Thursday, January 14, 2021

CAS[E] this Sketch #404

I'm sure you've heard the sad news?  My heart is aching.  But as we near the close of CAS[e] this Sketch, I decided I could really stretch the boundaries a bit ... like I didn't always??  LOL  Here is 'Two Ls' wonderful Sketch: 

First, I flipped, next I embossed, then I blended that new Altenew Tranquility Rose layering stencil again!  Here are the results of my shenanigans...


The inks I've used:


Last of all a little closeup of those lovely layers:


Can you believe this was created with stencils? I'm so happy Altenew has released a few of these gorgeous 3D embossing folders - this one is called Angled Mosaic!  You'll be seeing it a LOT!  

For all of you that have been faithful players, and constant support for Cas[e] this Sketch, how about playing along with us as we say goodbye?  You know we'll be so grateful!  Let's go find more inspiration, shall we?  CTS404

=]  Michele

18 comments:

Viv said...

Sorry to hear the challenge is closing, such sad news Michele. You made such a beautiful card though, love the clever blending and colouring and the 3d e/f's look fabulous...I may NEED some now lol. Happy New Year and stay safe and well ;)hugs Viv xx

conil said...

Have to say I was shocked to see this challenge closing. It's always been a mainstay and, if I was any good following sketches, I would have played more frequently. Your stenciled card is amazing...you can get so much lovely detail from these stencils and the colors your chose are simply delicious. Of course, it pops out from that deeply textured embossing beautifully.

Vicky Hayes said...

So sad to hear CTS is closing too - it's been a mainstay of our crafting community forever! But it's ending for the best of reasons and I agree, let's give the challenge a great send off!
Love that you are continuing to do your own thing with the sketch Michele and love your card. What a great EF that is! I don't think I'll mind seeing a lot of that! A pretty rose too! I'm amazed at the new releases of layering stencils coming out and the gorgeous results you get with them :) Vicky x

HilaryJane said...

I shall definitely miss seeing your contributions to this challenge. It is always a little sad when things change. This is a stunning card, that embossing folder is just amazing. 3d embossing folders are pretty special. I always struggle with layering stamps and reckon that layering stencils may work better for me, they certainly work well for you. love those colours too xx

Lisa Elton said...

Oh, how pretty! That is a fun embossing folder and that rose... swoon! It breaks my heart for this challenge to be ending too :(

nancy littrell said...

Love your 3D dry embossed background for your stunning layered stenciling flower, Michele. Many stampers will miss this wonderful sketch challenge and all the inspiration from the design teams. CTS's #404 Challenges are a real accomplishment and so much inspiration to be proud of...TFS your beautiful cards too, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Ros Crawford said...

Such a shame to hear the challenge blog is closing... Your card as always is wonderful and I am really loving your collections of stamps and embossing folders that you showcase incredibly.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous card to showcase a wonderful challenge. You've been such a wonderful supporter of it. I'm hoping when one door closes, a window will open somewhere. Meantime, you've been a wonderful ambassador for this challenge. :) Crafty hugs!

Bonnie said...

I can't believe this was done with stencils, Michele, but I know you wouldn't say so if it wasn't. A gorgeous flower and such deep embossing! A beautiful card, my friend!

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...this is a STUNNER card Michele! LOVE that background you embossed and you can definitely use it a LOT and I won't mind a bit!! And it just blows me away that that flower is done by stenciling...it's absolutely GORGEOUS my friend! Lovely, lovely card!! Hugs. :0)

Rachelle Oltean said...

I'm loving that 3D embossing folder - it really plays some tricks with the depth perception and adds so much interest - it's going on my wish list! : ) Love the CAS design layout!
Rachelle

Mac Mable said...

Great texture from the embossing folder and one beautiful layered 'stencilled' flower. Great take on the sketch too Michele x. A real stunner of a card x.

lostinpaper said...

Something told me that you would 'like' this embossing folder lol. Love that flower too, I agree that it's fantastic that a stencil can be used to create this. Sad to hear that the sketch is finishing it was always such a great challenge!

Jeanne H said...

A truly wonderful card what with the texture and great colors. TFS

Barb Ghig said...

It really is sad that CTS is closing...it's been a fun challenge and you have really been an inspiration to all, Michele!
LOVE this gorgeous card! My favorite late uncle scoured the nurseries in search of the 'perfect peach rose', and I think even he would be impressed with this beauty! I also love that you chose brown for the leaves...such a lovely match! Placing it on the embossed angled mosaic pattern was genius, my friend...You have really outdone yourself! xx

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous card and fabulously designed.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Michele, I was really sad when I heard that CTS was closing too... I know I'll go back and enjoy looking at the Designers' cards for inspiration.
The embossed background is amazing and it’s perfect for showing off the elegant rose! The stenciled rose has softness and warmth. I love this card!!
I clicked the link for the stencil set, but it was already sold out! I need to move faster. ;-P
Hideko xx

Linda Callahan said...

I am so sorry to see CTS go - such a creative crew you all are! And as for your card - wow that is one gorgeous flower and one fabulous background!