Hello Friend Tortoise CCS535

by Joanne James16. April 2024 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. First up - a confession! I got my dates mixed up and I actually used this sketch last week for my Tuesday post - you can see that card here if you missed it - but since this week is actually CAS Colours and Sketches week, I'm showing you another way to use it! This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and Rachel has asked that we use a trio of balanced shapes. Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card and remember the shapes you choose don't have to be squares. 


I paired Rachel's fun sketch with the 'take 5' challenge over at Color Dare this week (I ended up using all 5 colours) and created a simple notecard to say hello to a friend - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I tweaked Rachel's sketch slightly and balanced my stamped and diecut tortoise from 'Playing In The Rain' onto a stacked sentiment from the 'Biggest Wish' stamp set, stamped in Flirty Flamingo. In place of the sentiment on the sketch, I added some flowers - perhaps the meadow where my tortoise had picked his daisy? 


My colours do seem a little off today for some reason, with my pink letters looking almost coral; my sage greens are also looking a little darker than they are in real life; notwithstanding, I like this second take on the sketch and the stacked sentiment is a fun idea too. The 'Biggest Wish' stamp set is retiring at the end of this month, although its companion set 'More Wishes' is staying, so if you are wanting to take advantage of the full combination of greetings, be sure to pick up this set before it's too late.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
4/18/2024 2:36:25 AM #

Aww - how sweet is this? Love your interpretation of the sketch as well. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare Smile


Rachel D
Rachel DAustralia
4/18/2024 4:06:28 AM #

I love how you've used the sketch, Joanne - very creative! And that tortoise is darling Smile


Suzanne Reynolds
Suzanne ReynoldsUnited States
4/19/2024 5:36:55 AM #

How cute, love the sketch interpretation and that you used the Color Dare Challenge.  Thanks for sharing your adorable card with us at Color Dare.  


Suzanne Reynolds
Suzanne ReynoldsUnited States
4/19/2024 5:38:29 AM #

Check us out at Double Trouble "CAS - Less But Better"... hope to see you there.


Catherine Nowak
Catherine NowakUnited States
4/20/2024 3:09:42 PM #

How adorable is that turtle?  Love you CAS card.  Thank you for playing with us at Color Dare!


VickyUnited Kingdom
4/20/2024 6:56:21 PM #

Loving your shy turtle friend Joanne and he looks perfect balanced on the outsized sentiment too. I chuckled at you getting the dates wrong - you juggle so many challenges and design teams that I'm amazed you don't forget things more often!! Vicky x


4/21/2024 2:52:45 PM #

This is so cute! I love the way you interpreted the sketch. He's perfect atop the sentiment. Thank you for sharing at Color Dare.


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