Thursday, April 19, 2018

Rose Flurries

I'm joining in with two challenges: Freshly Made Sketches and The Card Concept which has a delightful inspiration photo! I die cut all the florals and leaves then painted them with Zig Clean Color brush markers.  I already had the background painted and it was on my leftover pile waiting to be rescued.  The light blue dress background inspired me to use this watercolored panel as a backdrop to the double circles and Rose Flurries 3D dies (Altenew).

In hindsight, I'm wishing I had used black instead of Raspberry
Fizz CS for the narrow matted layer.  The sentiment is from Altenew's Hibiscus Bouquet stamp set. A trio of dew drops were adhered using SU fine tip glue pen. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
APR 19 - "Even the toughest dogs can be afraid of vacuums."        --Anna

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Sending Hugs

**Scroll on down for my Color Throwdown entry** 

I created this card for two different challenges: Just Us Girls (it's trend week and black and white stripes are the trendy element we're asked to use) and Sunday Stamps Challenge (sketch).   I'm a huge fan of adding stripes to my cards, so this was a must do challenge!

I am FINALLY using this freebie gift stamp that came with my last
Reverse Confetti order!  Isn't that combination of fonts the best?!  I thought these funky florals from RC's Blooms 'n Buds stamp set with matching dies would be pair up nicely with the bold sentiment.  

INKS: Bumblebee, Iced Aqua, Aqua, Parakeet, Lime Green, Magenta - dye inks by Reverse Confetti; Versafine Onyx Black.

Color Throwdown

Hello everyone! It's Wednesday and that means there's a new Color Throwdown Challenge happening! Vickie is our hostess this week and has chosen red, green and white...a classic combo that really pops - especially with a little added black as a neutral. 

I knew right away I wanted to do some Copic coloring on this great floral image by Marcella Hawley - Tulips For Friends - from the former Flourishes company.  There is a current variation of the same image at Power Poppy that you can see HERE.

This word sentiment die by My Favorite Things is one of my all-time favorites!  I layered white over black so it would be more distinctive with this shadowed look.  The Plaid Background stamp by Concord and 9th was stamped about 5 times using Last Leaf dye ink by WPlus9 and a MISTI. This stamp is difficult to get good coverage with only one stamping, so a MISTI tool is a must!
To play along with us, please go to the Color Throwdown Challenge blog for all the details!  For more inspiration from the rest of the design team and our talented guest designer for April, click on their links below:
Amy Rohl 
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders   
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins 
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put  
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen (you are here) 
Hannelie Bester- April Guest Designer 

Quote from 365 Days of Wonder
APR 18 - "The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature."
                    --Joseph Campbell 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Oh Baby

I've got a clean and simple card for the current Fusion Card Challenge. I used both the sketch and the inspiration photo - going with the baby theme and the neutral polka dotted wall for my main inspiration!  I just love this gray and white nursery with the pop of aqua!

I used paper, stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti, except for the stitched circle dies from My Favorite Things.  The patterned paper is from RC's Every Little Bit 6x6 pad and I used their Iced Aqua cardstock (one of my fave shades of blue).

DIES: Double Edge Scallop Border, Shakers 'n Frames (tiny stars), Stamped Note (hearts), and Cute as a Button (onesie).

Quote from 365 Days of Wonder
APR 17 - "Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best."
                   --Henry van Dyke

Friday, April 13, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch

 A quick and easy card for the new CAS(E) This Sketch challenge! I tweaked the elements a bit and it was so crazy simple to put together. I embossed the Ornate Background stamp by Simon Says Stamp on WPlus9's Dove Grey cardstock using Pool Party embossing powder.  The Square Thanks die is by Reverse Confetti. If I did it again, I would use a darker EP as this doesn't have the dramatic impact I was looking for.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
APR 13 - "The universe is what you illustrated it to be."

Thursday, April 12, 2018


Hope you're having a great day! It's my birthday, so I'm planning a little retail therapy and will enjoy the warmer temperatures...finally! I made this card last evening and am adding this quick post for Freshly Made Sketches and Paper Players challenges.  I pulled out this older PTI set - Life - and stamped the images in
Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Tranquil Tide ink by SU.  I really love this layout and hope to use it again!

Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
APR 12 - "The world is good-natured to people who are good-natured." 
    --William Makepeace Thackeray

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Card Concept Meets SSSWC

I couldn't resist this gorgeous inspiration photo that's up to get our mojo flowing on The Card Concept Challenge blog! The circle elements and soft, spring colored floral cupcakes inspired me to decorate a leafy wreath with florals - stamps and dies all from Reverse Confetti!  I'm also entering this into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where it's all about adding texture to our cards.

I again started with Stone CS for my card base...a perfect straying from my usual white.  I feel like it's a spring/summer option to kraft which I am also a big fan of. The texture elements are the embossed sun rays, the Nuvo Jewel Drops added to the tiny blue flowers and then just the varied layering of the collage.  

STAMPS: Blooms 'n Buds, Bitty Banners - Reverse Confetti.
PAPER: Stone, Lime Green (Reverse Confetti), Old Olive (SU), X-Press It Blending Card.
INK: Bumblebee, Tangerine, Parakeet, Lime Green, Iced Aqua - dye inks by Reverse Confetti; Memento Tuxedo Black.
DIES: Leafy Wreath, Blooms 'n Buds, Bitty Banners, Stitched Rays cover plate - all by RC.

Thanks so much for stopping by...