You are so Sweet

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge: #164 – sketch (and it is requested the square shape is part of your card – i.e., don’t change it to a circle, or star, etc).

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Such a simple, classic sketch, but boy did I take forever to come up with my card! I think because it felt like the options were endless, I just couldn’t decide which direction to go. I really didn’t want to just stamp something on a square and be done…I wanted something a bit different – but still CAS. I love CAS, but sometimes I find it hard to keep it simple (usually only when I *have* to, figures, eh?). Anyway…

I finally came up with the idea to take an object and do an artistic impression of it. Watermelon came to mind and I thought I could make that work.

So Sweet | by karen @ carefree creations

The card base is watercolor paper – as are the square and pinked mat.

I painted green stripes on the card base and then did a gradient pink wash on the square. I liked the pinked edge for the mat as it made me think of the way watermelons can be cut open.

I used a brush marker to make little seeds along the bottom of the pink panel.

The “sweet” is die cut using an alphabet set. The letters have longer swoops at their ends, but I cut them down so I could squish the letters closer together.

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Thursday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Stamps: Strawberry Patch (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint Distress Ink (Ranger); Black (PTI); Black brush marker (Zig);
Paper: Aquarelle Watercolor (Canson); Black (PTI);
Other: Limitless Layers: Squares 2 1/4″ die, Script Alphabet die (PTI);
Technique: watercolor

5 thoughts on “You are so Sweet

  1. This is so fun, love the flow of your card and the association of watercolours and watermelons together. I agree that this sketch has SO much potential it was hard to choose which option to make! CAS perfection. Hugs Bev x

  2. Ok, I’ve got to tell you, before I read your blog I looked at this and thought “watermelon”! So it totally worked. It’s clever and fun and beautiful and CAS! Brilliant! Caro x

  3. I agree with Caro – I thought watermelon too before reading anything. The pinked card is so clever looking like a cut wedge of watermelon. Beautifully CAS. Liz x

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