Saturday 7 July 2018

Winnie and Walter June Colour Challenge with Heather H

Talk about sliding in at the last minute......I made this card for the Winnie and Walter June Colour Challenge last weekend while at my Mum's and then forgot to link it up during the week. I had a quick look now and had 2hrs left......yippee!!

This was quite a good challenge for me to do as I use yellow and pink on my cards often but hardly ever use red, let alone a dark red!! It got my creative brain working overtime to incorporate it all!!

I started by using Altenew ink 'Crimson' to stamp the hydrangea from W&W 'In Bloom: Addie's Garden' all over the card front. I then stamped two other flowers from the same stamp set on watercolour CS using Distress Inks 'Picked Raspberry' and 'Mustard Seed'. That way I could use a waterbrush and colour the flowers using the ink from the image. When they were dry I fussy cut them out.

To incorporate the darker red I stamped a square frame from W&W 'Framed with Evelin T Designs' on some white CS. I then decided I wanted to colour it all over, so I took a risk and watercoloured with the Altenew 'Velvet' ink....and it worked!! I used a mini-blending tool and Distress Ink 'Mustard Seed' to colour inside the frame and then fussy cut it out. This was popped on foam tape on the card front.

I arranged the other flowers in the frame, putting the pink one of foam tape for dimension. I then heat embossed the sentiment from W&W 'Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs' in white on black CS, fussy cut it out and put on foam tape. And found some sequins from Neat and Tangled in the same colours!!

Its raining here today and also warm which is very odd for the dead of Winter. I'm just catching up on housework and doing stuff with the kids. I've got lots of cards to make later and Bella desperately needs a walk...who says the weekends are for relaxing!!

Take care


  1. Very creative! Lovely way to use the color combo!

  2. What a wonderful card Shona - love your background, and the way you have the flowers spilling out of the frame