Thursday, August 6, 2020

Fusion Card Challenge

It's time for another Fusion Card Challenge and this time, I've gone with both the sketch and the inspiration photo. I have a limited supply of fruit stamps and went with pineapples using a retired stamp set from Reverse Confetti. As you can see, I flipped the sketch to a portrait instead of landscape mode.

I started by color blending a background with Aqua Mist, Green Parakeet and Bright Buttercup dye inks. I also brushed inks onto the leafy sprigs then splattered them with diluted Copic Opaque White. I splattered Dylusions Black Marble ink spray on the tag.

STAMPS: Pineapples Aplenty (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: White, Aqua Mist, Green Parakeet (Ink to Paper); Black and White Stripes 6x6" pad (My Favorite Things).
INK: Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Ripe Avocado, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Honey Nut, Aqua Mist - dye inks by Ink to Paper.
DIES: Stitched Scallops Cover Panel, Tag Me, Leafy, Pineapples Aplenty (Reverse Confetti). 

We'd love to have you play along with us. can use just the sketch or just the photo or you can have a fusion and use both in your creation!
                                       Happy stamping!    ~Wanda 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Color Throwdown #605

Happy hump day and welcome to another Color Throwdown Challenge! Jodi is hosting this week and has chosen red, coral, blue and white for our colors - inspired by this great purse! I have a huge stash of stamps and dies from The Greetery and thought I'd go outside my usual box by going with some blue pine boughs (blue spruce...right?).

STAMPS: Pine Blossom, Windowpane Plaid, Sentiment Suite: Thinking of You (The Greetery).
PAPER: White, Enchanted Evening, Melon Berry (Ink to Paper).
INK: Enchanted Evening, Melon Berry, Pure Poppy, Blueberry Sky, Bright Buttercup.
DIES: Crimped Frames, Sentiment Suite Basics, Pine Blossom (The Greetery).

We would love to have you play along with our challenge and hope to see you in the gallery!
                                                Happy stamping!    ~Wanda

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Stamping on Saturday

Hi everyone! I'm sure no one else has ever procrastinated with housework and stamped intead?! That's exactly what I did this morning after checking out two different challenges and wanting to play along! I'm using the Sketch Saturday layout along with getting inspiration from this fun holiday photo at Just Add Ink.

I thought I'd add another early Christmas card to my stash and used
the Peaceful Forest stamp set from Ink to Paper. I stamped the trees in Sweet Blush, Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, and Tropical Teal dye inks from Ink to Paper. I was especially drawn to the shades of pink and the aqua colors in the photo. The sentiment is from The Greetery's Sentiment Suite: Christmas set.

That's it for now! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Friday, July 31, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches

This week's layout for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge is any configuration as long as it's a slimline card. I thought it would be fun to create a longer than normal sentiment from the Garden of Blessings stamp set from Ink to Paper. There are many, many options of sentiment combos but I finally settled on this one. 

I started with stamping a row of these funky fun florals and tried to combine inks on the same stamp to get some varied shading. I do this by inking the entire stamp in the lighter shade then added a darker ink around the edges with either a sponge dauber or a blending brush.

Here is what I used...
STAMPS: Garden of Blessings (Ink to Paper).
PAPER: Bitty Big: Harvest Gold, True Black, White (Ink to Paper).
INK: Pure Poppy, Melon Berry, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Lilac Grace, Amethyst Allure, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Ripe Avocado, True Black - all dye inks by Ink to Paper.

It's Friday already and the weekend will be full with helping our son and DIL with a yard sale on Saturday. On Sunday, our church  will be opening the doors and meeting together - with precautions - for the first time since all the Covid-19 restrictions began. No more listening to recorded sermons in my nightgown, bare feet and no makeup - lol!
                                        Happy stamping!   ~Wanda

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Just Wanted to Say Hello

Well, this month is history...can you believe it?! I'm featured on IG today with another card using supplies from the July release. I wanted to create a mix of geometric elements using the pierced circle part of the Floral Fusion die set added with a rectangle die and some stenciled polka dots in the background.

I'm loving this new Feathered Friends 2 bird die so much and it pairs up well with the tree and flowers from Floral Breeze stamp/die set! The base card was stenciled with Hawaiian Shores ink and the dot stencil from Papertrey Ink.

STAMPS: Just Sentiments: Just Because, Floral Breeze
INK: Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Ripe Avocado, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, True Black
PAPER: White, Hawaiian Shores, Cocoa Bean, Green Parakeet, Vellum
DIES: Floral Breeze, Skinny Frames: Diagonal Border, Feathered Friends 2, Love to Layer: Floral Fusion 

Hope this inspires you to get inky!  
                                           Happy stamping!    ~Wanda

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Color Throwdown #604

We are already at the last Wednesday of July! Wow! Summer is moving on quickly and it's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge. Amy Rohl is hosting this week and has chosen black, white and terracotta for our colors. This is a classy combination and I went with the herringbone cover plate die to use as the background. 

I used the Floral Fusion die as the focal point and added a narrow sentiment popped up on foam tape.

STAMPS: Direct Messages (Papertrey Ink/Ink to Paper).
PAPER: White, True Black, Honey Nut (Ink to Paper).
INK: True Black (Ink to Paper).
DIES: Cover Plate: Herringbone, Love to Layer: Floral Fusion, Direct Messages - all by Papertrey Ink/Ink to Paper. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! We hope to have you join us in the challenge! 
                                Happy stamping!  ~Wanda

Tuesday, July 28, 2020


Hi everyone! Hope your Tuesday is going well. I'm up on the Ink to Paper blog with a card using the Bee-utiful stamp/die set from the July release. This time I wanted to arrange the elements on a tag for my focal point.

I added some black and white patterns of washi tape on the diagonal then arranged the fun little images after coloring with Copics. It's hard to see the clear Wink of Stella sparkle that I added to the bees' wings. I also added Black Enamel Accents to the flower centers.

STAMPS: Bee-utiful (Ink to Paper).
INK: True Black, Green Parakeet, New Leaf (Ink to Paper).
PAPER: True Black, White (Ink to Paper); X-Press It Blending Card.
DIES: Bee-utiful, Charming Tags, On the Border: Sunburst Border, Pierced Feature Frames.

I hope I've inspired you to get inky!
                                         Happy stamping!   ~Wanda