Hello there!  It’s time for another sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.  This week’s offering is a very clean and simple design that I think is really versatile for lots of different occasions.

I’ve kept the sketch stripped down pretty simply, using just one layer for my card front.  I stretched it out into a portrait-oriented rectangle.  For the “any shape” element, first I made a watercolor wash on watercolor paper.  When it was dry, I used a die to cut it to card size, and I stamped the hummingbird onto it.  I added a sentiment, adhered the card front to a coordinating card base, and called it done.  To be honest, I spent more time waiting for the watercolor wash to dry and practicing stamping the hummingbird on scrap paper than I spent on actual work on the card!

CASCAS182 bird

sketch 182

Which reminds me, I need to refill my hummingbird feeders today.  While I do that, why don’t you check out what the rest of the design team has done with this sketch?  I’m sure they’d enjoy it if you stop by their blogs.  Then create a card of your own and share it with us at the CC&S site.  You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, July 20 to link your card.  We’d love to have you join in the fun and creativity!

Stamps: Picture Perfect, Hugs & Wishes (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi (SU); The Langton Prestige Extra Smooth Hot Press watercolor paper (Daler-Rowney)
Ink: Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler (SU)
Other: Marina Mist reinker (SU); Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables die (Lawn Fawn)

6 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #182”

  1. Ooh lucky you to have hummingbirds actually visit your garden! Love how you’ve use the sketch and kept everything so simple.

  2. Wonderful card! Love the colors you chose. The wash background was worth the time :)

  3. I love your card – this is one of my favourite sets and I’ve used the roses for this challenge. He’s a tricky little bird to catch on paper isn’t he!

  4. This is gorgeous, Patricia! Love that watercolour wash for your hummingbird to hover on. I can’t believe you have them in your garden, wow! The stitch detail really adds the perfect finishing touch to a great CAS card. Caro x

  5. This is a beautifully CAS card; I adore that humming bird, he’s just perfect. Liz x

  6. I wish we had hummingbirds in the UK, I bet it is a wonderful thing to watch in the garden. Beautiful CAS card and I love the choice of colours you have used for your bird. CAS perfection. Hugs Bev x

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