Hello!  It’s time for our first challenge of December at CAS – Colours and Sketches.  We have a color challenge for you this time:  Gumball Green, Crushed Curry, and Real Red.  Although we use Stampin’ Up color names for reference, you’re welcome to use whatever brand products you have that are close to those colors.

I have to admit that the first thing I thought of when I saw the colors was “traffic light”.  Yes, really!  I toyed with the idea of making something with a traffic light design, but I wasn’t coming up with a good sentiment to put with it, so I figured I’d better scrap that thought and go on to something else.  As I fill up a box of cards for Operation Write Home, I keep a tally of the different card themes in it, and I noticed that I’m low on birthday cards for my current box.  So I decided to make a birthday card.  I checked out the current Seize the Sketch challenge and it fit perfectly into the clean and simple style necessary for the CAS – Colours and Sketches challenge.  Then I just needed to figure out what to do to put the colors into the sketch.  I finally chose to use a set of my Nestabilities dies that I’ve been neglecting lately, and I created a flower with them.  I added that to a card base, stamped the sentiment, and ended up with a very simple one-layer card (well, not counting the layers of the flower!).  I wanted the flower center to have some visual texture, so I lightly “stamped” my Gumball Green ink cube on it.  In retrospect, I probably should have added some leaves to the flower… oh well.

Be sure to see what the rest of the design team has made!  Then we’d love it if you join in our challenge by making a clean and simple styled card of your own using these colors.  Share your work with us at the CAS – Colours and Sketches site by 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, December 11.  We’d love to see what you make!

Supplies:
Stamps: Happy Everything (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Real Red, Crushed Curry, Gumball Green (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Gumball Green (SU)
Other: Dahlia Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders)

5 Responses to “CAS – Colours and Sketches #54”

  1. This is such a bright, bold card Patricia! Love the layered flower! :)
    Lizy xx

  2. Love the non-Christmas card (I too thought traffic light at first, lol)! Love the texture on the middle – great idea for getting texture but keeping it flat!

  3. Love your bold, bright geometric flower design, Patricia, so very stylish and cas too.
    Louise xx

  4. love this large bright bloom!!! fantastic take on the sketch :) Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch!!

  5. Such a fun combo of challenges! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

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