Wonderful You (HLS – Watercolour)

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Hello and welcome

I’m back with a card for HLS Watercolour Challenge for September 2019 with an optional twist of TROPICAL!  However, anything  watercolour is just fine.

I wasn’t quite sure which direction to take with the “Tropical”  twist.

After a bit of fun playing with Brusho and Cosmic Shimmer Powders, I finally decided which way to go.

I started by gold heat embossing Darkroom Door – Fallen Leaves stamp and began to add the powders till I was happy with the effect. I then finished with a light spray of Perfect Pearls water for some extra sheen.

When it was perfectly dry, I cut the ‘Wonderful’ word die from Concord & 9th – Wonderful Florals Die,  once from the panel and one from some dark green card.

The embossed panel was attached to a card front and the green letters inserted.  A double green frame from Altnew’s ‘Fine Frames Cover Die’ was added around the letters.

A macaw from Kaisercraft ‘ Pina Colada’ was stamped and gold heat embossed, before being coloured with Zig Real Brush Markers and fussy cut.

This was added with dimension tape onto the front, along with the word ‘you’ from SSS Believe set.

The photo doesn’t really do justice to the lovely sparkle and mix of colours on the leaves.

Please head over to our blog and check out the wonderfully inspirational work by the rest of the Design Team!  I hope you will find the time to join our challenge this month.  Good luck!

Thanks so much for visiting. I really appreciate you taking the time.
Happy crafting

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.

10 thoughts on “Wonderful You (HLS – Watercolour)”

  1. Beautiful! That background is so pretty with the gold embossing and your splashing of colors. Love that bold sentiment with the parrot perched on the R, great design. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!


  2. Simply stunning Helen. Love the gold embossing and the brusho background. Wow to those big bold letters and I love your colourful macaw and how he is perched on the R. They are a beautiful bird.


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