Saturday 30 October 2021

Friends are Like Seashells for CAS Colours and Sketches 443

I've always enjoyed CAS Colours and Sketches as a challenge, with the alternation of colour and sketch challenges, all with a clean-and-simple overtone. As I was writing the title, I had a thought back to entering when there were under 100 challenges and then playing along for Challenge 100! This challenge is an interesting one too. 

It's been a while since I used Friends are Like Seashells but it's one of my favourites from the annual catalogue.

I stamped the sand dollar, then masked it and stamped in the sea weed and sand splats. I should have thought about it more because I had to add the scallop by stamping it and then fussy cutting it. It worked in my favour in the end because the cut shape adds a smidgeon of depth to the cluster. 😀

Originally, I stamped and die cut the birthday sentiment from Friends are Like Seashells, "Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Friend" but then it occurred to me that a less cursive, less sentimental sentiment would turn this card into a masculine-friendly card. So I changed it to the greeting you see from Handsomely Suited and I'm happy with the result.

The final design dilemma was whether or not to add the Opal Rounds but I so love the way they reflect the light ,and look like bubbles, that I just couldn't resist them.

Update: Delighted to be chosen a Weekly Winner at CAS Colours and Sketches.

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  1. What a fun layout. I love your choice of stamps for it.

  2. Every single card you've created with this set is fabulous Jan - and this one is no exception! I love the touches of darker colour on this one - it adds lovely vibrancy against the neutrals. Thanks for sharing with us over at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  3. Just gorgeous Jan! I adore the colour palette and the way you have layered your stamping and built your scene up around the label. The opals are the perfect finishing touch! Thank you so much for coming to play at CAS Colours and Sketches! Vicky x