Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Cottage Greetings ft Penned & Painted - You are amazing!


As always I hope you are doing well! As for me? I am super excited because I will be packing soon for our holiday in South Africa! Not long now and we will get to see our family!

Before I share my entry for this week's Global Design Project #041 challenge...  How lucky am I to have received a special mention for last week's CASE the Designer Challenge #040 entry! You can have a look at last week's entry HERE! Thanks for the badge guys!

This week's challenge is a colour challenge and boy did I struggle! I could not decide on what I wanted to do with this colour combo! 

Beautiful combo!

I loved the soft colour wash of the Night of Navy and Sweet Sugarplum inks.

To add sparkle I used accents of Silver, Basic Rhinestones and the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen.

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  • For my background I used a stamp from the Penned & Painted Photpolymer stamp set.
  • I love adding a colour wash to the Shimmery White cardstock! The result is the softest of colours (with a shimmer!). I used an Aqua Painter to add the colour to the Shimmery White cardstock.
  • Because I have owned my Big Shot for quite some time, I had to purchase the new Big Shot Platform (included if you purchase a new Big Shot!) and WOW! it works amazingly! Although I would still recommend using the Precision Base Plate for intricate dies, the new Platform really was worth the money! It cuts through Glimmer paper with ease! Also it is so much easier to use - no tabs!
  • To add dimension to the flower petals I use a Bone Folder to curl the petals.
  •  I used a Circle of Vellum to anchor my pieces.
This card will travel to South Africa with me - as a very special Thank You to a very caring person! Francie your parents will be so proud of you! Thank you couz!

Well that is it from me! I would love to hear from you!
Take care! 

Mel xx


  1. This card is gorgeous......what a great colour combination too.
    Thankyou for letting me know about the pin button.....all sorted now and is like magic😊

  2. Mel, this card is fabulous. I love everything about it from the gorgeous background to the beautiful wreath. Thanks for joining us this week at Global Design Project.

    1. Thank you Connie! I love the GDP challenges!

  3. LOVE!! You worked so well with the colour combo. It's so soft, I love it. Enjoy South Africa!!! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge xx

    1. Thanks Kylie! Good to have you back!

  4. Congrats Melodie. You have given Night of Navy and Sweet Sugarplum another whole new look with your soft colour wash. Lovely! xx

  5. Congratulations Melodie - such a gorgeous card!