Monday, April 16, 2018

Challenge #150 - Rainbows

Hi everyone Cathryn here to share a super fun challenge......RAINBOWS!!!!
Where I live April is usually a month filled with lots of April Showers!! So I figured this would be a perfect time for some Rainbow Inspiration.  Sadly, however we are still fighting through some cold weather and snow!!!   Yes.....I said snow. Checking facts I learned that this is the longest winter we have had since 1940!!  So, doing some creating with Rainbows has been fun and got me very much looking forward to warmer weather.

I am very much looking forward to seeing all the colours of the Rainbow in your projects.

First let me introduce our talented Guest Designer Marty McGee

Rainbows signify hope, life, and promises. I wanted to bring paper to life using rainbow colors to express these three things. I used Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ) splashes to create a wonderful rainbow array of flowers with an endearing sentiment. Each flower is accented with FSJ Rainbow Drops and our Mystic Fern die. For complete details on how I made this card visit and search for "A Better Place - Rainbow Effect - Paper Girls Guest Designer" post.

Hi, I'm Marty McGee. I was born and bred in the South; and, yes, I do have a southern accent. 
I have been a papercrafter for the past 20 years. It began with scrapbooking and transitioned into card making.
I am a coach with Fun Stampers Journey and absolutely love all of their products. I really love working with new techniques using the Gel Press along with anything that requires a die (I'm a die addict), colored pencils, watercolor pencils, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers; I guess I had better stop or you'll be reading for hours. If you live in the Atlanta area, look me up and come to one of my classes where creating is fun!

Website at, Instagram and Twitter @martyzstamps, and Facebook martyzstamps mcgee

I had so much fun using all the colours of the Rainbow in my first project. I used a Paige Evans Silhouette Cut File, and backed all of the little hearts with paint chip samples.  It is amazing all the creating that you can do with simple paint chip samples.

Because I had so much fun with the layout, I decided to make a very simple card.
I used some Jane Davenport Water Colours and the packaging technique, and then just added a simple sentiment. 

For my last project I really wanted to try and create a poured paint canvas in Rainbow colours.
Although I had no idea what I was doing, I think it turned out OK.
I then added a sweet quote and a few cut clouds.

Please enjoy some more amazing inspiration from our talented team members!!!

Although my project isn't the typical bright full spectrum rainbow we are used to seeing, I couldn't resist creating the rainbow on this card in my friend's favorite shades of purple for her birthday.

I found perfect papers in my stash from Sassafrass Lass and came up with this page.
My son's sublime smile colours my world!

I used rainbow washi to create the background under the bunny.  If you look carefully, you can see where I layered two different width washies to add a little depth to the colors.

I used the Avery Elle Be A Unicorn stamp and die set, with a few clouds and lovely watercolored rainbows created with clear embossing powder. 

The rainbow painted on my daughter's face paired well with this striped rainbow paper!

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #149:
Tone K.

We encourage all of our challenge participants to refer to our rules and prize structure here :

Also, follow us on our new Instagram account for more chances to win. For this challenge use 
#PGCBchallenge150  and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

Have a super week and we look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations!!!

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