Thursday 31 March 2016

Be your own kind of beautiful

For the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the theme is Ranger, and anything goes.

For the CAS Colours & Sketches #167: double dip (colours and a sketch).

I combined the two, hopefully succesfully ;-)
I've used Ranger Distress inks (mermaid lagoon and mustard seed) for the sun and sky and Ranger dye ink Java bean for the stamping.

To make the panel I masked off an area and the sun and filled it with Mermaid lagoon with the help of a mini inkblending sponge, also from Ranger.
Then I lifted the sun mask and filled it with the mustard seed, blending it out into the sky a little, which rendered it green, not seen that is real life, ever, but I kinda like the surrealistic effect, like in a dream...
The dandelion stamp is from Marianne design  (TC0837) and I got it today, especially for this card.
The sentiment is from Uniko (all occasion sentiments #6).

The darker bit on the sketch in the middle I made with the yellow twine, I wanted to keep it one layer and as CAS as possible.
 The twine divides the cardfront like the sketch, in my opinion ;-) defining the two spaces.
I hope you can see it, lol...


  1. Gorgeous dandelion seed head, beautiful card. Thanks Maaike for your continued support of CC&S.

  2. Very pretty scene! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  3. Wonderful take on the sketch and use of the colours, very creative. Lovely to see you using your Uniko sentiment too. Thanks for playing along at CC&S this week. Hugs Bev x

  4. I love your CAS interpretation of the sketch and you've used the colours beautifully too. I love that dandelion! Thanks for joining us again at CC&S Maaike. Caro x

  5. Very beautiful card. Perfect scene you have created. LOVE it. Thank you so much for joining in Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.
    Gayatri xx