Thursday, 21 January 2016

CC&S #157 Colours: Roses Are Red...

This week at CAS Colours and Sketches, I haven't let my inky meanderings take me very far. In fact, the only inking on the card is the sentiment which is very unusual for me!

I have paper-pieced my roses outline die, a technique that I haven't done much with die-cutting and I have stuck strictly to the colour palette chosen by our hostess Patricia. I drew round the die and cut out the shape in a spare piece of card to which I stuck the outline, this made the piecing a whole lot easier! I didn't really want brown leaves but couldn't change the colours so I have just cut the outline of these in some brown cardstock and think they look better for not being pieced.

The large rose looks a bit orangey but I think it's just the light. It's so difficult to get good photos at this time of year when you can't take them in daylight.

Supplies Used:
Die: Roses DED186 (Paper Smooches)
Coloured Cardstock: So Mod (Core'dinations)
Sentiment: Sentiment Sampler A1SO13 (Paper Smooches)
Inkpad: Pinecone (VersaColor)
Snippets: White linen cardstock

I found myself really challenged by this colour trio, they're just not my colours, and it took me absolutely ages to come up with an idea for my DT card. But it's also very inspiring to try something totally different. Please join us this week and let's see what you make of them.

Thanks for visiting!
Stef x


  1. Simply beautiful, love the inlayed die cut technique and the rose in those colours is stunning. Hugs Bev x

  2. Gorgeous! Great use of the colors too!

  3. Paper piecing all the way for us! The technique looks so good with these blooms, I never even noticed that the leaves were brown! Nice job.
    Louise xx

  4. Lovely use of the colours (I struggled too!) and an absolutely gorgeous font font for your sentiment - love it! Caro x

  5. Great paper piecing and I love the contrast of the open leaves to the filled in flowers.

  6. Super job with the die cut inlay! I love the look of that technique, but I don't often make the time to give it a try.

  7. I love what you've done with the flowers. You've inspired me to give this technique a try with those dies. Soon. :) Thanks for sharing, Liz x