Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hello Bouquet

This card was inspired by the bouquet photo for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge and I also used the layout for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

I started by water coloring some Tumbled Glass distress ink on the background, then added the die cut scribble circle in metallic gold CS. 

I then stamped the 2 step florals using Blossomsberry and
Cockleshell dye inks (WPlus9) for the flowers and Old Olive (SU) for the leaves.  I pulled the color into the leaves using an aquapainter.  I popped several of the blooms to add dimension.

STAMPS: Garden Grace (PTI)
PAPER: Splash by Echo Park, White, Gold, Black
ACCESSORIES: Scribble Circle, Garden Grace and Wet Paint dies - all by PTI.  Clear sequins by Simon Says Stamp.

Color Throwdown

Hi everyone! You're going to love this week's great Color Throwdown Challenge! Check out hostess Joan's classy colors! I knew right away I wanted to use the unique sketch from last week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge...LOVE this one!  I layered up these Gerbera Daisy Die-Namics from MFT and thought this sunny sentiment (MFT Sunflower WTG stamp set) fit perfectly with the pop of yellow against the black and white papers!

A couple of helpful tidbits...
1.  One of the many things I love about my MISTI is that I can stamp a sentiment twice to get really vivid black inking! 
2.  Each layer of the flower has a piece of foam tape to give it a bit of dimension.
Congrats to our talented guest star stamper - Simonne Clay - and be sure to check out her amazing card  HERE!

For more inspiration, you can visit the design team's blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog to see everyone's creations there.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Masculine Birthday

I needed a card for our middle son who turns 29 on the 21st. The MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge had the perfect layout to get the job done! The stars and numbers are Die-Namics by MFT.  This new sentiment from Reverse Confetti's Fancy Word Coordinates stamp set expresses it so well! have 
the years gone?! 

He's such a fabulous daddy to his little girl and it's been heartwarming to see him take on the parenting role along with his wife!  This photo was taken on Easter Sunday and Quinn did not wear her jammies to church.  It was just more practical to change her for feeding and nap time! :-)

PAPER: Oxford Lane 6x6 pad by Kate and Co., Night of Navy, Garden Green, White.

Mojo Monday

Another Monday means it's time for another Mojo Monday Challenge! I used Verve's Happy Place stamp set with coordinating flower die for the focal point.  Using a Tombow marker (#126) to the stamp for the leaves, I then used Tangerine Tango ink to stamp the flowers on a second die.  I then fussy cut and paper pieced the flowers to the stems.  I used an aquapainter to pull the color into the images.

For more inspiration, check out the other mojomakers' creations by clicking on their blog links below OR you can go to the Mojo Monday blog and the first 8 thumbnails will be the mojomakers' cards.

Carole Burrage
Debbie Carriere
Julee Tilman (Owner)
Marisa Ritzen 
Mary Fish
Sarah Bigelow
Teresa Kline 
Wanda Cullen (you are here) 

What did I use?
STAMPS: Happy Place (Verve).
PAPER: Retro Fresh DP by SU; Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron, Vintage Cream.
INK: Baked Brown Sugar, Tangerine Tango.
ACCESSORIES: Square Lattice EF by SU, Retro Fresh washi tape by SU, Stitched sun die by Lil' Inker Designs, Happy Place die by Verve.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Looking Back at ODBD April Release

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs April release. Here is the card  I created using the new Shower of Blessings stamp set along with the Umbrella and Clouds and Raindrops dies. 

To create the sun, I used the smallest pennant from ODBD Pennant Dies and attached them with tiny glue dots.  I then sponged the edges with Crushed Curry ink.  I'm always on the lookout for 'out of the box' ideas to stretch the use of my dies!

I angled a couple of Wonky Rectangles (Spellbinders) after sponging with Night of Navy ink.  Have to hindsight, I wish I had added the die cut raindrops instead of stenciling with a dotted stencil.  :-/

For more inspiration using the April release, be sure to visit the ODBD blog or you can click on the designers' blog links below:
Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Lori * Dawn * Wanda * Sabrina * Lisa

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Summer Lovin'

Couldn't wait to play with some new Reverse Confetti in da house! Aren't these pineapples just the sweetest?! The yellow panel has a watercolored look, but it's actually designer paper (? retired SU).  I stamped with Crushed Curry ink then took an olive green Tombow marker and quickly colored the tiny scallops on the pineapple, huffed it, stamped it and then used the coordinating die cut.  The xoxo is from a new die set of words that I just love!  The simple layout is for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge #182.

STAMPS: Pineapples Aplenty (Reverse Confetti).
CONFETTI CUTS: Pineapples Aplenty, Diagonal Stripe Pretty Panels, Fancy Words, Tag Me.

One more day of work then I'm off for a 4 day weekend!  Yay!!!!!  Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Color Throwdown

Hey everyone! It's hump day and that means a new Color Throwdown challenge! Broni is our hostess and she's given us a gorgeous color palette! 

I started with white embossing the retired SU Antique Background stamp on TH watercolor CS then did a water wash and added Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint distress inks.  I sponged these same inks on a die cut butterfly.  The chevron die cuts are from my scrap pile, so I'm not sure of their exact color name.  The photo colors don't blend as well as the card IRL, so not sure what's up with that! 

Congratulations to Cassie Trask who is our featured star stamper this week!  Be sure and stop by her blog - A Day in the Life of a Homeschooling Mom - and say hello!

For more inspiration, you can visit the design team's blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog to see everyone's creations there.

STAMPS: Antique Background (SU), The Tweet Life (Reverse Confetti) - sentiment.
ACCESSORIES: Chevron Confetti Cuts die by Reverse Confetti, Butterfly die by Cheery Lynn Designs, Stitched rectangle die by Lil' Inker Designs, Wood dots by Teresa Collins.