Love well, Laugh often, Love much (HLS- Watercolour)

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Hello and welcome

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

My card this month started with me having lots of fun playing with Brusho powders and  Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders.

I love that you never know exactly how it will turn out and that you can continue to add more colour until you are happy.

Once it was dry, I cut the oval ‘forest’ die from Hero Arts – Monthly Hero Set -May 2018     twice from black card.

I also cut the plain oval die from a black card front in black.

It was then only a matter of cutting the forest images apart to make 2 sides of the scene. On the left there are 2 layers offset, overlapping  partsand then adding some of the cut parts along  the bottom.

I removed the swing and instead stamped the girl on the swing, the dog, squirrel, birds and some leaves using the matching stamp set.

I felt the scene looked like an abstract sort of forest background with lots of variations of green along with some reds, browns and yellows.

To keep it simple, I white heat embossed the sentiment from Kaisercraft  – Life Sentiments. I love that it can be used for a birthday card for any age.

I love working with black paper and card as it is the perfect foil for so many projects. It helps colours to ‘pop’, draws the eye to the image or sentiment it frames and of course it is just perfect to ensure sentiments stand out.

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.  

I look forward to seeing what you create this week!  Good luck!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit.  I love to read your comments.

Have a great day




A Blog Named Hero – Nature

Double “D” – Silhouettes

Divas That Cut – Fall or Fall Colours

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Time Out Challenge #147 – Inspired by Words

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 481- Fall theme

Allsorts Challenge Week 543 – Make your own Background No DP’s

AAA Birthday – Game #6 – Colour Palette




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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.

39 thoughts on “Love well, Laugh often, Love much (HLS- Watercolour)”

  1. Your background looks so cool against the black silhouette. Thank you for joining in with my make your own background challenge at Allsorts challenge.
    Lynn x


  2. A really lovely choice of colour for your background and a lovely scene. Thank you for joining our ‘Make your own background’ at Allsorts.

    Kath x


  3. Fantastic! Your background is really beautiful! I love the die cuts you used and how you layered them and how you cut and cropped them as well! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Silhouettes Challenge, Donna, DT Member.


  4. What a cool scene with the layered trees and silhouette. Love how you incorporated the beautiful color against the black. Thank you so much for playing at Time Out Challenges!
    – Shauna


  5. What a fabulous, shimmery, lush background, Helen … it’s perfect as the background to your die cut leafy forest frame and that sweet silhouette scene! Striking and oh-so-pretty, both at the same time! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita 🙂


  6. I love silhouette scenes, so this one really caught my eye! It’s lovely! The background is amazing! Thanks for joining our Time Out challenge!


  7. What a lovely card – perfect in every way for our nature challenge – thanks for joining our A Blog Named Hero challenge this month and good luck! Betty Keefe ABNH FB DT


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