Saturday, October 18, 2014

Just Us Girls


I can't believe it's week #3 already, but I'm back again for my October guest designer gig for the Just Us Girls challenge!  This week is Color Week and I'll admit I was initially intimidated by the purple which is not one of my go-to colors.  I kept trying to think of a fall/Halloween theme, but finally decided to play once again with one of my fave images to watercolor.  You know...I ended up loving this color combination!  I guess that's why I enjoy challenges so much...they stretch me to work outside my normal box!



I started by die-cutting the flower pot from watercolor paper and coloring with a Faded Jeans distress ink marker. I picked up a small amount of water on a brush and blended the "scribbles". Then I die cut the flowers and leaves and applied more distress ink markers to the stamps, stamped them onto the watercolor CS shapes and blended with a brush.  Then I got to play flower designer and filled up the vase!  

Here's what else I used:
STAMPS: Pretty Peonies, Fresh Cut Containers - both sets by WPlus9
PAPER: Tim Holtz watercolor CS, Lucky Limeade (SU), White (PTI)
ACCESSORIES: Lattice BG die by WPlus9, Hand Lettered Thanks die by WPlus9, Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush marker, Clear rhinestones by SU.
TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS MARKERS: Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Mustard Seed.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you playing along with us this week!

11 comments:

Petra Swart said...

WOW, this is a work of art, Wanda!!! Your flowers look beautiful and I love that great bg die!!! You did a fantastic job with the colours!! Beautiful!!!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Wanda this is gorgeous! You did a great job with the color combo. I love the stamp set you used.......so pretty! Enjoy your weekend!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love those watercolored flowers and vase, they are beautiful! That white lattice over the navy makes a beautiful background. Great use of these colors.

Vicki Dutcher said...

You ROCKED the colors! This card is so pretty with the dual toned flowers!!

Nancy said...

This is Stunning Wanda!!! You need to work with these colors more often if you get these fabulous results!!!

AnitaR said...

Beautiful card!

JoAnn said...

This is gorgeous. Love your pretty vase of flowers and the diecut background.

Lisa Kind said...

Wanda, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love what you did with the colors! I have to admit, when I sat down to do my card I thought "what was I thinking?" A little intimidating, but oh so lovely! Love this card!

Chris D. said...

This is gorgeous, Wanda! Way to rock this color combo!

Maria Levine said...

Stunning! Love the background and those flowers are amazing!

Becca Cruger said...

I really like this! The lattice on the edging just sets off those flowers perfectly. Lovely!