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Sunday, 31 December 2017

HLS January Watercolour Challenge

Wow, we're already into a brand new year!  I hope that 2018 is a wonderful year for everyone.

This month it's Anything Goes for the HLS Watercolour Challenge but you may like to play along with our optional twist of sequins.


I'm so excited to be part of the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge Design Team.  As you all know, I love watercolouring and so I'm looking forward to pushing the limits for this challenge.  

For my image I went slightly oversized and wound up with a 4 1/2" x 6 1/4" card.  But bigger is better, right?  My base is white followed by a layer of Pacific Point.  My image is stamped on a piece of Mixed Media paper and heat embossed using white embossing powder.  After that I went a bit wild with my new Brusho watercolour crystals.  What fun they are!  Truly, you always wind up with something a bit different since each colour is made up of many different coloured crystals.  For this gorgeous Penny Black image I used Scarlet and Ultramarine.  Instead of wetting my image first, I tapped a few crystals onto the image and then sprayed it with water.  Lightly.  I didn't want the red spreading everywhere, after all.  Around the image, I used the blue and added a few red crystals to the mix.  

When it came time for my sentiment, I doubled up.  I used one at the top left and heat embossed it using white embossing powder.  For the second sentiment, I heat embossed it using copper embossing powder.  Finally I added a few sequins and my card was done.


As always, there is lots of inspiration over on the Happy Little Stampers Blog, and don't forget that you could win the prize this time!

And guess what!  Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop.  Check out all the details HERE


IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, love the color choices you used!

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  2. Beautiful card! Love those bright flowers!

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  3. This is gorgeous, Heidi - I love the movement that the brushos have created, they are so fun :)

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. Yes, the Brushos are fun but they do have a huge learning curve.

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  4. Don't you just love those Brusho's! Fabulous background Heidi. Love the brightly coloured flower spray and the different sentiment placement and colours.

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  5. I love your brushos background, it looks amazing. The colors mix so beautifully and wonderfully highlight this amazing flower. You colored him great! And your blue frame miraculously focuses on the amazing center of the card.
    Happy New Year 2018.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  6. Stunning and wow. Love the watercoloured background and then the gorgeous flowers! Welcome to the team! xx

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