8/05/2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #233 - home sweet home

I was looking forward to playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch this weekend!
This is Hannelie's sketch for this week #233.



And here's my take on the sketch:



I actually made 3 cards with different backgrounds (ink distressed, watercolor, and watercolor with salt added), but my trusty personal critic (my husband!) says the soft ink-distressed background best fits the sentiment and the peaceful scenery die-cut, and I agreed.

If you are interested, these are the other cards. Interesting variations, aren't they?

 (watercolor)
I was inspired by the colors of Nancy's these creations.


 (watercolor with salt added)

I wanted to use a sentiment stamp with typewriter font to match the atmosphere, but I didn't have one. Instead, I used MS Word to create a sentiment (font: my underwood), and printed it on the cardstock.



Paper: Bristol Smooth White (100 lb), Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:
Distress Ink (Ranger - Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade)
Accessories: Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies (Stampin' Up!), Mini Hearts Set (Simon Says Stamp)


Thanks so much for your visit!

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the comparison, Hideko. Love the warm colours...really makes the homes on the hill pop. I have Candied Apple, but have yet to use it. Three beautiful cards. 😊 Trina

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment, Trina!
      This is my first time to use Candied Apple, and I love it!

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  2. Oh, I love all of these! Fabulous takes on the sketch!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, as always, Leigh!

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  3. All 3 of your cards are gorgeous, Hideko. I have to agree...your DH has a good artistic eye...BTW, so does my husband. Denny is my best positive critic:-) Aren't we lucky. Thanks too for the shout out on my Alcohol ink note card set. Hugs..

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! And yes, we ARE lucky. :-) I noticed that the link to your splitcoast gallery above was broken, and I fixed it yesterday. Sorry...

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  4. So beautiful Hideko! I love your amazing background (beautiful variation!) and perfect sentiment choice!
    So glad you played at CTS!

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comments, Hannelie! You inspired me to create my own sentiments. I love your sentiment designs!

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  5. Your cards are stunning!! I love the colours you used ... I don't see your card linked up in the CAS watercolour gallery though?

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments, Ros! I'll link up another card, which I like better, to the CAS watercolour gallery today!

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  6. Wonderful take on the sketch Hideko! I love the different backgrounds--gives each card a slightly different feeling!

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comments, Donna! You're right - the same layout, but different feelings. Lesson learned. :-)

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  7. These are awesome, Hideko! Please add your salted version to CAS Watercolour! I love that sky!

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