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Friday, 27 June 2014

CC3 challenge: Distress watercolour

Good morning lovelies! How are you today? I'm good and will be even better tonight when my big girl comes back from her school residential. She's been away at Ambleside since Wednesday and I'm so looking forward to giving her a big cuddle and finding out what she's been up to. I bet they've all had a fantastic time. I do hope the midges weren't too bad though!

Today I have my make for the latest CC3 challenge hosted by linda ledbetter. The theme this fortnight is Distress Watercolour which you’ll find on page 39 of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. #3As with every challenge, the team will be selecting a “Curiosity Crew’s Choice” winner who will receive a fantastic collection of Tim’s products, courtesy of Tim himself and Mario! To be eligible to win this prize package, you must visit each of the team members’ blogs and leave a comment there. 
All our odd-numbered challenges are sponsored by the wonderful online shop, INSPIRATION EMPORIUM! Joy and the IE gang will award an incredibly generous FIFTY DOLLAR gift certificate to one lucky, randomly selected participant.
Anyway - here's what I did - would you believe its a Christmas Card!

The background has been made using aged mahogony and weathered wood distress stains and pumice stone distress ink. The sentiment was made using the embossing folder from TH.


The topper is where I used the distress watercolour technique. I used aged mahogony and weathered wood distress for this using the techniques from the book. 

I would like to enter my make into the compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-5

Hope you have a great day! I'm off to the gym today - I think I'll do my gym routine then a class called metabolic effect. I'll see if I like it! Then its gardening club followed by cleaning!!! Lol!! Sounds like a good day to me!

Hope you have a good day and thanks for visiting!

Big Hugs

Rachel xx


20 comments:

  1. This is fabulous Rachel. I love the image and wonderful background colours.
    I hope you have a fun day!
    hugs Sue xx

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  2. A lush background Rachel and that a super image.

    B x

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  3. Fabulous card Rachel love this image of the Nutcracker! Have a great day, Susan x

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  4. Different card today Rachel, love the background, and the nutcracker

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  5. This is beautiful,lovely design and colours.xxx

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  6. Gorgeous Rachel, I love this stamp and the card you've made with it.

    Sue xx

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  7. The little soldier works perfectly with this technique Rachel, wish I had thought of that! Your card is beautiful and your colouring is wonderful. Your day sounds exhausting but hope you enjoy it! Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. Great coloring on your toy soldier Rachel - love the water splatter on the card base and wonderful ribbon!

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  9. What a terrific Nutcracker soldier Rachel, great design and colours.
    I love Ambleside, stayed there many times at Rydall Hall, I'm sure your wee one will have had a super time, hugs Kate x

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  10. Fabulous Rachel, love the nutcracker soldier.
    Hugs
    Linda xx

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  11. Fabulous inky card Rachel, love it :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  12. Great card Rachel. Super image and love the background you created.
    Mags
    x

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  13. Just fabulous Rachel, wonderful background and fabulous colors and coloring!

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  14. sounds like an exhausting day :) brilliant image love the soldier,gorgeous bow and love the background.
    Carol x

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  15. Rachel...your card is very pretty. You've done a nice job of coloring Tim's blueprint soldier and I really like your splattered red background! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  16. Beautiful watercolouring, Rachel - and I adore that splattery background. What a lovely card!
    Alison x

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  17. A great stamp to watercolour Rachel and you have done this beautifully. Love that background too

    TFS Annie x

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  18. Great watercolored soldier! Love the the ribbon and background too! Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us on this painty challenge here at CC3Challenge!!

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  19. I love your colouring on this and the background is fabulous too.

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  20. I love how this turned out and the striped bow is a fab touch Rachel! xx

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