Thursday, 26 February 2015

CAS Colours and Sketches #113

Being the fourth week of the month we have a sketch challenge for you at CAS Colours and Sketches. I decided to go with the same stamp set as last week, as they were still on my desk, but with colours that I feel more at home with and at the same time enter challenge #212 at Less Is More where their theme this week is 'Wings'.

I wanted to follow Patricia's sketch reasonably closely. First of all I used my ink dusters and Pan Pastels, in shades of blue, green and purple, through a rectangle mask to create a background directly onto my card blank, masking off an area for the sentiment. I then inked my script background stamp from Indigo Blu with  DIs in Bundled Sage, Faded Denim and Dusty Concord, spritzing the stamp with water before applying to my card.

The butterfly is from IB 'Wild Meadow' set which has been stamped onto a piece of spare cardstock in Bundled Sage and Dusty Concord. I then used a water brush and the ink pads to draw the colour further into the white areas. The butterfly has also been stamped in fourth generation Stazon Black ink, so that it didn't overpower the other colours, onto a piece of acetate, cut out, creased very gently and mounted over the top to accentuate the lines and give movement to the butterfly adding three small lilac gems on its body.

The sentiment is one I've had for ages and has been simply stamped in the space I left for it. I may give this card to my mum for Mothering Sunday which is coming soon on Sunday 15th March. I made another one at the same time in slightly different colours so I have one for Martin's mum too! I hunted high and low in my stash for a Mothering Sunday sentiment stamp only to discover that I don't have one so I will have to rectify that for next year!

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I love reading all the comments you leave me and visiting as many of the challenge entries as I can and commenting there too!

Stef x


  1. This is so pretty, Stef! I love the softness and serenity of your design!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Stef, this card is awesome! I love the muted colors behind the scripty text, and the butterfly is gorgeous. The acetate is an amazing idea that really gives your card "wow factor". You rocked this sketch challenge!

  3. This is lovely, the muted colours are so attractive!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Gorgeous colours and a fab CAS creation!
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More

  5. Steph, i don't know how I missed commenting on this beauty. The butterfly is so perfectly coloured it could be real! I love text backgrounds and this is a fab take on the sketch. We both went with something a little different! I like that!
    Louise xx