Hello!  It’s time for a new color challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.  This week we have a pretty trio of colors for you to work with.

When I started thinking of what to do for today’s card, I just couldn’t get the idea of a branch of flowers against a sky out of my mind.  I found a new-to-me challenge blog, Just Add Ink, that had a neat sketch I wanted to try.  So I pulled the two challenges together and came up with this.  I painted a swash of sky blue on a piece of watercolor paper.  When it was dry, I stamped one of my favorite flowery branch images on it, after stamping it off once on a piece of scrap paper to soften the ink color a bit.  Then I used my watercolor paints to fill in the outline images.  I also went back over the branch itself with the paint, to make it more in line with the soft neutral in the color challenge graphic.  I used one of my new shimmery gemtone paints for the blossoms, darkened it a bit for the buds, and added a few white highlights for the centers of the flowers.  I think the camera angle shown below captures the shimmer pretty well.  I fully admit I need a LOT more practice at watercolor painting, but I’m satisfied with the end result.

CASCAS270 shimmer

CC&S color270-001

My furbaby wanted in on the photography action, too.

CASCAS270 Lyric

What will you create with this sketch?  Share your work with us at the CAS Colours & Sketches site by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, May 7.  Be sure to check out what the other design team members have made, too!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Stamps: Artfully Asian, Always in my Thoughts (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Sahara Sand (SU); The Langton Prestige Extra Smooth Hot Press watercolor paper (Daler-Rowney)
Ink: Sahara Sand (SU)
Other: Soft Sky reinker, dimensionals (SU); Gansai Tambi watercolor paints (Kuretake); stitched circle and stitched rectangle dies (Lawn Fawn)

10 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #270”

  1. This is so soft and pretty Patricia! Your watercoloured panel is such a lovely take on the sketch and your colouring details and sentiment are beautiful and all work together so perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  2. Wonderfully elegant, soft and pretty. Your chosen stamp works perfectly with the colours and the sketch. Hugs Bev x

  3. Love your watercolored swath in the background, Patricia! Perfect way to pull in the Soft Sky and combine the two challenges!

  4. Lovely CAS style, I lovely way to showcase the stitched edges. Cute fur baby too. Chantell Just Add Ink

  5. This is really beautiful Patricia! The simple and serene design is a lovely use of the Sketch. Thanks so much for sharing at Just Add Ink.

  6. Your card is lovely. The soft colours are perfect for the branch of blossoms. I’m glad you found us at Just Add Ink, I hope we see you again.

  7. This card is so lovely, very soft and pretty.

  8. Love the addition of the fur baby in the photo! Love the CAS design!

  9. So sweet and delicate. Fabulously CAS too. Love it. x

  10. Beautiful card, Patricia; so elegant! Love the painted swish!

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