Thursday, 15 January 2015

CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge #107

This week at CAS Colours and Sketches, we have a colour challenge and the first time I saw the colour combo I immediately thought of a robin. Most UK gardens seem to have their own little territorial robin and ours is no different. It's lovely to see its little splash of colour in the garden on what can otherwise be a grey wintry day. Hence, I don't see why robins should be confined just to Christmas cards! We seem to have a lot of winter birthdays amongst our friends and family and this week is my brother-in-law Keith's birthday so I have made this card for him.

The main image is a patchwork robin stamp from Woodware that has been stamped, scanned and digitally resized to get the size I wanted. It has been simply coloured using my Derwent colour pencils which I've had for donkeys years and are still going strong! I've used colours 15 and 55 to match the SU colours chosen. The sentiment has been hand-stamped in Stazon black. Again I've had this little sentiment stamp for a long time and can't remember who it's by. It always stamps nicely and seems to be a little forgiving if it's not quite straight (but I think it's OK today)! I haven't used faux stitching for some time but it seemed to fit with the patchwork nature of the stamp and I don't think it detracts from the overall CAS style. The finished piece has been matted and layered, first, onto a piece of kraft cardstock and, secondly, onto a white card blank.

My sale goodies from Oyster Stamps and Uniko Studio have arrived so hopefully I will get to play with them during this next week.

That's it from me today. Can't wait to see how this colour combo inspires your creations!

Stef x


  1. Love your little robin stamp - so cute. Super card again Stef and such neat faux stitching - fab!

  2. What a great idea to use this little robin for a winter birthday. They are such great characters, robins. Beautifully CAS too.
    Louise xx

  3. Love the darling robin image, and the faux stitching is a great finishing touch.
    Here in Virginia we look for robins as a sign that springtime is coming. :)

  4. Love your cute robin as a birthday card - such a lovely card - Jacqueline xx