Sunday, 27 May 2012

Compendium Challenge 7

This week, Linda is setting the Compendium of Curiosities challenge from page 49 of Tim's volume 2. Brushless Watercolour was a fabulous one to do from the Creative Chemistry class so I was delighted to have another go.

I made two birthday cards because I was having so much fun, with this one! Check out the book for details of how to produce wonderful effects with distress stains or inks (I used inks today - from the new limited edition)
 I used the same stamp Stampington's Poppy Pods both times, and peacock feathers for this one, with a plain base card smudged with the same ink, and some toning ribbons.

The Happy Birthday is from Penny Black, I just tore it in half to fit it on the card!
and in shaded lilac - love how the water has taken some of the lilac out and it looks blue in places!

Mounted this one on a lilac textured card base (Craftwork Cards a UK company)

Not sure who makes the banner stamp, I've put it away and it's too tricky to get it back out to check!

Linda has kindly been offered a weekly prize by electic paperie  for one lucky winner each challenge, a $25 gift certificate, so grab your Volume 2 and have a go!  And thanks to the sponsor too!

Ok, need to grab some lunch and settle down for the Grand Prix from Monaco, so got to scoot!

13 comments:

flutterbycrafter said...

Oooooo lovely colours, gorgeous cards. We've travelled down to Essex this afternoon so only caught the start of the Grand prix but sure OH will want to watch highlights tonight. My mojo seems to have deserted me of late but unfortunately hasn't stopped me buying, lol xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...these are loVely Helen...simple & beautiful...Mel :)

Linda Ledbetter said...

I love this design, Helen! Both of these birthday cards are gorgeous-- your brushless watercolor technique is perfect and the colors are soft and sweet. Great stamp choices, too!

Netty said...

Loving both of your cards Helen and their great colours. x

EmeralDQueen said...

This colors are so nice in your cards, I like them :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely soft colour palette Helen which works beautifully with the image, a favourite of mine. Lovely. Tracy x

Carmen said...

These are so pretty, that second one is so subtle. Lovely.

Miriam said...

Lovely work Helen - love the colours.

alison said...

Simply stunning cards, love that technique x

Gabrielle said...

Lovely! Just lovely! The colours are divine! Mwah x

Terrie Purkey said...

I'm new to your site so took a minute and browsed through - what a collection of beautiful tags and cards! You're so creative! Thanks so much for the visit and comments on my altered book -

monique said...

these are gorgeous

Stephanie-Emma said...

How gorgeous is the Peacock Feathers colour?! Def a favourite and love what you've done with it - and the shaded lilac too! xxx