Rainbow Chevrons

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge -> #22 – sketch.

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #22

And here is my take:

by Karen @ Carefree Creations - Rainbow Chevrons

Of course it had to have a rainbow 😉

I was a little stumped at first with this sketch, but I stretched my brain and decided that chevrons would make a great substitute for the tag/pennant areas on the sketch. Since the right-side one starts lower than the left in the sketch, I decided to make my chevrons go in the opposite direction and stop just above the sentiment frame.

And, just in case you think I have an impossibly good eye, I’ll show you how I cheated!

Usually I figure stuff out as I go – so normally I would have stamped the background and then chosen my sentiment frame. But knowing I had limited space to get all my rainbow in, I decided I needed to cheat.

by Karen @ Carefree Creations - Cheat Guide

I picked out my sentiment frame immediately and then partially inked it (i.e., I used a marker and inked just the “inside” of the frame – so it wouldn’t show underneath when I was done) and stamped it first. Then I was able to mask my panel to stamp the chevrons (no way was I going to attempt a one layer with this – and good thing as it took a couple tries) and still see where the frame would be.

As you can see, I did leave a bit of a gap in my stamping to ensure that all my colors showed.

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

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All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Background Basics: Chevrons, Fillable Frames Additions 1, Birthday Bash Sentiments;
Ink/Card Stock: Soft Stone, White, Black, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Spring Moss, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding; Landscape (Palette);
Other: Fillable Frames 1 die; Rhinestones (Hero Arts);

4 thoughts on “Rainbow Chevrons

  1. Just gorgeous, Karen! I love your ‘cheat’ technique. Great colours and perfectly CAS xx

  2. Wow – this is just stunning, love the rainbow colours too – Jacqueline xx

  3. Clever girl! Thanks for the ‘cheat’ tip – will definitely be using this! Your card is fab, what a brilliant idea and it’s so bright and full of fun. Love it


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