Monday, August 17, 2015

Case this Sketch 136

I thought about Leigh's sketch for Case this sketch 136 for a long time.  Then I went through my new stuff bin...and it came together in the time it takes for watercolor to dry...almost.

I started with watercolor paper and the gansai tambi watercolors. I created a rainbow panel.  While that dried, I grabbed the sentiment from WPlus9's Sending Sunshine stamp set.  My watercolor piece was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Flourish.  I used the flourish die to position the sentiment on my block for stamping so that it would follow the flow of the flourish. Using Versafine Smokey Grey ink I stamped the sentiment and the trio of raindrops.

Now I was ready for my flourish, but it wasn't dry yet, so I got out the heat gun and dried it.  Sometimes I queue up a play list of crafting video's on You Tube and watch them while I craft...virtual crafty friends! I got a bit involved in a video and burned a spot on my watercolor panel...but no worries...I was able to cut around it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

This is my second post today, my guest designing post at Merry Monday is HERE.


  1. Absolutely fabulous card, Cat--I so love it! You are one creative lady!

    1. Had to add this die to my wishlist so I don't forget it when I place my next order. You're quite the enabler, my friend!

  2. This is gorgeous! Wonderful take on the sketch.

  3. This is gorgeous! Wonderful take on the sketch.

  4. This just added a bit of sunshine to my day, Cat!! LOve this - what a great addition to the CTS gallery - thanks for playing cards with us this week!
    =] Michele

  5. rule #3 in stamping: NO FIRES! :)

    When I saw this die in their release, I couldn't figure out how I'd use it. You've given a FINE example!

  6. Oh, man, I would not want to be judging this CTS challenge! I have seen some really terrific cards, but this one is a favorite in my book, Cat, and it would be a winner if it were up to me! Thank you for this amazing design idea! Now my mind is racing with thoughts of rainbow-watercolored die cuts I can make!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. OH, Cat, this is definitely a WINNER.
    I love how you used that FUN die.
    You sure made that sketch shine.

  8. Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner ~ Hands down!!! This is absolutely awesome, Cat! The perfect die cut for the sketch and your rainbow water coloring is just beautiful! I am putting this die on my wishlist...Thanks for your inspiration!

  9. I agree with Barb... this looks fabulous Cat!
    Thanks for joining Case this sketch

  10. Oh, this is so fun! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  11. Still the winner in my book--no disrespect to the other people. Congrats on the HM, Cat!

  12. I'm beginning to think CTS judges read my comments and pick the same winners as I predict, tee hee! I'm so thrilled that they did see eye-to-eye with me on this spectacular card! Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition, Cat!! Hugs, Darnell

  13. holy wow, i know i've said this before but you soooooo ♥ROCK♥ the CAS! i cannot imagine how you do that... but wow... it's awesome! :)

  14. Love your creative take on the sketch! So glad I have that die, too!


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