Thursday, 13 December 2012

Colours and Sketches #3

It's our third week at Colours and Sketches - the new challenge blogs for lovers of the CAS style. This week it's a sketch challenge -

As you will see, I've taken a bit of a liberty and used an oval rather than the rectangle, but you can stil easily recognise the sketch.
I started with the pheasant 'tile'.  I first stamped the pheasant and grasses images onto a piece of mount board and then used distress inks to add colour, one was Moss green and the other I forget! Then, using first fine clear embossing powder and then ultra thick I built up several layers on the top, creating a ceramic tile effect. The rest was easy! Some red cardstock, and two matching DSPs from Stampin' Up.  I haven't added a sentiment as I wasn't sure whether I wanted to use this as a Christmas card or as a (male) birthday card, so I will probably stamp the required one inside at the time of sending!. Here's a close up of that tile.
Do have a look at our new challenge blog, the other members of the DT also have created some fab cards with this sketch.


  1. I like your take on the sketch and that DSP and the distress ink really works well x

  2. Oh my word Louise, your pheasant tile is amazing, great sponging! I think a stamped tile like this would be fab made into a brooch!

    That's a great layout, I hope to get time to play along with this one!
    Ruth x

  3. Your pheasant tile looks fab Louise - matches perfectly with the background paper too - Jacqueline xx

  4. This is gorgeous Louise! I love the pheasant tile and he looks brilliant mounted on the ribbon and dp background. I've given up with challenges for the moment because I keep being too late! Hope your Christmas preparations are going well. Vicky x

  5. This is amazing--LOVE your pheasant panel! It's beautiful! I must find time to play along with this sketch! :)


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