Friday 8 April 2016

Winnie and Walter - Share the Love Week with Pinkfresh Studio - Entry # 4

Before I show you yet ANOTHER entry for the Winnie and Walter challenge, I just want to thank everyone for all their comments and congratulations on my new DT role with CAS-ual Fridays. I'm so lucky to have met so many wonderful, support people that I now call my friends through this blogging and card making adventure. I have felt very loved over the past few days and want to thank you all for that!!

So.......just when you thought I had finished entering this challenge, I sneak another one in!!

I think this will be my final entry but you just never know. There are so many cards to be inspired by for the Share the Love Week with Pinkfresh Studio Challenge, I might be tempted to make one more.....

For this entry I had fallen in love with this card by Kate Capper as soon as I saw it and wanted to try and capture some of those gorgeous colours:

The water colouring is so divine and masking so perfect. I could never re-create those flowers with my own painting skills but wondered if I could get a pinch of them using my pencils:

I will be the first to admit that I'm a bit of novice when it comes to masking but the more I do it, the more I enjoy it, although I wish I didn't make quite so many mistakes......

I started this off by cutting a panel of white CS and using a die to cut an angled-wavy edge along it. After using a pencil to mark out where the edge would sit, I set about stamping and masking, masking and stamping along each row, following that angled edge. Once finished I then used two similar coloured pencils per flower to add some depth to the middle of each flower.

I then stamped the stamens in each flower (where I discovered that pigment ink takes a VERY long time to dry if stamped on pencil and ended up smudging some of it while taking the photo....grrrrrr). The sentiment was stamped in black on the panel and it was popped up on foam tape, along with a rainbow of sequins.

The wavy edged die is from Simon Says Stamp 'Border Waves'. The flower stamps are from Winnie and Walter 'In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya', as well as the sentiment stamps from 'The Big, the Bold and the Happy'. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

I have four other challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Happy Birthday)


CAS on Sunday Challenge # 80 (Flowers)

Seize the Birthday Challenge (Floral)

Stamplorations - April CAS Card Challenge 

Right, I'm off to watch a movie in bed with the kids. Max was going to play soccer in the morning but he has had a terrible reaction to a virus and is too sick to play. He is so gutted and we are as well but its only the start of the season, so plenty more games to go. It does also mean we can sleep-in which is a bit of a bonus.....Lots of cards to make this weekend so hopefully I can squeeze them in while hanging out with the kids.

Take care


  1. Your flowers look absolutely amazing, Shona and the bright colours are beautiful!!!! Fabulous!!!

  2. Such a gorgeous card. Fabulous masking and colouring and the wave die cut looks great with the design x

  3. I know I left a comment on IG but had to stop by here too :) Great version of the card. Thanks so much for playing along with share the love week at Winnie and Walter.
    Kate xx

  4. Shona, this is quite striking! I love how there is so much white space to really make your colored piece shine! Thank you for playing at Seize the Birthday!

  5. Shona....this is over the top amazing. Just love your fabulous flowers.

  6. Absolutely beautiful and really amazing masking. Makes this card just sing. Gorgeous.

  7. That's a lot of masking, you must have great patience! The card is absolutely gorgeous, I love the gorgeous bright colours, the angled die cut border and the colourful sequins. Rainbow is the best colour of them all! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  8. Great masking Shona, it's a wonderful card.

    Love and hugs

  9. This is extraordinary, Sho! What a brilliant example of a stunning CASE of a stunning card and how you made it your own!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Beautiful ensemble, Shona! I love the brightly colored flowers (reminds me of the tulip fields, somehow!) and a perfect birthday card!

  11. Wow!!!! this is gorgeous!!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  12. Wow!! wow!! this one is a show stopper! wow!! I just love this amazing design and your masking is perfect!


  13. LOve it!! That scalloped panel just rocks my world, Shona!!!

  14. Yummy rainbow blooms, Shona ... what a fabulous take on Kate's gorgeous card! Hugs, Anita :)

  15. Great take on that card, Shona.

  16. Great job masking.. I'm not so very good at that myself. Love the colors they POP.

  17. Clever design! Great colours too. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.