Sunday 28 February 2016

Winnie and Walter Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Challenge with Vanessa

This is entry number three for the Winnie and Walter Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Challenge.  I was hoping to create an entry for each challenge but time seems to be slipping by but will keep trying!!

This time I'm joining the fabulous Vanessa Menhorn and her 'Rainbow' challenge. She is wanting us to create a project using whatever you like to make it rainbow coloured in some way. I love a good rainbow and had an idea straight away of what to make.....:

I created my 'pastel rainbow' by brushing different coloured Distress Inks across a piece of water colour paper with a wet brush, making sure they slightly overlapped. I then die-cut the faceted rectangle from it and also from a piece of white foam. I glued the rainbow piece on to the foam, which gave it a lot of dimension without having to cut out millions of tiny pieces of foam tape. Laura Bassen had this idea (to die-cut foam) in one of her videos recently and its changed my life!!

I cut a panel of gold glitter CS and adhered it over the card front. I then glued the rainbow panel over top. After die-cutting the 'hello' from some gold glitter CS and twice more from white CS, I glued them all together with the gold piece slightly higher. This was then adhered to the card. Its so hard to capture the glitter of the gold in my photos but its sitting here beside me glistening away.

The 'hello' die is from Winnie and Walter, as well as the Multi-Faceted Die. The gold glitter CS is from American Crafts.

I have four other challenges I would like to enter:

W&W Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Challenge with Gayatri (Create your own background)

W&W Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Challenge with Heather H (Gold with Watercolour)

Inkspirational Challenge # 103 

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes)

One more post and then I'm off to sleep. Its not supposed to be so hot tomorrow, which is great because I have a lot of gardening work to do. Everyone seems to be doing well health wise too at the moment (touch wood) so hopefully I will also have no sick children this week!!

Take care


  1. Yum, love how you have done this.

  2. Shimmery and rainbow-y, Shona ... what a fabulous combination! Hugs, Anita :)

  3. Another stunner! Love the pastels for your fabulous rainbow. So glad to hear all are healthy!

  4. This is another of those "how did she manage that" cards. Wowzers.

  5. Fabulous card! Love that rainbow panel! SO pretty!

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


  6. Love the soft rainbow colours and the gold to go with it, Shona!!! This is beautifully done!!! Really lovely!!!!

  7. Oh wow. You really rocked this overlay. I had already told myself I need to order it after seeing C's, and now you are like, sealing the deal... it is inspiring the way you colored it, and the placement over the gold? Freaking awesome.

  8. Wow! This is beautiful! What a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with my Gold and Watercolor Challenge at Winnie and Walter!!!

  9. Love how you've use those pastels! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

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  11. Gorgeous x amazing x eye-catching, Shona! The pastel + kraft is striking! Guess you can tell I love this *grin* So glad you shared your artistry and creativity in the Inspirational Geometric challenge!