Tuesday, January 16, 2018

RC Sketch For You To Try




I'm sharing a card I created using the great new layout for Reverse Confetti's January Sketch For You To Try challenge!  

Here is my take on it using the new Something Wonderful  stamp set with coordinating Confetti Cuts.





One of my fave techniques with this silhouette floral stamp is to add ink directly to the stamp using distress markers (Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss), "huffing" over the stamp to re-moisten the ink, then stamping on CS.   I'm really loving this font on all the sentiments in this stamp set!



JAN 16: Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
"Just be who you want to be, not what others want to see."        --Unknown

Monday, January 15, 2018

Alcohol Ink Background

 
So...I got down and dirty the other day when I played with a variety of alcohol inks (Pink Sherbet and Wild Plum by Ranger used here) to create some fun backgrounds.  I was inspired after watching one of Jennifer McGuire's tutorials HERE.  This was my first attempt and I tended to overwork the two ink colors but went ahead and splattered some yellow gold paint from Gansai Tambi's Starry Colors palette and used it as a backdrop for this awesome new Falling Hearts Panel die just released this month by Reverse Confetti!



Because I used gold splatters, I wanted to mat the white panel with
Gold Mirror cardstock.  I struggled with deciding on the base card color but finally went with this lighter pink to pick up the lighter pink tones in the alcohol inks.  A simple white embossed sentiment on black - from Reverse Confetti's Heart Filled Sentiment set - topped it off!  I created a second card identical to this layout but in different, non-traditional Valentine colors.  I will post that one on a later date.


JAN 14 - Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
"He who knows others is clever, but he who knows himself is enlightened."
--Lao Tsu
JAN 15 - Quote from 365 Days of Wonder
"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."
--Paul Valery 


Saturday, January 13, 2018

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge




Good Saturday everyone! I'm posting a baby card for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  This bib die with the sweet baby font and tiny safety pin are my 'go to' favorites for quick and easy baby cards!  I had some leftover flowers already stamped, so that was a big help since I'm hurrying with this post so I can go into work early.  


STAMPS: Mini Modern Blooms (MFT); Beautiful Baby (MFT).
PAPER: Pretty Posy 6x6 pad by FSC.
DIES: Baby Bib, Oh Baby, Stitched Rectangle STAX, Mini Modern Blooms - all by MFT.

JAN 12 - Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
                                                        --Anne Frank

JAN 13 - Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
"However long the night...the dawn will break."
                                                       --African Proverb

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

3 Challenges in 1 Card


 I had lots of fun creating this card for the following challenges: 
Sunday Stamps - Use 3 out of the colors 
Freshly Made Sketches - sketch by Rita
The Card Concept - inspiration photo 

The card base is Stone CS by Reverse Confetti.  I stenciled Stone dye ink (RC) on white CS using Tim Holtz' Bubble stencil.  I colored Altenew's Fantasy Floral dies with Zig Clean Color brushes.  I struggled with getting a mint green color on the leaves since none of my watercolor sets had that shade of
green.  I opted to take RC's Seafoam ink cube and blotted it gently over the leaves.  I added a wee bit of Green Shadow 049 Zig brush color then blended with an Aquapainter brush.  For the 3 layers on the flower, I colored with Peach Pink (202), Light Carmine (021), and Pink Flamingo (222) Zig brushes and again blended with the Aquapainter.  
The sentiment - You Got This stamp set by Simon Says Stamp - was white embossed on MFT's Black Licorice CS.  Guess you'd say there was a real collaboration of many different stamp companies' products used on this card!

I went with a clean and simple design and was inspired by the florals and the colors in the Card Concept inspiration photo.  

JAN 11 - Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there's footprints on the moon."                                         
--Paul Brandt

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Color Throwdown



Happy Wednesday everyone! The temperatures are finally going above freezing here in VA and it feels like a much welcomed heat wave! At the time I was making this card on Sunday afternoon, we were without water and heat for 4 hours!  The house got down to 61 degrees even with 2 electric space heaters.  I was not a happy camper! 😩

It's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge and Jodi has chosen a beautiful group of colors: navy, aqua and pink!  Here is my take on it...

Reverse Confetti just had a fabulous release of new products on Monday, so this new Congratulations stamp set with matching Confetti Cuts was what I went to for a needed birthday card.  I'm also playing along with Seize the Birthday Challenge where Anything Goes and with the Fusion Card Challenge where I used only the sketch.  I created my own patterned paper by repeatedly stamping the confetti image using RC's Navy Blue, Magenta and Iced Aqua inks.  The Star Garland and Edge Essentials Confetti Cuts are also Reverse Confetti dies. The sentiment was white embossed using Altenew's Pure White EP.

Our guest star stamper this week is Jenny Hall from Jenny Stamps Up.  Congratulations! 

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, 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)  
Debra James - January Guest Designer 

JAN 10 - Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
"If the wind will not serve, take to the oars."                                              --Latin Proverb     

                   

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Quote For The Day

It's not even noon yet and already in the 40's outside! Woohoo for warmer weather! No card today but wanted to post the JAN 9 quote from 365 Days of Wonder

"To be able to look back on one's life in satisfaction, is to live twice."                                                                         --Kahlil Gibran

Here's to looking back on good memories!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Reverse Confetti New Release Blog Hop



Yay! Release day is here and  the Reverse Confetti store is open now for you to fill up your cart with items from this fabulous release! There is a rockin' blog hop going on with some incredibly talented special guests in addition to the Confetti Crew and the 'Fetti Friends!  Hopefully you've started at the beginning on the RC blog and you've arrived here after 
visiting Deanne Kuntz

I have two cards to share with you and both have some of the beautiful new patterned paper - Forever My Love - along with stamps and dies from two of the five new stamp sets!



Using stamps from Congratulations, I was able to showcase some of RC's gorgeous inks: Iced Aqua, Bumblebee and Bellini.  I love the complete coverage that these inks give to solid stamp images!  Black enamel dots were adhered to the centers and a number of Leafy Confetti Cuts dies - cut from Lime Green CS -  were tucked in around the flowers.  TIP:  Press 'n Seal is a lifesaver for "holding" the florals together so you can flip it over and add glue to the back to then adhere it to the card base.  I also used one of the four Edgers Confetti Cuts dies on the white panel.  Three of the flowers are popped up using foam tape.


My second card features the Kindness Cards stamp set and coordinating dies. 





Papers are from the Forever My Love 6x6 paper pad and are  perfect for a masculine recipient.  Previously released items used are Edge Essentials, Tag Me and Tall Tag Trio Confetti Cuts. I used Navy Blue ink with the RC Pointed Out stencil on the white panel.  




Prepare for some incredible inspiration as you visit all the participants in the blog hop.  Here is the lineup:
Susan Liles
Jennifer McGuire
From here, you need to hop on over to visit the talented Jeanne Jachna !

I'll end my post with the JAN 8 quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
                         --Carl Sagan