As I had amassed a bagful of tea bags, I decided to do some tiny animal sketches. They are so quick and easy to do. All I used were Derwent charcoal pencils and a little gesso.
Charcoal is very smudgey and as such very forgiving, you don't need to be very neat or accurate..
I mounted each onto a piece of neutral/beige card.
and wrote the sentiment on a piece of old book page..( I use the centre text of pages for collage but I keep the plain margins from book pages to write sentiments or stamp text.. )
I used a fountain pen for this but you could stamp your text.
Then I mounted each animal and sentiment onto a card blank,
They really don't need anything else, I guess this is my way of doing CAS, something I find impossible in paint.
I really like them, they are sweet, and with a simple 'hello' greeting they can be used for any occasion.