Sunday, 22 January 2017

Pile It On! Challenge - Quote/Lyric/Saying

We have another fun Pile It On! Challenge starting today...and we're challenging you to be inspired by a:


There's a rather special prize for this challenge...a $30 donation to a charity of the winner's choice!

I had a rummage through all of my sentiment stamps and found a set of 'Kid's Quotes' sayings by Inkadinkado...and picked two of them to use on a couple of cards. Inspired by the colour/rainbow themes of the stamps, I created a watercolour rainbow background using washes of Distress Inks (Fired Brick, Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Lucky Clover, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire & Wilted Violet) on wet watercolour paper. I used two layers...allowing the first to dry before adding the second, then once the second was dry, I splattered water over the top, allowed it to sit for a minute, before patting off the excess using a paper towel, which removed some of the pigment, and creating some texture. I trimmed the panel down, to created two strips, then stamped the quote stamps in the centres using black ink. I added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.

Here are some close-ups of the two cards:

Here are the challenges I've piled on:

For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Pile It On! Challenge.


Keti's Projects said...

I love your qoutes. I first thought it was your lettering but read they're stamps. I love your colourful background. Very inspiring. Hugs, Keti

Angelnorth said...

Lovely depth of colour with the second wash of inks - two very stylish cards! Thanks for joining us this week at Daring Cardmakers!

Dawn said...

What a fabulous way to create a rainbow, love it. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. said...

Love the sentiments and the way you made your colorful paper!! Thanks for playing with us at Come and Get It!
Carolyn, DT

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Love this Helen, thanks for sharing with Imagine That and good luck. Wendy DT xx

Handmade by Natty said...

LOVE those backgrounds! The stitching is a perfect finishing detail. :D Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week!

PaperPlotterLottas-CraftChaos said...

I like all the colors at the background. Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge #52 Anything Goes.
Hugs, Tina - DT
Polkadoodles Challenge

Miri said...

The sentiments are great! And sewing them on your card blank is a great way to out the focus on them.
Thanks for joining our challenge this week.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Helen, a brilliant sentiment and lovely colours.
Thank you for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles

Anonymous said...

Lovely pair of cards, Helen. Sweet quotes and perfect for your rainbows. Thanks for playing along at HLS WC Challenge.

Jolanda's Blog said...

Great colors!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Inspiration Destination I hope you’ll join us next time again.
(DT member)

EdenLand Designs said...

These are great!!! The background is fabulous, and the sentiments really make me smile....out of the mouths of babes...comes true wisdom at times! Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It this week :)
Susan - DT

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous, love the sentiments! Thank you for joining us at Imagine That! Creative Playground!
~GDT Sherry x

2amscrapper said...

Fabulous water color background -- works perfectly with your stamp quote. Thanks for linking up to our challenge at Imagine That! Creative Playground! Helene, Imagine That! blog DT.

Jenny Colacicco said...

These really made me smile. I love love the the colours, and these bold sentiments are perfect. Thanks so much for joining us at the HLS watercolor challenge! Jenny x

Kristina said...

Lovely technique card - love the simplicity and bright colours. Thanks so much for joining us over at Crafty Creations Challenges. Kristina DT

ELE said...

Very fine and delicate your creation.
Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge
We look forward to seeing you again next time.