Best Wishes

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge: #89 – sketch.

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #89

And here is my take:

Best Wishes - by karen @ carefree creations

I had many ideas for this sketch – another versatile one. But when I found out my niece just got engaged, I had to go with this idea!

I used some old paper flowers for the border – but you could easily stamp and cut them, or use die-cuts or punches. These flowers I got in the bridal section of a place like Michaels (it has been so long ago it very well could have been that store, but I just don’t remember). They have the most wonderful pearl shine to them! I thought about adding tiny gems to the centers when I was done, but I really prefer this soft, understated look.

For the sentiment, I didn’t have much in the way of ‘Congratulations’ that would fit in an oval (especially that orientation), so I chose to go with ‘Best Wishes’. The image has lots of flourishes around the actual words. I originally stamped it full-on in a dark grey ink, but it was just too much. Instead, I inked the stamp with a soft grey ink and then went back with a medium grey marker and colored the words. I’m really happy with how that turned out!

Hmmm….I guess now I can use this engagement as a reason to look into wedding sets (and maybe even baby) – I haven’t had a need for them until now!

Oh, and the curve is just hand-drawn on the back-side of the pattern paper and then cut-out by hand — which should explain why my curve goes the opposite way than the sketch; I drew it correctly on the back forgetting it would be flipped when I turned the paper right-side up (sadly, I did think about it before I drew it, and I still got it wrong!).

Make sure you check out the other design team members:
Jacqueline
Lizy
Louise
Patricia

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

A Little About the Challenge: Posted every Thursday, the challenges alternate between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Best Wishes
Stamps: Scrolling Script (PTI);
Ink/Cardstock: Soft Stone, Vintage Cream, Blushing Bride (PTI); Smoky Slate marker (SU);
Other: Limitless Layers Oval die (PTI); paper flowers (stash);

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