Thursday, 3 March 2016

Painted Petals

I have some exciting news to share..........
Last week I was asked to be the guest DT member for CAS Colours & Sketches challenge blog for the month of March.  I jumped at the chance... This is my first card for the GDT

The Stampin' Up colour names are for reference; however, you may use any companies' products for your cards as long as you match our colours as closely as possible. Lighter and darker shades of the three challenge colours, such as derived from watercoloring an image, are allowed. You may also use white, ivory, kraft, or black for your card base and layers, for image outlines, or for sentiments. However, in order to be considered for our weekly winners, you must not use any other colours.

When I saw these colours I knew that I wanted to use a flower for the Real Red and the darker green for leaves but I was unsure how the Mint Macaron would fit in, until I remembered that I had some DSP in Mint Macaron.  
I created a small panel by matting my Mint Macaron DSP onto green card stock and adhering onto my card base.  I then cut a panel from Whisper White and using Painted Petals stamp set, green and red ink I stamped my flowers, I then stamped the 3 circles in Mint Macaron ink these are part of the same stamp set.
The sentiment was stamped in black ink over the flower stems.

Please visit the blog HERE and see what the DT have created for your inspiration


  1. Fabulous card Gail! Loving how you've featured both the greens on the background and flower panels. Great to have you on board as Guest Designer for this month.

  2. Congrats on your guest DT post. Love your first card. Zx

  3. So pretty Gail! Beautiful design with the patterned panel backdrop. LOVE the gorgeous blooms on your main panel. Those three circles are just perfect! xx

  4. Congratulations on being a GD for the challenge! Love the way you used the three colours! And it's a beautiful focal image with the sentiment over the stems and the three circles balancing everything.

  5. Hi Gail
    Gorgeous card. The flower stamp looks fab.
    So sorry to read about your friend.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  6. Wonderful card! I love how you made the colors work for you!

  7. Gail - love the 2 panels, and I really love the stamp set that you've chosen to highlight. It's one of my favourites. So happy that you're our guest designer this month. Liz x

  8. Wonderful to have you GD with us at CC&S this month, what a beauty of a card to start with. Fresh and pretty :) Hugs Bev x

  9. That's such a great sentiment to encourage someone, and the flowers are so pretty! It's a super card! We're so glad to have you as our guest designer at CC&S! :)

  10. Love that stamp set! And I really like your card. The panels really work together as a format and it's a beautifully CAS card. Looking forward to seeing all your cards as our Guest Designer. Caro x

  11. I started with the same premise as you Gail! Gorgeous card and so happy to have you as a GD this month. Stef x

  12. Well done You Looks great, xxxx


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