Thursday, December 7, 2017

CAS[E] this Sketch #250

Can you believe we are at Week 250?  Another fabulous Sketch comes to us from Leigh Penner this week ... I think you are going to love it as much as we do.


CTS #250 screams for a little water coloring, right?   And florals?  yes, please.  I've decided to use Leigh's Sketch to do a little experimental painting with Distress Oxide inks.  However, in place of florals, my 'subject' is a simple, gorgeous pine bough stamp set ... here it is three ways:

Attempt A:  stamped in Versafine gray/clear embossed, using a less-watered-down version of Distress Oxides, and an attempt at a loose water colored background, stamping into the very wet ghost-stamping, onto a wet paper, using  a smaller pine bough from the set:

my in-house critic thought the top ghost stamping looked like a creepy hand -
decided he was right...
 
Attempt B:  black/clear embossed stamping, with a more spattered background:
 


Finally, the card you came by for:  more CAS, clear embossed stamping... which gives more of a Princess Pine style needle. Because it's Christmas, a little gold wash on the cones, and a very subtle background wash:


Which do you prefer?  I'm pretty sure we'll love any subject, or floral you choose for your card!

Now, let's go see Leigh's card, shall we?  I'm sure my entire team will have treats in store... at CAS[E] this Sketch!

=]  Michele

I'll be sharing this CAS card with Loll and Bonnie at CAS Watercolor December Challenge: Anything Goes!



22 comments:

SugarGem said...

Love these. 3 is my favorite 💖

LeAnne said...

LOL....I see the creepy hand but I doubt I would have noticed it myself!! I like the blue background on the second one, but really, I like them all! Pretty branches and I love the open sentiment!

donna mikasa said...

Why yes I do see a little hand--have you got an elf on the shelf?? I love them all but my CAS heart loves the last one the mostest!

Lisa Elton said...

Ha, a creepy little hand!! Isn't it great having your own in-house critic...well maybe not LOL!! No offense Tom, but I have one at my house too...an in house critic that is, not a creep little hand!! They're all fabulous Michele. I would be hard pressed to pick one. But I am partial to that delicate pine on the last one!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Fabulous collection/variation of cards, Michele! I was enjoying your ghost stamping until I read the "creepy hand" comment. Now I can't help seeing it as a hand! ;-P Joking aside, the gold wash on the cones and the subtle background wash must look beautiful in real life. I'm so happy to see your card in the CAS Watercolour gallery! Hideko :-)

lostinpaper said...

Love how you have changed up the design for your cards, they are wonderful Michele!

Jeanne said...

I didn't see the creepy hand until you mentioned it, and then I did and giggles. My daughter popped over and saw that card and said it was cute, so she didn't see it either. I like all the versions, but if I was pressed to pick a favorite, I think the third one is beautiful with it's clean lines and pretty colors!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are all fabulous!

Wanda Cullen said...

They are all beautiful but since I'm a fan of golden yellow, I actually like the creepy hand one the best - lol!

Bobby said...

I love all your experimenting, Michele. That's what makes it fun. I like each one for different reasons but if I had to choose, I think the middle one is my favorite. Something about the blue sky and the sun shining through the branches speaks to me.

Barb Ghig said...

Great idea to add these beauties to Loll and Bonnie's challenge :) Well, I love everything you create, but I must admit my fave is the CAS-est of all...the last card! The crisp, clean images are so pretty and your gold sentiment is sheer perfection! You sure know how to inspire us, my friend!!!

Christine Alexander said...

all three are pretty, creepy hand aside :), I must admit my favorite is the CAS last one. I love the simple lines. thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

nancy littrell said...

I like your 3rd CAS soft pine design the best too, Michele. I have an in-house critique too..Denny always has the best suggestions...aren't we lucky:-)

TFS and so pleased you played along with us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs and Happy Holidays my friend.

Anita in France said...

Tee hee, Michele ... creepy hand ... didn't see it as Tom did but now you mention it ...! The second one is a sweet, prettier version ... though I'll admit to choosing that last one as my fave ... crisp, fresh, CAS ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Kristie Goulet said...

LOL, creepy hand!!! These are great, Michele!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

FAB-U-LOUS!

Bonnie said...

I love all of them, Michele! It's amazing how you've achieved such different looks using the same stamps and tools! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Loll said...

All three cards are awesome Michele. It's amazing how different they look from each other. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

All of them are awesome Michelle, personally, I adore the last one with white embossing, such delicate and wintry.

Sharron said...

Didn't see the hand until you mentioned it and then couldn't look at it without seeing the hand first--so funny! All three are wonderful but love the colors on #1 best!

Cat Craig said...

Super collection Michele.

Karen D. said...

I like all 3 Michele...lovely, clean and simple.
Thanks for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
:) Karen