Tuesday, March 20, 2012

MIM #58-Graduated Backgrounds and MFW-Fascination with Feathers& Simon Says-Show your handmade background

Entering this card in three challenges:

PTI- Make It Monday #58 has a really great video showing graduated color techniques

Moxie Fab World has a Fascination with Feathers challenge going on
Simon Says - Show Your Handmade Background

I have used this technique before and liked the effect, don't know why I haven't used it lately :o?
I colored stripes with Stampin' Up's Watercolor Crayons across the white card panel, then used water and a paint brush to blend the colors. Had to let this dry and put it between two heavy books (like Nicole suggested in the MIM video) so it would curl up.

My card~ click on the photo for more detailed look see
Cardstock: Base card and graduated colored panel is Stamper's Select White from PTI; Purple is Recollections
Watercolor Crayons by Stampin Up: Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue,Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence
Image: Heather Nicols' download from PTI's 5th Anniversary Celebration
Embellishments: Buttons and Sheer Aqua ribbon from Michael's; Feather from Crafts & Stuff (which went out of business in FL about 6 years ago~BUT I still have a ton of crafty goodness from all the years they were open :)

I have several more cards that need to be mailed this week, so hopefully there are enough challenges out there to motivate me.

Thanks for stopping by ~


  1. What a great mix of challenges Helen...your card is wonderful! Hope all is FAB.

  2. Helen this is so pretty. I love that you used the green feather for this one. Beautiful colors.

  3. This background is great and I love how you used the pretty feather. I couldn't get your links to work - is it me? I wanted to check out the references. Very nice job, Helen!

  4. i'm loving the feather on this one:) have a great week!

  5. What a pretty card!! Love, love, love the feather!

  6. Gorgeous, soft touch! I love the feather...I would use them if I weren't allergic. ;( I'm glad YOU can use them! ;)

  7. delightful and inspiring to http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/

  8. Hi Helen! I know it has been a while. I love what you've done with the feathers challenge. Your colors are great, and I just love that little birdie! I have got to get back to Moxie Fab "making" instead of Moxie Fab stalking! lol But today I am on my stalking trip...and you're it!... Hugs!

  9. Hey Helen! Thanks for linking this up to the Fascination with Feathers Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)