WWC172 – Anything Goes Challenge



Hello and welcome to our next Watercooler Wednesday – Anything Goes – Challenge. is our wonderful host this week.

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My card features this beautiful Penny Black -Slapstick – Gentle Whisper stamp.  I just love this beautiful image and it makes it so easy to colour.

This time I coloured the image with Distress ink and sprayed it very lightly with water before stamping on watercolour paper.  It is then only a matter of working with water and a brush to pull the colour out to form the flowers and leaves.  Where I felt it needed a bit more colour, I added it with a brush.

After adding a few black splatters, I added the Hero Arts wood block  stamp – Poetic Prints – Chinese Happiness Wish in black ink. It was finished with a black card cut from My Favorite Things – Die Stitched Basic Edges.

Thanks so much for stopping in.  Please remember to check out the wonderful work on our blog.

I hope you can join in our challenge this week.



A Blog Named Hero Challenge – Watercolour

AAA Cards – CAS Game #116 – The 4th Big Birthday Bash

CAS-ual Fridays  – CFC #200 – Birthday Celebration

HLS May Watercolour Challenge

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and  More – Challenge #294 – Clean and Simple



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.

22 thoughts on “WWC172 – Anything Goes Challenge”

  1. Helen this is such a beautiful delicate card design and beautiful imagery. I’m a great fan of Asian Artistry and this certainly holds up. Thanks so much for sharing your talents each week.


    1. Thank you so much for all your wonderful support since I joined WWC Team, Penny. I really do appreciate it and you will be missed in our group. I do hope that things work out the way you want in the future . I wish you good friend, love and laughter always!


  2. Hi Helen, what a stunning piece of art! I love the Penny Black images and you have brought this one to life. Your colours make me think of a beautiful piece of silk painting. Absolutely gorgeous!


    1. I really appreciate your very supportive comments, Heidi! I love this stamp and all things Asian inspired. It does make you think of a piece of silk. So sorry to mess up this week. My head is coming clear so I should be right from here! Winter!!!!! 😦 Have a great weekend.


  3. Helen it truly looks stunning like a painted masterpiece particularly with the Chinese writing alongside it. Your colours are perfect as is the design.


  4. Oh how perfectly coloured is your image, love it! Thanks for linking up and joining in with AAA Cards birthday celebrations!


  5. This is Karen Bull, a design team member from A Blog Named Hero and this watercolor is beautiful. I love the no-line look. Thank you so much for playing along with us this month!


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