' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: A burst of sunshine

Sunday 1 January 2017

A burst of sunshine

January is quite a grey month, cold, rainy and hum...grey!

As an antidote, today I'm showing a rainbow-coloured card with a dash of black for my first Country View Challenges inspiration piece where the theme is a nice and easy Anything goes.

I first stencilled yellow ink and applied permanent masking liquid (Winsor & Newton) on top with the Sunburst stencil (Andy Skinner/DecoArt) before dropping coloured inks at the top of my watercolour card.

When the ink was dry I die-cut the Happy (Papertrey Ink) from the base card.

Lower left is a stamp from the Happy Birthday set (Rubber Dance), inked with several inkpads and the birthday die-cut is from the Handwritten Celebrate set (Sizzix/Tim Holtz).

I love the play of light on the die-cut, which throws different effects depending on the angle, below a shadow on the inside of the card:

Hope you'll get a bit of sunshine through my colourful make and that you'll join in with our challenge at Country View Challenges this month, you could win a £ 20 voucher!

Thanks for coming by,

Also entering the Artistic Stamper challenge.


  1. Such effective stenciling Christine and the bright colours are perfect for the weather which is exactly as you describe it today.

    B x

  2. Christine I love this, keeping things so clean is my biggest problem, so hats of to you lovely, hugs Debsxx

  3. A great burst of colour it looks terrific

    Happy 2017

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Yeah, that's true, your card is absolutely a counterpoint of what I'm seeing right now from my window :-) Great cheery card, Christine! Happy New Year!

  5. Gorgeous colours and a lovely cheerful start to the year. Happy New Year. Hugz

  6. This is fabulous Christine, such happy colours. Have a wonderful 2017 xx

  7. A great sunshine card Christine. Happy new year xx

  8. Cool work christine.. this is brilliant! Happy new year! Hugs rachel x

  9. Happy New Year !
    This makes me long for Summer ! Gorgeous !
    Corrie x

  10. J'aime beaucoup le rendu de ta carte, superbe résultat!
    Bonne année, belle créativité, et une énorme santé pour 2017!!

  11. Enjoying your sunshine. Love it! Xx

  12. Happy new year, dear Christine! Your colorful card makes me smile, beautiful make!
    xx Evelyn

  13. Such a festive antidote! Love your card - an explosion of colours! Very cool how you've used the die cut and the shadow effect. Thank you for using our birthday stamps! Happy New Creative Year! ♥

  14. Amazing card ! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge this month xx