Happy Thursday!  We’re past “hump day” and ready for a new challenge at CAS – Colours and Sketches!

This week’s color challenge had me thinking of autumn – yellow and orange leaves against a blue sky.  I made a card, but I wasn’t really thrilled with it.  Inspiration struck again… at 11:07 p.m. when I was trying to find out info about something unrelated on another blog and found my way to the CAS(E) this Sketch! site.   Really.  This blog post needed to be scheduled for 4:00 a.m. (which sounds crazy here in the U.S., but that’s a very reasonable 9:00 a.m. in the UK where the CAS – Colours and Sketches blog is based).  I wasn’t ready for bed yet, so I went back to the proverbial drawing board and came up with another card.  I stamped some leaves and a sentiment.  Then I softened the color inside of the leaves by “painting” them with a slightly damp paintbrush.  I lightly sponged the vertical edges of the focal panel and adhered it to the card base.  Quick and easy, and I liked the results much better than the first card!  The only down side is that the watercoloring makes the cardstock a bit warped. I guess if I were super ambitious I could have tried to iron it, but time didn’t allow for that. I decided to add a leaf to the inside of the card, too.  The colors work perfectly for this week’s “fall” theme at ‘ABC’ Challenges.

I won’t say just how late it is now that I’m finishing up this blog post – but suffice it to say I am definitely ready to catch some zzzzzs now. I hope you’ll show us what you can do with these colors!  Link your card at the CAS – Colours and Sketches site by noon eastern time Wednesday, September 25.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Edited on September 24, 2013 to add:  Thank you to the ‘ABC’ Challenges team for choosing this card as one of their Top Three cards for the week!

Stamps: unnamed leaf stamps (StampCraft); Everyday Messages (Stampendous)
Cardstock: Island Indigo (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry (SU)
Other: sponge; paintbrush and water

5 Responses to “CAS – Colours and Sketches #43”

  1. What a lovely fall card!
    Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch!

  2. Such a pretty autumnal card! You could link this up to CASual Fridays latest challenge, too!
    Thanks for joining CAS(E) this Sketch!

  3. Oh Patricia this is really wonderful. I LOVE how you used those colors to create such a terrific fall card. Thanks for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

  4. This is a beautiful Autumnal card – a great use of the colours – Jacqueline xx

  5. Beautiful, Patricia! I have your card featured in our winner’s post! Congrats to you!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at ABC Challenges!

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