Hello!  This week is sketch week at CAS Colours & Sketches, and I think this week’s sketch is a very sweet and simple one.

I have to confess that my post for today is late because this is my second take for my card.  I had my first idea all figured out in my head last night, using a sentiment stamp to fill in the focal panel.  The stamp I had in mind was from a set I’d never used before.  I tried it with two different types of ink and cleaned the stamp well but I just couldn’t get a good, clear, crisp image with it.  Lesson learned – just because a stamp set is inexpensive, it doesn’t mean it’s a good buy.  :(  After about an hour of trying to figure out a work-around and browsing online for challenge ideas that I could combine with the sketch, I decided I should give up for the night and go to sleep.

So, this morning I went back to the proverbial drawing board.  I looked through some of my older stamp sets and settled on this sweet little one that combines a sentiment with an image.  I had a small background stamp that coordinated with it, and I felt that the colors from this week’s Paper Players challenge would work well with this new idea.  I hadn’t planned to mat the long narrow rectangular strip, but when I held the green to the card base, there wasn’t much contrast and it didn’t look so great.  The plum mat was definitely an improvement.  And I got to use a few more of the tiny brads and Prima flowers I’ve collected over the years.  I don’t know if it shows well in the photo, but the card base is textured cardstock.

CASCAS218

sketch 218

What will you do with this sketch?  There are so many possibilities!  I hope you’ll try out something and share what you create with us!  Link your work to the CAS Colours & Sketches blog by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, April 17.   Thanks for stopping by today!

All supplies except the accessories are from Stampin’ Up.
Stamps: For a Friend, Background Basics
Cardstock: Sahara Sand textured, Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Ink: Mint Macaron
Other: dimensionals; flowers (Prima); mini brads (Recollections)

9 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #218”

  1. Such a sweet card. Perfect use of the sketch and placement of your elements. Love the background stamping on the strip of mint–great use of our colors too…thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  2. What a pretty card Patricia! I love your textured flowers and ditsy floral border. How funny that you should choose my colours over at The Paper Players to combine with your sketch challenge this week when I am your guest! Thanks for playing along with my colour challenge over at The Paper Players this week and what a great sketch too!

  3. Love this Patricia, so pretty and perfectly CAS. A wonderful colour combo and use of the sketch. Hugs Bev x

  4. A simple and very sweet card. Great use of Bev’s sketch. x

  5. Love this card! The paper flowers are perfect.

  6. Beautiful! Love your little delicate flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players.

  7. What a simply beautiful card!!

  8. Beautifully simple and I love the little flower sticking in between you sentiment!

  9. Such a lovely card, those colors are really pretty together.

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