Wednesday, 31 January 2018

GD HLS Watercolour challenge

Hello there! I'm so excited to be guest designing for the February watercolour challenge over at Happy Little Stampers, after winning the December challenge with this card. Woot!

For the February challenge, the theme is 'Anything goes' with the option of 'Hearts'

The inspiration for my card came when I was looking at the supplies from a recent crafty haul. It contained both the Peace die (MFT) and the Joy die (Concord and 9th). And since the optional theme is 'hearts', this automatically made me think 'Peace, love and joy'. Easy peasy.

I used Brushos (ultramarine, turquoise and emerald green) and watercolour card to create my background panel. After my panel had dried, I used my go to stitched rectangle die (SSS) to die cut my panel and then die cut the words from my brusho panel and again from a scrap of white cardstock. I adhered the panel flat onto my white card base and inlaid the white die cut letters. For the love part of my sentiment, I adhered a green heart gem from my stash that really picks up the green colours in my background.

Do pop over to the HLS blog to admire the creations by the HLS DT members and to see how you can play along.

I'm also linking up my card at:

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

January Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas goes

and I'm also popping over to the

 since I used a scrap piece for my die cut sentiment

Jingle Belles - Text me


  1. The inlaid letters look so lovely here. They give a good pop against the beautiful brusho background!

    Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

  2. congratulations on your GDT spot! and thanks for the lovely comment about my snowman card. I love the background and the bold white sentiments! thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph days challenge.
    Rudolph days challenge

  3. WOW How striking the sentiments look on the beautiful background
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia

  4. Congratultations on your GDT spot! Love your card!!

  5. Beautiful card Marianne - and I do love to see inlaid die cuts. Ha, just wait until you see the inlaying on my snippets card this Sunday - am still recovering!


    Di xx

  6. Just wonderful - and I love how this card includes a heart without being red or pink!

  7. Great die cut letters ... and wonderful contrast with your watercolored background ... so very glad you got texty with us at jingle belles.

  8. oh this is YUMMY! i love the background and that was so clever to cut the sentiment from within it and INLAY the white letters... i totally need to try that! (not that i expect to get anything 1/2 so fab as this, however!) so happy you could get texty with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  9. I LOVE your brusho background! My favourite watercolouring medium. The large die cut sentiments just pop and I adore the heart! Thanks for being our Guest Designer this month at Happy Little Stampers! xx

  10. Hé lieve zus, gefeliciteerd. Als GD heb je ook een fantastische kaart gemaakt. Door je prachtig bewerkte achtergrond en het groen glinsterend hartje, maakt het tot een bruisende kaart. Mooi. Xx Ineke☀️

  11. What a fabulous Brusho background Marianne and I love how you inlaid the white die cut words. A gorgeous card and it is great to have you design with us at HLS.
    Carol x

  12. Love your background and big bold sentiments. Lovely touch with your tiny heart.

  13. Hello Marianne,
    amazing background. I love how the pigment created small color enhancements. This contrasts beautifully with white sentiments.

  14. Amazing card. Great colours. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

  15. Congratulations on being the Guest Designer for our February challenge. I love the way you've combined those three Brusho colours for your background in this card. I love the inlaid white die-cuts and that wonderful crystal heart in the centre.