Sunday 9 October 2016

CAS Colours and Sketches 194 CAS(E) 193

I didn't mean to play two challenges at once! There I was putting together my bits and bobs to make something for the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch, as it was one of my favourite sketches ever, when I realised that I was putting out the colours from CAS Colours and Sketches.

So I just went with it. Blogland is currently full of autumn challenges - which I enjoy, as the colours are so rich - but here in New Zealand, it's spring. The colours suggested springtime and flowers and I do have a soft spot for masking and sponging, so here it is. Rather like the spring growth, I seem to have been a little exuberant myself.

Wink of Stella continues to be difficult to photograph!

For such a card that seems so exuberant, it's only one-step removed from being a one-layer card and easily could have been one.

Card: Whisper White
Stamps: Wild About Flowers, Endless Birthday Wishes, Touches of Texture (dragonfly)
Inks: Melon Mambo, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point (the closest I have to Tempting Turqoise)
Other: Sponges,  Clear Wink of Stella, Metallic enamel shapes, Stamp'n'write marker to partially colour the dragonfly.


  1. I love how you've used the colours both as a subtle sponged background and brightly in the foreground. Very pretty card!

  2. Wonderful job with the colors! Love the scene slice! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  3. Super gorguss card and design, colour sponging is such a art, I really need to do so much more practise to make it as perfect as your work. I do like your touch a Stella.

  4. It's so beautiful! I think your ink blending is fab and the flowers are so pretty! Great work.

  5. I like how the flowers and dragonfly extend from the sponged background. It's a fantastic card! Great job combining the challenges - thanks so much for making CC&S one of them! :)

  6. It's funny how a colour challenge sticks in your head isn't it?! I love your sponged panel, it's gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches this week. Liz x

  7. Super pretty take on the sketch!

  8. Beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at CTS!