Tuscan Vineyard for CAS Colours & Sketches

Happy Thursday which means that it’s time for a new challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches, this time a sketch.

Stampin' Up! Tuscan Vineyard and Watercolor Wishes

Here’s the sketch which inspired my card:

At the weekend I broke out one of my new sets, Tuscan Vineyard and started watercolouring. I really miss the retired mossy meadow, but if it hadn’t have retired, I wouldn’t have pulled out Always Artichoke which worked really well here. Silver linings right? After watercolouring the leaves in always artichoke and adding more colour to the parts of the leaves which were more shaded (the designers of the stamps make life easier for those of us who really weren’t stars in art class!) I pulled out rich razzleberry and did the same to the grapes. I then carefully added the sentiment realising that I should have stamped it before I’d spent the time watercolouring but it was perfect.

I trimmed my watercolour paper to be smaller than the card front at the sides to be true to the sketch. Unusually I made the card with the fold at the top which I feel works well with the side panels.

The photo shows that the card is sitting on something bumpy but not much detail – it’s the new Petal Burst TIEF and I used it to emboss the envelope flap.

I hope that you’ll pop over to the challenge site to see what the rest of the Design Team have created and to have a go at the challenge yourself. You don’t need a blog to enter.

See you tomorrow,



  1. Beautifully watercolored and stamped CAS card. I know your woes about stamping sentiments after spending SO much time colouring! No worries here though :) Hugs Bev x

  2. That’s exactly the sort of thing I always do, get all nervous about the vey last thing spoiling all my hard work. Yours worked out great though – no bin job there!

  3. Wonderful card! I always hold my breath when I stamp the sentiment last….I’ve ruined way too many pieces of paper that way; so glad it worked for you!

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