Thursday, 31 January 2013

CAS-Colour and Sketches #10

Happy Friday Eve crafting buddies,

Today at CAS-Colour and Sketches it is our 'double' week! That means we have both a sketch and a colour combo for you. And here they are:

 And my card:

Now I have to admit I found this tough because the sketch made me want to go all flowers and pinky colour but the colours screamed 'guy card' at me! I had to really get the mojo working here. I did a lot of blog hopping for inspiration. I saw the photo at Runway Inspired Challenge this week and was inspired by the blue pattern of spots on the dress. I decided just to use the ideas I learnt from Susan's tutorial here to come up with a grunge 'guy' card.

I didn't have the exact colour inks but went with distress ink 'Broken China', memento 'Danube Blue' and 'Bahama Blue'. I used the 'reflections' stamp set from Paper Smooches mixed with the 'grunge me' set from PTI. The button is from my stash.
The main centre stamped area is raised. I stamped one of the circular grunge me set and fussy cut it out and raised it again so that it matched the sketch.
I didn't think I would manage this double challenge week but love it when you really feel stretched with a challenge and are actually happy with what you end up creating!

Over to you now, what does this sketch and colour combo inspire you to make-remember cards only!

And pop over to our blog here to see what stunning cards the DT have created.
I am also going to enter this into the 'Teal or Turquoise' challenge at Eureka Stamps and the 'Monochrome Blue' challenge at Everybody-Art-Challenge

Happy Stamping x

And the funky dress that helped inspire me:


  1. Fab card, Sandie! You nailed this one. This definitely a funky grungy guy card. So glad you didn't go all pinky and girly! ;-)

  2. You have made an amazing card, Sandie! I LOVE this. All your hard work really paid off because it is awesome. xx

  3. Oh yea...way to rock the sketch and the inspiration...I love that grunge set...this card would be perfection for my boys :)!

  4. Awesome card Sandie! It is a great masculine card. I too was stretched by this week's double challenge, but it was fun to come out the other side happy with the project!

  5. This is a really cool card! Your choice of sentiment is perfect!

  6. I love all of the fab circles!! Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  7. Beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Lovely card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  8. A stunning CAS card, I love your geometric design and now you have love the 'splashes' over to the page.

    Thanks for joining us Everybody Art Challenge,
    Heather xx

  9. Love your choice of blues Sandie and your circles are fab - great for a 'Man' card - Jacqueline xx

  10. Such a funky and fun card, perfect for the colour combo. Beautiful stamping too.

    Louise xx

  11. Lovely Thanks for joining eureka stamps this week Hugs Sandra DT xx

  12. AWESOME take on the challenges, Sandie! I love your grunge stamping in this card! The placement of circles are fabulous! So glad that you join the fun with us over RIC!

  13. What a fun use of Grunge Me with that dress as inspiration!!!! Love it!

  14. Fab card Sandie, I love the layout, it looks a fresh card. Thank you for joining Eureka Stamp Challenge, I hope you'll pop over again
    Paula DT

  15. What a pretty design this is, love the colours , thanks so much for joining us Eureka Stamps Design!!!

    With love
    Eureka Stamps Designs DT