Thursday, 2 July 2015

CC&S #131: Colours and LIM #230: Sketch

Busy week so quick post from me today! Jane is our hostess for the challanges at CAS Colours and Sketches this month and we have a lovely summery set of colours to start us off. They reminded me of cornfields/sand & sea/sky so have gone down that route and created a little sunset scene.

By masking off areas of my rounded cardstock one at a time I have blended inks to create the basic landscape. I then used a watercolour brush to give some depth to the scene by creating a few shadows and textures. The meadow in the foreground has been stamped with two colours using different parts of the same stamp.

The sentiment has been die-cut and the negative placed over a piece of rounded cardstock coloured with the same ink that I used for the sun. The butterfly has been die cut from a spare piece of the same cardstock using the same die and mounted slightly off the edge of the main image.

When searching for inspiration I came across this wonderfully uncomplicated sketch at Less Is More #230. I thought it would suit the design I had in mind so would like to enter it into their challenge too.

Supplies Used:
Inks: Amethyst & Turquoise (Versacolor) and Toffee Crunch (Memento)
Stamp: Wild Meadow (IndigoBlu)
Die: Happy Birthday (free with a copy of Papercraft Essentials)
Snippets: White linen cardstock

Thanks for visiting. Look forward to seeing your entries!
Stef x


  1. Love the simple but clever design!

  2. A beautiful, pretty and elegant scene teamed with the sketch looks fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  3. Fabulous! Love the little scene you created and the colours look so pretty.

  4. I like how you have used the scene in a CAS design, great way to have the best of both! Lovely, so soft and pretty too
    Louise x

  5. What a pretty scene you created!
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Less is More

  6. Oh, how pretty are these colours. Great scene and works brilliantly with our sketch.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  7. You've created a wonderful little scene here! Great job combining the two challenges!

  8. I love the little scene you've created Stef! Just gorgeous! :)
    Lizy xx