Tuesday, October 12, 2021

CAS Colours and Sketches #441


We have a new sketch up over at the CAS Colours and Sketches 
challenge blog and we'd love it if you played along.  

Here's my Halloween take on this very simple sketch.

The neighborhood stamp was designed for a wintery holiday scene but as you can see it's easily adaptable to any occasion.  I stamped it at an angle onto white cardstock using a crisp black pigment ink.  After it was fully dry I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it in white.  I chose a lavender piece of patterned paper for the bottom portion.  If you look closely you can still see the vertical stripes after ink blending it with Distress Oxides.  It looked a little plain so I snuck in a black heat embossed spider in the bottom corner to finish it off.  I will be sending this one off to my grandson soon as he is a big fan of purple.  (Me not so much.)

I invite you to visit the blog for more inspiration and hope to see your card in our gallery!

Taylored Expressions - Winter Village background cling
PaperTrey Ink - Along Came a Spider stamp set (sentiment and spider)
Tonic Studios - patterned paper
Distress Oxides in Wilted Violet and Black Soot

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. What a creative way to use your route off houses Jules! I love the purple and the spider is a cute yet creepy addition too!

  2. Jeesh, now that I've seen it this way, those trees are a little spooky, right? Ha! So fun, Julie!

  3. I really like this sketch, I'm blown away that you used so. much. purple. - and I'm very enamoured of that spider just waiting at the bottom! And I'm glad to see Fin and I are are both on #teampurple! When do we meet? :D

  4. This is so fun Julie! Stamping the street at an angle was genius - it creates such a spooky off kilter look. Love the purple and the creepy spider too! Vicky x

  5. How ingenious to use a holiday stamp for your street scene! I also really like that the purple has a "night sky" fell but is used on the bottom with the top left black and white. This is wonderful!