CRAFT challenge #582 – ATG (anything goes)

Hi there crafters. Happy New Year!

The first challenge for 2021 at Trimmies Craft Challenge is on for two weeks and it’s an anything goes challenge. Life is nowhere near normal at the moment so I’m sure lots of you will like the time to craft and enter a project into our latest challenge. I hope it will allow you to think about your crafting and escape from reality for a while. The sponsors for our first challenge of the year are The Artsy Stamper Shop.

Bartlett Pears digital image

The digital image has been coloured with watercolour pencils. Then around the image I have added some pencil shading and used a paper stump to blend the pencil adding a border around the image. I have then use the Pumice Stone distress oxide ink to add an inked border around the topper and also dragged across the linen base card.

I don’t know about you but I wanted to choose something totally non Christmas related and different for this ATG challenge, so let’s see your creations.!


Dream Valley Challenge #219 – Hand coloured image

Come over to the Dream Valley challenge and join us for our latest challenge. This week we could use images we had in our own stash.


The main focal image is by Stamps by me from the Thanks for everything A5 stamp collection. I stamped this onto one of the Tattered Lace nested note papers dies. I masked the flower I’d stamped and used distress oxidePumice stone to stamp with Elizabeth Craft Designs, planner essentials stamps patterns 2 and I also used the same ink to “smudge” the background a little and soften the background. The flower itself was coloured with Conte water colour pencils and a water brush. To finish I stamped around the backing paper and added a sentiment.

I hope you like my hand coloured card.