Thursday, 2 June 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #176

A couple of weeks ago I received an email asking me if I would be interested in being the June guest designer for the CAS Colours & Sketches Blog. I'm surprised that the neighbours didn't hear my squeals of excitement when I opened the email.

Of course I said yes, and I can't wait to share the projects I have lined up for this month's challenges. The first one this month is the CAS Colours & Sketches #176, which is a colour one.

I thought long and hard about what to do. Do I go for an old favourite that carried over into the new annual catalogue or use one of my new stamp sets? Choices, choices.

This is what I finally came up with.

I used the new Love & Affection stamp set and some post-it notes for this masking technique card.

I decided to highlight one of the larger flowers by simply stamping another on a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cutting it out. I chopped off (a very technical term) part of the flower so that it matched the one in the corner. One simple rhinestone and some dimensionals to give it some height and voila.

Of course I also decorated the inside of the card as you can see from the photo below.

The card will be part of my Open House display. It's is not until Saturday and I'll post photos of the displays early next week.

I hope you like the card and as always, please feel free to leave comments.

Fiona x


  1. Love this card Fiona, the colours lend themselves so well to the flowers and the layering really makes it 'pop'. Esther X

  2. Fiona, this is a beautiful card. Just stunning use of the colours and stamp set and wonderfully CAS. A great start to your month as Guest Designer - welcome! Caro x

  3. Beautiful masking technique and I love the cascade of flowers. CAS perfection. Lovely to have you joining us at CC&S this month, I look forward to seeing more of your creations. Hugs Bev x

  4. This is so pretty! I love the layered flowers!

  5. Gorgeous new flower stamp and love your arrangement. Great to have you Guset Designing with us this month.

  6. I love the dimension you've given your card by highlighting the one flower in the corner. I'm so glad you agreed to be our guest designer at CC&S, and I'm looking forward to what else you have in store for us this month! :)

  7. Love this card Fiona - the single popped up flower really makes it. So glad that you're guest designing for us this month. Liz


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