Wednesday, March 11, 2015


I am fond of sketch challenges, and this week I am playing along with Cas(e) the Sketch #113. I love a center panel focal point and that is what we have on this one.


I started with my center piece and decided on a two tone watercolor backdrop. I used Pthalo Blue and Ultramarine for the blue shades, and Sap Green and a touch of Viridian for the green portion. I let it air dry. I cut an Elizabeth Crafts Daisy out of white card adding clear rock candy distress dry glitter to the petal outlines and the leaves only. I adhered this to the water color panel, matted the panel in a thin layer of white and added my banner flags of dotted vellum. Lastly I added the Stampin Up Sentiment and then the panel was mounted onto a black card base.

I love the drama and contrast of the white, bright colors and the black card base...Hubs does not.  He doesn't like black greeting cards. What do you think? Is the contrast worth the dark card base?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I LOVE this bold dramatic take on the sketch!
    Thanks for joining us at Case this sketch !

  2. Well, I'm with you, Cat! In fact, you took the words right out of my mouth about the drama and the contrast. I think the black card base emphasizes the pop of the white flower!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. The contrast is gorgeous, Cat--love this card! I have started keeping my cards white (saves on the colored cardstock) & just cover the front with the dark paper I want.

  4. Gorgeous, Cat!! I am so afraid of color, but so drawn to it - often a problem... wonderful take on the sketch this week!
    =] Michele

  5. I love the white flower on that bright background! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  6. I. adore. this. Aaaaaaa-dore. Prepare to be CASEd!!!!

  7. Wow! What a gorgeous take on the sketch, Cat! Your daisy is so pretty and your water colored background is amazing! Love the polka dot flags, too! Brilliant work!


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