Friday, April 18, 2014

From the Bunny

I have been busy working on my DT assigments, clearing my calendar for the NEW RELEASE (coming soon....May8) goodies to arrive from Reverse Confetti. I'm caught up for the next few weeks, so I had a little time to play, yesterday. I was inspired to play along with two challenges with this one card. 

First is the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge-Animal Anitics. With Easter being on Sunday, I thought I'd whip up a cute card to give my in-laws when we arrive for Easter Dinner.  Bebe Bunny and a sentiment from Carton Cuties were the perfect match (All links will be listed below). 

I'm also linking this to the current Seize The Sketch challenge no.18. In place of the oval, I opted for the rounded rectangle from the RC-Class Act Confetti cuts

I used Tim Holtz watercolor paper and stamped her with Archival Black ink from Ranger. I used my Distress Markers to make her pretty. I am finding it easier to watercolor with these markers if I scribble the color I'm using onto an acrylic block and THEN pick up the color with my aqua painter. 
Here are the colors I used to color her. 

Since the card was on the soft and pretty side, I went ahead and stamped my sentiment with Grout Gray ink. I love this color of ink and cardstock. Oh, and Insulation Pink, too. Great, soft colors that make terrific neutrals. 

One last detail shot. The embellishments. I used the Petals 'n Posies Confetti cuts to customize my flowers. I used more papers from the Beloved paper pack (coordinating with my background papers). Some pretty Fresh Mint sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, and a lasso of pink burlap twine. 

Have a great Friday! I know I am. Hubby and I are off to be one of the first riders on the NEW roller coaster at Kings Island (we live about 25 minutes from there. lucky, I know), The Banshee. It's the worlds longest inverted roller coaster.  Sadly, the boys are in school but Tim and I didn't want to miss out. I have to admit, I'm a little nervous. Wish me luck!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

RC-April Color Challenge {You are the Best}

Welcome back for another fun post with some Reverse Confetti goodies.  It's our April Color Challenge.....AND I'm practicing my shaker card skills.

I'm so excited about how this card turned out. I have been so inspired lately by watercoloring (thinking about signing up for THIS class.....anyone want to do it with me?) and shaker cards. I combined them both here, today. 

Here is the inspiration photo and color board. Isn't it goooorgeous??!!!! 

I used my Tim Holtz Distress markers to brush on some color to my water color paper. I then used a water brush to "wash" out the color and give it a more realistic watercolor look. I hit it with my heat gun to dry and then used the All About You stamp set inked in black for my sentiment.
I used the Love Note Confetti Cut along with the Class Act Confetti Cut solid rectangle die to create my shaker box. 

 I can't get enough of those sweet Petals 'n Posies, too. I used the Confetti Cut dies to cut a trio that accents the corner of the shaker element and added a pretty Beautiful Banner with a sentiment from Petals 'n Posies stamp set. (all links below)

Here is a close up of the sequins I used in my shaker card. Super cute from Pretty Pink Posh. 

Check out all the ways you can combine these words!

Stop by the Reverse Confetti Blog for more inspiration and all the details of this month's challenge. 

  • The color link list will be open from the 16th until noon CST on the 29th. The color challenge will be posted in the sidebar and you will be able to click on it to get to that month’s challenge post with the link list during this time.
  • Reverse Confetti stamps are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!
  • You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of Color Challenge will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of each month.

Thanks for hanging with me today!