Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Wacky Watercooler Spring Fever Blog Hop!!
You've probably arrived from Buffy's blog,
after viewing her spectacular projects. 
She is a very talented artist!  If you want to get back
there, click the Previous button below.
  This hop will feature birthday and spring projects
that "spring" from the SAB and Occasions Minis.

We are also including one project that is a 
CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from a Watercooler artist.

My CASE comes from the delightful hand of Ms Heidi,
with her Look of Watercolor found here.

Below is my version:

 This CASE is a reflection of Heidi's layout, colors
and concept.  I used the flower image from Butterfly Basics
(p 26 in the Occasions Mini) and positioned the sentiment
on it's side.  The coloring on the focal image was created by brayering Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz and 
Mossy Meadow in succession.

My second card is a birthday card, using the 
Hello You Thinlit Dies on page 31.  These Thinlits enable
creation of masculine cards that are simple yet pleasing!
I stamped Dictionary on the Coastal Cabana card base
to give it a more masculine appearance. A piece of Cherry Cobbler,
was cut with the Starburst framelit (on page 231 of the main catty),
providing the backdrop for the framelit.  A Confetti Celebration
DSP strip anchors everything.

My final card, Happy Spring, will hopefully bring us
some warmer weather!!  I masked off all but a narrow strip on a 
Whisper White layer, stamping and sponging images from
the From the Garden set on page 20 of the Occasions Mini.
The Butterflies Thinlits Dies were used to create the butterfly,
which was stamped in order to create color and texture.
I left the wax paper layer behind the butterfly to add a second
layer (use wax paper between your thinlits and card stock
to help in removal of tiny pieces).

Thank you for checking out my projects.
Now hop on over to view Christine's wonderful site.
She has such great style and I know you will enjoy her offerings.        

   Or, you can click "Home" to go back to the index for the blogs involved in this hop.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Little Buddies Bird-Day Card

This is another "Little Birthday Buddies" card.
This set is found on page 89 of the regular catalog.
The images are soooo cute and fun to color
with Blendabilities! 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

WWC18 Sketch Challenge

Welcome to our 18th Watercooler Challenge!!
Today we are doing a sketch challenge, 
which will be interpreted by the Watercooler Challenge
artists.  You are invited to add your version of this 
card sketch via our Linky at the end of the challenge.
The winning guest will have their card posted on our site!

 Our WCC18 sketch is all about a center panel and banners!
Here is my interpretation.

 The Love is Kindness stamp is one of my favorite in the 
new Occasions catalog (p 32). 
The sentiment can be used, or omitted, to enable you to
add the sentiment of your choice.

I decided that rather than
a circle shape depicted on the panel, I wanted a 
diamond, cut out with the Squares Collection Framelits.

My favorite DSP is the Back to Black, which enables
creation of masculine or feminine projects with striking contrast.

 I tried an experiment with the coloring of this image.
I used white embossing powder on So Saffron card stock,
and then colored the flowers with Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities.
They really worked great on the colored card stock,
blending easily.

Thank you for stopping by.
Please remember to check out the rest of
the Watercooler Challenge entries!