Sunday 6 January 2019

AAA Cards Challenge #131 Sketch + pastels, with video

This fortnight the AAA cards challenge is a Sketch and as an optional twist there's the use pastel colors add on.

Our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers and you could win the Smile stamp set.

For my card I masked off the three strips and inkblended what I considered pastel Distress Oxide colors: Squeezed lemonade, Cracked pistachio and Tumbled glass.
Then I stamped the sentiment and the arrows from the Happy Little Stampers set called Mix mash. I've used darker shades of Distress oxides, so they would show, but I  made it much less pastel like this way, I've used Mowed lawn, Mermaid lagoon and Carved pumpkin. I had to elongate my arrows to fill the bar.

Added three glittery enamel dots in matching colors.

I know my strips are wider than the sketch, but I really wanted to fit my stamps inside. I  think you can still see the sketch though ;-)

For more information on the play along the AAA cards challenge, see this.


  1. Fabulous cards Maaike - so bright and cheery!

  2. Maaike, these are lovely cards! Specially I love the yellow-orange-pink, one of my favourite non winter colour combos. - Sweet Kobylkin

  3. Hi Maaike! lovely cards and inspiration!! amazing use of pastels color combinations and awesome take on the sketch. Happy crafting.Hugs - Bharati

  4. Pretty sparkly elements on your ink blending. =) Tracie