Thursday, June 13, 2019

Fusion Card Challenge

How about this awesome VW hippie ride to inspire us for the new Fusion Card Challenge?! I initially spotted the sun in the VW art work and then all the vivid colors just shouted out RAINBOW to me!  Most of the dies I used are by Reverse Confetti with the exception of the pierced frame which is by Papertrey Ink.

The rainbow was die cut from my large leftover pile. I blended some Squeezed Lemonade distress oxide ink over the Stitched Rays Cover Panel (RC).

DIES: Thanks and Hello Word Duos, Stitched Rays Cover Panel, Over the Rainbow - Reverse Confetti; Pierced Featured Frames die - Papertrey Ink.

As you can see...I used both the sketch and was inspired by the photo as well! We'd love to see how you are inspired by the new Fusion Card Challenge! Hope to see you in the gallery.

Happy Birthday

I'm still cranking out masculine birthday cards and was inspired by the theme and photo board of the new challenge at Addicted To Stamps and More! They are celebrating their 7th birthday (HB2U!) so I went with that theme plus I was drawn to the red and aqua colors in the photo. 

I have definitely gotten my money's worth from this Stampin' Up set - Geared Up Garage - and their matching dies - Garage Gears Thinlits!

The patterned papers are all from a SU 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" paper stack called Fresh Prints. It matches with Real Red and Coastal Cabana CS. The gears were die cut from a brushed silver CS. The car image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copics (BG11, BG32, BG34, C0, C2, C4). Glossy Accents was added to the windows and headlights and Clear Star Gelly Roll pen was added to the hubcaps.

That's it for now...have a great day! I'm gearing up (haha - pun intended) for a busy weekend with visiting relatives so the blog will be pretty quiet for several days.                                          ~Wanda

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Color Throwdown #547

Check out these awesome happy colors for the new Color Throwdown Challenge! Lori is our hostess and she's chosen yellow, orange, hot pink and green. After I completed my card, I realized I interpreted the dark pink as a red. No time for a redo, so it will have to be considered "close". I love these popsicle dies that are now retired from the Reverse Confetti store (on last check there were a few dies on sale but no stamp sets to match). I watercolored with Mijello Mission Gold watercolors on Ranger watercolor paper.

STAMPS: Let's Chill (Reverse Confetti).
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black.
DIES: Blueprint 27 (My Favorite Things); Let's Chill (RC).

We'd love to have you play along with us this week! For more inspiration from the rest of the talented design team, you can visit their links below.

   Amy Rohl     

Monday, June 10, 2019

Geared Up Garage

There are numerous male birthdays in our family this month, so I'm going with the great masculine set from Stampin' Up called Geared Up Garage to add another card to my stash. I'm using the sketch by Heidi for the Sunday Stamps Challenge.

I used this Cuttlebug embossing folder on Pool Party (SU) cardstock which always reminds me of the pattern on metal tool boxes, etc.  The car was colored with Copics and highlighted with Clear Star Gelly Roll pen on the hub caps and Glossy Accents on the windows and head lights.

STAMPS: Geared Up Garage (SU).
PAPER: Classic Garage 6x6" DP, Pool Party (SU); White (PTI); X-Press It Blending Card
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black.
DIES: Geared Up Garage (SU); Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics (MFT). 
COPICS: BG11, BG32, BG34, CO, C2, C4.

Thanks for stopping by!                           ~Wanda

CAS(E) This Sketch

I'm posting this CAS design that is my interpretation of the layout for the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. My mojo just didn't want to flow for this one! Rather than take the literal six button look, I saw it as a vertical, skinny rectangle with an overlaying sentiment.

Here is what I used...
STAMPS: Sentiment Essentials (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: True Black, White, Raspberry Fizz by Papertrey Ink; Pretty in Pink by SU.
DIES: Double Panel Hearts, All Framed Up and Sentiment Essentials (RC). 

Simple and straight forward with dies doing most of the work.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Paper Players Color Week

Hello everyone! Hope your weekend is going well! Anne Marie has some gorgeous colors for the new Paper Players Challenge and I knew right away I wanted to use flowers! I had this Delicate Flowers stamp set and matching dies on my desk from a previous project and decided to color up some more images with Copics.

I love this textured brick background created with a Bricked embossing folder by Sizzix then sponged lightly with Silver Lining ink by WPlus9. I thought the colors would pop more if I added a black and white patterned strip (from MFT's Black and White Basics 6x6 pad).  Love that this stamp set has a number of teeny sentiments to tuck into your card front without covering up much of the design!

STAMPS: Delicate Flowers (Simon Says Stamp).
COPICS: V01, V05, V06, V09 (flower)
                Y00, Y02, Y06, Y08 (flower)
                YG11, YG13, YG17 (leaves in largest spray)
                YG21, YG23, YG25 (leaves beside bud)
                YG03, YG93 (3-leaf leaves)

For more inspiration from the rest of the talented design team, please check out their creations HERE Hope to see you in the gallery! Have a blessed day!                                   ~Wanda

Friday, June 7, 2019

RC Stock Your Stash

It's a very rainy Friday here in VA so, it's good for me to get some laundry and cleaning play along with Reverse Confetti's June Stock Your Stash challenge! I'm also playing along with the Tag You're It Challenge where the theme is umbrellas.  I thought it would be fun to paper piece the umbrella from Reverse Confetti's Rainy Day fun set.

I had an already colored Hatbox Florals image and decided to fussy cut and rearrange the florals to add to the umbrella. The background was stenciled with Daffodil Delight ink (SU) and the bubble stencil by Tim Holtz. The base is a die from My Favorite Things' Blueprint 27 die set. Other dies used are all from Reverse Confetti: Sunburst Tag Layer, Thanks and Hello Word Duos, Rainy Day Fun.  The patterned paper is from RC's Fun Times 6x6" paper pack.  The hello die was cut twice from heavyweight white cardstock to give it more dimension. I added Clear Star Gelly Roll pen accents to the umbrella handle (the sparkle doesn't show up in the photo).  Thanks for stopping by and commenting!                                          ~Wanda 


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches

Amy has a great new sketch over on the Freshly Made Sketches blog! I thought I'd go with a beachy theme since our family beach vacation is coming up in a few weeks. I already had extra images stamped and die cut, so this fell together very quickly.

STAMPS: Salt Air: Flora and Fauna by Papertrey Ink; Color Layering Waves by Hero Arts (sentiment).

Because I had stamped the images many weeks ago, I don't recall what inks I used. Striped paper is from MFT's Black and White Basics 6x6" pad. The rectangle is Pool Party by SU.

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!      ~Wanda

Color Throwdown #546

It's hump day and that means another Color Throwdown Challenge is up and running! Lisa is our hostess this week and has chosen navy, teal blue, coral and cream for the colors. I went with some distress oxide ink blending again...using my new fave Picket Fence blending brushes. The triangular patchwork on the quilt in the photo led me to using the Triangles Cover Panel die by Reverse Confetti. 

STAMPS: Butterfly Dreams (Reverse Confetti). 
PAPER: Vintage Cream (PTI). 
INK: Abandoned Coral, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire distress oxide inks by Ranger.
DIES: Triangles Cover Panel and Butterfly Dreams (Reverse Confetti). 

So that's all for now. We'd love to have you play along with us this week! For more inspiration from the rest of the talented design team, you can visit their links below.

   Amy Rohl     

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

CAS Colors & Sketches

I'm playing along with the color challenge on the CAS Colours and Sketches blog and I'm using the Gina K Designs' Wreath Builder stamp set yet again! LOVE the endless possible designs that can be incorporated...even from other sets which I'm anxious to try out soon! I subbed Pink Pirouette ink since I don't own Powder Pink.

I opted to place the square on an A2 sized base and added the score lines to balance it out better.

So that's my quick post for the day...I'll be back tomorrow with a new Color Throwdown creation!         

Monday, June 3, 2019

Wreath Builder

I'm really having fun playing with the Gina K Wreath Builder stamp set with templates that make it so stinkin' easy to get a symmetrical, circular wreath design! I used the colors for the current Just Add Ink color challenge and I used Julee Tilman's great sketch for the
current Mojo Monday Sketch challenge.  

STAMPS: Wreath Builder Bundle by Gina K Designs.
PAPER: Coastal Cabana and Fresh Prints paper stack by Stampin' Up; White (PTI).
INK: Pale Peony, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores (PTI); Memento Tuxedo Black.

Thanks so much for stopping by...

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Paper Players

It's theme week at The Paper Players challenge and we're all about summer vacation! I knew right away I wanted to ink up this Gradient Sunset stamp set by Altenew! I used the MISTI and distress oxide inks to get a rich look with the colors.  I finished it off with some yellow twine and a shell charm.

STAMPS: Gradient Sunset (Altenew).
PAPER: True Black and White (PTI).
INK: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick distress inks by Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black.
DIES: Tall Stripe Panel (Reverse Confetti), Gradient Sunset (Altenew).

For more inspiration from the rest of the talented design team, please check out their creations HERE Hope to see you in the gallery! Have a blessed day!                                   ~Wanda

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Delicate Flowers

My matching dies to the Delicate Flowers stamp set (Simon Says Stamp) finally arrived yesterday and I jumped at the chance to play with them this morning! I colored with Copics after white embossing the images on X-Press It Blending Card paper. I'm entering this card into the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and also to the Anything Goes theme for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

I've neglected my embossing folders for a long time, and am trying
to get into the habit of adding more texture to my cards by using them!  This one is called Bricked by Sizzix and was lightly sponged with Silver Lining ink (WPlus9). I thought this trellis look patterned paper from MFT's Black and White Basics 6x6 pad would pair up nicely with the brick background.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting...

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Card Concept

I was intrigued by the retro inspiration photo for the current Card Concept Challenge so I proceeded with a clean and layered birthday card! I used this new die by Reverse Confetti to highlight the circle element and nothing says retro better than pink and aqua colors! So there was my inspiration for coloring up this fun cake image from Reverse Confetti's Cake and Champagne set. Coloring was with Copics on X-Press It Blending Card.

The sentiment is from RC's So Many Sentiments set and was die cut using Taylored Expressions Simple Strips die. A trio of clear dew drops were added along with highlighting the ribbon and flowers with Clear Star Gelly Roll pen by Sakura.

COPICS: BG11, BG13, BG49, RV11, RV32, RV34, YG03, YG93, C1, C3, C5.

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Yup! The melons are back again and this time they are being featured on the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! These are the last ones from my recent "smooshing" session where I applied distress oxide inks to my glass mat then spritzed with water and smooshed the ink onto watercolor paper. So fun!

Ink colors: Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Mowed Lawn.  At the end of smooshing the 3 green colors together, I splattered Mowed Lawn over it all.

This was a fun sketch using 3 different patterns from MFT's Black and White Basics 6x6" pad paired with white cardstock.  

STAMPS: Sweet Summertime (MFT).
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; Distress Inks (see above description).
DIES: Watermelon Slice (MFT); Stitched Rectangle STAX (MFT).