Cling Wrap

Hello, today I am back with another challenge project between BożenA and I and she was the one that came up with our challenge theme. Her choice was to use watercolors, cling wrap and colored pencils as displayed in this YouTube Video.

While I love my pencils, I am not a watercolorist by any means, so this was pretty much of a challenge. I decided to have a go at some flowers. Well while busy with this, I was reminded again why I don't work with wet medium. The phone rang while I was painting the flowers and so they were actually a bit too dry when I put the cling wrap on them and the paint did not move very much. But I did complete a card with them after adding the detail with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I fussy cut the flowers and added them to a card that I had embossed. I completed the card with two sentiment dies from a set from Spellbinders and a set from Pink Fresh Studios.

And I discovered E6000 spray glue!! It works wonders on the back of intricate dies with no mess. That is how I stacked three layers of that hugs sentiment together.

I decided to try the technique again, hopefully without any interruptions this time, and was able to get my cling wrap onto the paint while it was still good and wet. I was going for an aerial view of the sea washing up to the beach here. I used various shades of blue for the sea.

This time the paint moved well under the cling wrap and it was fun to watch. Once it was dry, I removed the cling wrap and the filled in some shadows on the waves with my pencils and added some white to the breakers for the foam.

I added the watercolored panel to a black cardbase. I completed the card with a one word sentiment for a die set cut out of gold foil cardstock with Stick-it adhesive on the back

This was definitely a challenge for me and I am really excited to see what BożenA did for this challenge as she is a lot more skilled at her watercolors than I am. Please head over and see her project and leave her a comment while you are there.

Supplies Used

Canson Watercolor
Canson Watercolor
Crayola Paints
Crayola Paints
Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Prismacolor Pencils
Black Tombow
Black Tombow
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Craft Tweezers
Craft Tweezers
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Stick It Adhesive
Stick It Adhesive
E6000 Spray
E6000 Spray
Favorite Font
Favorite Font
Everyday Script
Everyday Script
Life Sentiments
Life Sentiments
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Progressive Transformation

Today is the 1 October. I cannot believe that we have started the last quarter of 2020 already. But it is also time for a new Progressive Challenge at Outlawz and our sponsor this month is Oddball Art. The image is called Sugar the Zombie.

Well zombies and anything Halloween is not my thing, so I decided that this image needed to become a journal page. The scripture came to mind when looking at her and so the page came together. I created a 4x6 inch panel in Silhouette Studio and added two digital background papers. The one on the lower side is a paper from the Galaxy Digital Paper set by Pe De Designs and the top one is a paper from The Paper Shelter that I tweaked the hue of. I added the gradient in the middle to highlight the verse. I added the digi to the bottom left-hand corner of my design

I colored the girl with my Prismacolor colored pencils. The roses on the top are stamped with Memento ink and a layering stamp from my stash and cut out with the coordinating dies.

We look forward to seeing your projects with this month's image and invite you to join the Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz. You have a month to enter.

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The roses

I had to pull out my metallic watercolors again to play. They are so much fun and are beautiful to look at in real life even though photographs do them no justice. I needed a birthday card for a friend who loves roses, so I got busy.

Flower Crash

Today I am back with another DT inspiration for the Crash your Stash Challenge over at Outlawz. The purpose of the challenge is to get you to use something that is in your stash and you have not used in forever. The cue this month is paper or silk flowers. Our sponsor is Alex Syberia Design and I got to work with the digi called Candy Cupcake.

Partial die cutting

Today I am back to show you my make for a new challenge with BożenA. It was my turn to choose the topic and this time I opted for a technique rather than a topic and I chose Partial Die Cutting. The purpose of this technique is to take two dies and only partially cut each one so that one ends up with a new shape.

Inspired by Carole

Happy Friday! Hard to believe that it has come around again. Today I have a card to show you that was inspired by my friend, Carole. She created a card with a die cut lattice detail in the corner behind which she added a background that she had made herself. I used a digi from Imagine That Digistamp for my card.

Progressive Challenge

Start of a new month and it is time for the new Progressive Challenge at Outlawz. This month our sponsor is Jan's Digistamps and the image is from the Signs of Autumn digi set.

Metallic Clouds

Today I have a card to show you that finally has some pencil coloring on it again. This sweet digi is called Trixy Balloons and is by Digi Doodles Studio.


As promised, I am back again with another card made with a Craft-A-Flower die set from Altenew. This time it is tulips.

Prayer hearts

It has been a while since I was able to show you anything here on my blog. There is a little thing called life that seems to have made my crafting time scarce in the last while. But today I have some Dahlia cards to show you. They are made with the Dahlia Craft-Flower-Dies from Altenew. I am loving this subscription.

More lilies

Thank you cards are the ones I need about as much of as general encouragement cards. So to replenish my stash and to play a bit more with my Craft-a-Flower lily dies, I created some Thank you cards. Each one has one lily and a leaf from the die set on it and the word "thanks", but each one sports a different color combo for the lily and a different background.

Tea time at Outlawz

Can you believe that it is the August 1 already? I cannot. But here we are, believe it or not and today I get to share this DT card that I made for the new Outlawz Progressive Challenge. Remember it is free to join and you will get the new image every month if you have created with the last month's image. This month our sponsor is The Paper Shelter and we are using the digi called It's Tea Time.

Behind the Curtain

Today I am sharing the results of the next challenge with my crafty friend, BożenA. It was her turn to name the challenge theme and she chose "Behind the curtain" We were to depict something about ourselves that we don't reveal easily or talk about much. I thus decided that this was a topic for my art journal as I was going to portrait my take on feminism.


The middle of the month means a new Crash your Stash challenge and this month the cue is Sequins. Sherry West is our sponsor and I am using her image called Fans. I had some purple sequins in my stash and so it was time to get them out.

My homeland

It is Friday, and I am here today to show you another project that is part of the ongoing challenge I have with BożenA. This time I chose the topic and decided on "My Homeland" The challenge was to depict the country in which we were born in any positive manner. Language alone did not suffice, but any topic could be chosen, namely scenery, characteristics, traditions, etc. While I now live in the stark, but regal state of Arizona in the USA, I am originally from South Africa, so here goes my project.

Christmas Cheer

My blog has been a little quiet lately. Unfortunately I have not been able to sit on my crafting chair much. But I am on the mend and so I can share this CAS card with you. This is my project for the Outlawz Progressive challenge for July. Our sponsor is Twinkle Lane Designs and the image is Gingerbread Treat - which comes with the image and two sentiments. I used one of them here.

First Coffee

Today I am back again with another card using a sweet image from All Dressed Up called Warm Hands Warm Heart. This is my last DT project for the Rabisco Challenge blog.

With Sympathy

Today I am back again with a new card, this time a sympathy card. I love lilies on sympathy cards and so reached for my Altenew Craft-a-Flower lily and chose some pastel colors and white for the layers of the lily and green for the stem and leaf.

Sending prayers

Happy Monday and I hope your new week will be a good one. Today I am back with another card. This is the first time I have used an image by Sherry West Art and this one is called Poppi Pokkadot.

It's a boy

Today I have another card to show you that I made with the same Baby Gnome digi from Kinda Cute as I used for the girly card I made earlier in the week.

Where the fairies are

So have you ever wondered why the fairies never come to help with the household chores like we expect them to? Well now you will know why. This card was inspired by my bloggy friend Donna, who creates the most beautiful fairy cards. While my technique employed here is very different to hers, the scene inspiration is thanks to her.

It's a girl

Today I have a card to show you that I made with a new-to-me digi stamp company. Patricia of Kinda Cute does the sweetest images and this one is called Baby Gnome.

Progressive Friends

The first of the month is always time for a new image at the Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz and this month our image Pony Plait by Hetty Clare.

Color with Pencils

Happy Friday and here I am with another challenge project between BożenA and I. This time she chose the theme and to my surprise, her choice was "Color with Pencils" Well that is something I love to do and so I decided it was the perfect time to use this cute digi by Lemon Shortbread.

Pink Lilies

Happy Tuesday! Today I am here to show you a card with a bit of a difference. I recently picked up the new Craft a Flower Lily Die from Altenew and I had a play with it. I created a card with three lilies in pink.

Washi Crash

And here I am with my second card for today. This time a DT card for the Outlawz Crash your Stash challenge and our cue this month is Washi Tape. Our sponsor is Lee Holland Art and I got to work with this cute digi called Dragon with Flowers.


It is Friday again. I am not quite sure where the weeks fly to, but here we are. Today I have two DT projects to show you and this first one is for the Rabisco Challenge. Our sponsor for this half of the month is Oddball Art and I got to work with Kawaii Cloud and Hearts.

Mother's Day

It is Mother's Day tomorrow and since my Mom reads my blog, this is my social distancing way for sending a card and flowers this year. Mom, I am hono(u)red to call you my Mom. When times change again, you will get this card with the teddy and her pretty orange and yellow tulips.

Wise Owl

I am back again today with another card made with a digi by Fabrika Fantasy. This time I am using Autumn Owlet. I decided to let the owl adorn my complete card.


Happy Monday! It is the start of a new week and can you believe it that we have already started May? Today I have a card to show you that stemmed from a video I watched on YouTube about combining label dies with coordinating dies for stamps and making a single focal point unit. I decided that that was doable on my Silhouette too.

Progressive at Outlawz

It is May 1 and so time for a new Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz. This month our sponsor is Elena Zinski Art and the digi is Amelia Mermaid. When I saw her, I thought she had the perfect face to be peeking in through the porthole of a ship.