Spectrum Noir August Challenge Anything Goes- Clearly Besotted No lines

Hey lovelies, I hope you are all well ? 
I have been having a mini holiday of sorts, we don't go away due to all the furbabies, but we decided to have a week of total "us" time and it has been fantastic !...But I am glad to be back to crafting.

It is new challenge time over at Spectrum Noir and the theme this month is Anything Goes, you cannot get anymore simple than that.
 All you need to use is a Spectrum Noir product and you can win some fab goodies. 

For this months challenge I have used a beautiful stamp set from Clearly Besotted called "To You With Love" 

To You With Love 
As soon as I saw it i thought No lines !! So that was what I went with. 
 I stamp the image several times using Old Paper Distress Ink onto some Strathmore Watercolor Card (all supplies & links are listed below) and then water coloured using Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils. 
My Gran was an amazing rose grower and I always remember her having rich yellow roses with pink edges and I loved those roses, so I wanted to try and recreate them for this card, which I did but they are no where near as pretty as hers were. 
Once they was done and dry I decided to add some blue shading around them and wash it out towards the opposite corner. 
I applied a second layer of the blue around the roses to give them some real deep shading and make them pop. 
For the card base I created a top folding A2 card base and then took the same stamp and stamped along one side. Now I did originally stamp in an orange inkpad but I really didn't like it, so I took my Gold Gel pen and traced over the top and I really like the effect it has given. 
Once I adhered the water coloured panel to the card base I trimmed some Gold glitter washi and black card down to narrow strips and added them along the side. 
I heat embossed the sentiment....looking at these pics i did the "to you" wonky !!! but when i look at the actual card it looks straight...I should have used my Misti. 
I adhered them to the card using foam adhesive and finished the card off with some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins. 
I hope you like the card, it really was so relaxing to create. 
If you want to enter the challenge then click on the banner below, check out all my awesome teamies creations whilst you are there. 

 Also don't forget to share any of your Spectrum Noir Creations with us over on Facebook, if you use Instagram or Twitter then make sure you use the hashtag #spectrumnoir so we get too see your fab work.

I hope you all have an amazing day. 
Thank you so much for stopping by. 
Happy Crafting 



  1. these are stunning flowers and gorgeous card Tracy.

    gr karin

  2. Wow! Tracy, this is stunning. Love the no lines technique and your wonderful colouring.

  3. Stunning creation. Love the whole concept of this and the colours are just gorgeous.xx It's nice to go away for a break, we are off to Fiji next month....xx {aNNie}

  4. So soft, delicate and beautiful Tracy.

  5. Oh hun, your watercolouring is absolutely spectacular and I can't believe your Gran's were any more beautiful than these. The design is beautiful and that's a neat idea to use the same stamp as a border, and it looks great in gold :-)

    We had a staycation week once and it was fantastic to enjoy some local activities and attractions that we never usually get round to doing :-) Must do it again!

    Big hugs, Kat xx


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