Friday 12 January 2024

Painted Lavender for CAS Colours and Sketches 528

I was avoiding the worst of the hottest day of summer by hunkering down into my craft room. For inspiration, I used the colour combination at CAS Colours and Sketches.

Sitting on my desk, fresh from duty with a couple of Design Team cards, was the Painted Lavender bundle, along with its companion bundle Perennial Postage. The challenge colours just seemed to call to those bundles.

So, this is where it ended up...

The stem and flowers are separate stamps. I sponged ink onto the stems to soften the look. I also sponged Shaded Spruce on the foliage stamp and added in some second generation images to give some perspective. I added in a masked line to ground the images.

The flowers were coloured with both Highland Heather and Berry Burst and I used two different stems of flowers.

The sentiment is from Perennial Postage. I cut it with one of the coordinating dies, then cut it down to make a rectangle that framed the words.

I finished off with some of the Purple Shimmer gems... and successfully restrained myself from adding in extra layers and bits. 😀

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  1. Beautiful card Jan. I love how you used multiple colors on the stamped flowers. Thanks for joining in with the color challenge at CC&S.

  2. That's so lovely Jan - love how you've blended the colours on the lavender stems. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches x

  3. This is so pretty Jan - these colours most definitely suit the lavender stems and I love the stamped off leaves to add depth to your CAS card. Thanks for sharing with us over at CAS Colours & Sketches this week!

  4. This is oh so beautiful Jan! Your use of colour on the lavender spikes is perfect. Thanks for joining us at CAS Cards and Sketches!

  5. A lovely clean and simple creation using our challenge colours! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches!