Wednesday, 30 August 2017

ANYTHING Goes with us at the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #138 - Anything Goes

The sponsors for this challenge are:
Prize: 4 Digital Images

Prize: 3 Digital Images


Today I have used the Hydrangea Flower digital stamp from Delicious Doodles,
one of our generous sponsors this week, to make an A5 top folding birthday card.

I was excited to try a new technique called palette blending with my Copic markers.

You take your markers and scribble on to some acetate then use a zero "0" marker to add and blend the colours on to your image.  Because the colourless blender neutralises much of the colour, you start off with quite dark colours.  These petals were coloured with B79 and R39.  Hard to believe such bold colours can become so delicate isn't it?

Once the image was coloured (and dry ... it was pretty saturated to blend the colour in the petals) I fussy cut it out with micro tip scissors then went around the edges with my Memento marker.

The card base is an A5 top fold.  I adhered a panel of scarlet cardstock, then an offset panel of black cardstock, then another offset panel of scarlet cardstock.  I used the same black cardstock to die cut "happy" and "birthday" five times.  The sentiments were layered together then adhered in place.

Lucky last came the image panel.  I placed a bundle of black foam dots under it then adhered it securely in place, giving it some extra dimension and pop.

Here are another couple pics ... 


Here is a little sneak peek of what is coming soon ...

Delicious Doodles digital stamp -  Hydrangea Flower
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - petals - zero "0" + B79 + R39
Copic markers - flower centres - Y32 + Y35 + Y38
Copic markers - leaves - YG61 + YG63 + YG67
Fiskars Micro Tip Scissors
Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip Marker
A5 top folding card base
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
Sizzix Big Shot
Winnie & Walter - In A Word - Happy Cutaway
Sizzix - birthday sentiment - Regal Stand Ups Framelits by Stephanie Barnard
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment

Sending a big Thank You to Delicious Doodles for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #138 - Anything Goes with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):


  1. Your coloring of the flowers is fantastic! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges!

  2. Oh such a beautiful card just love your pretty flower. Thank you for sharing with us over at Digi Choosday Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT

  3. Great make. Thanks for joining us in our week 34 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT)

  4. This is gorgeous...awesome coloring and love the red card base...thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE,this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  5. Beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica.-Dt

  6. Wow! gorgeous card and lots of amazing little details to really make it pop! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and hope to see you again!
    Tammy DT

  7. Stunning flowers... love it.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Anything Goes.
    Hugs, Tina – DT
    Polkadoodles Challenge

  8. What beautiful coloring. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  9. Love your card, Those flowers make me think in my mom, she loved them, Thank you for play with us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Anything goes, xox

    1. Thank You Norma :)
      ... they remind me of my Mother and Grandmother too!

  10. Beautiful card. <3 Love the coloring.

    Thank you so much for joining us over at Morgan's ArtWorld.

    Hugs Dt Line

  11. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Sparkles Monthly Chs.
    Janis, DT


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