CAS(E) This Sketch 168

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Here we are at Thursday again.  And Thursday means a new challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch.  Our sketch this week is from Sam Simpson.

That teeny-tiny trapezoid shape had me stumped for a bit but once I decided to use three enamel dots in its place I was okay. The colors for my card come from the latest challenge at The Paper Players and I promise you that the enamel dot on the right is not black (as it looks in the photo) but a dark green in keeping with the color challenge!  A photographer I am not!

I used a stencil and some embossing paste on the big Soft Sky layer to give it some interest. Otherwise it would have been a big, boring blue layer!  Then I got the bright idea to use vellum for that wide horizontal layer and from there I stuck on the enamel dots.  If the right side of the vellum looks like it is sticking up from the card base that's because it is.  A little glue remedied that after the fact, but I decided not to re-shoot my pics so you get to see the floating vellum version!

Thanks for stopping by!  There's loads of inspiration at CAS(E) This Sketch so be sure to pop on over there to see what's what.  You won't be sorry - and I hope we can see you in the gallery!

Stamps:  Much Appreciated (SU)
Paper:  White (Spectrum Noir); Soft Sky, Vellum (SU)
Ink:  Jet Black (Stazon)
Accessories:  Dot Fade stencil (Tim Holtz); translucent embossing paste (Dreamweaver); enamel dots (Doodlebug Designs); black embossing powder

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13 Responses to “CAS(E) This Sketch 168”

Happy Dance said...

I don't mind the floating look one bit. I just tell my friends and family that it's *supposed* to look that way!! Love the embossing paste, and you're right; it gives some dimension and interest to your blue panel. You killed the sketch and color palette with this beauty. Love it!! Bev

donna mikasa said...

What a great idea to substitute the enamel dots! Love this!

Petra Swart said...

What a wonderful take on the sketch, Jen and clever use of the colours!!!! Love your enamel dots and the small sentiment on the vellum!!!
Have a great day!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Be still my minimalist heart! Love this! Fabulous background!

Lisa said...

LOVE your CAS take on this Jen...brilliant!!

Nance Leedy said...

Oooh, that embossing paste is awesome--such great texture. Love your clever take on our bright colors--the enamel dots are sweet! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Hannelie said...

I LOVE the look of that embossing paste Jen!
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

You are the MASTER of CAS, Jen! How sweet is this....that embossed panel is incredible and I just LOVE those little enamel dots! They're like CANDY!!! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

Patti said...

That trapezoid shape got me scratching my head too but your perfect take on this sketch put it into perspective! : ) Love the simplicity and sweetness.

Hope you are doing the Happy Dance to see it is Friday!: )


Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so CAS and fun! Great take on the sketch, Jen!

Sam Simpson said...

Love this Jen! The colours are fab!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen an amazing clean and simple take on the sketch!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You thinked and inked great with this CASlicious beauty, Jen!! Congratulations on the Cut Above win at the Paper Players!! Hugs, Darnell