Thursday, July 18, 2024

Word Art Wednesday


I was blessed by the devotional for the new Word Art Wednesday challenge today! It centers around II Corinthians 1:3-4 and speaks of God's comfort during trials and tribulations. We were also challenged to comfort others who might need this blessing which, in turn, gives God the praise! He is most definitely the "God of all comfort" which is also reflected in this verse from Psalm 94:19 - a stamp available in the Psalm Reflections series through Papertrey Ink.

STAMPS: Psalm Reflections: March (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed distress inks (Ranger); New Leaf, Simply Chartreuse dye inks (PTI); White Gouache paint; Versafine Clair Nocturne pigment.
PAPER: Stampers Select: White, Bright Buttercup, True Black (PTI).
DIES: Border Bling: Lattice, Psalm Reflections: October (corner leaves), Psalm Reflections: March (joy), Into the Blooms: Dahlia, Love to Layer: Lovely Bracket - all by Papertrey Ink.
OTHER: Black enamel dots.

PTL for my husband being discharged home tomorrow from inpatient rehabilitation following hospitalization for stem cell transplant! He had a significant setback requiring two days in ICU but God answered prayers and he recovered from the serious bump in the road! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the prayers!  ~Wanda



Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Color Throwdown #802


Happy hump day! It's time for a new Color Throwdown challenge with colors by Kelly: coral, gray and blue. I immediately thought "ocean" and was inspired by the sea-themed photo, so went with the Summer Shells dies by Papertrey Ink. 


STAMPS: Salt Air Sentiments (Papertrey Ink).

INK: Rocky Slope, Coral Reef, Waterfall dye inks (Pinkfresh Studio); Hickory Smoke, Vintage Photo distress.

PAPER: Gray Granite (Stampin' Up), Grout Gray (My Favorite Things), Stampers Select White (Papertrey Ink).
DIES: Summer Shells, Psalm Reflections September (Papertrey Ink); Stitched Rectangle and Stitched Circle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).

OTHER: Watercolor Wonderful stencil collection (PTI); Sheer Shimmer Sparkle spray by Imagine. 
We'd love to have you play along with us! Happy stamping!  ~Wanda

Monday, July 15, 2024

The Paper Players


Jaydee has some awesome colors for The Paper Players challenge this week! I had to sneak a few green leaves in there but the primary colors are red, gray, black and white.

I love theses dies from the Into the Blooms: Poppies set by Papertrey Ink and thought they would work well with these colors.

I die cut all the pieces then colored them using a variety of distress inks. After dry, I splattered with darker shades and/or water to give it a mottled look.

STAMPS: Lush Bloom (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Lumberjack Plaid, Worn Lipstick, New Leaf, Crushed Olive distress inks (Ranger); Harvest Gold (PTI); Versafine Clair Nocturne.
PAPER: Stampers Select: White, True Black (PTI); Free Spirit 6x6 pad by Reverse Confetti.
DIES: Love to Layer: Ovals, Into the Blooms: Poppies, Lush Bloom  (PTI). 
OTHER: Red twine, Moonshine sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!  ~Wanda

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Let's Shell-ebrate


It's a sunny Saturday and we are STILL needing a good rain! We got a few sprinkles yesterday but that was all. Looks like lots of hand carried watering is in my forecast! 

I wanted to play along with the new Inspired By...Challenge with a seashell theme. I love this Summer Shells die set from Papertrey Ink and went to town.

I used a variety of distress inks then sprayed with Sheer Shimmer "Sparkle" craft spray (which doesn't show up in photos). I first stenciled the Aqua Mist using the Watercolor Wonderful stencil by Papertrey Ink. I embellished with dew drops and popped the sentiment with foam tape for some added dimension.

STAMPS: Salt Air: Sentiments (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Salvaged Patina, Vintage Photo distress; Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate dye inks (PTI).
PAPER: Fine Linen, Stampers Select White (PTI).
DIES: Stitched Rectangle & Stitched Circle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things); Summer Shells (PTI).
OTHER: Dew drops (PTI); Sheer Shimmer "Sparkle" spray (Imagine); Watercolor Wonderful stencil (PTI); Embossing folder (Stampin' Up!).

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!  ~Wanda

Seize the Birthday


This week's Seize the Birthday challenge has a "fruits" theme. I couldn't resist playing yet again with the stenciled lemons from Taylored Expressions and combined those with stamps from Lemon Zest by Stampin' Up! I also used the sketch again from the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

STAMPS: Lemon Zest (Stampin' Up!).
INK: Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink); Versafine Clair Nocturne.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Bitty Big: True Black (PTI).
DIES: Stitched Rectangle & Stitched Banner Flag STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).
OTHER: Lemon/Leaves punch to coordinate with Lemon Zest stamps (SU); Moonshine sequins (PTI); Squeeze the 
Day stencil set (Taylored Expressions).

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed weekend!  ~Wanda

Friday, July 12, 2024

Freshly Made Sketches


TGIF! I'm posting my entry for the current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. Loved this layout by Kim and decided to go with black and white with a pop of color! 

I dusted off this fun stamp/die set called You're My Type from SugarPea Designs. Very simple process that was completed with a trio of hearts and one tiny gem.

STAMPS: You're My Type (SugarPea Designs).
PAPER: Bitty Big: True Black, Stampers Select White, Raspberry Fizz, True Black (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Versafine Clair Nocturne,
DIES: You're My Type (Sugar Pea Designs); Ripped Banners (Papertrey Ink); Stitched Banner Flags STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!  ~Wanda

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Color Blending Fun


Kristina Werner recently posted some new distress ink color combos, so I had to try out a couple of them for two quick clean and simple cards. 

My first card colors are with Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves distress inks on Bristol Smooth Surface paper.

I embossed by using the Cover Plate: Quilted die for a subtle texture. The sentiment was popped up with foam tape.

STAMPS: Easy Bouquet (Papertrey Ink).
INK: (see above description); Versafine Clair Nocturne pigment ink.
DIES: Cover Plate: Quilted, Cover Plate: Butterfly Hope (Papertrey Ink).
The second card uses Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, and Mowed Lawn distress inks. 

STAMPS: Easy Bouquet (Papertrey Ink).
INK: (see above description); Versafine Clair Nocturne pigment.
DIES: Cover Plate: Wispy Tree, Love to Layer: Delightful Brackets (Papertrey Ink).
OTHER: Enamel dots. 
The cover plate dies from PTI make it so easy to whip up a quick card! Thanks for stopping by!  ~Wanda