Sunday 18 September 2011

CAS Mini Card

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Today I had a tiny little bit of time to do some stamping, so I made a little tiny card.  I'm responding to CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #20, which is to make a mini-card, no more than 4 x 4 inches.
I'm also responding to "Less Is More" week 33, where they are aiming for 1000 submissions, and the theme is Anything CAS Goes. That is a huge goal. This is my contribution.

My little card is here:
It is 4 x 4 inches. The central square is 3 x 3. The flower and sentiment are from Jane's Doodles Pretty Peonies. I used SU! Crumb Cake card, Soft Suede ink, and Derwent Inktense pencils to colour. It is hard to capture the soft, subtle colours of this card in a photo.

Now you may wonder what my post header photo is about. Well, I went out with Mum yesterday to buy my birthday present. Actually we swapped presents (I still owed her one from ages and ages ago). We visited an art supplies shop... I'm lucky I came out without taking the whole store with me!  What did I get?

Mmmm, yummy! Derwent Inktense pencils. I had to make up a colour chart for myself. The colours are delicious. You'll notice I left some gaps where the other colours are missing *grin*. I had a few pencils already, so now I have 40 of the 72 colours.
I mucked up my chart and didn't leave a space for one of the blues. One day, when I have that blue, I'll make a new chart. For now it sits at the bottom right side corner holding its blank space.
See how beautifully these pencils turn into watercolours? So bright and fresh! And when they dry, they're permanent, which I love.

Thanks for popping in today.



Chrissie said...

This is simply gorgeous!
Thanks so much for joining us in our attempt at the 1000 submissions this week!
"Less is More"

T said...

Awesome card! I just got my blender pen yesterday, but I have a friend from out of state visiting. Can't wait to try that tomorrow! I've tried watercolor penciling and I definitely need more practice at it lol!

You are so talented!

GinaA said...

Fab colouring, beautiful card.

Mandi said...

Beautiful little card Michelle
Thank you for submitting towards our grand total!
"Less is More"

Cassandra said...

OOOH you lucky girl! Can I have a play with them, promise I won't break them. Your little card is a stunner, I love how you have highlighted the peony and of course, the colouring is fantastic.

Jenny said...

Beautiful card Michelle and perfect colouring too :)
Jenny x

Viv said...

Great card and oh what fun you will have with those lovely pencils too :O) Viv xx

Donelda said...

The soft and subtle colors of your flower are lovely! One of my favorite things is creating small cards of all shapes and sizes!! 4x4 is a great size!!!

and yummy pencils!! A great idea to create a chart... I might need to be so creative and do the same with my inks, copics, pencil crayons.... thanks for the inspiration!!

Dana said...

WOW! I love this. That "aura" around the flower is amazing. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Love the coloring! The white is so ethereal--I love it!

Laura Davis said...

Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!