Saturday 19 March 2016

CAS Colours and Sketches 165

I was excited by the colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches this week because Night of Navy with Marina Mist and a bright colour is one of my favourited combos.

It didn't turn out exactly how I started it because of a mid-creation epiphany about using the number dies but I like it how it turned out. I hummed and hawed about putting the 'again' on the inside but in the end, kept it on the front.  I like the little firework explosions in the background behind the balloons but my favourite thing is the off-set layering of the the '29' because the Night of Navy shadow makes the numbers jump right off the card.

Update: So pleased this card was a Weekly Winner at CAS Colours and Sketches.

Card: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Marina Mist, Watermelon Wonder
Stamps: Balloon Celebrations,  Number of Years
Inks: Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Marina Mist, Tuxedo Black
Other: Large Numbers framelits, dimensionals


  1. Absolutely superb! Your card just jumped out at me from the gallery. Thanks for playing along at CC&S.

  2. I'm very fond of that circle stamp, I've been using it a lot, but not as fireworks! That works brilliantly. And the layering of the number is something I'll be CASE-ing, I think. A lovely, bright and bold CAS card. Thanks for joining us again at CC&S Jan. Caro x

  3. Fun card; great use of the colors. Love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  4. This is a great design with a very celebratory feel Jan! Great job! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
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  5. Stunning! Love how the balloons almost lift of the card in those beautiful colours. Thanks so much for playing along at CC&S this week. Hugs Bev x

  6. I think I have to agree with you, I love the effect you've achieved by layering and offsetting the number die-cuts. Thanks for joining us again at CC&S this last week. Stef x