March 6, 2016

Pile It On Challenge #103

Hello my friends!

It's another gorgeous weekend here in East Texas.  I am headed out on an early morning hike with my friends again, before we go to church.  I love being able to get out and do stuff, before the heat sets in this spring and summer.  Fortunately, I got some time to make some stuff during the week, after work.  It was a crazy, busy week for me, so I needed that crafty time to unwind.

There is a new challenge posted over on the Pile It On blog today.  This weeks challenge is to use the color green, with two other colors.  Here is the card I made.

I actually watercolored with distress inks for this card.  I wasn't sure if I was going to like the outcome, but in the end, it's really pretty.  I chose to use Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn.  I blended them onto my panel, and then spritzed with it with lots of water so that the colors would blend more, and pool up a bit.  Once it was dry, I cut it down with the largest Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles die.  I popped it up with some fun foam, and added some  Tumbled Glass splatters, before adding it to my card base.  This is such a cool card, and it was so easy to put together.  I'm glad I finally dove into trying the watercoloring thing.  Now I'm going to try my other watercolors I have on hand, that have never been used.  Wish me luck! :-)

I'm going to submit my card for the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz #109: Create your own background
Star Stampz Challenge: Embossing
Crafty Creations #310: Sentiment As Focal Point
AAA Cards #59: Embossing
Less Is More: Color Week - Citrus
Hiding In My Craft Room #241: Spring Colors

So that's all for me.  I do hope you'll head over to see what my friends have also created for you today.  They're always so beautiful.  Hopefully, you'll get the chance to join us for this challenge.  You have two weeks to play along.  We enjoy visiting your blogs to see your creations and leave bits of love.  I hope ya'll have a great day, and an even better week!



Esther said...

What a stunning card! This is so eye catching and a really lovely layout with the bold white sentiment. Fab!

Dotty Jo said...

This is gorgeous, Steph - your colours look fabulous, Jo x

Unknown said...

Great card, just love that watercoloured panel and it sets the sentiment off so well. Karen x

Joan said...

Lovely card, love the background with the blended colours and the bold white sentiment

Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz this week


Susan said...

Pretty watercoloring...just beautiful,. Thanks for sharing at LIM!

Cazro said...

Distress inks always give such wonderful results, I do like to see them used as watercolours. A lovley card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Stunning blending and a beautiful choice of colours too. Unfortunately at Less is More we have a maximum of 5 challenge link ups including our own and I think you may have exceeded this but at AAA Cards it's fine to link up more there so thanks for playing along. Sarah (LIM and AAA Cards DT)

Chrissie said...

This is really lovely although as Sarah said we do have a max number of challenges which may be combined, which you have sadly exceeded!
DO join us again with your fab work!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Denise Goeldner said...

Fab watercolour card, love the CAS style. Thanks for joining us over at Star Stampz, good luck and hope to see you again.
Denise DT

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Neets B said...

Lovely design and great blending, such a shame you've linked to too many challenges for LIM.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Jill V said...

Really pretty watercoloured background - and I just love that sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along at AAA Cards! Jill

Zelda said...

Such pretty colors!

Julie Odil said...

This is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining our embossing challenge at Star Stampz. Julie, DT member