Friday, March 19, 2021

Waffleflower March 2021 Week 3 Challenge 'Watercolor Florals'

 I am delighted to be joining Waffleflower Design Team member, Jeanne,  and Guest Designer, Karen, in creating for Waffleflower's new weekly challenge! The WEEK 3 challenge focuses on watercolored florals.... which makes me SO very happy, as we are finally begin to see signs of spring in Western NY (I heard the birds chirping this morning)!! 

The newest Waffle Flower Challenge begins on Friday, 3/19/21, and runs through Thursday, 3/25/21! For this week's challenge,  Jeanne, Karen and I will be sharing our creations on 3 platforms: Blog, Instagram (#wfc2103w3) and Facebook! Check out the details below:

THE CHALLENGE: to use watercolored florals in your projects!

THREE WAYS TO ENTER the challenge:

Hoping that you'll join in the challenge FUN!! There are A-MAZING rewards!

My take on the  watercolored florals challenge includes an array of pretty posies (it seems that SPRING is finally in the air!!).  I took my CAS card one step further by creating a hand painted plaid background in a soft aqua/teal. The spring-hued blooms and greenery are stamped/embossed in white and watercolored with Distress inks. After a bit of quick fussy cutting, I added a few finishing touches……the pretty enamel dots, stitched rectangle frame and a beautiful ‘Oh happy day’ sentiment. 

Please join in!! There are bound to be many lovelies in the Waffleflower Week 3 Challenge gallery (and a plethora of springtime inspiration). We can't wait to see what YOU will create..... it's sure to be a watercolored masterpiece!

stamps: Rejoice Rabbit, Bouquet Builder 1 (Waffleflower)
paper: Strathmore Watercolor 140 lb.
ink: Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Scattered Straw (Tim Holtz Distress), Versafine Onyx Black and Watermark inks
Other: Enamel Dots (Waffleflower 'Enchanted' and 'Botanical')

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Green'

Welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge, 'Green'!! The inspiration photo is lovely, in an array of beautiful green hues....but that sketch is pretty great too! So, which will you choose as your inspiration?

My project, taking inspiration from the sketch and the photo, focuses on the soft greens, with a bit of texture/dimension from the balloon bouquet and a few little sparkle-y additions to each balloon.  A strip of patterned paper and a birthday sentiment are the finishing touches on this CAS birthday greeting. 

The DT has created lots of lovelies, so be sure to hop on over and join the party! When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as you jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together. 

We hope that you'll join in at the Fusion Card Challenge and will enjoy all of the loveliness from the DT and the always amazing gallery!

Tristan Dawes

stamps: Beautiful Bouquet (Stamping' Up)
paper: Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Bitty Box Basics pp  (PTI), Celery (Bazzill), Certainly Celery (SU)
ink: Ripe Avocado (PTI)
dies: Big Balloons (The Greetery)
other: misc. sequins, pearls