Tuesday, 5 December 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge # 252

Before I head into the post for this week's challenge, I'd like to congratulate Lynne from NI. Her name was drawn from the list of those who left a comment on my blog post for the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #250. This was a prize draw that was part of our 5th Birthday Celebrations. If you would like to see the list of all the prize winners, you can check it out here.

Seeing as we are now in December, this month is a little different. There will only be two challenges and then we have a couple of weeks off.

This week is a Colour Challenge.

These are always fun. I've chosen to go with the colours from Challenge #245, which was the one from the third week of October 2017. I know it's not so long ago that these were featured.  I had planned to use a different one but when I came to loading it, I found that someone else had already used them. So it was back to the drawing board for the colours. I never seem to make things easy for myself, but never mind.

This is what I came up with using the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.

Alternative Christmas colours, snowflake sentiments

The sentiment was inked using my Stampin' Write Markers in just Lemon Lime Twist and Night of Navy. I saved the Flirty Flamingo ink for the snowflakes underneath the sentiment, and also the large one in the top right corner.

I matted the Whisper White cardstock onto a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock, but not before stamping snowflakes in Flirty Flamingo all around the edge of the Flirty Flamingo cardstock.

The cardbase is Night of Navy and I used another piece of Whisper White cardstock for the inside.  Both the envelope and the card insert where stamped in Flirty Flamingo ink.

I've come to the conclusion that despite these colours being completely non traditional, that I do like the finished card. I hope you do too.

I hope you give the challenge a go and use your favourite colour challenge from this year for inspiration. Also, don't forget to go and check out the CC&S blog to see what other members of the Design Team have been up to.

Fiona xx

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  1. Love the way you stamped on the bottom layers, too, Fiona!! Fun, unique colors for a Christmas card - they work!

  2. I love these colours for a Christmas card they are so pretty and modern looking on your card!

  3. Such a pretty card, Fiona! The bright colors make a great holiday card!

  4. Such fun playful colors , your card is great.

  5. Beautiful use of the colours and great way to layer the panels to keep the design CAS and clean too. Hugs Bev x


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