Tuesday 9 March 2021

My sun and my moon and my stars

Hello, crafting friends!

At CAS Colours and Sketches we have a brand new challenge starting today, and it's a sketch from this month's host YoonYoung!

Isn't it great?! I was intrigued by that crescent shape and my thoughts went straight to a moon and stars. I thought it would be the perfect motif to celebrate the arrival of a new baby.

I wanted a sky full of moon and stars so I opted to keep my panel small to keep plenty of nice clean space. To create the background, I painted a pale blue wash on watercolour paper, fading out towards the top of the panel.

The moon and the stars were cut out of watercolour paper too, using the Twinkle punch by Stampin' Up. I watercoloured my moon with yellow ink and left it to dry, then coloured the stars with wet blue ink and pressed them onto my background, creating a faint watercolour impression.

Once everything was dry, I glued the moon and stars to the panel,  mounted it on a scalloped mat in a slightly darker blue and added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Simply Said in grey ink. The card base was made out of the same watercolour paper.

So now it's over to you! My team mates and our guest designer PJ have some amazing inspiration for you HERE over at the CAS Colours and Sketches blog. We're all looking forward to seeing what you come up with - but please, don't forget that all important clear space on your design!

The technique for this card came from the CAS Mix Up challenge, which is celebrating its 5th birthday with fun and prizes! I'm linking up there; I'm also joining in at Color Hues where the colour combo is Blue and Yellow; and also at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge where Anything Goes. The theme at Less Is More this fortnight is Baby, so I'm linking up there too.

It was mild today and the sun was trying to come out as I set off on a walk with Eva. We headed off on one of our usual walks out into the countryside, following a disused railway line, and it was so pleasant that I decided to extend our walk a little and do a larger loop back into my little market town. Except I couldn't find the path that leads back and there wasn't a soul to ask! In the end, we had to make our way home the long way round using a back road I knew, and oh my goodness my legs ache! Eva seems pleased with me though. She's probably thinking 'At last, the human seems to have understood the level of exercise a wild huntress needs!'

Sending hugs,


  1. Love your interpretation of the sketch Vicky the moon and stars make a perfect new baby card

  2. This is so soft, pretty and precious!

  3. Your soft water coloring on this makes this truly lovely. I would never have thought to cut the stars and press them into a wash. I will have to try that! This is so sweet and perfect for a baby of either gender. And I love hearing about your adventures with Eva. I’m certain my little Penny would feel the same about an extra long walk!

  4. It's a lovely new baby card and just perfect for the main challenge too.

    Hope you enjoy a nice rest this evening . . . maybe a soak in a nice bath for your legs!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. What a beautiful and adorable card Vicky, love the blue and yellow so perfect for a baby card. Love the story of your walk, you must have a little ache? hahaha
    Keep sane and safe
    Faith x

  6. Super CAS card, love the design and the delicate colours.

    Kath x

  7. I love the print made stars in your background, Vicky! So subtle and perfect! A wonderful way to welcome a new baby! Thanks so much for sharing in our birthday celebration at CAS Mix Up!

  8. Love your sweet starry sky Vicky and the moon is perfect! Hope your legs have recovered today!

  9. A beautiful and delicate baby card, Vicky. I love how you combined all these challenges to make such a sweet card. Gorgeous soft watercolouring.
    Also love your story about your walk with Eva, made me laugh!
    Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

  10. Such a sweet and creative baby card, Vicky. I love how you used the die paper print watercolored background technique and so pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Love and Hugs..Nancy

  11. Fabulous design Vicky and perfect for our challenge at Less is More. Thank you for sharing with us,
    Lynne x

  12. Darling and soft and such a perfect welcome baby card! Love when you join in the fun over at Color Hues! Take care!

  13. This is a gorgeous baby card! I love the printed stars too - a bit like bokeh. Perfect for the sketch and a wonderful addition at CAS Mix Up:)

  14. Oh my goodness!! This is so cute!!!!!!!!!

  15. A super CAS card, I love the waterbrushed background. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Happy Little Stampers. Caz. DT

  16. Your card is adorable and perfect to welcome a new baby. I love the delicate printing in the background. Thank you for sharing at CAS Mix UP!


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