Saturday, August 15, 2015

August Challenges - Week #3 - Gayatri Murali

Hey hello everyone! Welcome back to week #3 of the challenges. I hope you are having a blast playing along and without further ado let's jump right into the challenge..

This week's challenge is hosted and sponsored by a very stylish and stunning cardmaker

Gayatri Murali
( her work screams ishSTYLE!! and I love it!! )

Hello and welcome! This is Gayatri Murali from Handmade by G3. I was thrilled when Deepti asked me to host a challenge on her blog celebrating her Birthday this month. What a great idea? I love her work and so I said a big YES! Here I am hosting a challenge for you.
Watercolouring is hot among cardmakers at the moment.  The best part of this technique is anybody can give it go. You don’t have to be an artist to do watercolouring on cards. You can do backgrounds using watercolour, watercolour an image or both… And there are stamps set specifically designed for this technique as well making it easy for anybody to do this technique. So I decided to challenge you with a watercolour challenge using some inspirational photos from Pinterest.

Here is the photo for the watercolour inspirational challenge.

So pick one photo or use all the photos as your inspiration to make a card. I have a card I made for the challenge which you can use as an inspiration as well. Here it is.

For this challenge I used Watercoloured Anemones from Wplus9 on my card. This stamp set is specially designed to give you the watercolour look. I simply used three shades of purple inks for the flowers and green inks for the leaves. Then stamped the sentiment from Strictly Sentiment 5 also from Wplus9 using black ink. Embellished with purple sequins called Amethyst and Purple Pansy from Pretty Pink Posh and green twine from Twinery.

No challenge is complete without a prize right? Yes! I have this awesome prize pack filled with stamps, inks, Washi tape, dies, markers and embellishments for one lucky winner.

Now it is your turn to play the challenge. I cannot wait to see your take on the challenge.
Have fun!

Fantastic challenge and you know what! I'm drooling over the prize! Let's see! who is lucky!!!! (I'm not - obviously.. ;) haha) Thank you so much dear Gayatri. We are so happy to have you.. <3


1. Only CARDS are allowed
2. Only new work please
3. You can enter twice
4. You can combine with other challenges (as many as you like)
5. This challenge will run for a week i.e from 15-08-2015 to 21-08-2015

We, Catchy Girls, came up with some artistic cards for you!

I hope you got inspired by the above projects. Now it's your turn to Create Something for the challenge! Please link your cards below. Thanks so much for stopping by! See you next week.. :)


  1. Wow wow wow! Inspiration from Gayatri...awesome prizes...beautiful creations from DT... I am definitely gonna make a card for this week's challenge...

  2. Wow excellent cards from Dt and gayathri.


  3. Dats a super pretty card Gayatri & the prize pack looks so delicious ;)
    Great works from the catchy girls.. Cheers.!

  4. Thanks for having me host a challenge, Deepti! Gorgeous inspirational cards design team! I cannot wait to see the entries :)

  5. Super awesome cards by dt & Gayatri... Fun challenge too!

  6. Wow Deepti ! you have got Amazing hosts for the celebration month ! Yes I am surely having a blast..I am fan of Gayatri's cards and Happy to see her as host here.Awesome cards !

  7. Awesome inspiration and definitely a super fun challenge because I love working with watercolors! ^__^ <3 I will definitely participate.

  8. Lovely theme & that's a gorgeous card you made Gayatri. I love those vibrant shades of purple & the simple design of the card. I am super excited to participate :) And cute n pretty inspirations from the DT :) :)

  9. Couldn't resist a watercolour challenge! Thanks for the chance to win girls and awesome inspiration from Gayatri and the DT.

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  11. M loving the inspiration being presented here.

  12. Amazing inspiration and loved all the cards.

  13. Beautiful cards from the DT! I linked one!
    The Leaf Studio

  14. Awesome inspiration from Gayathri Murali and DT. Happy to play along and I already made it to 3 challenges and crossing my hands for next one :)

  15. Beautiful inspiration and lovely moodboard!! Yummy prizes there! Thank u soooo soo much for this challenge. :)
    Suchi xx

  16. And I was finally able to participate in a challenge after a long looong time!!! Thanks for amazing challenge.. ! All DT creations are so inspiring..
    Priya Sondhi

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