Wednesday, May 22, 2019

WWC222 - Helen's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello and Happy Wednesday!   This week is "All About Occasions" on the Watercooler Wednesday Website where Helen is our hostess.

I've created a card I really like, in fact I did a series of four of them.   I came up with the idea of watercoloring each of the giraffe's "spots" with two colors and then letting them organically blend.  I knew that giraffes spots are all unique like human fingerprints, so I thought a vibrant rainbow giraffe would be fun to create.

On this card, I started by embossing (Impression Obsession Baby Giraffe) in black on Bristol paper and then selected bright Tombow watercolor hues.  For my series, I changed the look by using gold, black and brown embossing and using watercolors and Tombow markers.  It is impossible to create identical cards.  It reminds me of working with alcohol inks. On this card I also fussy cut the giraffe and made a spotlight background using distress inks (mustard seed,  squeezed lemonade and shimmer spray).

You can see my Clean and Simple Rainbow Giraffe card here.

I am pleased to enter this card in the following:
Craft Stamper's Take It Make It May "Anything Goes" Challenge

Update:  I was so pleased to learn I was selected as Craft Stampers Design Winner!

This is the cover of the August magazine where my card is featured:

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Love this - so colourful. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge 10th Birthday.
    Lynn x

  2. Such a happy and colourful card and love that adorable and vibrant giraffe x.

  3. Wowsers, this is so bright and fun Karen. Beautifully coloured and I love the shadow you've created.

  4. A fun card and lovely happy colours, thanks so much for sharing with us and joining in our 10th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. Amazing colours. Thank you so much for entering our Birthday challenge at Allsorts!

  6. I love this ..... the colours look fab! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  7. So inspired by this creation! Absolutely fabulous!!!

  8. This is AMAZING!! I love the way you colored around the edges. It totally POPS!

  9. Dear Karen

    Your card is awesome! I Love the super cool giraffe and your colorful coloring!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog, and have a great day! Hugs Marlene

  10. Stunning card, love the colors.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  11. Beautiful card, so pretty and colourful! Thanks for joining in with the the Craft Stamper May challenge! Suz x

  12. Many congratulations on the win over at The Craft Stamper....I so loved this vibrant and happy card x.

    1. Thank you Mac! I really liked my bright giraffe too. I appreciate your kind comments.

  13. I just saw the news that you won at Craft Stamper for this remarkable card! A well-deserved win, Karen!! Hugs, Darnell


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