I was honoured to be asked to be this month’s guest designer for CAS Colours and Sketches. This week’s challenge was a Colour challenge and uses three of Stampin’ Up’s retiring in-colours.
This challenge screamed florals to me and though I would normally avoid doing the ‘obvious’, I really wanted to use a set called Best Thoughts that I only recently acquired. It is retiring at the end of the month and this was the first time this set has seen ink. However, after using it for this challenge, it certainly won’t be the last! It is just perfect for a watercolour project.
So without further ado, here are this month’s colours as set by Caroline.
And here is the card I came up with.
The colours are quite autumnal but I wanted to try and make my card seem a little more summery and I think having a range of shades using the aqua painter has achieved that. It’s a little difficult to see in the photo, but I coloured the stamens in Hello Honey and then watercoloured the flower in Tangelo Twist and the leaves in Mossy Meadow. The butterfly is also watercoloured in both Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist.
I added a few pearls just for a little bit of interest (and to cover a tiny mis-hap but ssshhhh, that’s just between you and me!) then popped the watercolour layer on a base of Mossy Meadow. The shadow caused from our long overdue Spring sunshine makes it look like there is a layer of black, but it’s just a mirage!
I hope my card has given you a bit of inspiration for these three colours so before they leave Stampin’ Up’s current range, why don’t you pull them out and whip up a few cards.
As always, here is everything I used on the card,
Until next time, happy crafting,