Thursday 5 May 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches #172

The first May challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches sees Caro as our hostess and she's chosen three of the retiring Stampin Up colours to give everyone a chance to bid them a fond farewell.

I'm guessing they will still be making an appearance every now and then at CC&S, which is just as well since they are such lovely bright colours and everyone wants to make good use of their ink stash.

I decided to use the partially coloured technique for my card and die cut one large and two smaller circles from the stamped image. I then added colour using a waterbrush to colour just the die cut circles and the stems. Once dry the circles were popped back into their apertures.

In places I added a little too much water and the green on the stems flooded out a bit, but I'm happy with that look as it's one of the things that often happens with watercolouring.

Stamps: Uniko, Pure Florals:Cosmos, Simply Said Birthday
Inks: SU, hello honey, ,ossy meadow, tangelo twist; Staz On, jet black
Die: Spellbinders, standard circles small

So what will you create as your tribute to these three colours? I'll be looking out for your cards popping up in the CC&S gallery.

This card is going into the CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers where their theme is inlaid dies and the Make Your Mark Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.    

Thanks for looking today, I value your time spent at my blog.  And keep crafting!

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  1. Oh, I thought you'd somehow masked those circles when I first looked at your card. I love those diecut circles, they are brilliant! The watercolourning is so effective and a lovely use of the colours. Caro x

  2. Fabulous idea used to stunning effect!

  3. Wow! Love that technique Jane, it's now on my to try list! Love your new profile picture too - must get round to putting a photo of myself up instead of my pseudonym. Stef x

  4. Beautiful spotlight technique, those colours look so rich used like this.
    Louise xx

  5. What a great idea! I love this technique, it gives a stunning result! Thank you for joining in at ATSM challenge!
    Kamila DT

  6. Love the spotlight technique - and what a cool way of accomplishing it!

  7. Love it! The spotlight technique on watercolour paper gives such a lovely effect. Beautiful work. xxx

  8. Love your technique and thanks for sharing how to do it, like Caro, I had imagined it was done a totally different way!

  9. What a fabulous technique! LOVE!!

  10. I'm with Eimear and Caro - I had imagined you'd done it differently. I'll have to try your method - it's very effective. Liz x

  11. Awesome spotlighting technique and choice of stamp to use with it too ;) Beautiful CAS creation. Hugs Bev x

  12. Oh I love these spotlights really hard! Thank you for joining us at ATSM blog.

  13. What a great combo.. to do the highlight technique and inlay the dies too!
    Fab card!
    Happy Little Stampers

  14. Such an interesting effect, love the sunny colours you chose too.
    Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.
    Anita x


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