Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Colour Challenge

This week's challenge from the CAS Colours & Sketches blog is a colour one - Challenge # 168. I love these three colours and had a lot of fun coming up with ideas.

I can't decide which of the two I should enter into the challenge, but I'm thinking the bottom one.

These cards are pretty easy to make using the Masking Technique. Post-it-notes make it really simple to do.

This is how I created these cards.

1. Stamp image of large flower onto the top of a pile of three or four post-it-notes making sure that part of the image is over the sticky strip at the top. Cut all three/four post-it-notes out in one go. These make your mask.
2. Stamp your first image onto some cardstock and then place a post-it over the top.
3. Stamp second image over lapping the post-it and then place a new post-it on top of this new image.
4. Stamp third image over lapping a post-it-note and then place a new post-it on top of this new image.
5. Stamp over the gaps in the post-its using a smaller stamp and different colour ink.

Please note that if you are stamping a greeting straight onto the same piece of cardstock, you may want to do this first to ensure the correct placing of your stamped images.

This second card is the one I'm going to enter into the challenge. As already mentioned, the flowers are from the Garden in Bloom stamp set but the greeting comes from the Cottage Greetings stamp set.

As usual please feel free to comment.

Fiona x


  1. How amazing do these colours look on your gorgeous flowers! Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  2. Both cards are wonderful! Great job with the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  3. I love this, Fiona! Gorgeous flowers, great masking and a beautiful CAS card. Thanks for joining us at CC&S again. Caro x

  4. Fiona, both of your cards are fabulous! Those pretty blossoms really show off the vibrant colors. Thanks so much for making CC&S part of your crafting fun this past week! :)

  5. Two stunning CAS cards. Love how you used the colours and out of them both I like the second the best. Thanks for playing along at CC&S. Hugs Bev x

  6. Two stunning CAS cars using the challenge colours, not sure which one I like best. Gorgeous colouring, they have a fab contempo feel for a floral design, which I think is very CAS
    Thanks for playing along with CC&S this week
    Louise xx

  7. Fiona, both these cards are wonderful! Such a well-deserved top pick and thanks for sharing your instructions.

    1. Thank you Jan. Thought someone might find the instructions helpful for this technique, hence the inclusion. x


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