Tuesday 12 October 2021

One layer leaves

Hello, crafting friends!

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another fun challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. I'm hosting this month and have come up with a sketch which I really hope will get your mojo going:

There are plenty of options with this sketch. It's a great way to use up your scraps of designer paper; or you could use smaller stamps in the general shape; or you could use one of your background stamps at an angle. I chose to stamp a collage of leaves using my favourite autumn stamp set from Reverse Confetti.

This is a very simple idea but it does need a practyice on a piece of scrap paper before transferring the design to the card base! I thought it would make a good male card :)

I used two shades of orange and two shades of green to add a little depth to the stamping, but left the outlines uncoloured. The sentiment is from Uniko's Simply Said Blocks, stamped in the darker green, snipped out and attached to the card front with dimensional pads.

So now it's your turn! Do hop over to the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge site where the team has some fabulous inspiration for you. You'll find the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post so that you can share your creation with us. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

I'm linking this card up with Color Hues where the colour duo is Orange and Green; I'm also joining in at Cardz 4 Guyz where the theme is male autumn birthday; also We Love Chocolate Baroque where Anything Autumn is the theme.

The leaves are taking their time to change colour this year but here's a young lady showing off some absolutely stunning autumnal berries we saw bursting out of someone's garden:

I've realised that my photography skills are letting the side down here and you can barely see the berries in that dark background. But Eva tells me it's irrelevant anyway as she can't believe anyone would bother looking at berries when there's a floofy princess in the picture!!

Sending hugs,


  1. This is gorgeous! Beautiful work.

  2. Another beautifully designed card,love your use of the stamps and colours to create the shaped panel The dark colours in your pic are perfect to showcase beautiful Eva

  3. Well, of course, Eva is right! She is a beautiful Princess! The background is super-fluff-ous!

    I LOVE your multi-ink and multi-stamped leafy autumnal card and I think it would work for male or female recipients.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. OH! Such a gorgeous design from the sketch, I love your stamping Vicky, gorgeous berries behind Eva ;D.
    Faith x

  5. I love outline leaves Vicky - yours are stunning and this is such a creative way to use them. Fab sketch this week!

  6. You really are the queen of CAS, Vicky. It's beautiful xoxo

  7. You captured our "autumn colors birthday" challenge with perfection!! Love your sketchy leaves!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

  8. This is such a creative solution to the sketch and a simply beautiful CAS design! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  9. I really love this, Vicky! CAS perfection! Thank you so much for joining us at Color Hues!

  10. Practice makes perfect on this beautiful card, Vicky! A perfect layout of colored leaves!

  11. love the colors you pick for fall to create a birthday card. Thank you for playing with us at

  12. What a unique take on the sketch Vicky, very inspirational, many thanks for joining in with our Autumn theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque.

    Not making any comment on Eva's theory, other than she may be right!!

    B x

  13. You always put a smile on my face when I read your blog! Your CAS card is just perfect using shades of orange and green! Thanks for choosing Color Hues to play along with! Have a wonderful rest of your week! Eva is beautiful!

  14. Hugs to the floofy princess, Vicky, she is right! Your card is beautiful, love the classic lines and colors.

  15. Great interpretation of the sketch, love the leaves lines in autumnal colours, it's a great CAS, just perfect for a male!
    Thanks for joining us at We Love Chocolate Baroque October challenge!

  16. Love the sketch this week Vicky! I and I love how you've used the leaves as your angle - just beautiful!

  17. I love the clean look of the outline stamps! Great use of colors and the sketch .
    Thank you so much for joining us at Color Hues !

  18. Great CAS card! Thank you for joining us at Cardz4Guyz this round. Cheers, Jolanda - DT


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