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.

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.

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

  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

  3. Your flower coloring is gorgeous!

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

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


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