Saturday, 31 March 2018

Owl you doing? - CAS Colours & Sketches #265

Some of you may have noticed that I've not been posting for my Design Teams on The Flower Challenge and The Card Concept. I made a hard decision to come off both teams last month as I was struggling to manage with it and starting work. Much as I enjoyed both teams, I find it extremely hard to think of cards to make when asked to do so. My hat is off to all my crafty friends who are on Design Teams!

Sometimes, however, I can find the brain power to enter a card that fits a challenge, and in this case it was the CAS Colours & Sketches #265.

I loved the sketch as it was nice and clear and simple. I was sent this image by a kind crafty friend some time ago and somehow it just fit the bill perfectly. I love owls and this had to be coloured in the brightest colours I could find - yellows, orange and pink. 

As I don't have a flag die, I masked one over this Uniko stencil that I got in a recent haul and blended over some yellow and orange distress inks.

I fussy cut the owl and the cute little ladybird and made the sentiment flag myself with an Avery Elle small alphabet set.

It really did come together nice and quickly and simply and it will be going out in the post soon - I have so much happy mail to send it's not true!

Thank you for taking the time to visit me today. It really is very much appreciated. Happy Crafting!


karen h said...

Fun card! Love the bold colors. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Lisa Tilson said...

It’s gorgeous Ruth, bright, fun and happy. You know me, I love my bright colours! Really like the stencilling too, it was a great choice of stencil to sit behind the cute owl 😍😍😍. And as always, I’m in awe at the fussy cutting. That ladybird!! Xx

Beverley said...

I totally know where you are coming from re: Design Teams and how inspiration can wander when you are 'forced' to create! I absolutely LOVE your card, so bright and cheerful on this dull and rainy Bank Holiday! Lovely to see you inking up your Uniko Stencils and awesome to have you in the CC&S gallery too. Thanks for joining in on the fun. Hugs Bev x

Fiona Whitten said...

Fabulous idea to stencil the banner and the little details like the ladybird that you added really make the card. Thank you for joining us on this week's CC&S challenge.

maria f. said...

Ahhh. Such summery colors. And I love the hint of the banner you achieved with those blooms. Very fun design. Wondering... are you home yet or still off partying?!?;)

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