. Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Colour Me! Hugs Antonia

  7. Jan, you did an amazing job blending the colors in the sponged semi-circles. They make a lovely background for the dandelion image! Thanks for sharing your super card with us at CC&S! :)

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous and I'm so glad my sketch inspired you. Love the colours and the dandelion seed head ties the two semicircles together beautifully. I'm 'blown away'. Thanks for playing along at CC&S
    Louise xx

  9. Gorgeous card Jan! The colours and the sketch work so perfectly together. Thanks for playing at CC&S. Stef x