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!
2018-12-09 13.14.50 (2) For some interest, I added some gold speckles.

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!




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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.

46 thoughts on “WWC215 – Donna’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge”

    1. I really appreciate your very kind comments! I stamped the flowers in light DI for no line colouring and then watercoloured them. I must admit I do tend to add to the original as well as mixing colours! So glad you like them!


  1. Your water coloring is absolutely stunning, Helen. I have never mastered that art and I admire you for your skill because I know it takes real talent to get the results you have achieved here! I love your color palette and the gold speckles are a perfect accent. Gorgeous card. Your friend will treasure it. xo Nancy


    1. I really appreciate your very kind and supportive comments Nancy! Thanks so much! I love to colour and paint! My friend did love it! Like you, I don’t publish until after they have been given! xx 🙂


  2. OMG, Helen ! Your card is stunning and your watercoloring breathtaking. You certainly know how to give life to those iris, it looks like I could touch them, the dimension you gave to this card is unbelievable. Really beautiful and feminine. Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko.


  3. Incredible job with your water coloring!! I am sooooooooo impressed! So happy you played along at Seize the Birthday and I hope you will be back again soon!


  4. Thud! I saw this as a well-deserved winner at Double D, Helen, and had to come and congratulate you! I’m sure it will be the first of many wins for this extraordinary work of art!! You should be painting on canvas if you don’t already!! I’m in awe!! Hugs, Darnell


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