Wednesday 1 February 2017

HLS February Watercolour Challenge

Hi everyone! I hope you have been enjoying the new challenges at Happy Little Stampers so far. Did you find time to play along in our new Watercolour Challenge? Here is our new theme for February -

Always Anything Goes with our Watercolour Challenge. This month you have an optional twist to use Dies. 

Here is my card -

I made this card with my Mum in mind. She celebrated her birthday at the end of January - Happy Birthday Mum!!

I started by pouncing my versamark ink pad through a stencil onto watercolour paper. I embossed it with white powder. I sprinkled Ultra Marine and Ost. Blue Brushos onto my craft mat and smooshed the panel through the ink. I then mixed some gold perfect pearls with some water and smooshed that onto my panel too.

I die cut my 'Happy' sentiment a number of times and glued them together. I used a border die for my side panels. The stamped the 'Birthday' in archival ink. It is from the HLS Everyday Sentiments set.

I added a few sequins for extra bling.

We also have a very talented guest designer this month. Ingrid has joined us to help with the inspiration!

See you over at Happy Little Stampers!


  1. Gorgeous card, Kylie. I love your colours and design.

  2. Love this card Kylie , great colours and always love a splash of gold. My brushos arrived today so can't wait to play, yaaay!

  3. What a fabulous,pretty design and I bet Maree loved it. I love the white on top of the stencilling - gives such great contrast.
    Carol x

  4. Just love your card, Kylie! So beautiful!

  5. Beautiful card! Fantastic design and pretty colours, I love the smooshed on gold.

  6. Such a fun card my friend. Love it! Thanks for letting me play along with everyone this month! :)

  7. Hello beautiful. I'm talking to the card btw ( well ok and you too ) What a stunning card I love the side panel all blue and gold and smooshed. You have to know that you are responsible for me buying brushos after watching one of your videos, you have unleashed the beast ! and have been smooshing away with them. Loving how you left lots of white space in contrast to the other side really makes for a very dynamic card.


  8. This is so sparkly and pretty. I love the embossing through a stencil - I keep meaning to try that. The layout of this card is really clever - it has a lot going on and yet it still appears clean and simple. Beautiful colour combo! Jenny x


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