Thursday, 11 February 2016

CC&S 160 Sketch: Mothering Sunday Roses

This week I have made cards for my Mum and my MIL ready for Mothering Sunday which we celebrate here in the UK on 6th March this year. However I was almost stumped by my own sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches. Having said to the rest of the DT that the circles in the sketch were slightly different sizes, I thought that they and other crafters might think that that was a non-alterable element in the sketch.

I tried clustering two different sizes of the rose stamp together but I couldn't get them to look right because I think they are too different in size (for this card anyway). I then played around with adding smaller leaves instead of more flowers and decided that looked much better. Other than that the card came together quite simply. The sentiment is one I had saved on my PC, I loved it as soon as I saw it and I think it has several sources on the internet.

I would also like to play at a couple of challenges:
Addicted to Clean and Simple #81: Code Word 'Bloom'

Time Out 'Inspired By Words' Challenge #49: 'Love is the flower you've got to let grow' from a John Lennon song 'Mind Games'. I thought this phrase tied in a beautifully with the sentiment behind any card for Mothering Sunday.

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Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Flower Power #6 (Uniko Studio)
Inkpads: Hyacinth, Heliotrope, Smoke Blue, Atlantic, Bamboo (VersaColor)
Sentiment: Found on the internet
Snippets: White linen cardstock

I hope you like the sketch and you'll want to play along. You have until Wednesday 17th Feb to link up your design.

Thanks for visiting!
Stef x


  1. Lol, we both went flowery Stef! Gorgeous sentiment, I love the way you've used the flower colours on it and also emphasied the meaning with the flowers. Clever and lovely! Caro x

  2. Beautiful card! I love the soft colors and how you did the sentiment! This was a great sketch - thanks, Steph!

  3. Super sentiment and it looks so pretty in the multi colours. Fab card and sketch Stef.

  4. Beautiful sentiment and love how you have accentuated it with Uniko stamps :) Hugs Bev x

  5. I love how you've colored the sentiment and the flowers to match each other! Nicely done, Stef!
    P.S. I totally understand the feeling of nearly stumping yourself with your own challenge - I went through that last month! ;)

  6. Gorgeous use of your Uniko sets and great to see you play along at ATCAS. Thanks so much. Sarah

  7. Love this sentiment and the flowers are perfectly placed. Thanks for joining us at Time Out

  8. I loved working with this sketch, it makes CAS easy! Your card is just perfect and thanks for the heads up on Mothers Day, I'd better get to work on my card for my mom too.
    Louise xx

  9. beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS!

  10. Such a gorgeous card. Love the delicate colours and the way the sentiment colours match the flower. Fab
    Sharon xx

  11. I think the words on your card are absolutely gorgeous. Such pretty colours too! Great work.

  12. Gorgeous! I love how you colored the sentiment!

  13. Stef - I love your card (especially the mixed colours in the gorgeous sentiment) and I loved the sketch too. I think I'm going to make more cards with is. Thanks so much. Liz x

  14. So soft and pretty and I love that sentiment. So glad you joined us ATCAS this week