Scrapbook Boutique March Challenge and Blog Hop

Welcome once again to Scrapbook Boutique's monthly challenge and blog hop.  You should have arrived here from Angela's amazing blog but if you didn't and want to start at the beginning, just click on the SBB blog link above and start again!

Now to the housekeeping part - if you want to create something or just join in to win, there are two ways you can participate in this challenge and have a chance to win a prize.  You can comment on each blog, ending with the SBB blog, or you can create a project (either a card, scrapbook layout or off the page project) inspired by the mood board below.  Of course you can do both for a chance to win both prizes!  Please check out the rules of entry, and the prizes at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog and note that this challenge is open to Australian  and New Zealand residents.

Wow!  Don't those colours really get the creative juices flowing!  So many options that for me, the hardest part was deciding on what I would actually present!

So this is my card for the challenge - I was inspired by the colours (obviously lol) but also the fan and butterflies (well, I think it's a fan in the top right photo).

I started by stamping and white heat embossing the fan image from the Kaisercraft Stamp set Oriental randomly over a panel of watercolour card stock.  I then added Colorburst powder (yellow, green, blue, wine and orange), spritzed with water and allowed to dry.  This took about 2 minutes in our recent Melbourne heat wave!

I trimmed the panel with a scallop frame by Mama Elephant, and mounted it on fun foam.  This was then adhered to black cardstock over a regular sized A2 top fold card.  I added a circle sentiment and some tiny butterflies cut from the same watercolored card.

Remember I was undecided about what to present to you for this challenge?  Well, here are two more cards inspired by that mood board - the first uses a Kaisercraft fan die, plus SBB word dies, and the second uses various leaves from MFT Scribble Flowers.

That's all from me today, but I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge - each month the entries are just amazing and we love to see how everyone seems to take something unique from the mood board.

Now you should hop on over to Linda's fantastic blog!

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!

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  1. I particularly like the card you chose for the challenge, but I was impressed with them all. Thanks

  2. Seriously Ann, you've been busy! Loving all those rainbow colours on the cards and especially where you got your inspiration!
    Louise xo

  3. All your cards look fabulous Ann, love how you have looked at the moodboard and twisted it into so many wonderful directions!

  4. Oh wow, two very different fans with different results... and they are both fabulous! Love your use of colour.

  5. Such a great collection of cards. I am always a fan of rainbows and butterflies, and that white embossing just goes perfectly with your rainbow background!

  6. I think that the die cut fan is my favourite, but I love the way that you have played with the colour bursts as well.

  7. Fantastic selection of cards, My fave is the first one, I love that background with the white embossed images, Cathy x

  8. No wonder you were undecided...all three cards you've made are simply beautiful...!!

  9. Gorgeous Ann and 3 cards too!! What a legend!

  10. Gorgeous Ann. Such great use of colour.

  11. Wow! 3 amazing cards! I do especially love the white embossed fans on the rainbow background!

  12. I don't know how you chose one to highlight, they are all fabulous, but I really like the way the embossed fans pop off the page.

  13. An absolutely gorgeous show...lovely colours.xxc ♥[aNNie]


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