Thursday 11 July 2019

Not Just Cards - July 2019 Challenge

Not Just Cards is having a new challenge this month and as usual the theme for the July 2019 Challenge is "ANYTHING GOES".

To join in the fun, click on the following link:

I have tried a different colouring medium this month! I was inspired by Carly Tee who was part of the Power Poppy/Ellen Hutson Blog Hop last week showcasing the new Power Poppy Stamps - can't wait to get my hands on them!!
Anyway, Carly used distress markers to ink up one of the new stamps and then misted with water before stamping. I tried that and it was a bit watery, so I ended up just stamping after I had coloured with the distress markers.
So here is one of the finished cards:
I have stamped the beautiful Dahlia XL flower and leaves from the wonderfully creative Marcella at Power Poppy using the following Tim Holtz Distress Ink Markers:
  • purples -  wilted violet, seedless preserves, dusty concord
  • pinks - spun sugar, worn lipstick, picked raspberry
  • greens - twisted citron, mowed lawn, lucky clover
  • blues - salty ocean, mermaid lagoon
I have used watercolour paper from Aldi! I originally stamped using some of the distress markers and then I have water-coloured the Dahlia flower and leaves with some of the other colours mentioned.
I have fussy cut the flower and leaves, then adhered them to a white square card from Envelope Solutions using glue dots (easier than double-sided tape!).

I have stamped the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson -
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us" which is from Good Thinking: Renewal, also from Power Poppy using my MISTI and Elderberry Memento ink.

Here are a few progression shots and a photo of one of the others that I coloured using the same technique, but I think I will just fussy cut it and use, rather than mess up the beautiful graduation of colour from the stamping. Also my first attempt with the misting of water.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:

GO and check out the rest of the Design Team at Not Just Cards.
Thanks for looking!


  1. Hi this is a stunning card it is just so pretty. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. This card is just beautiful. I love the colours you have used. Thanks for taking the time to enter our challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck Jayne DT

  3. What a wonderful card and I love that you were inspired to try a new technique!! Thanks so much for playing along with Power Poppy!

  4. So glad you tried a new technique, Lou. Thank you for sharing your lovely Dahlia card with us at The Flower Challenge.