Wednesday, 29 August 2018


Thanks to Watercooler Wednesday for choosing my Christmas card as one of their winning cards this week! Their Challenge this week is Anything Goes and my card was inspired by the colours in the Color Throwdown #CTD508 challenge - honestly they are!  However, whereas their's are vibrant, mine came out more muted but I still followed the brief of Red, Green, Yellow and Purple. It was probably my choice of Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

I started off using Bundled Sage by Tim Holtz for the background and edges and inked Stampin Up's Daffodil Delight and Summer Sun yellows in the dots.  I used the Bundle Sage again to ink one of the stamps from In This World - a retired set from Stampin Up.  The red is another Tim Holtz  Worn Lipstick which was sponged on and then, once the image was stamped, I used a SU Blender Pen to add more ink to the image.  The stamped butterfly was coloured in with SU Summer Sun so that it shows through the cut out butterfly.  I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the cut out butterfly and some Bronze Thread from SU behind.  Tricky stuff to try and keep it in place.  The sentiment is from another retired SU set Yay You and this was inked in Memories ink in Violet.

Not quite the vibrancy of the colours in the challenge but I still love how this card turned out.



Helen said...

A really eye-catching card, Fiona! I love that bright happy pop of colour your butterfly adds! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

Created by Kath said...

I always look forward to seeing what you have made! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.