Tuesday 25 May 2021

Feathery hugs

Hello, crafting friends!

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another fabulous challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches! We alternate colour and sketch challenges each week and Samantha, our host for this month, has come up with a great sketch for this week:
Plenty of scope there!

I chose to make a little scene with Love Birds, a anniversary set from Clearly Besotted that I got in the sale after Christmas. Those cute cockatiels could be used for any occasion I thought and also, it looked to me as if the one in flight looks as if he's coming in for a big hug!

I made a mask for each of the birds which I applied after stamping them in grey ink. The branch was stamped next and then I inked a sky in with a sponge. The masks were removed and I used coloured pencils to colour everything and add intensity to the sky.

The sentiment is a lovely bold one from MFT's All Occasion Sentiments which I stamped in dark brown ink. Finally, I trimmed the card panel to size with a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle and attached it to a card base.

We'd love to see what you make with our sketch this week. The team has pulled out all the stops to inspire you so do hop over to the CAS Colours and Sketches blog to admire their samples and you'll find the Linky Tool there so that you can upload your own creation. Don't forget to keep your card nice and clean and simple - and have fun!

I loved Joanne's board at Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge and couldn't resist using it again - this time with the first column: Wings/Leaves/Nature. I'm also linking this card up at Stamplorations Theme and Photo challenge -  choosing the Wings theme. I've not used the Love Birds stamp set before so I'm sharing this card at Darnell's NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) challenge.

Sometimes you just have to sit and admire the view don't you!

You'll be glad to know we got home just before those rain clouds caught up with us and emptied out a whole load of hailstones! 

Sending hugs,


  1. Super looking scenic card. Lovely view Eva was enjoying too. Glad you beat the hail home! xxx

  2. This is a stunning make Vicky,love the cocktails (hubby used to breed them )a great sentiment too

  3. WOW! Vicky what a wonderful card, love your colouring. and a great take on the sketch. A Beautiful view the both of you enjoyed.
    Faith x

  4. What lovely sweet image and a gorgeous shade of blue for the lovely background.

    Kath x

  5. Just adorable, what lovely birds and stitched frame.

    Hugs diane

  6. More pretty birds, Vicky! You always color them so well! Love the whole scene and how you've used this sketch!

  7. Sweet Love Birds, scene...Vicky. Love your coloring and non-geometric sponging. Glad you and Eva got home before the hail storm too:-) TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

  8. What a fabulous card - those cockatiels remind me of the childhood TV show 'Play School' - and I love the mini scene you created. Glad you liked my TicTacToe board enough to use it again this week too!

  9. I love your sweet birds! Gorgeous scene!

  10. I love them stamped in grey for your beautiful and soft look!

  11. Beautiful birdie scene! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge. Good Luck!

  12. What sweet love birds! Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining the fun at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge!


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