Hello!  It’s time for a new sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.  This week it’s an interesting one and I’m looking forward to seeing what our challenge participants do with it.

I’ve rotated the sketch 180° for my card and given it an autumn theme.  It’s not quite autumn yet here in the Shenandoah Valley – this week the afternoon high temperatures have been in the 90s, but we’ve had some nighttime low temperatures in the 50s.  A few trees are starting to have some changing leaves.  So I don’t think the fall season is too far away.  Anyway, back to the card.  For the leaves, I created a colorful wash with red and mustard yellow reinkers onto a scrap of watercolor paper.  After it dried, I die cut the leaves from it.  I attached the small leaves with temporary adhesive first so I could sketch in the lines with pencil to show movement.  Then I removed the leaves, went over the lines with a pen, erased the pencil marks, and finally attached the leaves permanently.  I used a set of alphabet stamps to create the sentiment.


sketch 141

I have to admit, even though I wasn’t sure about the sketch at first, I’m pleased with how my card turned out!  I’m going to submit it for the current challenge at The Paper Players.  My teenage sons would die of embarrassment if I put notes in their lunchboxes now, LOL, but I can tuck this card into my husband’s laptop case.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to see what the rest of the CC&S Design Team has done with the sketch.  Then show us your own take on it by linking your card at the CC&S site by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, September 16.  We’d love to have you join us!

Stamps: Jesse’s ABCs (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Tangelo Twist (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K. Designs); watercolor paper (Artist’s Loft)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: Riding Hood Red and More Mustard reinkers (SU); Stitched Leaves dies (LF); multiliner pen (Copic)

4 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #141”

  1. I never even noticed the rotation until I read your post. Probably because it’s such an awesome card. Love the watercolour wash of your leaves, might be pinching that idea!
    Louise xx

  2. Patricia, I love the beautiful watercolored leaves you created! I rotation of the sketch is perfect for your card! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  3. Gorgeous! What else can I say? Gorgeous!

  4. Wow, love the watercoloured leaves! Beautiful card! xx

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