Saturday 9 July 2016

CAS Colours and Sketches 181

So, it's now day 2 of my exploration of the Swirly Bird bundle. (Maybe it's really still day one, since I started last night but I'll go with day 2.)

This time, I've taken inspiration from a favourite challenge blog of mine, CAS Colours and Sketches. This week is colour week.

These bright, fresh colours got me thinking of trees with a brightly coloured bird in them. In turn, that lead to this slightly unusual baby card. It avoids the usual pastel shades I associate with baby cards. It's also non-specific enough that it could also be a house-warming, or even engagement card, now I think about it more: any occasion with the idea of home or family.

I used the splatter stamp that come with the set with Cucumber Crush and Soft Suede, stamped off, to give the impression of branches and leaves in behind the three die cut leaves. Some eggs are on dimensionals and have had Wink of Stella applied. The bird and the sentiment are also popped up. The bird has a pearly eye: a literally beady eye!

Update: Delighted to be a Top Pick at CAS Colours and Sketches.

Card: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Cucumber Crush
Stamps: Swirly Bird, Zoo Babies (sentiment, retired)
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede, Cucumber Crush
Other: pearl, Wink of Stella, dimensionals, Cucumber Crush marker, Elegant Eggplant marker for colouring cut edges.


  1. What an adorable card - love that scene. Great job with the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  2. I love your card, Jan! Really CAS and a great use of the colours. I love the Swirly Stamp set and framelits and you've used them to great effect here. Thanks for joining us again at CC&S. Caro x

  3. I like the implication of the card welcoming one to a new "nest"! I'm glad our challenge colors inspired you. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week!

  4. Unusual baby card indeed, but how effective. So nice to create a different sort of card. Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches again. Liz x