Thursday 10 June 2021

Challenge #9 - Nature and Watercolouring

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the 9th challenge here at 

Let's Squash It! 

Let's Squash It! is The Embossing Folder Challenge.  We are gonna help you explore the world of the not so humble embossing folder and encourage you to dig 'em out, knock the dust off and find old, new and fun ways to make your projects pop.


We have an awesome team to keep you entertained and awesome challenge themes to stretch your creativity and get you using all those long forgotten and neglected embossing folders.  
For those of you who are just tuning in you can check the previous posts for the story behind the genesis of the challenge and the technique time posts for awesome tips and techniques to help you make the most of your supplies and folders.

Challenges start on the 10th of the month and run to the last day at 23.59 GMT.  We will be picking top picks and a winner, who will have a chance to be our guest designer for a future challenge.  There is a little prize on offer for a randomly selected winner and these will all be announced on the 5th of next month.   

So, Challenge #9
And this month's theme is

Use an embossing folder with a Nature Theme AND Watercolouring

Use a nature themed embossing folder ie flowers, trees, animals and use water with your colouring medium, eg watercolour paints, watercolour pencils, Brusho powders, distress inks.  Check Gail soggy technique time post for ideas on colouring.  Please make sure you include both parts of the challenge on your card and also check da roolz to ensure your entry will be eligible for the random prize draw!


We are very pleased to have our Let's Squash It!! Empress joining us as our guest designer this month.  Please welcome Marlena from Marlena is Faithfully Crafting.

"Hi my name is Marlena McDeavitt. I have the honor of being a guest designer at Let's Squash It. My online name is Marlenaisfaithfullycrafting at blogger and I've been creating since 2011 as faithfully as I can! I'm a Jesus follower, mother of three young ladies and wife of a supportive husband. I'm surprised I've stuck with one main craft (stamping) for so long! I wasn't sure how long I'd stamp cards, since I like to try new crafts now and again. I feel the stamping community has been so supportive and the market is always evolving, so there's room to grow as a designer. Thank you for having me here!"


Here's what Marlena made:

A gorgeous close - up

Marlena's Card uses
Darice Embossing Folder - Dotted Tree

And here's some inspiration from the team...…

Gail's Card uses 
Gemini Embossing Folder - Butterfly Effect 3D

Jo's Card uses
Spellbinders Embossing Folder - Shell Beauty

Please do check da roolz to make sure you will be in the running for da prizes.  

This months randomly selected winner will be able to choose a prize from the
Now it your turn!
Grab your embossing folders and watercolours and join the fun.
We are looking forward to seeing your cards.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Angelnorth said...

The folder Jo used is the first one I thought of from my collection (before I scrolled down and saw the sample!) - it’s such a beauty! All the samples look lovely, the gallery for this one is going to be a stunner I reckon!

ionabunny said...

Always lovely to see different people takes on the same folder Joanne. That sea shell is a lovely folder and Jo's colouring is fabulous. Hope to see yours too. Hugz

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards and fabulous inspiration ladies, can't wait to play along!

Marlena M. said...

Thank you for having me and stretching my embossing folder range! It's an honor to guest here~

Riet Harikini said...

Lovely art, and thanks for showing them.

Darnell said...

Congrats to Marlena for guest designing! Love all three of your beautifully embossed watercolor cards! (Thanks for the nudge, Jo!) Hugs, Darnell