Sunday 5 June 2016

AAA Cards Challenge #66

Hello there crafty friends I'm here with the latest challenge details for
AAA Cards
For the next 2 weeks our theme is 'Watercolour' so go with whatever technique
you like here as long as it's of a watercolour variety!

I've got 2 cards for you this time and both use water colour as a 
background statement rather than watercolouring an image

This card was inspired by a Make it Monday You Tube video HERE
using Zig Clear Brush pens and water to create a striped background.
Once the water colours dried I added a heat embossed sentiment
from Mama Elephant: Make a Wish and some sequins from Doodlebug

 I've gone super grungy and messy today using my Gansai Tambi watercolours 
which contain such rich pigment and even have shine when dried. 
Having merged the colours along the top of my panel I allowed them to dribble down 
the watercolour card with a little assistance to keep them 'neatish'! The sentiment is from 
Clearly Besotted: Say it in Style and I've added the watercolour panel on fun foam 
for added dimension with a few sequins from Doodlebug for some bling.

Here's a little photo inspiration for you

and there's plenty more superb designs with watercolour from
my fellow teamies over on the AAA Cards blog HERE

... plus - drum roll please as we are joined by a super talented guest designer
for this challenge: Tracey McNeely of In My Creative Opinion
I'm sure you'll all have come across Tracey in blogland and please
 pop across to her blog to leave her some love. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is 
 with our lucky winner in line for a $20 Gift certificate to spend in the store

Ok that's all from me but I'm excited to see what you come up with for this one.
I love watercolour techniques and I'm looking forward to gaining some 
new ideas from you talented folks. Have fun and catch up again soon.

Thanks for calling by!


  1. Great cards. I love the vibrant colours. xx

  2. Bright, bold and beautiful, Sarah! I like these a lot!

  3. Both cards are amazing! The bold colours just make the cards. xx

  4. Love them both Sarah, love the colours you chose.

  5. Fabulous cards Sarah...
    Love all your inking...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  6. Love these cards! Those bright colors are perfect.

  7. What beautiful, bright, happy colors, Sarah! Love both of these designs!

  8. Inspiring watercolor cards Sarah! My favorite is the 2nd one! Messy grungy but controlled at the same time! Perfect job!

  9. Very bright colorful them!

  10. Love both cards Sarah, showcases two different techniques using water colours and both are brilliant!

  11. Ooh I love these, I think I need to get messy! Cara x

  12. Wow, wow, wow--LOVE both these wonderfully eye-catching cards!

  13. What beautiful colours and I learnt something new again about blending! Thanks for sharing!

  14. WOW... Sarah both cards are fantastic with those watercolor background and drips! Bright and cheerful colors. LOVE them all!

  15. Lovely bold colours which leap off the page. It makes a change from pastels which is what I tend to go for.

  16. Sarah both of these are fabulous cards, your colour combination is so lovely!

  17. Gorgeous cards Sarah,... clever you ;) Viv xx

  18. Wonderful cards, lovely colours and great design.


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