Saturday 4 April 2015

HLS April Sketch Challenge & Craft Stamper Take it Make it April Challenge

Happy Easter everyone - hope you are all enjoying the long Easter weekend and maybe indulging in a little chocolate???? lol

I'm joining in the HLS April Sketch challenge which is shown below:

and I'm also joining in with the Craft Stamper Take it Make it challenge.  The requirements are:

As you might remember, this year our challenge is alternating between 'Take A Stamp', and 'Take A Technique'....and this month our challenge is 'Take A Technique'!
Well, not so much a technique as a theme.... this month we want you to go all out with the colour!

April Challenge:
'Take A Technique: Colour'

and here is my card:

I used a water brush to wet an area of watercolour card and then used my Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pens to add random colour.  This was then cut out using my Die-namics Banner dies - I chose the largest which was too long but as I wanted an oblong shape rather than a banner this was perfect.  I passed it through my BS and then turned the die around and placed it on the uncut end of watercolour card to get a long oblong shape.  The greeting is die cut using my Winnie & Walter "In a Word: Happy Cutaway" using black mirri card which was then popped up on d/s foam squares.  The "birthday" was stamped in VersaFine black and is from Waltzingmouse Stamps WMS IC3 set.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Happy crafting.


  1. I love the effect you've obtained with the colours here - very colourful and just right for the sketch challenge. Have a good weekend

  2. stunning Karen.....loving the vibrant xxxx

  3. Hi Karen. The watercolouring is so beautiful. Love the shades and how they transition from one to the other --- perfect! And the large, black sentiment die-cut just pops. Great job!! Thanks for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  4. Lovely coloured background Karen....lovely bright card


  5. Sigh ... stunning card, Karen ... fabulous rainbow watercolouring, gorgeously graphic die cut and tons of white space ... blissful! Joyeuses Pâques! Hugs, Anita :)

  6. Fabulous mix of bright colours Karen - your card is a sight for sore eyes! The word "HAPPY" says it all .
    Hope you are well and enjoying the sunshine - hugs, Sylvia xxx

  7. wow! I love this Karen. The colours turned out so bright. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  8. I love this, really effective. Might have to investigate the die cut words!

  9. Love the watercoloured panel! Thanks for joining us at Take It Make It :)

  10. What a fun design and colors Karen.

    Hugs diane

  11. Love the CAS design .... great use of colour too. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ..good luck! Linda xx

  12. Oh, I love what you have done here, Karen!!!! Your watercoloured strip is beautiful and the black 'happy' looks great on it!!!! A beautiful CAS creation!!!!


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