Hello!  Please accept my apologies for being a little late with my card for this week’s challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.  I was having a hard time getting in a crafting frame of mind after being out of town last weekend.  But my brain finally kicked back into gear this morning.  So without any further ado…

We have a color challenge this week.  I bought this stamp set a while ago but hadn’t worked up the nerve to use it yet – I’ve seen so many adorable cards using it, that I worried I wouldn’t make one up to par!  But I felt the taupe in the color challenge was a good color for this cutie pie elephant and I decided it was time for me to give it a go.  I don’t have ink in the actual Tip Top Taupe color, so I colored the elephant with my markers the best I could to match the cardstock.  Trying to blend grey with a brownish color to make taupe wasn’t the easiest thing, but I think it worked out okay in the end.  (This card shows my second attempt; my first elephant didn’t match as well.)  I attached the striped piece of designer paper to the card base and stamped the balloon to get a sense of where to place the elephant.  I also stamped the balloon onto some curry-colored designer paper to fussy cut and adhere into place along with the elephant.  The card seemed a little flat once I had it all together.  So I stamped the balloon again onto the same designer paper and onto a scrap of cardstock.  I fussy cut them and glued them on top of the first designer paper balloon, sandwiching the cardstock between the two designer paper layers.  This gives the balloon a little more dimension, which makes me happier with the finished card.

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I’m going to enter this card into a couple of challenges.  The code word for the current challenge at Addicted to CAS is “stripes”, and the repeating stripes are my repetitive element for the current challenge at Less is More.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the CAS Colours & Sketches design team did with these colors.   Then show us what you can make with them!  You can link your creation to the challenge blog until 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, July 27.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Stamps: Ellie (Avery Elle)
Cardstock: Tip Top Taupe, Watercolor Wonder designer series papers (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: markers (Copic)

9 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #183”

  1. Simply beautiful. I love that DP, and the little elephant is adorable! I can’t believe how neat your fussy cutting is too. Super entry for our repetition theme at LIM – thanks for sharing!

  2. LOVE! The elephant is SO cute and the colours, patterns and layout compliment each other beautifully. Hugs Bev x

  3. Well done on your colouring Patricia! You’ve marched the card blank colour exceptionally well. Your little Ellie is such a sweetie and the designer paper is super. The idea with the star really worked well. Thank you for joining us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

  4. What fun Patricia, this little ellie is SO cute and it’s a fab simple design!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    “Less is More”

  5. Adorable and definitely up and ahead of par! You could pop this card into AAA Cards current challenge if you have time.

  6. This is adorable! Love the fun painty look of the chevrons; goes great with the sketch look of the elephant.

  7. That elephant is really cute! At first I thought you had hand-drawn the striped paper, it makes a perfect backdrop for the image. Stef x

  8. Patricia – your card is definitely up to the adorable factor! It’s a gorgeous card, such fun. Liz x

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