Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #151 – Charlotte’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge

It’s time for the very first Watercooler Wednesday challenge of the year, and it’s my turn to host! The challenge this time is anything feminine goes. My card is one I made in a card making marathon just before Christmas, and with the butterfly, flower, delicate teacups and soft colours is ideal for this prompt.

I started by printing the image, which is from The Paper Shelter and called Vintage Tea Cups, onto some alcohol marker friendly paper. I then coloured it with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and Yosoo markers.

I used grey to shade the white areas of the cups and saucer, then added colour to the details with pink, red and blue. I used the same pink on the flower, and bought in some green for the leaves. I also used some of the colours from the cups to colour the butterfly.

After trimming the finished image panel I started trying to decide how to finish the card. I decided to use some leftovers from the October Simon Says Stamp card kit. I used a large snippet of patterned paper for the background, and a narrow snippet of rose gold mirror card as an accent. I used double-sided tape to adhere everything in place. I decided not to add a sentiment.

I’m happy with this card. It’s not the first time I’ve coloured this image. This time I went with a softer colour scheme, and I think it looks really pretty. The butterfly is not very realistic colours, at least I’ve never seen any pink, blue and white butterflies… But realism isn’t always the name of the game, right?


Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

Freshly Made Sketches – Sketch/Layout

The Paper Shelter – Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday – Anything Feminine Goes


Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)








12 thoughts on “Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #151 – Charlotte’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge

  1. Hi Charlotte, what a great way to interpret the sketch and combine the challenges. I love those teacups. My Mum used to collect them and had some exquisite ones, some of which your pretty cups resemble. Love your colouring and the way you’ve pulled together the images with those colours. Absolutely lovely!

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