Wednesday, December 16, 2020

WWC302 - Marsha's Special 3-Week Challenge

Cheers to each of you!  We are changing things up at Watercooler Wednesday and are having a three week "Anything Goes" end of year challenge.  I created a card I thought would be fun and festive for New Years.

  • Honey Bee Square Window Trio
  • Hand Inked Blue Background panel
  • Clearly Besotted Raise a Glass stamp
  • Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze
We would love to see your creation in our gallery.
I am also playing along with:

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

WWC301 - Dawn's Challenge: All About Occasions


Don't you just love "twofer" cards?  This card is the second from a pair of mixed media thank you cards that I made.  Click here to see the first card.  I created this one for  Watercooler Wednesday's  All About Occasions Challenge and Dawn is this week's hostess.

I was wanting to make some thank you cards to use this month and thought aqua, silver and white would be festive, bright and seasonal.

My Process:
  • I glued the die-cut Altenew Mega T from my first card to a watercolor paper panel. I then painted over the top of the card with gel media.
  • I added a layer of gesso and dried.
  • I mixed Mermaid Lagoon distress ink and Shimmer Spray and painted a layer on the card.
  • I pounced some Versamark ink across the panel and silver heat embossed.
  • I mixed a more concentrated mermaid lagoon and shimmer spray combination and brushed on random areas.
  • Buffed the embossing with a baby wipe to clean up and enhance the shine.
  • I added a die cut thanks sentiment. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

WWC300 - Tristan's Challenge: Anything Feminine Goes

Hello and welcome!  There is a lot of "new" on the card that I created for this week's Watercooler Wednesday challenge.  I love ink blending and have been wanting to try Altenew's Ink Blending Tool so I recently purchased the large blender and this was my first time giving it a "go".   I was immediately impressed by how well the blender worked my background.  We are making "feminine" cards this week  so I went with some fun bright coral, pink and purple for my background.  This is a new color combination for me, but I really like it and will definitely use it again.  

A while back, I won some stamps from Crackerbox and Suzy and I wanted to use their Christmas tree, which I thought was quite girly too.  

I started my project by masking off the bottom of my card panel and then began my ink blending.  I created a crude tree mask with a post-it and  added white pigment dots with a fun stamp.  After that was dry I added the script stamp.  I didn't want the script to be uniform so I dabbed off some of the ink prior to stamping.  Last, I heat embossed the the tree.  

What is new for me on this card:

Altenew's Ink Blending Tool for the background

Crackerbox and Suzy's Christmas Tree Fancy Swirl

The Distress Ink background combo (coral, raspberry, seedless preserves)

MFT's Romantic Script (I purchased this months ago but had not used it yet)


Crackerbox and Suzy Christmas Tree Fancy Swirl

Altenew Large Ink Blending Tool

Altenew Pinstripe (dots)

MFT Romantic Script

Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink

Distress Ink:  Abandoned Coral, Pickled Raspberry and Seedless Preserves (Ink Blending)

Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap (background script)

Black heat embossing

Bristol Cardstock

I am also playing along with:

Allsorts: Christmas Flowers, Wreaths and Trees Challenge  I am playing along with my Christmas Tree.

Krafty Chicks All Occasions Challenge  I made a holiday card

Love to Craft December Anything Goes Challenge

I am so happy you stopped by!


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