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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Crafts Galore Encore August 2018

July ended in a bit of a washout in the UK but it's not like the land didn't need some rain. Hopefully the sunny skies will be back for some more lovely summer weather.
On the home front we are slowly making progress, thank you for your good wishes. The four legged family member is recovering well and meetings and hearings are scheduled over the next couple of weeks. Lots more travelling for August but things should start to fall into place soon, hopefully.

In the meantime ...
Welcome to my August post for
Thank you to everyone who joined in with July's challenge. The winners are on the challenge blog's 'winner's page'. This is a month long challenge and you can enter up to three times. A full list of rules are on the challenge blog.

Our theme every month is the popular
"Anything Goes"

Our sponsor this month is:
who are generously offering a $10 voucher for their digi store to our lucky winner.

I made a 6" (15cm) Double Gate Fold card with a difference.

I started with a normal Double Gate Fold card but turned it around and decorated the back. I didn't want to hide the lovely image inside a card.

I made the paper by sprinkling Brushos onto watercolour card and spritzing with water. I then cut it into three panels to fit the gate fold leaving a white border.  

The Fred She Said image I chose to work with is the gorgeous Corner Rose. I printed it off five times and coloured it with my Copics. I then cut out layers to decoupage the rose and mounted the layers on foam pads for dimension.

I finished with a computer generated sentiment cut into a banner.

Please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog where you can see the wonderful projects and cards created by our talented team. Grab some inspiration while you're there and enter your "Anything Goes" creations in the August challenge.

I have entered this project in the following challenges:


  1. Wow Andree! This is stunning. I love that you turned the gatefold around - who would want to hide your beautiful rose. Fabulous colouring and decoupaged dimension on the rose! The background is gorgeous - fresh, zingy and oh-so-summery! xx

  2. This is fabulous Andree, love the gorgeous rose, yellow roses are my favourite. I hope everything goes well for you in August.
    Linda xxx

  3. Hi Andree, Wow your card is soo beautiful. Love seeing the different views of your rose. Such happy colors, Hugs Pam xxx

  4. Fabulous colour palette and fabulous decoupage rose. Such a wonderful way of presenting it by turning the card gate fold round.

    Sylv xx

  5. Beautiful Andree such wonderful colours and palette.

  6. What a great idea to decorate the back!! This is absolutely stunning, the image is super and the colouring beautiful, what more can I say!

  7. The yellow rose, that's Texas State Flower, so very beautiful!

  8. Gorgeous creation Andree - love the colours. Shabneez x

  9. Gorgeous coloring on that rose, Andree, and such fabulous dimension! Thanks so much for playing in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Crafting with an Attitude this month and good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  10. Thanks so much for entering the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's "August Anything Goes" challenge with your amazing entry! We hope to see you again for our new September challenge! ;)
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2
    Love To Scrap!

  11. woooo the colouring of this rose is simply stunning, the layers work perfectly. So talented, love it.


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