Monday, 10 July 2017

Chasing Rainbows Blog Hop & a Birthday Month Giveaway!

We’re chasing Rainbows this July and the blog hop starts on 10 July 2017 and will close on 20 July 2017. That’s TEN full days of catching rainbows across our blogs!

After a long mojo-searching period, I've chosen a CAS styled card for my Rainbow.


I doused my watercolour paper, using the brush, then picked up each colour of my rainbow-hued Distress Inks.


 I was going for a more pastelised version of the rainbow.



The Great Impressions birds and unknown sentiment stamp were inked with Versafine Black Onyx and heat set with clear embossing powder.


I'm celebrating my "birthday-month" so time to share the prezzies. Leave a comment and I'll draw a winner on the 20th July.

Each blogger has designed and showcased their card, along with a quick tutorial on the making of their masterpiece. Some blogs will offer a surprise crafty gift too! This blog hop is going to be full of surprises and oh so much fun!

Here are the July 2017 participants:

The Girl with a Tape Runner https://thegirlwithataperunner.wordpress.com/
Ansu Badenhorst http://theivytreestudio.blogspot.co.za    

28 comments:

Ursula Uphof said...

I do love your CAS rainbow card and thank you for giving us the details. I am steering more to CAS cards myself, so just love this one. Hugs, Ursula.

Michelle Patricia Anders said...

I too have the GI bird stamp Helen. You did a great job with the background.

Sharr said...

This card is so beautiful.
So glad that you are participating.
Great Job!
S

ro gamildien said...

beautiful colours in your card and love the birds

Dorothy said...

Awesome art! Love it!!

Wilna Cremer said...

love the card. How lucky that you had all the rainbow colors. great blending

Nishi Harry said...

Lovely card. Your choice of stamp stands out.

Nishi Harry said...

Love the stamp set. Beautiful card

Desire Fourie said...

Just love the watercolour rainbow background. Love the birdies and your creation with them.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Margy (DS4J) said...

Great card!!!!! Enjoy the hop.

Margy from Digistamps4Joy

Edwina said...

So pretty! I love how you made your rainbow paper. This one will stay with me as I like papers like this and am always trying to find one. This will make life so much easier next time I need one. Thank you. Edwina Brown

shamela said...

Lovely, lovely ,lovely Helen!!! ��

Carol Burger said...

Oh wow.....beautiful card....so simple yet so effective!! Love the bird stamp on the rainbow!! Gorgeous!!

Lynn's Craft said...

I am definitely a CAS person and love the beautiful card you made with the watercolour background.

Arthi Gopi said...

Love the idea of the blog hop! The birds silhouette stamp is stunning, and while I like the water colours, I would love to see them in a sepia tone as well (which I often recreate with just a soggy teabag).

Olga Fink said...

A gorgeous CAS card you created! I love this technique with the Distress inks! They are so versatile, aren't they?
xoxo Olga

Charlie Moneron said...

Love the Cas cards and your idea with the colour is very nice. Charlie

Valerie Thorpe said...

Oh I love that bird stamp. That is so cool... Very clever Hell-Belle... thanks for all the fun <3

ShaziB designs said...

Hi Helen, a lovely technique you've used there. Such a lovely card. Sharon

Cara Malmrose said...

Oooo Gorgeous! I love the bird silhouette stamps over the rainbow background! and of course, I am a big fan of CAS so even better :O)
Thanks for sharing!
(Hugs) Cara
My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

Marika said...

What a cute way to use that stamp. I actually also have it. Happy birthday to you and may you have a blessed year.

Hugs,
Marika Schuman

Marie Smith said...

Interesting twist on a background for the birds, Sharen.

Angela B said...

First of all I totally love rainbows! This technique has a beautiful appearance love it!

Cheryll Boshoff said...

Thank you
Pretty and so effective

Jen Leeflang said...

Your rainbow background is awesome, and the stamp so perfectly placed makes this a beautiful CAS card. Thanks for sharing.

Ahava said...

Love those birds on the beautiful rainbow of colours

Mari said...

Beautiful card, thanx for the share!

Uhrsula Heyman said...

I love learning about distress inks and how and where to use them. Love this card. Thank you.