Hello my stamping friend, and welcome back to another challenge with the Watercooler Wednesday Artists!
So, we noticed that last week’s challenge may have been a bit too challenging; we had 2 awesome cards submitted, but that was it. I’d love to have your feedback; was it the theme of ‘water’, or the Clean & Simple guidelines, or the combination of the theme and CAS?
Remember -we do these challenges to inspire and, well, challenge, you – so we want to include challenges that do just those things! Just leave me a comment on this post, and I’ll share with the rest of the team.
I have to admit – as I’m writing this post, I’ve injured my back (pinched a nerve, or something!) which is making it very difficult to sit & type this on my desktop (I don’t have my image files on my iPad). So, if you see weird spelling, or abrupt sentences, please be aware that it’s the pain – not me taking leave of my senses!
Now – on to this week’s challenge! Our wonderful Gail Allen is this week’s host, and she has put together a stunning colour challenge for us. Just wait ’til you see the amazing projects everyone created 🙂
I find that the most difficult part of these colour challenges is figuring out how to give each colour it’s due – they’re so pretty. Here’s what I came up with:
I used the fabulous, limited-time stamp set Thoughtful Branches and coordinating Beautiful Branches Thinlits combination. This is a great set, that can be purchased as a Bundle to save 10%, or you can purchase them separately. It’s very versatile; it can be used for flowers, trees, of course the leaves; I’ve seen pumpkins made using the die cut! I’ve barely started using my Bundle; be prepared, because you’ll be seeing lots more of it!
For Gail’s challenge, I chose to start with a card base of Watermelon Wonder cardstock, layered with a panel of Daffodil Delight. On a panel of Whisper White, I stamped the hatched texture image from Timeless Textures stamp set in Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Yellow ink. The sentiment, from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set, was stamped in Daffodil Yellow ink in the lower left hand corner.
On a separate piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock, I stamped the large bloom image in Watermelon Wonder ink, then used the Beautiful Branches Thinlits to die cut it with the Big Shot. (Demo Tip – using the Precision Plate makes releasing the cardstock from this die a total breeze!). The leaves, also from the Beautiful Branches Thinlits, were die cut in Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
I wanted my flower and leaves to pop off the card a bit, but Dimensionals were just too big. So, I used Glue Dots by first ‘rolling’ the Dots between my fingers, so they were small enough to fit on the back of the die cuts, then attached them to the panel.
Finally, I finished off the card with a small bow of Ruched Ribbon in Peekaboo Peach!
The inside sentiment, ‘and always in my heart’, is also from this stamp set. I also added the leaf stamp to decorate the inside panel:
Gail really did come up with a gorgeous colour combination – please be sure to check out what the rest of the Watercooler Artists came up with, for your inspiration – just click over to the Watercooler Wednesday challenges page.
I hope to see your card linked for this challenge – don’t forget to leave some feedback about the types of challenges you like to participate in, and if you have a comment about my card, I’d love to read it!
Thanks for spending some time with me today 🙂 Until next time – happy stamping!