I am so honoured to be the August guest designer over at the CAS Colours & Sketches challenges blog.
I’ve been experimenting with the challenges I play in and this was one that I discovered more recently. I love that it’s still a weekly challenge and the team alternates between colour palette and sketch-based challenges. The first challenge this month is a colour palette challenge.
The colours were quite a challenge for me but they did feel quite autumnal so I pulled out my foliage and floral dies and got to work.
The team uses Stampin Up! colour names as a reference but I was able to match up the colours quite well using distress inks. To create the background, I smooshed some Blueprint Sketch distress ink onto my base card and when it was dry, I blended another layer on top. I cut an oval from a square piece of white card and layered that on top of my base.
To create the die cut image, I blended a mix of Fired Brick (in oxide format) and Rusty Hinge to create a shade which I felt was close to Cajun Craze and on a separate piece of card I blended Peeled Paint and Forest Moss. I cut the panels using a couple of older Poppystamps dies and positioned them on the blue oval. To finish off the card, I added an embossed sentiment from My Favorite Things.
I am totally grateful to the team for inviting me as GD this month. Check out their amazing inspiration on the CAS Colours & Sketches challenges blog.
I hope you can play along too!
Have a great day