Friday 4 March 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #163

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #163

A colour challenge.

I started with the butterfly card, and I made a stencil from a butterfly die (Simon Says Stamp) then sponged Distress inks through the openings. I used vellum for the details butterfly (Joy! crafts)
But when I cut off the wings on the red butterfly I didn't like the card anymore, had to chop off some of the bottom one, I was fine with that. So I didn't even bother with a sentiment.
Now that I photographed it, the card doesn't look as bad as before...always come back to your projects ;-)...

Anyway in the meantime I thought of another way to incorporate the colours.

I also made a stencil with these Paper Smooches dies (dainty flowers) and also sponged Distress inks through the opening (mowed lawn, cracked pistachio and barn door).
I then diecut the flowers again from heavy white cardstock with Stick-it on the back, so I could adhere them to the card easily.
I offset the diecuts a little, like in oldfashioned printing or old comics where lines and colours never lined up just quite right. I tried to use odd shaped stamps first, but they were too big, too small...etc.

I also diecut the sentiment, also Paper Smooches (love word 2) from black cardstock with Stick it on it.

I extended the coloured stems to the edges of the paper.

For more information on the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #163, see this

Update March14th:


  1. I'm loving those offset flowers and how the lines don't quite match up, fabulous idea. Thanks for playing along at CC&S.

  2. Beautiful cards, my friend!

  3. This card is so fun! I love the white die cuts over the sponged images. Great job with the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  4. I love the idea of making your own stencils and then adding the detail over the top. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Stef x

  5. A delightful duo :) Love how you have used the challenge colours on both cards. Thanks for playing along at CC&S this week. Hugs Bev x

  6. Both are lovely but the flowers are my the bold sentiment and the offset white outline. Thanks for playing along with our colour challenge at CC&S
    Louise xx

  7. I LOVE it! Gorgeous use of colours and placement is perfect. So CAS! Thanks for brightening our week at CC&S! Caro x