Tuesday, June 8, 2021

CAS Colours and Sketches #423


It's another Sketch Tuesday over at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge blog and our host Shannon has a fun one for us to try.

As with all of our sketches, please feel free to 
rotate and/or flip the design to fit your needs.

My immediate thoughts went straight to butterflies and/or florals but I wanted to create something a bit different.  How about toadstools?  

I want to begin with the horizontal planks.  I am just so thrilled at how they turned out!  Believe it or not, these were cut from white cardstock and colored with the chisel end of a warm grey Copic marker.  You'd swear it was patterned paper, wouldn't you?  I just kept swiping the marker across the cardstock in horizontal motions, changing the amount of pressure I put to the paper.  Following the lines of the sketch, I adhered them to a panel of light grey cardstock cut a bit smaller than A2 size.

The toadstool/mushrooms were also cut from white cardstock and colored in with Copics.  I arranged them as indicated on the sketch, added a greeting cut from the same grey cardstock as the panel and adhered the panel to a white card base.  I successfully resisted the urge to bling.  

I invite you to visit our blog for more inspiration.  We'd love to see your creation in our gallery.

The Greetery Toadstool Garden die
The Greetery Shiplap Builder dies
CottageCutz - Mushroom Mini dies
Taylored Expressions - Thank You die

Continue to stay safe and healthy my friends.   _____________________________________________________________________________

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

Happy Crafting!



  1. Oh this is such a wow Julie! Those toadstools are just fabulous and I love how you've arranged them on the hardwood planks. And then I read how you MADE the planks and nearly fell over!! Love the subtle grey card panel and the die cut sentiment too. You have outdone yourself! Vicky x

  2. I just love that trio of bright toadstools Julie and I thought it was genius to use the hardwood planks paper - and then I read it's not even DSP!! Go you - it looks so good and sets of the sentiment diecut a treat. A fabulous card!

  3. Very clever background for your lovely & vibrant Toadstools!

  4. Toadstools, excellent choice! Butterflies and florals, so overdone. :D Amazing job on the wooden planks!

  5. Beautiful card! Love that vibrant toadstools!!

  6. Oh, this is so awesome! I think I should try coloring the mushroom dies cut with copic markers, too. Nice tips!