Thursday, 29 January 2015

CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge #109

I must admit that I found this week's challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches quite tricky. I studied the sketch graphic for ages before deciding how to interpret it but then it's good to be really challenged sometimes and do something outside of your comfort zone. As it's a fifth week of the month it's a double take and is therefore also a colour challenge.

I have kept my card very simple and made it for a male work colleague whose birthday falls this week. I have turned the sketch 90 degrees and played with my new chevron stamps from Uniko Studio to make the background and then matted and layered this onto a piece of green cardstock. The two small squares in the centre of the sketch have been transformed into the first two letters of 'Happy Birthday' using some ancient See D alphabet stamps lurking in the bottom of one of my drawers. The rest of the sentiment is computer-generated in the same font and has just been raised at one end with foam pads to counteract the layering.

As I don't have any SU products the inks I have used are Whispers Chestnut, Whispers Sage and Adirondack Lettuce, these being the closest I could find to match the SU colours in the challenge.

Not really sure I like the finished card but I've no time to make another one this week. Still I can't wait to see what you make of it!
Stef x


  1. Super card Stef. I found this sketch tricky too, glad I'm not the only one.

  2. Great idea to use the first letters as the 'dots' element of the sketch. Another fab masculine card, I'm sure he will like it
    Louise xx

  3. I like that you've turned the sketch on its side - and good for you for combining new and old stamps for this card! Nicely done, Stef. :)

  4. FAB masculine card & great take on the sketch. Hugs Bev x