Sunday, May 12, 2013

Thanks a bunch!

I'm back with a little sneak peek of the June Stamp of the Month (SOTM)! I needed to whip up something cute for the Dream Team swap hosted by Karen Morris, so I went looking for blog challenges to help inspire me. I started with the sketch from Retro Sketches this week. I knew I wanted to emboss the sketchy flower image, and Just Us Girls was asking for white ink, so I embossed the flowers using White Daisy ink and Zing opaque white powder. I used the White Daisy to stamp the sentiment too.
I knew I still needed something else, and I found just the thing at Moxie Fab World, where they are hosting a Wonder of Watercolors challenge. Using colors from the Color Dare # 42, I used my waterbrush and tons of water to wash the pinks over the white embossed images. It's a blend from top to bottom with Blush, Cotton Candy, and Hollyhock inks. Since CAS-ual Fridays is hosting a Top Ten Tic Tac Toe Challenge, I added some Kraft paper and Bling to go along with my embossing and score my Tic Tac Toe.

Then I figured I needed some stitching to define all the edges. I {love} my piercing ruler! I had a lot of fun making my card swap...now to pop them in the mail ASAP. Back tomorrow with some scrappin' Claire goodness. Happy Monday!

11 comments:

Nancy said...

Wendy, This card is fabulous! Love the stitching, the color and the placement of the sentiment! So glad you joined us at Just Us Girls!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Great card, Wendy! I love how evenly your pinks are blended. Thanks for playing along with us at Color My Heart Color Dare--we hope you join us again soon.
:) Marie

Kigz said...

I love how this turned out! The waterbrush effect is so beautiful. You keep inspiring me to grab my Kraft paper! I wonder if the same thing will ever be said of the stitching, lol...yours is fab! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Color My Heart Color Dare!

Cath said...

Hey Wendy! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful background! lovely card! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Lisa P said...

Beautiful card!!

Becca Whitham said...

I actually inhaled when I saw this card. My exhale was, "Oh...I love that!" Beautiful job, and amazing how you combined so many challenges without creating a card that was overwhelmed. Thanks for adding Color My Heart to your challenge list. We hope you will join us again soon!

Pamela said...

This is beautifully colored with watercolors! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

sarahstone said...

Thank you for joining us at Color My Heart this week, Wendy! I really love how you blended your pinks with white and Kraft. It gives a really cool look. Now I can't wait to get that stamp set. Great card!

Sarah

Jocelyn Olson said...

The gradient you've created is so lovely. What beautiful watercoloring! I love the embossed flowers, too. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Marisa said...

Lovely use of the white flowers and sentiment :) Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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