Tuesday 7 November 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #248 - Colours


Happy Tuesday and happy November! I can't believe we are into another new month, these days and weeks are flying by so quickly I can hardly keep up!

The weather here in the NE of the UK seems to all of a sudden turned very cold and wintery. I don't mind the cold as long as it isn't raining and cold! Luckily so far its been dry/sunny and cold!

Anyway, back to why you are here!

A new month means a new hostess at CAS Colours & Sketches. This month our hostess is Samantha and she has come up with some wonderful inspiration, including this colour combo HERE and below to start us off...

And here is how I have used the colours...

Greens, not my strongest colour to work with and when I use a green I tend to choose more earthy greens or bright lime greens. So I was a little stumped at first when I saw this combo! 

When I get stuck I often turn to Instagram or Pinterest for inspiration and thats what I did. As I don't have these colours in Stampin' Up! ink, (I could have matched close colours) but had them in card stock, I was looking for a design to incorporate card.

I was heavily inspired by Laurie Schmidlin's striped snowflake card on this post HERE. I am drawn to anything with a snowflake on it and even more so when there are stripes involved too!

I trimmed a panel of white card and simply adhered strips of alternating Tranquil Tide and Emerald Envy card, leaving a gap in between. I then die cut the panel using a MFT stitched die. 

The snowflake is the medium one from the Uniko Designer Die Snowflake Trio die cut from a silver shimmer CS. I bought this from The Papermill many many moons ago and only have small off cuts left :( The sentiment is from Pure Florals: Poinsettia stamped and embossed in Silver Dollar EP. Both the snowflake & striped panel are adhered to a white card base using half thickness foam adhesive.

That's all from me today & thanks for stopping by, but if you need some more inspiration using the challenge be sure to hop on over HERE to see what the rest of the CAS Colours & Sketches Design Team have made.


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  1. Bold and wonderfully striking, Bev ... that subtle shine on the snowflake is delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

  2. Wow! I love this and that snowflake is just gorgeous!

  3. GASP! That is all...GASP! Love this, Bev!

  4. Love those stripes, Bev. Such a bold design - and the snowflake is perfect. Great use of this week's colors!!

  5. This is gorgeous! Love the bold green stripes and the wonderful silver snowflake! xxx

  6. I love the bold and modern look of your card! Your cards are always amazing!!!

  7. Gorgeous card, Bev! Love the alternating stripes and the silver snowflake!

  8. The snowflake looks great against the boldly striped background!


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