Tuesday, February 4, 2020

CAS Colours & Sketches #356

I'm not sure where the month of January went but it's the first Tuesday in February already and that means it's time for another color challenge over at the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge Blog.  Team member Samantha is our hostess for the month and she's chosen this wonderful Valentine inspired color combination for our first challenge.

Remember, you may use any brand of inks, markers, cardstock, paints etc for the
 challenge as long as you stick to this color palette and neutrals.  

I used this opportunity to create a Valentine for my five year old grandson.  It will come as no surprise to those who follow me that I chose a shark as my focal image.  :-)

I had the darnedest time photographing this card.  The reds were throwing it all off.  
It's much brighter in real life but you get the idea.  

A closer view of the coloring.

I used the newest shark set from Avery Elle stamps.  Isn't it so cute? I think I own every.single.one of them.  (With a shark loving grandson named Fin, it's hard not to buy them all.)  I adore this sentiment too. 

I used Copic alcohol markers to color in the image as well as the cardstock that I used to die cut the heart embellishments.  (For those interested, I used R46, R22, T0 and T1 to match up the Stampin Up colors for this challenge.)

I know my little Fin is going to love his Valentine.  Maybe I'll even get it mailed it time.  (Wishful thinking.)


Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. This is hilarious! Enough gore to make it shark-worthy, but not quite into Jaws territory. How old does Fin have to be before watching that becomes a grandma/grandson tradition?

  2. Jules, you've just me my first chuckle of the day!! chews you... oh those writers know how to tick my boxes!!
    LOve your fabulous card for your sweetest Valentine!

  3. I love a good pun and this one ROCKS! Love your sweet and funny Valentine.

  4. Of COURSE you need them all!!! Fin - that is the most adorable name and I must say this is a pretty cute shark. Your card made me smile Julie! Vicky x

  5. This is so perfect fora boy named Fin! I love it - absolutely love it!

  6. Your valentine card turned out really cute! I'm sure your grandson will love it! :)