Sunday, June 12, 2011

Another weekend in the books!

Unlike last weekend when I felt like I was spinning my wheels and accomplished next to nothing, this weekend has been a productive one.  Yesterday I held my "Out with the Old" Stamp-A-Stack.  It was a great morning with lots of stamping fun.  One of my customers arrived with a treat for our family...check this out...

How fun is that??  This lady, who is also a fellow teacher, made this giant oatmeal chocolate chip cookie!  My son LOVED it and we all dug into it after dinner last night.  It was as yummy as it looks!
Today I prepped for this week's class and got two of my final three assignments for my course done...what a relief that was!  Just one more to go...I'll be SO glad when I'm finished...it will mean more time for stamping and more attention for my business.  I also managed to do a little stamping.  I made this card for both the A La Card Monkey and the Paper Players challenges.  The Paper Players is a colour challenge this week, using the colours wild wasabi, melon mambo and daffodil delight.  I decided to use those colours with the Monkey sketch shown below...





So here is my two-for-one card:

Card for PP#51 and Monkey #60 (turned upside down!) using the Fabulous Florets stamp set from the Summer Mini...and the NEW IB&C!!

Close-up of the watercoloured flowers.
I was so happy to see the Fabulous Florets stamp set in the new catalogue.  It is a great one to play with and such fun to watercolour!  Here is how I put this card together.

Starting with a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Beyond the Garden DSP, I stamped the stem image twice using Versamark ink and then heat embossed them using wild wasabi embossing powder.  I matted that on a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" piece of melon mambo cardstock.  Setting that aside, I stamped the larger flower once and the smaller one three times, using Versamark ink, on a scrap piece of whisper white cardstock.  (Normally I would using watercolour paper, but I am out and am waiting to order the new, larger-sized pieces in the up-coming catty!)  I then heat embossed them using melon mambo embossing powder.  Next came the fun part!  Using my aquapainter, I coloured the flowers using daffodil delight and melon mambo ink.  I then fussy cut each flower out, arranged them on the stems and adhered them using Tombow liquid glue for some and dimensionals for others to give some depth.  On another scrap of whisper white cardstock I stamped the sentiment in wild wasabi ink.  I trimmed the cardstock into a banner, sponged the edges in melon mambo ink,  and adhered it to the cardfront.  I added a brad and then adhered the whole cardfront to a wild wasabi cardbase.  That's it...pretty simple to put together, but quite pretty, I think!

12 comments:

  1. Hi Leena! I just saw this in my reader and was hoping you had submitted it for this week's color challenge! What wonderful watercoloring! Love how you used this set! Thanks for playing with us this week at the Paper Players!

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  2. Hi Leena! Leave it to LB to come up with a great cookie like that...yum! Love the card for both challenges. Can't wait to do the Paper Players colour challenge myself.

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  3. What beautiful watercoloured flowers! I love how they pop off the card like that. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

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  4. Very pretty! I like that you used our sketch upside down. Great job!

    Terry
    A La Card Monkey

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  5. Love this card. Great take on the sketch and fantatic colour combo. Good Luck!

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  6. Love the stamping on DSP! I forget to do that sometimes! Love the dimension of the flowers. I too am happy to see this set in the new catty!
    TFS!

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  7. Oh my gosh, I wish I had a bite of that cookie! And your PP and Monkey card looks GREAT!

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  8. Oh, these flowers are lush and gorgeous! They remind me of bougainvillea. Beautiful card--clean and elegant! So glad you play along with us at The Paper Players!

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  9. Beautiful! I love how the flowers just "pop" right off the page! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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  10. I love these flowers and they look fabulous embossed and cut out for your gorgeous card. Beautiful work!

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  11. GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE this card. The simple background makes your flowers totally pop out. What a fabulous card!

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  12. I'm so distracted by that yummy cookie...lol! Your card is beautiful, Leena! I just love how the flower have so much dimension. Very beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

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