Greetings!  It’s time for another color challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.

Karen and I are sharing hosting duties this month, and I’ve kicked things off with a color challenge.  When I planned it, I wanted to utilize colors that haven’t come up in our challenges for a while.  When I sat down to make a card, however, it turned out to be a little more difficult than I’d bargained for!  I finally settled on this cute little bunny image.  I wanted to color him with my Prismacolor pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits, but I’m out of the OMS.  I’ve heard of other people using Goo Gone adhesive remover or baby oil in place of the OMS.  We don’t have any baby oil in the house, but we do have a liquid adhesive remover.  It’s Elmer’s brand Sticky Out.  I decided to try that.  Well, it did blend the colored pencil some… but it also started to dissolve the ink of the bunny’s whiskers and roughed up the cardstock there, and it made a real mess out of my blending stump.  In retrospect it doesn’t look quite as bad as I thought it did while I was working on the card.  But I did go back to the proverbial drawing board and started over.  My second time around, I decided to go old school and used my Stampin’ Pastels chalks to color the image panel.   That worked a lot better, even with these pastels being a good 13 years old!  I originally planned to mat the image onto a couple of circles, but I had a scrap square of Blushing Bride cardstock that the image circle fit onto perfectly.  So I thought “why not?” and squared it up.

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CC&S color234-001 Be sure to check out what the rest of the CC&S Design Team and our August guest designer have 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 Monday, August 7.  We’d love to have you join us!  Thanks for stopping by today.

Supplies:
Stamps: Cute Critters (Sweet & Sassy Stamps)
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Cajun Craze, Blushing Bride (Stampin’ Up); Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: Stampin’ Pastels (SU); standard circle Nestabilities die (Spellbinders)

6 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #234”

  1. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who struggled with the colours! It wouldn’t be a challenge if they weren’t challenging now & then! Wonderful use of them though Patricia, that bunny is so cute and loving your layout too, a future sketch maybe?! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Bev x

  2. It was fun to read the story behind your color choice this week, Patricia. It was a tricky one for me, too!! Love your bunny and the Stampin’ Pastels. Great recovery!! Hugs, Cathy

  3. What a great use of these colors! And I love the circle in a square mat!

  4. That bunny is super cute and it was a great idea to use the Blushing Bride mat. By the sounds of it we all had a little bit on an issue with the colour combo. xx

  5. Great use of the colors, the bunny stamp is darling.

  6. Your bunny card is very cute. I am pleased to hear I wasn’t the only one that found these colours really tricky!

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