Thursday, 8 September 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches #190

Today sees the beginning of the second September Challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. This week it's a sketch designed by Karen.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2016/09/challenge-190-sketch.html

I decided to rotate the sketch for my card and make the wonderful Uniko chrysanthemum stamp a big feature.


I started by stamping the chrysanthemum with versamark and heat embossing it in white. Then I used the small distress ink pads and applied them directly to the card - love how this gives such vivid and strong colours.

And a pat on the back for me as I actually remembered to use an embossing powder bag, makes such a difference. I've taken to storing it on top of my embossing powder pots so I see it every time I go to use the powders - looks like it's working!


I drew inside a circular die to get the curved bottom shape and then hand cut it. The whole thing was adhered to a yellow card base and the sentiment was stamped and embossed in white.

Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Pure Florals, Chrysanthemum, All Occasion Sentiments #3
Inks: Versamark; Ranger distress, mustard seed, spiced marmalade, picked raspberry
Embossing: Ranger superfins, white

This is a really funky sketch and has masses of potential, so I can't wait to see what you all come up with. I've been amazed by the rest of the CC&S DT cards - here - go take a peek.

Thanks for your time today, your visit to my blog is greatly appreciated.  And keep crafting!

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5 comments:

  1. Wonderful bright colors - love that big bloom! perfect for the sketch space!

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  2. LOVE the zing! The Chrysanthemum fits perfectly inside your curve and the white embossing really has the WOW factor against the inking. A perfect showcase of the sketch and Uniko stamps too ;) Hugs Bev x

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  3. Your flower coloring is gorgeous!

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  4. Definitely strong and vivid colours, really awesome. It's a definite WOW card, Jane. Liz x

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  5. The bold blossom fills that curved area perfectly! It's fabulous! Love the bold, vibrant colors too.

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