Tuesday, June 19, 2018

CAS Colour and Sketches 277 Serene Dove

Hi again, everyone!  It's my third week as a guest designer at the Clean and Simple Colours & Sketches challenge!  It's time for another color challenge, and here is your palette:

I had a few different ideas for these colors, and I actually made two cards, I'll share this one first!  I used some of the new Graceful Glass vellum to create a "stained glass window" using a Basic Black frame and Blend markers in the challenge colors:

I normally color just the back of the vellum, but to intensify the colors, I colored both the front and the back!  It was easy to do as the alcohol inks dry very quickly!  I stamped the dove from Serene Garden and diecut it out:

then stamped a sentiment from Rooted in Nature below the panel:

I felt this would be a lovely sympathy card; although they're never fun to make, it's always good to have some on hand.  And here's another card I created using these colors; this one is very clean and simple, almost a little too clean for me!  I felt like these colors were beachy, so I created an ocean by watercoloring a line of Pool Party ink and filling in below it; I stamped the sentiment from Sitting Here in Bermuda Bay, then stamped the deck chair from Colorful Seasons in Calypso Coral and fussy-cut it out:

I also hand-painted a couple of seagulls to make the sky look a little less bleak!  My dilemma, besides the fact that it is so bare, is that when using SU's watercolor paper, I never know which neutral to use....Whisper White is too white and Very Vanilla is not white enough!  At any rate, I chose Very Vanilla for my card base and called it a day!

I hope you'll play with our pretty challenge colors this sure to check out the CAS Colours & Sketches blog to see what the other designers created, and add your creation too!

My niece came over one afternoon last week with her daughters who are two and three years old; they were enamored with John and didn't really care that our swing set and sand box are rather old and rickety!!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Wei said...

Both cards are pretty as always, LeAnne! We are so locky to have you as a guest designer at CAS Colours & Sketches.

I Card Everyone said...

Oh do I wish I could come sit awhile with you! this is so wonderful - such a smart design idea to leave your dove snowy white - gorgeous stained glass, too!

Lisa Elton said...

The stained glass is so pretty LeAnne and perfect for your sympathy card. As for your second card, I want to be wherever that is!!

stampwithsandy said...

LeAnne, both your cards are beautiful but that stained glass panel is gorgeous! I think that paper just went onto my wish list!

samantha's cards said...

What a lovely sympathy card.

karen h said...

Oh I love how you made 2 very different cards with the same colors! Both are wonderful! The stained glass is stunning and the beach scene so serene!

Joanne James said...

I just love the simplicity of the first of your cards LeAnne - pinned to CASE for sure!

Patricia Hays said...

I love both your cards! The faux stained glass window gives your sympathy card a very elegant touch. The beach scene looks so calm and peaceful.

Beverley said...

Loving the vibrancy of the colours and thanks for the vellum colouring tip too! Beautiful use of the challenge colours. Hugs Bev x

jengd said...

Fabulous cards! The brilliant colors on the first are great- I’ll have to remember to try coloring both front and back sometime. As much as I like the card though, I think I like the 2nd even more. It so simple and quiet but the chair is a perfect punch of color.