Saturday, 19 March 2016

Feature artist for Anything but Cute's crazy for colour challenge.

I am totally delighted today to be the featured artist over at my great blogging friend and uber talented crafter Pamellia's anything but cute challenge. Their theme this month is "Crazy for colour". The hostess is Branka and below is her description for the requirements;

To celebrate the springtime, we would like you to create a mixed media project using vibrant colours! It can be a tag, a card, an art journal page or anything else! Just be sure it's vibrant! It's time to go 'crazy' with colours!

I am a crafter who is totally inspired by Mother Nature and the seasons. Spring is nearly upon us and the temperature is warming up nicely. I spied these ranunculus in the garden centre, such showy flowers...and yet they are a relative of the humble buttercup.

In my own garden I have several varieties of daffodil in bloom
 and my flowering current is out
Easter is nearly upon us so I decided to use the bold colours from my garden to make an Easter Money wallet. I used the wrinkle free distress ink technique to make the background. I then added several different colours through some spring themed Tim Holtz stencils.

I chose some bright yellow ribbon and added some stamping. I also embossed 2 Visible Image butterflies stamps which I coloured with pens. I also added some TH stamping and remnant rubs and CL die cuts too
Here is my finished piece.
And some close ups.

I would also like to link up my money wallet with these fun challenges;

The Artistic Stamper 2/3 spring time
Cheery Lynn  anything goes
Fussy and fancy 2/3 things with wings
Paper creator 1/3 spring colours
Rhedd's Creative spirit  March
Stamps and stencils 1/3 spring is in the air
Mixed media world vintage
Emerald Creek Dares  ring in spring

Thanks for inviting me Pamellia as your featured artist for this fun challenge and I do hope I may have inspired some more people to join in.
Remember to check out all the details here.

I have a rather exciting weekend ahead. I have had to shedule this post...without giving anything away it's my daughter's 30th birthday tomorrow ;0) There may be plans today.....;0)

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Gorgeous card and love your flowers coming out! Isn't Spring wonderful? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Big congrats on your GDT feature at Anything But Cute, Jane! I love your Spring inspired vibrant make with such awesome colouring, beautiful stamping and amazing stencil work! Simply stunning! Thank you for joining in our challenge at Stamps and Stencils this month! Hugs! Branka DTx

  3. Jane, your wallet is absolutely gorgeous!! I can see where you get your inspiration from, I have never seen such pretty flowers, wow. I love that fancy heart die and the shimmery colours in your butterfly are just popping off the page!! Thank you so much for being our Feature Artist this month at Anything But Cute, you are such an inspiration! hugs Pamellia DT :)

  4. Congratulations on being a featured artist, I'm sure you have inspired lots of people with your lovely springtime design!
    Have fun at M's 30th! :)
    V x

  5. Your wallet is really beautiful and the colors are fantastic. Congratulations on your spot on Anything But Cute. Fantastic designers there! So it is not surprising that you should be featured.
    Sandy xx

  6. Happy Birthday to your daughter! I hope you all had an amazing time! Now to this gorgeous and vibrantly colored money wallet!!! Wowzers and gorgeous colors and stencil use. Then you open this gem and see the heart die cut! Sweet! The recepient (your daughter?) will surely be amazing and awed!! Thanks so very much for being our Featured Artist-you knocked it out if the Easter Park! Hugz! ~Niki

  7. Your ranuculus are so pretty. My hellabores are currently blooming and can't wait til my tulips bloom. You Easter money wallet is so pretty and it would make a nice gift. Happy birthday to your daughter. Our son's birthday is end of next week.....32 already and a daddy to 2 with another baby late next month! Have a good weekend!

  8. HI Jane,
    Your money wallet is so pretty!
    I love Ranuculus especially the Anemones which for some unknown reason remind me of Paris and France!
    Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Spring!

  9. Beautiful colours and design Jane, love your Easter wallet. Enjoy the weekend birthday celebrations, I had a fabulous day yesterday.
    Happy Sunday.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  10. Forgot to say congrats on being a featured artist, so well deserved xxx

  11. Dear Jane,

    What a beautiful creation, but I really can't believe your garden is in that wonderful bloom! We have nothing but snow! But sun shines beautifully. Happy Birthday to M,and wonderful time to you all!!!


  12. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh - I can almost smell your flowers Jane - such a TREAT to see your GORGEOUS blooms - thanks bunches for sharing. Your Easter 'gift' holder is just STUNNINGLY LOVELY. The colors are just MARVELOUS. And your bright cheerful butterfly is AMAZING but still love the black silhouette butterflies too. They are the perfect accent to the brighter one. Its ALL just SUPER. So loved seeing everything on this post. j

  13. This is really beautiful. Thank you for joining us at MMW

  14. Congrats on your Guest Design feature. Your wallet is a great design and beautiful layering of inks and colour.
    Hugs, Julie x

  15. What a great and colorful portfolio!

  16. Wow what fabulous techniques, colours and design Jane!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Fussy and Fancy "Things With Wings"...good luck!
    Take care,

  17. I can smell the flowers, and hear the birds in your last post. Happy Equinox! Everything outside gets better from now on, right? Congratulations on being a featured artist!

  18. Mmmmmm (breathes in the scent of your lovely flower photo's). Thanks for all those wonderful photos.

    LOVE the money wallet inkiness.

    Have fun at the 30th bash.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  19. Beautiful wallet, love the inspirational nature photos you used from the garden. Thanks for sharing with us on Emerald Creek Supplies Challenge Blog.

  20. Fab wallet, love the colours and the theme, thank you for sharing and joining and sharing in the Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Debs DT

  21. What a wonderful and colorful project! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

  22. Beautiful money wallet. Great idea. Love the bright color scheme. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of luck to you.

  23. I totally love your envelope....such a nice gift the colors are great as are de dies you have used. Thank you so much for playing with us at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck hugs Amy xox

  24. Biggest congrats to you on your feature, love this awesome project! And thanks so much for joining us at Stamps & Stencils!

  25. What a beautiful wallet displaying everything springlike. Thanks for joining in with us at MMW
    Amanda s


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