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Today I’m sharing a card I made after playing with some simple watercolouring.

It started by white heat embossing MFT – Abstract Background stamp on a sheet of card.

Using Distress Inks, I water coloured the panels, using the colours from the current MFT Colour Challenge.

To finish I cut circles from a piece of black card and foam mounted it over the panel after adding Turquoise Range Embossing Powder over the sentiment from Penny Black. Some Nuvo Crystal Drops finished the card.

I’m not sure if the colours needed to be a little brighter to pop behind the black panel. They look so much brighter IRL. The photo seems to have bleached them a little.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Have a lovely day

Helen

Challenges:

MFT Color Challenge 116

Wednesday Sketch Challenge – Sketch 434

Addicted to CAS Challenge #158 – Contrast

Fun Friday Challenge #112 

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes


      

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WWC218 – Marsha’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

 

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Hello and welcome

I’m back with the new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday  –  Marsha’s “All About Occasions” Challenge!  I hope you will join us this week!

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I decided it was time to make a shaker card, so I took out another of my much loved Art Impressions Stamp Sets  – Party Girls.   After stamping, copic colouring and fussy cutting the image,  Wink of Stella and  Glossy Accents was added to the balloons, as well as some glitter pen details to the ladies’ tops.

The next step was to cut MFT Pierced Circle largest frame from white card as well as a sheet of coloured fun foam. A piece of acetate was then glued between the 2 circles. Assorted sequins and glitter cut outs were placed on the centre of the card front, before the acetate section was glued in place.

When dry, the ladies  were added on top using foam tape.

The ‘friends’ was die cut from silver glitter card using Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold and Friends Cutaways and glued to the front.

The ‘fabulous’ word from Uniko – ‘You Are – Yes You’ Set  was stamped in black, fussy cut then adhered to a piece of glitter card and fussy cut again. This was glued above the circle along with some stars!

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These images always make me smile and think of all my wonderful friends!

Now it’s time to head over to our blog to check out what the rest of the Design Team have shared.  Good luck and I hope to see your creations!

Thanks so much for visiting

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Art Impressions Challenge 254 Best Friends!

Time Out Challenge #133 – Embellishments

Addicted to CAS Challenge #157 – Humour

SSS Monday Challenge – Going Round in Circles

CWS #37: Birthday (Our 3rd Anniversary!)

               

WWC217 – Michelle’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

 

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Hello and welcome

It’s time for a new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday with Michelle’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge.  I hope you will join in the fun!

Image may contain: one or more people and textMy card today is a fun card featuring Penny Black -Paint the Town set.  It involved some basic masking.

When I saw the new AAA cards – Along the Edge challenge, I thought it would be interesting to build a scene along the edge of the card front.

The images were watercoloured with Distress Inks.

To build a scene, I added some greenery and blended a cloudy sky using MFT Cloud Stencil.

Now it’s time for you to visit our blog to get inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your supportive comments.

Hope you have some crafting time

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Penny Black and More April – Springtime

AAA CAS Game #138 – Along The Edge + Optional Twist Sewing

Less is More Challenge #393 – Subtle Colours

Seize the Birthday-Anything Goes # 163

April TCP Tuesday #356 Challenge – Spring

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I’m thrilled to say that Art Impressions have chosen my card to win ‘Top Spot’  in their Outdoor Scenes Challenge!  Thanks so much!  I just love working with their amazing and super fun products!!  Please visit their website to check it out for yourself!

I have had some fun playing with AI  Watercolour Sets – Open Window and Foliage Set, I had been lucky enough to win.

I wasn’t sure how I felt about the finished panel, but decided to cut it down and frame it using MFT Die-namics Pierced Square Frames in navy.

I raised the frame for some added dimension adding it to a plain square card.

The sentiment comes from my favourite There She Goes – Everyday Greetings.

Here is my card. What do you think?  Maybe a lot more practice! LOL!

Have a great day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Art Impressions Challenge 252 Outdoor Scenes WEEK 2!

Just Us Girls #482 – Word Week- Houses

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #336 – Anything Goes

The Card Concept #112 {Cottage Florals} – (a layered card – colour and frame – with a hint of vintage, I think. Inspired by the spring flowers and wood background in the photo)

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WWC216 – Dawn’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

 

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Update:  I was thrilled to have my card chosen as winner of the A Blog Named Hero – March challenge – Embossing!

Thanks so much!

Hello and welcome

This week it’s  Dawn’s “All About Occasions” Challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. I hope you will join in the fun!

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When I was going through some pieces I had already stamped, I found this gorgeous white embossed floral panel featuring  Hero Arts Clings stamp, I have always loved.

I added copics to add colour to the panel.

After trimming the panel, I placed it behind Altnew’s Fine Frames Cover Dies. I cut 2 sets of the dies and  gold heat embossed the smallest frame, before adding it on top of the matching white one.

The sentiment was from another old favourite, There She Goes – Everyday Greetings,  gold heat embossed.

Now it’s time for you to visit our blog to get inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your supportive comments.

Hope you have some crafting time

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

A Blog Named Hero – Embossing

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #336 – Anything Goes

Uniko Challenge #52 Reminder – Spring, optional twist Easter

CAS on Friday Challenge #155 – Spring

April TCP Tuesday # 356 Challenge – Spring

 

   

 

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Love – Memory Box Poppies (HLS)

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Hello and welcome

Today is the start of a new  Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies Challenge! We would love to see what you have been creating with your dies!

My card features Memory Box Row of Poppies Die cut and water coloured  before inlaying them back into the negative.  This panel was then trimmed using a large Spellbinders circle.  The same circle die was also cut in the centre of the square panel before being added to the square card front along with the flower circle.

To finish I added an Intricutz Dies – Love Letters in white.

Although it is a simple card, I think the contrast with the black and white is quite eye-catching!

Time to head over to our blog to check out the great work by the rest of the Design Team!  Good luck with your entries!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Memory Box Challenge #48- Clean And Simple Cards

Dies R Us – Anything Goes using dies by companies carried
at the Dies R Us Store!

Uniko Challenge #52 Reminder – Spring, optional twist Easter

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WWC215 – Donna’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge

 

 

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Update:  I was thrilled to be chosen winner over at Double “D” Water Color Challenge.  Thanks so much!   Winner's Badge

Hello and welcome

This week at Watercooler Wednesday, it’s Donna’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge. I hope you can find the time to join in.

Image may contain: one or more people, text that says "WWC215 Donna's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge"This card is one I made for a dear friend’s special birthday, using her favourite colour.  It features the beautiful Altnew Enchanted Iris stamp set.

I started by die cutting the front panel with CUTplorations Wonky Rectangle Die and stamped the images in Antique Linen Distress Ink.

The image was water coloured using Distress Inks. I just love to watercolour images. It so rewarding to watch the images come to life as you gently build up the colours, leaving others clean and fresh, giving a soft, gentle look!
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The sentiment is from Penny Black Heartfelt Thanks set, stamped in black.

I was really happy with the way this card turned out.  I hope you do too.

Don’t forget to head over to our blog to check out the wonderful inspiration from the rest of our Design Team.

I look forward to seeing what you create this week!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Seize the Birthday #162- Spring

Uniko Challenge #52 Reminder – Spring, optional twist Easter

Altnew 5th Birthday Blog – Share Your Best Altnew Projects

Double D Challenge – Watercolor

As You Like It Challenge – Favourite Colouring Medium and WHY

          

 

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