Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Change in Direction - and some challenges

Happy New Year!

We are having a quiet evening at home after going to church tonight. The "plan" was to play games tonight and let the kids stay up late and watch the ball drop --- but they are all sucked into an episode of Bones, so I'm stealing some bloggie time. 8-) Nerd smiley!   We are SUUUUCH homebodies. Staying at home and doing just what we want is IDEAL. Couldn't think of a better scenario.

I wanted to share a couple of cards I made this afternoon playing along with some challenges, including the current Runway Inspired Challenge.


For my first card, I used PTI's Wet Paint II and embossed it in white on watercolor cardstock. I then brushed over the cardstock with watered down gelatos and a small paintbrush. I added the shadow effect by stamping the sentiment again, slightly offset, using Slate ink (CTMH). I just added a few little stitching and sequin embellies before adhering it to a Kraft base.
For my next card, I also used watercolor cardstock and stamped these heart balloons from Mama Elephant's Party Kit stamp set. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Lots of Love stamp set. I added a sponged ink background using Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink all layered onto a Goldrush cardstock base (CTMH). Very simple and fast to make!
I am also playing along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes, the current Inkspirational challenge:
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!
God Bless and Happy New Year,

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  1. Lovely cards! Thanks for playing along at Inkspirational! :-)

  2. I love the faded effect on the balloons. - the colours are great - in fact, both cards are lovely! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  3. Beautiful - I love that yellow background. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    ~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
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  4. Love the heat embossed greeting over the watercoloured background! Thanks for strutting your stuff with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

  5. I'm loving those stitched accents! Thanks for joining us on the Runway!

  6. Super awesome and way amazing cards - you make the whole watercolor thing look so easy!! Thanks for the inspiration and for being so awesome!!! Have a great night!!!

  7. Oh what fabulous cards and love the technique you've used.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  8. Gorgeous cards! Such wonderful designs!! Love them both!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  9. Thanks for sharing with us at Ink! Please come again. happy New Year!


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