Sunday 22 June 2014

ATSM 2nd birthday

Good afternoon peeps.
It's a glorious day again here, too hot for me at the moment, I'm not one who loves to be out soaking up the rays. So just taking a few minutes to post while the heats at it's worst.
Over at Addicted to Stamps and More it's their second birthday and 100th challenge, woohoo and a round of applause to Kylie and the rest of the team. It's a great challenge and I always try to take part if I can. This week it's a photo inspiration:-

I have been studying this for awhile, then along came this weeks challenge at Less is More . This week they are challenging us to use -


Well I just couldn't refuse to take part and after playing around I decided to combine the two challenges and came up with this card.

What you may say has it to do with watercolour, well if you look closely at the rainbow panel you will see a subtle pattern. This was created by spritzing a Happy Birthday definition stamp with water then laying the inked panel, made by blending DIs, on top and pressing down then gently removing it and leaving to dry. The water acts as a bleaching agent and removes the ink to leave the interesting pattern. I tried using acrylic stamps with this technique but it wasn't as successful as the rubber stamp. 
The panel was laid down on an A6 black base card and then I used a Memory Box 'Fresh Foliage' diecut and Spellbinders D-Lites sentiment 1 Best Wishes in white card on top.

OK, that's about it. Hope you can join in over at ATSM for their birthday celebrations.
You still have time to enter the Anniversary Challenge over at Cardz4Guyz.


  1. Oh my this is gorgeous, such a pretty panel, and it looks amazing against the black background ! Thank you for sharing with ATSM !

  2. The black side gives a really good contrast to the watercolor panel. A beautiful and perfect base for the white leafs. Magnificent!

  3. This is gorgeous...LOVE the rainbow you have created!! xx

  4. What a terrific rainbow effect Julie!
    Super card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. A very pretty card - I love the colours.

  6. A superb take on both challenges.
    Superb watercoloring
    Thanks for taking part
    Less is more

  7. Jules this is stunning, love the vibrant panel with the die-cut against it
    Thanks for joining us at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  8. Gorgeous! What an amazing contrast of color you've created. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  9. Love this striking design, your panel is stunning and the colours really pop against the black backdrop and white foliage. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika


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