Tuesday 3 March 2015

Waffle Flower Challenge

Sometimes when I'm wandering through blogland, I'll see a challenge and I'm not be able to get it out of my head until I sit down and play with the ideas. This is what happened when I saw the photo for the Waffle Flower Challenge.

This pillow is so beautiful, I just knew I would have to attempt some water colouring (eeekkk!) but I also hadn't realised (until I looked closer) that there were also triangle patterns beneath the colour. Well, my mind went into overdrive with this detail and I couldn't wait to sit down and play.

I'm sorry this isn't the best photo. I hadn't thought too much about trying to photograph this when I was creating it....trying to capture that pale colour was a nightmare.....but worth it!

I started out by die-cutting the rectangle panel from white CS. I then stamped the triangle pattern and heat embossed in white. I took three distress inks (Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac), gently blended them with a wet brush and brushed the stripes until I reached the right shade. I stamped the sentiment in grey ink and popped the panel on some foam tape. 

The triangle stamps and sentiment are from Altenew 'Sohcahtoa'. I don't own any Waffle Flower Stamps but got an email from May Park on Friday to say that I won a stamp set from a giveaway at Xmas. Isn't she lovely to have held on to it for this long?? And how did I not see my name on that post?? The joy of the Xmas rush I suppose. So now I just need to decide which set and will be able to use them on a future Waffle Flower Challenge.

Since I've created yet another birthday card, I'm going to link this to the Uniko Studio Challenge # 18 where their theme is 'Birthday'.

And will also link to the Showcase your Style Challenge # 9 where their theme is also:

As I've done some embossing on this card, I will also enter the Virginia's View Challenge # 13 where their theme is:

And this will be my last entry to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.

I think this is the most serene and peaceful card I have ever made. I'm going to keep it beside my computer for those moments when my head is going to explode with lists of things to do. Can imagine I will be staring at it quite often..........

Take care


  1. Shona, this is inspired! I didn't see the triangles until you pointed them out and your soft water colouring is so subtle-love it and thanks for joining Uniko x

  2. Beautiful card! Love the water coloring and great design! Very pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  3. Light and airy...what more can one want!? Super job on this CAS card, Shona! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All Things Embossed” Challenge!

  4. Love this! Thanks for joining the Uniko Studio Challenge!

  5. Soft, subtle and serene, Shona ... and definitely dreamy! Anita :)

  6. Sooo soft and pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Waffle Flower Photo Challenge!

  7. This is really lovely. I really like the soft watercolour background, the colours are so subtle and delicate. Great card. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko Studio Challenge!

  8. Hey Shona!! I love the white on white and then the soft, subtle pastel colors. The embossing is pretty too. Very elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at the Waffle Flower Craft Photo Inspiration Challenge.