Sunday 1 March 2015

AAA Cards Challenge #34

Hi blog buddies, I'm so excited that you've stopped by today 
as I'm thrilled to announce that I have been invited to join
the design team at AAA Cards Challenge!
If you haven't visited their blog already you are missing a treat!
The design team members are so so talented and I can't 
quite believe I'm working amongst them - can you hear me squeal?
So without further ado here's the latest challenge which runs from
1st - 14th March and I do hope you'll play along too.
The theme is 'RAIN' which we see lots of in the UK
and we'd like to see watercolour or look-alike watercolour.
Here's my card followed by the inspiration photo - I've got a 
'love / hate' relationship going on with this card and have made
several different ones on the theme but in the end Mr Dazzle
said to stick with this one! - Who am I to argue!

Card Recipe:
To create my rainbow panel I used Tim Holtz watercolour card, wet all over with
 a large brush before drizzling Distress Inks in rainbow colours. 
After inking there's a bit of spritzing, wiggling card, merging inks, dripping water before 
die-cutting with a Stitched Square from MFT Die-Namics. 
It's not clear in the photo but there are drips of glossy accents on the rainbow for a raindrop effect. 
Flowers & sentiment are Uniko Studio: Flower Power #3 & #4 coloured with Inktense pencils.

Before you put 'ink to paper' please pop across to the 
AAA Cards blog for more fabulous inspiration from the design team;
you won't be disappointed.
I'd also like to enter my card at a few more challenges:
 Simon Says Stamp: it's Anything Goes at the Wednesday Challenge
Addicted to CAS: I've used Distress inks
Inkspirational: 'Sprinkle' ... there's a lot of raindrops/sprinkles on my card
(hope that counts here too!)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog   
Have fun and looking forward to seeing your creations soon.



  1. Love your sparkle Sarah! Clever use of that Uniko Studio flower. So pleased to be able to welcome you onto the team.

  2. Absolutely fantastic card Sarah!
    Congrats for being on the DT!

  3. Fabulous colourful card Sarah. Love it.
    (Thanks for the Muse info too! Another blog I HAVE to follow!!!! x)

  4. congrats Sarah! And I love this, the rainbow colours are fabulous and the touch of sprinkle rain just perfect for Ink-so pleased you joined us. This would be good for ATCAS-they have a distress challenge x

  5. Your husband is right Sarah - this card is perfect! I love that flower - it is so pretty and beautifully watercoloured! I love your cards and I am absolutely thrilled to be a newbie on the team with you! Jill

  6. Congrats on your new DT spot, love the sentiment that goes so well with the image. :)

  7. You made a perfect rainbow card !

  8. I love this card Sarah. Love how you have the top to bottom colors going right to left. The droplets look wonderful, and the flower is a great finishing touch. So pleased to be on this DT with you. I have learned a lot already since I woke up and started to visit everyone's blogs! Have a great day.

  9. Love your watercoloring on the card. Sweet! Great card with lots of fun details.

  10. Beautiful card - I love the rainbow panel. Congratulations on becoming a new DT member. xx

  11. WELCOME!! Starting off with a beautiful card -- totally inspired, totally gorgeous!

  12. Congrats on your new DT gig, Sarah! I love your card, a beautiful take on the inspiration! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  13. I'm very happy for you Sarah!! Congratulation and have fun with tour new frends!

  14. Wonderful rainbow card, dear Sarah. I also like the sentiment.
    Have a nice first week of March. :-)

  15. Congrats on joining the DT, Sarah - you will be a great addition :) Love your watercoloured rainbow - so pretty!

  16. Congratulations! Your rainbow is absolutely gorgeous!! What a beautiful card!

  17. Congratulations on your appointment, Sarah. You did very well on your first assignment.

  18. Wonderful!!!! Such a pleasure to be on the AAA team now with you!!!

  19. Fabulous creation. Love your rainbow and the flower. I Like Candy.

  20. This is so creative Sarah! The water marks look fantastic and your coloring is beautiful. I definitely see "sprinkles" for our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  21. Goodness girl! Your card depicts the whole challenge blog! Its says out loud....I am AAA Cards, come play with me!" Love it! You and your cards blend in well with the team. So happy I am with you and the whole team. I just finished going through EVERYONES posts and comments. You've all received such nice congrats. Big hugs, Victoria

  22. Sarah, your rain card is DAZZLING! It's bright and cheerful and brings warmth. It's so great to have you on the AAA Cards DT!

  23. Woo hoo Sarah, many congrats on making the team.You have made a fab card here, loving the bright colours and the pretty flower. Have a lovely weekend ;) Viv xx

  24. LOVE your rainbow panel! The little drizzle of raindrops looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. :)

  25. Your rainbow panel is fabulous. The water drops are perfect with the sentiment. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week

  26. Wow, Sarah, this is awesome and the winner at ATCAS! Congratulations!

  27. Well, if you don't win at AAA, I'll eat my hat, Sarah!! In the meantime, congratulations on the well-deserved win from ATCAS! Hugs, Darnell


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