Monday, 31 August 2015

Guest Designer - The Crazy Challenge

I have another guest designer for the Crazy Challenge today...where the theme is:


I like to watercolour on my cards in lots of different ways, so I loved this much so, that I made two cards! I decided to do some simple stamping and embossing, then coloured the whole of eachcard by watercolouring using Distress Inks. I used several butterflies from the 'Social Butterfly' set by Penny Black, and a sentiment from the 'Big Messages' set by Paula Pascual. On the first card I stamped in black ink, then heat embossed in clear, and on the second card I used white embossing powder.

I used the same layout and ink colours on each card...but got totally different looks!

Distress Ink colours used: Scattered Straw; Wild Honey; Spiced Marmalade; Fired Brick; Festive Berries; Broken China; Salty Ocean; Faded Jeans; Stormy Sky & Chipped Sapphire.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For inspiration from the fab DT, and full details of the sponsor and prize for this challenge, please pop over to the Crazy Challenge.


Caryn said...

Such pretty cards Helen - love your colouring techniques.
Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
Caryn x

Blankina said...

Pretty and elegant , both butterflies cards,glad you could join in our "use a sentiment" challenge at Crafty Friends, hope to see you soon, hugs Blankina
PS My favourite is the "black" version

Lin said...

These are both beautiful Helen, but my favourite is definitely the one with the black ink as the butterflies really pop on that one.

Thanks for sharing in my 'no patterned papers' challenge.

Crafty Cardmakers and More

julie_woolston said...

Both beautiful cards, love the butterflies.
Thank you for sharing at CCM&M
Hugs Julie xxx

Kim x said...

Fabulous cards Helen.
Thanks for entering our no patterned papers challenge at CCM&More.
Hugs Kimx

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, thanks for playing at Crafty Friends, xxxxx

Aunty Sue said...

wow these are fab and thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ in our use a old stamp challenge.
Aunty Sue DT

EriEs said...

What a great idea - use black and white - it is fab effect. Love both cards.

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting With Friends challenge blog.
Erika, DT

Sue U said...

Stunning cards...Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More this time... Good luck and hope to see you again soon
Sue xx

Jenscrapstoo said...

Fantastic cards, Wonderful image!! Love the watercolouring :)
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM