Thursday 7 January 2016

CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge #155

 I’d like to thank Cas Colours & Sketches for having me as a guest designer on their blog, I’m so honoured!

For my card I used Distress inks that match the Stamping up colours, more or less, I ended up putting down such a  thin layer the colours are a bit more pastel like, I used broken China, cracked pistachio and hickory smoke.
I applied them with a dry brush to get the lightest covering and smoothest covering, no edges.
I die cut 3 hearts out of a card panel I made slightly smaller than the card base.
I traced the hearts onto the card base, so I would know where to ink.
I then stamped these three images from Lawn Fawn (hello baby) on Neenah classic crest cardstock and coloured them with my markers, I kept them all the same tones, light blue greyish shadows so they would match the hickory smoke, so the yellow duckling also became a white one, maybe a Goose? Lol
I allowed a little flesh colour for the ears and beak.
I cut them out and then used the Memento tuxedo black marker to darken the edges.
The sentiment is from the same set and is stamped with Versafine black onyx.
I  mounted the card panel with foam tape for some dimension and then adhered the critters inside with glue dots (was the closest at hand but it actually works well, nice and strong hold).

I have a video out that shows you how to blend with the brushes, not this card, but same technique.

For more information on the Cas Colours & Sketches challenge, see this


  1. What an adorable card & I love how you have used the colours inside the hearts. Beautifully done. Thanks for being our GD at CC&S this month. Hugs Bev x

  2. Cute, simple and very CAS - welcome to our Guest Designer for the month!

  3. So pleased that you've joined us a GD at CC&S this month Maaike. The heart apertures show off your small animals beautifully. You've achieved a great pastel effect with the ink pads. Lovely to watch the video. That's not something I've tried. I will have to take the plunge one of these days! Stef x

  4. Oh, this is SO cute, love the baby animals in the coloured apertures, such a sweet card, so CAS too, I am so glad you could join us as guest DT member this month.
    Louise dx

  5. So cute! And so beautifully different, you're an amazing card maker Maaike. Thanks for joining us as Guest Designer this month.

  6. I just love those darling little animals peeking through the heart-shaped openings! Your card is absolutely delightful! I'm so glad you agreed to be our guest designer at CC&S this month! :)

  7. This is such an adorable, fun card. The animals just take over, as they should! Thanks so much for joining us as a guest designer this month. Liz x

  8. Adorable! Love the little windows as hearts!