Thursday, August 25, 2022

Winners for Challenge #281 - A Recipe for Watercolour Brightness

Thanks to all the test cooks who tried out our Recipe Challenge last week! You combined watercolouring and the beauty of bright colours, patterned paper and floral stamps and it made for some gorgeous creations! We had everything form butterflies to giraffes and gobs of beautiful flowers in between! Where you have the challenge of creating, we have the challenge of choosing from among such talent! Here are the winners of our Recipe Challenge:

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Our Top Pick is: Theresa P.

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Theresa's card features a beautifully watercoloured floral image which just pops against a lovely embossed and distressed background of green. The two colours work so well together! The sentiment creates a focal point as the bright pink on white, and the pink backing catch your eye against the green and echo the colour of the beautiful rose!  Such a tasty variation on our recipe!

And our Featured Artist this week:

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Our first Featured Artist is: Ashwini Rao

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Ashwini used a creative technique with floral stamps and water to make her own patterned paper from which to die cut several postage stamp shapes to make her fantastic layout. She repeated the technique for her butterfly focal point! The Design Team just loved the bright colours and watercolour effects of this beautiful creation. Well done on the unique use of all the elements of the recipe in your own way, Ashwini!


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And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Theme Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.       


  1. Thank you so much for picking my card as the Featured Artist!! You made my day! Congrats to Theresa, Jolanda and dj of Sendable Sentiments as well!!

  2. I am so thrilled to have been chosen as a Top Pick for this challenge. It was fun to follow your recipe for the Watercolor Brightness. Thanks for the inspiration and for the honor! Congrats to the Ashwini and the other winners.

  3. So happy to have had recognition. Thank you. Glad to be amongst such beautiful company. Cheers, Jolanda