Happy Thursday!  It’s time for a new month of challenges at CAS Colours & Sketches and we’re getting it started off with a color challenge.  Our November hostess, Louise, has chosen some autumnal colors for us.

I have to admit it took me a while to figure out what I was going to do with these colors.  I looked around online to see if any of the many sketch challenges would help inspire me.  The one at Freshly Made Sketches looked like it could easily be kept clean and simple in style, so I decided to give it a try.  Then I had a couple different ideas for what stamps to use.  In the end, this puppy image won out.  I figured since one of the challenge colors is called “Chocolate Chip”, that this could be a chocolate labrador.  Heh heh.  Rather than trying to color him, I stamped him onto some chocolaty brown designer paper and fussy cut him from that.  I stamped his head a second time so I could cut that out and pop it up over the whole dog image with a shim of scrap cardstock, to give him some dimension.  I pieced his dog bed together from cardstock in the remaining two challenge colors.  I’m hoping this is enough paper piecing to make my card count for the current Less is More challenge.  I played with my photo editing stuff the best I could to try to show the deep purple blackberry color correctly.  I’m not sure how well the photo shows that the main panel of the card is textured cardstock, either.  At any rate, I think the card will serve well for Send a Smile 4 Kids.

CASCAS149

CC&S color149-001 Be sure to check out what the rest of the CC&S Design Team has done with these colors!  Then share your own card with us by linking it to the challenge post by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, November 11.  We’d love to have you join us!

Supplies:
Stamps: Furry Friends (Avery Elle); A Birdie Told Me (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K. Designs); Blackberry Bliss, More Mustard, Autumn Vine designer series paper (Stampin’ Up); scrap from Pyrus 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: petite scalloped circle Nestabilities die (Spellbinders)

10 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #149”

  1. That is so cute! Fabulous use of the colours and that Freshly Made Sketch.

  2. Love this! The dog perched on his bed is adorable! Great take on the sketch! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  3. This is absolutely, incredibly adorable! I am in love with your sweet card! Thanks so much for sharing (I saw it at FMS)!!! Cheers!

  4. What a cute hound Patricia!
    Great paper piecing!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    “Less is More”

  5. A gorgeous and cute take on those challenges and brilliantly paper-pieced
    thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  6. What a great way to incorporate the challenge colours. Your paper piecing looks great, he looks like a pampered pooch on that posh cushion!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  7. What a great card! Love that sweet dog! Great colouring! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Such a cute take on the sketch! LOVE it! :)

  9. He is so gorgeous I could eat Him! Brilliant idea to stamp onto the chocolate chip card, I think this card is perfect for the colour palette. It is all the details that make it super special. I really love this card Patricia
    Louise xx

  10. What an adorable dog and super piecing!
    Thank you for joining us
    Anne
    “Less is More”

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