Friday 8 April 2016

Winnie and Walter - Share the Love Week with Pinkfresh Studio - Entry # 3

You didn't think I would only enter a Winnie and Walter challenge twice did you?????

I'm back with another entry for the Share the Love Week with Pinkfresh Studio Challenge.  This time I was inspired by this card by the fabulous Lydia Evans:

I really love the way Lydia created the background with just stamps and black ink, and the yellow strip alongside really pops against it. So I grabbed my stamps and some grey ink and this is what I came up with:

I decided to try out Lydia's background idea using grey ink on a white CS panel. I then found this gorgeous yellow patterned paper that had grey and white, and images similar to my stamping. This was adhered to the card front and then the panel on top. The star was die-cut from a pink paint chip and a solid star die-cut as well from white CS. The solid star was adhered to the back to keep the faceted pieces in place. I removed a few of them quickly before the glue dried. The star was popped up on foam tape, some sequins added and the sentiment attached as well.

The patterned paper is from Simply Creative 'Folk Song'. The floral stamps are from Winnie and Walter 'In Bloom:Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya'. The faceted star die is also from Winnie and Walter, as well as the sentiment from the 'The Big, the Bold and the Happy' stamp set. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Happy Birthday'.

And will also link to the Seize the Birthday Challenge  where their 'Topping' is 'Floral'.

This week has gone by so fast and only one more week till the school holidays begin. The kids are really looking forward to it and I can't wait for no rushing around in the mornings. Not sure what we will do yet but I'm sure I will entertain the kids some how!!

Take care


  1. I love that card of Lydia's - so darn inspiring. Love your interpretation.

  2. WOW, I love that patterned paper and your stamping, Shona - it goes together so wonderfully!!!! The star is simply beautiful in pink with the few white pieces!!! So lovely!!!!

  3. Amazed that you found that patterned paper and how perfectly it works with the stamped panel. Fell in love with this masterpiece the moment I saw it.

  4. Great take on Lydia's beautiful card. Yours is beautiful too! Love the patterned paper and your stamped panel. That star die is fantastic. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  5. It amazing how just stamping with neutral inks can really make a card design Pop. I really like your star with some of the cutouts left in too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge. Good luck, and hope to see you again.
    Barbara, Mod Squad Challenge Host.

  6. Shona, this card is just gorgeous! I love the background papers and the clean and simple lines of the card. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)

  7. A very lovely card, Shona! I really loved the background pps and the beautiful soft colors - a wonderful card. :)

  8. Beautiful take on your inspiration photo!! Your star design is awesome!! So glad you joined the fun at Seize the Birthday!!


  9. Lovely, Shona ... what a fab match that DP is with your fabulous stamped panel ... a great background for the splendid star! Hugs, Anita :)

  10. Beautiful card! Such a wonderful design!! Fabulous stamping!!

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