Wednesday, 4 July 2018

WWC177 - Charlotte's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Oh, so much happening today.  First of all, Happy Birthday to our neighbours to the south, celebrating their 4th of July.  Second of all, we have a brand new Watercooler Artist who is joining our team this week, Crystal Komara, who many of you may already know from her Super Stamp Girl blog.

Last but definitely not least, Charlotte is hosting our awesome Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge this week.  I'm dying to show you the card I designed!

I'm still sorting through my all-too-horrifically large stash of stamping products.  Of course it's a lot of work but every once in a while it's like striking gold.  (Okay, I'm easily excited.)  This time I found a sheet and a half of some Designer Paper which I absolutely LOVED when it came out and stashed away so that it wouldn't all be used and disappear.  (How sad is that?  Paper should be used.  Right?)

Well this retired paper inspired the entire card which I created.  You can see, it's all about the dandelion seeds in black, floating across the white background.  Simple, yes.  Striking---oh my goodness, yes!  And so I took my Fairy Celebration stamp set and stamped the little fairy sitting on the toadstool, surrounded by flowers.  Once the ink had thoroughly dried, I used my stitched oval framelit to cut it out.  Then I used my scalloped oval framelit to cut out a piece of Basic Black cardstock as a matte.

Because I wanted the card to be predominantly black and white, I coloured only the top of the toadstool and the little fairy, leaving the rest of the image black and white.  Because I'm still in love with the colour pencil/Gamsol technique of colouring, I turned to my set of Derwent Colourself pencils and had a ball bringing the little fairy to life.

For my sentiment I did much the same as I did with the image, using a sentiment from the Beautiful You stamp set matted on a Basic Black scalloped oval.  That pretty coard under the sentiment is black and as shiny as can be.  It's in the new Annual Catalogue and is simply called Black 1/8" Cord.  Its impact is not so  simple.

I hope you'll check out the cards created by the other Watercooler Artists at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge blog.

I've also entered this card in the Just Us Girls Challenge #447 - Anything Goes

And also the Try it on Tuesday Challenge - Things with Wings


  1. This is such a gorgeous card, Heidi! I love how you have a b&w background and image, with just that bit of color on the image focal point...pure genius! Happy 4th of July to you and yours!!!

  2. What a fabulous card! I love the black and white background, it highlights your colourful fairy sitting on the toadstool beautifully 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊 x

  3. Your partial coloring is a fun look. Thanks for joining in at JUGS


  4. What a beautiful project! I am in awe of this adorable card! So pleased you played along with us over at Try It On Tuesday! Your participation is much appreciated! Thank you very much!
    oxo Susi
    (DT- Try It On Tuesday)

  5. Heidi, I totally stash paper away too and in this case, it worked PERFECTLY with your sweet card! Thanks for having me join the WWC team and I look forward to creating with you all!

  6. So pretty! What a darling card and that background is so cute too!

  7. Thanks so much for joining us at JUGS this past week!

  8. A beautiful card and a delightful image. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  9. I really regret that I didn't order that DSP! It goes perfectly with the little fairy. Great idea to only colour part of the image and leave most of the design black & white.


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