Terrifically teal and aqua

I love turquoise, teal, aqua. My favourite colours. This year there’s more teal around, some of it a little too much towards green. And a few of the challenges are reflecting this colourway at the moment. More on The Card Concept’s lime and aqua later, but because I love this colour I have different cards for each challenge.

Here’s my first attempt at emboss resist, inspired by Michelle’s so pretty card at Muse Challenge #205. I’ve taken some of the colours and much of the design from her card. I was a little disappointed by the lack of definition on this Crafty Individuals feather stamp. But I may try it with a different stamp. It uses Colorbox chalk and Hobbycraft inks. It’s more aqua than it looks in the pic where it seems bluer. It’s a very dull and rainy day today for card pics!


The next card is for Less is More’s TEAL challenge


This seems a versatile design, and one I’ve had in my head for a while. This is an old but trusty Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer swirls stamp and some lovely embossed card for the mat that I’ve been hoarding. But it’s there to be used isn’t it? I was trying for a bit of a shabby feel rather than very crisp stamping. I think it flows better. (I’m unlikely to achieve a perfect finish anyway!)  There are three different colours of watercolour pen on there.

The haiku for these:

Trying to make sense:
Events swirl around me like
Feathers, not controlled





8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. susan
    Mar 05, 2017 @ 18:19:12

    Love this whimsical design. So pretty. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  2. Sarah
    Mar 05, 2017 @ 20:56:43

    Two super elegant and very classy takes with Teal. Love all the flourishes on the second one in particular. A great CAS design, gorgeous white space and thanks for playing along with us at Less is More x

  3. Laurie U
    Mar 05, 2017 @ 20:58:02

    Great cards – you nailed the color challenge!

  4. Ardyth
    Mar 05, 2017 @ 21:17:43

    Beautifully soft background – very pretty card! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week!

  5. fiona
    Mar 06, 2017 @ 07:46:03

    What a lovely flourish design and great stamping.

  6. Esther
    Mar 06, 2017 @ 08:53:34

    These are really beautiful, Helen. The feathers set against the aqua wash on the first card give a wonderfully soft look, and I love the delicate scrolls and embossed card on your second one. Great haiku, too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More 🙂

  7. Kathyk
    Mar 06, 2017 @ 09:03:30

    Two different and lovely cards, loving the swirls of your LIM entry


  8. Anita
    Mar 07, 2017 @ 18:31:25

    The embossed feathers on the aqua look so dreamy. And I love the simple mounted sentiment with the backdrop of flourishes.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Muse and Less is More, Anita x