Sunday, 21 February 2016

TCTC#7 - A Happy Hello

I have the honour of being a Guest Designer for The Colour Tree Challenge this month.  I was over the moon when Bronwyn contacted me and, truth be told, am still very excited about it.  The challenge this week uses some very bold colours as well as gold.

For this card I turned to the Annual Catalogue.  There are so many wonderful products available in it but at the moment it is being eclipsed by the Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration.  Time for a change.  For my base I used the Heavy Whisper White and then added a layer of Basic Black.  I wasn't certain whether I wanted my next layer to be a pattern or an embossed piece.  And then I remembered the Neutrals Designer Series paper stack and knew that was the answer.  I chose the pretty flower pattern in Black and White but before I attached the piece, I  cut out the centre using my Deco Labels framelit.  That left a nice black shape in the centre of the card for which I cut a white label using the smaller Deco Labels framelit.

For the white label I decided to stamp  one of the sentiments from the Tin of Cards set using the Archival Basic Black ink.  Once that was dry, I used my Aqua Painter to put a watercolour wash over the centre using Tempting Turquoise ink.  To dress up the card I heat embossed three butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri set on Vellum cardstock with Gold embossing powder.   I used my Stampin' Marker to add Tempting Turquoise to each butterfly.

After adding three small gold heart sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment my card was done.  I hope you'll check out the wonderful project created by Bronwyn and then link up your own project at The Colour Tree Challenge.


  1. Those gold and turquoise butterflies look like they are going to flutter right off the card. Love the floral background and the added sequins. Love having you as a Guest DT for The Colour Tree.

    1. Thanks so much Bronwyn. I've really been enjoying my time as your Guest DT for TCTC.


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