Tuesday, 4 April 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #217


How did we get to April already?! 

This year is flying by and I seem to be spending much of it ill in bed with bugs :( Though I am pleased to say I am fully recovered from the bad cold I have had for nearly 2 weeks and to top it off over the sickness bug I had at the end of last week! I'm fighting fit and back on the healthy eating to ward off anymore nasties ;)

Anyway, enough of my moans, groans and woes! I am here with a new CAS Colours & Sketches challenge to inspire you. A new month means a new hostess and this month you have the pleasure of ME inspiring you! 

As usual we have a colour challenge to kick the month off to a good start...

When I was choosing my colours I was planning that Spring had sprung here in the Northern hemisphere and I can easily say it has. We have had a wonderful few days recently and it definitely gives the soul a lift.

Now I know that in the Southern hemisphere you are saying farewell to Summer and entering Autumn, but this colour combo has much more to offer than florals, which I am sure you will show and inspire me with.

Anyhow, I decided upon a floral beauty to inspire you today...

Looking at these colours I was thinking of a meadow filled with English Country Garden flowers and imagined it full of Cosmos - happy sigh.

I stamped the Cosmos from Pure Florals: Cosmos in Lawn Fawn Manatee ink, masked it and stamped the speckled background lightly, by stamping off, with So Safron and Shaded Lilac Distress ink. I then coloured the flowers in with Prismacolour Pencils and stamped the sentiment from Originally Organic Additions.

I hope that I have inspired you to play along this week and if you need a little more inspiration, be sure to head on over to the CAS Colours & Sketches blog HERE to see what the amazing Design Team and Guest Designer have created using the colours.

I look forward to seeing you in the gallery & have fun!


  1. Love the way you focused on the yellow and purple in your card, Beverly! Such a pretty combination and so bright and cheery! Hugs, Cathy

  2. I love these sweet flowers, so pretty.

  3. Beautiful! The splatters add to the field of flowers effect and are so pretty.

  4. Beautiful! The splatters add to the field of flowers effect and are so pretty.

  5. So pretty - I can see the meadow of flowers you were trying to create and is looks so delicate and lovely. Oh and I loved your choice of colours I had so much fun working with them!

  6. Beautiful card, Bev! I love the splatter background!

  7. Looks like our brains were on the same wavelength, with having a speckled background behind our flowers! :) As they say, great minds think alike! LOL

  8. This is so soft and pretty, Bev. I love those pretty flowers and the splatter background is beautiful.

  9. Glad you are feeling better. Love your flowers and the background really brings out the colours. x


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