WWC166 – Kath’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge


Edited to add: I was so happy to be chosen as the TOP SPOT at Art Impressions – Challenge #230 Good Goes Round!  Thanks so much!

I was also fortunate to be selected as a Happy Little Stampers – April Mixed Media Challenge – Travel.

Hello and welcome

Here we are back again with Kath’s new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Image may contain: one or more people and textI have just returned from a holiday in South Australia, where I visited a couple of lighthouses, which I just love. As I had also recently received  the wonderful new Lighthouse Circlet Mini Tryfolds stamp set from Art Impressions,  I decided it was perfect for this week’s challenge.

As it is a trifold card, it is really difficult to photograph clearly.

On the back of the packet are very clear instructions for the using the 3 stamps and 2 mini die cuts to create the look through circle card.

My card is slightly taller (5″), rather than the 4″ suggested, as I wanted to play around with a background.

After stamping and die cutting each of the 3 circles, I water coloured the scenes using Distress Inks. I then added a little white paint to the wave caps to make it a bit more realistic.

P1070363 Front panel    P1070365   Middle inside flap






Inside back panel


I wanted my card to give the impression of looking through an old brick wall across to the wonderful views.

Unfortunately, when I checked, I didn’t have a brick stencil, but I found a Kaisercraft die.

So I cut a stencil using an old piece of packaging – not too strong, but perfect for a decayed look.

P1070356P1070359    P1070351

Using white  Ranger Texture Paste, I added some bricks to the front, the second panel and on the inside of the back panel.

To give the impression of the wall decaying, I used Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations die to cut the top RH corner of the front and top LH  of the middle panel.  As I didn’t want the shapes, I just cut off the die cuts to leave an uneven shape.

On the back panel, I added a circle using Mama Elephant – Sew Fancy Creative Cuts. I used the banner die from this set and stamped the sentiment from MFT – All Smiles set. To finish, I added three small, craft die cut shells from Memory Box Seaside Treasures.

Sorry this has been such a long post!

Now it’s over to you!  Don’t forget to check out the clever creations from the rest of the  talented Design Team members at our blog.


Art Impressions – Challenge #230 Good Goes Round!

Happy Little Stampers – Watercolour Challenge April

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies – April

Happy Little Stampers – Mixed Media Challenge – Travel

Die Cut Divas – April’s challenge theme is to make a project you associate with April (such as Easter, Rain, Storms, April Fools Day, Spring, Autumn, IRS/Taxes) or April holidays (www.holidayinsights.com)

Dies R US Challenge #95 – Springtime

Cardz 4 Guyz – Challenge #192 Travel or Transport

Time Out Challenge – Spring

The Cat’s Pajamas # Spring

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Have a wonderful week and happy creating







Author: momentsofcrafting

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child, I have always loved to create and have enjoyed all kinds of crafts, sewing and painting. China painting helped develop my understanding of colour and design. Over the last few years card making has taken up a major part of my crafting time as I love to play with new techniques and mediums. Since beginning my blog, entering various challenges has encouraged me to grow my skills and creativity.

36 thoughts on “WWC166 – Kath’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge”

  1. Amazing, Helen! I read your post and admired each panel and am left in awe of your wonderful creation. You’ve created a real masterpiece here. Love the lengths to which you went to follow your creative Muse. There is nothing about this card which I don’t absolutely love.


  2. Those tri fold card are a little tricky and time consuming but you have made an amazing card here Helen. Love the colourful lighthouse. Love the texture pasting wall and the uneven shaping. Fabulous card.


  3. Well Helen, your persistence in figuring out these tri-folds has really paid off with this beautiful card. I love lighthouse cards, and the wonderful triple scene you’ve created with the different views of the ocean and lighthouse in your card are really amazing. The cut-away on the walls front and back also lends to the mystery and beauty of this card. You continue to amaze me each and every time with your wonderful creativeness.
    Thanks so much for sharing.


  4. Your card is awesome! The brick detail you added gives it so much dimension. Thanks for playing along with the Art impressions Good Goes Around Challenge! Jil


  5. Amazing card, love the design, fold and all the details! So happy you could share this with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes w/ Dies Challenge and good luck!


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