May 09 2017

SUO174 – Daisy Delight

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Watercolor Fun”.  I had previously made up several of these watercolor backgrounds and thought one would be perfect for this challenge.  And, having just received my preorder, I used the fun, new Daisy Delight stamp set!



Don’t the bright colors just cheer you right up?

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 piece of Watercolor Paper, the Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo watercolor pencils were scribbled on top, then the AquaPainter was used to give it a watercolor wash.  Let dry.
  • The stem is stamped with Garden Green Ink on the watercolor paper.  The Daisy was stamped with Daffodil Delight on Whisper White and punched, then layered on a Daffodil Delight punched daisy.  The center is stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink and punched with the 1/2 Circle Punch, a Clear Faceted Gem was added inside.
  • The solid leaves and outlines were stamped with Garden Green Ink on Whisper White and cut out, then added to the stem.
  • The Daisy is added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The watercolor paper is layered on a 3-3/4 x 5 piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock, then added to the front of the base card.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink.


This challenge was lots of fun this week!  Pull out your watercoloring materials and play along!  And don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!





May 19 2014

May Tour de Freaks


Woohoo!!!  New products in the house!!!  Well, I’ve actually had Work of Art in my studio since the catalog reveal.  But, my preorder DID come in today!  I have lots of new toys to play with!  First…you’ve probably come from the blog of Heidi Boos…aren’t her projects fun?  We have 12 stops on the tour this month, so make sure to continue along the tour until you get back here!  Our theme this month is products using the Preorder Items demos could purchase this month!


For my Tour projects, I made 3 different cards using the Work of Art stamp set!  Here’s the first one.  I made 25 of these for the Stampin’ Up! Cruise Swap!  I was happy with the color combination of Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake and Basic Black!


May 2014 Work of Art Cruise

Here’s the second one I made for the tour.  This one I used Watercolor Paper for the background and did the rainbow of colors with the long swash image in Work of Art stamp set.  Colors were Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz.  I added some punched Petite Flowers of Daffodil Delight with Gold Sequin Centers.  Hooray for Today is from Geometrical stamp set.


 May 2014 Work of Art 2

Next I decided to use the Work of Art stamp set to make a sun!  After it was finished, I noticed that it would make a great Sunflower with a brown center instead of the yellow!  I’ll have to try that next!  I did use the new Hello Honey Ink for my sun, stamping off to get the lighter colors.  The 1 3/4″ circle is punched from new Lullaby Designer Paper!  I added a little white designer button and White Bakers Twine.


May 2014 Work of Art

OK…what do you think?  Hope you like them all!  Next stop of the tour is Judy DiScipio.  I know you’ll love her fabulous projects, too!  Thanks for stopping by!




Aug 19 2010

Because I Care

Edit:  Sorry…don't know why this didn't post early last night!


Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Our theme this week is a Color Challenge…Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi and Basic Black!  Hope you play along and add your entry to InLinkz over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And, Friday is the last day to submit your samples for a chance to be a Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Member!  You can see details here!


These were fun colors and I couldn't help but think of flowers!  My hydrangeas are a gorgeous blue color, so the combination of Pacific Point and Bashful Blue works well to represent them!  Here is my card:



I started with a base of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  I layered on Bashful Blue that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Elegant Lines Impressions Folder.  I inked up the flower with my Bashful Blue and Pacific Point Stampin' Write Markers, then stamped on Watercolor paper.  I used my AquaPainter to blur the color and fill in the image.  Then…while it was still slightly damp, I reinked the head of the flower with the Pacific Point marker, and overstamped the image.  This gave the petals definition again.  I stamped Because I Case in Basic Black in the corner.


I layered the Watercolor paper on Pacific Point and then Basic Black cardstock.  I took some yummy Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon, tied a bow, and wrapped it around and secured on the back of the Bashful Blue layer.  I added the half back Pearls to some of the areas in the Impressions Folder.  I thought it needed a little something, so added the small butterfly from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit in Daffodil Delight and some small Pearls to the body.  I popped up the butterfly with dimensionals on the front.


Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Their work is FABULOUS like usual!


Aug 11 2009

Peace Within swap card


Good morning!  I am feeling a LOT perkier today.  I slept well again last night and have sort of caught up on emails, orders, etc.  I need to finish getting ready for my Technique Class tonight…my studio definately needs cleaned up…it is a mess from working on swaps before I left!

Here is a design that I made for Sherrill Graff’s swap cards a couple months ago.  She hired me to make 20 cards for her to take to Convention.  I decided to use one of my favorite new sets, Peace Within.

I started with a base card of Dusty Durango (othewise known as Brent Steele if you were at Convention!  lol!)  Then I took a layer of Always Artichoke and ran it thru the Big Shot with my Texturz Plate.  I added a layer of Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper matted on Crushed Curry cardstock.  For the focal piece, I stamped the basket image from Peace Within with Stazon Black on Shimmer White cardstock, then watercolored with my Stampin’ Up! markers and AquaPainter.  I distressed the edges with my Distressing Tool, then layered it on Dusty Durango cardstock.  I added the greeting stamped with Dusty Durango on Shimmer White, then punched with the large Oval Punch and layered on the Scallop Oval punch from Always Artichoke cardstock.  Finally, I added 1/2 a Modern Tag punched from Crushed Curry with Gold Mini Brad to the front.

I’m happy with how it turned out!

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