Thursday 28 July 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches #184

The final July challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches begins today and it's a super sketch designed by Karen our hostess for this week.

And time to revert back to my go to colour of purple. Love it when I can indulge myself!

I cut a peanle of white and added a line of stitching down each long side and then stamped the butterfly and sentiment between them. The whole strip was matted onto purple card - couldn't be more simple really.

I'm loving the patchy cover the distress ink gives to the butterfly block, just smacked my hand and stopped myself putting on a second layer of ink in time!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, A Better You
Inks: Ranger distress, wilted violet; Memento, tuxedo black
Die: Paper Smooches, Stitched

This is such a gift of a sketch I know you'll be itching to use it, but just take a peep at the rest of the CC&S DT cards before you sink into crafting heaven and then go enjoy.

I'm so happy you visited my blog today and hope you've been inspired to play along. And keep crafting!

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  1. Beautiful stamp and colour choice for your card Jane, they all go hand in hand together to create an awesomely beautiful CAS card. Hugs Bev x

  2. Wonderful card! Love the way you inked the butterfly!

  3. Jane - I agree, it couldn't be more simple, but that's the hard part isn't it? Not adding more to "finish" it and understanding that it's perfect just as it is. Love that purple is your go to colour. :) Liz x

  4. This is gorgeous, Jane! Love the simplicity of the purple and the overall design. Perfect CAS card. Love it! Caro x

  5. Beautiful CAS card, love the effect the ink has on the butterfly, but how did you get the ink to react that way? Did you spritz water on the stamp? Thanks!

  6. So simple yet so lovely Jane. A perfect CAS card achieved by leaving oodles of white space and yet it looks stunning. Mine sometimes seem a bit bare with so little on; you definitely have a real CAS knack! Stef x


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