Tuesday 27 June 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #229 - Sketch


I'm here again with my next CAS Colours & Sketches design team inspiration for you. This week it is Janes's turn to be hostess as we each take it in turns for May & June. This is also sadly Jane's last time at being hostess too, as Jane has decided to step down from the DT.

Jane... you have been an awesome and inspirational teamie over at CAS Colours & Sketches and your weekly inspiration over there will be truly missed. I know we will still see your awesome inspiration around blogland and here on the Uniko Blog ;) and we might even see you in the CC&S gallery from time to time...?

Anyway, in true Jane style she has this FABulous sketch to inspire you this week...

Jane is looking for one element larger than the other two, but they don't have to be circles and is happy for you to change the width of the chevron slightly. Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when creating your card. Don't forget to keep is CAS to be considered for the weekly winners! 

Here's how I used the sketch..

The hardest part of this sketch, was choosing the images/elements for the circles. I had so many ideas buzzing round my head! As Marvellous Mehndi was still on my desk from last weeks colours, I reached for it again.

I decided I wanted to join in on another challenge as the colours are 'lush' and perfect for the idea I had in my head! The challenge is the current Global Design Project challenge HERE and seen below.

I am LOVING the new Stampin' Up! In Colours and I am totally kicking myself for only getting them in the card stock, I wish I'd got the markers too. They are NOW on next months list!

I've had this MTF double stitched border die for AGES and it was about time I gave it a real outing on a card. Jane's sketch was perfect for it too. I started by die cutting the chevron border twice and a centimetre apart on the white card layer. This meant that the Lemon Lime Twist base card would show through. I then decided to die cut a chevron out of Berry Burst and added that as a colourful border and interest to the chevron.

The small mandala is mainly coloured with Pool Party, with hints of the closest matches to the other two colours in markers I had. As I kept the areas to a minimum the difference can hardly be seen.  I then added two enamel dots to follow the sketch. Again, the sentiment is from Simply Said, such a handy set for all types of occasions ;)

That's all from me today, if you need some more inspiration using the sketch be sure to pop by the CAS Colours & Sketches blog HERE and see how the DT and Guest Designer have used it.

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. Loved the neatness of the design,lovely CAS card !

  2. Truly wonderful! Love how you've used my sketch. Thanks for your kind words too, touched me. :))

  3. Awesome card. Love the mandalas and your colouring and the enamel dots work perfectly. The stitched border adds such a professional finishing touch. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh I ADORE this card!! Fab take on the sketch!!

  5. Love your make this week, Bev! Great thinking to use the Mehndi stamp and two enamel dots! Those colors are gorgeous together, too! Hugs, Cathy

  6. I really like the stamps you chose for this sketch. Fabulous!

  7. Gorgeous card! I love the way you did the chevron.

  8. So simple and elegant. Love it. x

  9. Gorgeous take on the sketch! Love the colours and stamp!


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