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Friday 22 August 2014

Transparent at Graph'It Colouring Challenge

Good morning folks, ooh my goodness our Nikky has really challenged us this time as our new challenge theme at Graph'It Colouring Challenge is 'Transparent', so think water, glasses, spectacles etc. As always there's a fab prize up for grabs for our lucky winner thanks to our sponsors Premium Craft Brands and lots of inspiration from my talented teamies. I decided to colour water droplets on my card

I began by created a background with PanPastels in Turquoise, Magenta Tint and Yellow Green and then stamped the Dandelions (from the Postcard set of stamps, you can find them here) with Black Archival Ink. I added some stencilling with black distress ink and then set to colouring my water droplets, pop over to the challenge blog for all the details and full list of colours. I'd seen this technique done with watercolours and you can find a fabulous tutorial here. The butterflies are also stamps from Premium Craft Brands, I stamped and embossed them on acetate and coloured the reverse with Graph'It markers before applying glitter to the back for some extra sparkle.

To finish off I added a stamped sentiment, distressed the edges  and matted the image on some black card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts: masking or stencilling
Bunny Zoe'z Crafts: Summer colours
Eclectic Paperie: embossing
Moving along with the times: Feeling a little vintage
Penny Black and more: anything goes
through the craft room door: anything goes

Well  I'm scooting off to work now but at least we've got a long bank holiday weekend coming up (and of course its going to rain lol)
have a great day and thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. wow!!! this is totally stunning!
    i am in awe of your creations hun!
    huge hugs xx Cara xx

  2. Hi Claire!! Gorgeous card, love the effect that you've created with pan pastels and the water drops are so effective, they look like they are ready to roll off! Fab card, love it! Y x

  3. What a pretty card I love those water droplets
    Jackie x

  4. this is beautiful Claire - I love it to pieces xx

  5. WOW, another stunning creation! Every post I look at is another beautiful project! You are extremely talented Claire! hugs :)

  6. Absolutely beautiful. TFS Hugs xx

  7. This is amazing Claire!!!!!!!!
    hugs Susan xx

  8. So pretty, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxxx

  9. Simply stunning and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, luv Sam x

  10. Running so late here Claire, but what a glorious creation to feast the eyes on, super PP work and blending not to mention the stamps - I 'need' some raindrops.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More challenge and also last weeks Allsorts.

    B x

  11. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us for the TTCRD Challenge.

    Peggy T.
    TTCRD DT Member

  12. Wow this is beautiful. LOVE the effects of the background with the PanPastels and those watercolor drops.....awesome!!!!!!! Thank you so much for playing along in our ePlay August Challenge.

  13. Wow, wow wow! Stunning piece of work - love absolutely everything about it. Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial as well. Claire xxx

  14. This is beautiful, Claire! I especially love the embossed butterflies and the water droplets!! Thanks for playing along in the eclectic Paperie ePlay embossing challenge!

  15. Those bubbles are perfect, love the card Jan x

  16. Gorgeous background and love the butterflies.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m


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