Saturday 11 March 2017

CAS Colours and Sketches 213

Other people might be upset by a wet Saturday but not me. That's a free pass to the craft room where I made an entry for another favourite challenge site of mine, CAS Colours and Sketches. It's colour week this week and we have these three to work with...

They're bright and regal colours, so I thought they lent themselves to a birthday card.

The water coloured butterfly has a Smoky Slate shadow butterfly, raised on dimensionals to give some lift.

I sponged Crushed Curry onto water colour paper, deep at the bottom and then growing lighter. Then I sprinkled some water to lift some colour and give a mottled effect.  The butterfly is water coloured moving from Smoky Slate in the centre through to shades of Elegant Eggplant, with Crushed Curry at the wing tips. Once it was dry, I gave it a layer of clear Wink of Stella and some rhinestones.

Update: Delighted to be a winner at CAS Colours and Sketches with this card.

Card: Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, water colour paper
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Delicate Details, Gorgeous Grunge, Timeless Textures, Special Reason (sentiment)
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Black Stazon
Other: Elegant Butterfly punch, clear Wink of Stella, rhinestones, Layering Circle framelits. dimensionals, sponges, aquapainter


  1. A very elegant CAS card, love the concentration of Crushed Curry on the sponged section behind the butterfly. It really makes it pop. Thanks for joining us on this week's CC&S challenge.

  2. love the clean fresh delicate design of your card. The colours are just stunning and the touch of sparkle on the butterfly adds that touch of glamour

  3. Beautiful card! I love the curry watercoloring; gorgeous mottling. And the lace borders behind are wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  4. Such a stunning card! I love the dimension of the butterfly and how it really pops off the front of the card. Thanks for joining in this week at CC&S!

  5. So much to love here - the inked circle, the perfectly colored butterfly, and the sheer elegance of the entire card! Fabulous job, Jan! Thanks so much for sharing this card with us at CC&S! :)