Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC53 – Balloons Aloft

WWC53 – Heidi’s Sketch Challenge

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC53 - Heidi's Sketch Challenge - Jean's Balloons Aloft

Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Today Heidi’s provided us with a wonderful sketch to work with.  I’ve actually turned it sideways so for me it looks like this:

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC53- sideways

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Here’s my version…a tad different don’t you think?

Jean’s Balloons Aloft

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC53 - Heidi's Sketch Challenge - Jean's Balloons aloft

Instead of copying the sketch exactly I took the elements and played around with them a bit.   Are you surprised?  LOL

They are still all there (I think).  The four squares were downsized and moved apart a bit for their placement and the center panel has a mat.  I tried it plain but it just didn’t pop – a different way to say…blah.

In my imagining, as I designed, I thought of a balloon seller or a child having just let go of the balloon strings and as they drifted up the strings began to go their own way preparing to drift on the winds.  Who knows where they will drift…perhaps over your own house?  Or all the way to China from Oregon?

As for the sentiment.  Let Us Celebrate…(and eat cake) I rather thought it would work for a number of events.  Birthdays of course but also Graduation, New Baby, Anniversary and so on.  After all…what celebration doesn’t do better with cake…right?

Thanks Heidi for setting my mind drifting along with the balloons with your wonderful sketch.

Supplies:

Stamps: Balloon Celebration

Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon

Paper: Whisper White, Hello Honey Cardstock.  Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-Bration Limited Time)

Punches: Balloon Bouquet, 1″ Square, Corner Rounder

Tools & Adhesives:  Snail, Dimensionals

If you wanted to step this design up or add more texture you could use Baker’s Twine or thread of some kind as the Balloon strings, add a bit of ribbon or twine and maybe a few sequins.  I even considered adding a small word to the top of the largest balloon or possibly a small image of sentiment in a circle backed with a scalloped circle and placed at a junction of the strings.  So many possibilities that I hope you will give this a try with your own CASE of mine or your own version of the sketch challenge.

Did you notice that once again I’m playing with the retiring In Colors.  Yep…can’t get enough of them.  I hope you’ve gotten stocked up on the inks and papers and any accessories you want.  They are going to go fast once everyone realizes they are leaving…you really don’t want to be left out either do you?  Feel free to hit the Shop Now button at the top of the right sidebar and add your In Color (and other) purchase.  And don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration is still going so you can earn wonderful free products with each $50 increment you spend.

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That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams Anything Goes Challenge contributions head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner or runner up and have the option to place our new badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

Check here to see the winner of last weeks challenge.  And here to see all the other linky and Artist Team entries.  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

Stay tuned to the challenge site to see who answered the Design Team Call that was issued with last weeks challenge.  I’m looking forward to new playmates in the Challenge Sandbox.

I hope you’ll join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Jean Fitch in pink

 

 

 

 

 

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC52 – Anything Goes when it comes to Angels

WWC52 – Anything Goes Challenge

WWC52

Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Today…Anything Goes.  Don’t you love days like that…when anything is possible?  Well…as far as the challenge goes…today…anything goes!   The rest of your day/week is totally up to you and the other rules in your life.  {grin}

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Since anything goes today….I’ve decided to spread my wings.  Literally.

Wings of Love – A Valentine Angel

Version 1

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC52 - Anything Goes - Jean's Valentine Angel

Version 2

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC52 - Anything Goes - Jean's Wings of Love Angel

Don’t you love my consistent photography?   Sigh.  That’s what happens when you take pictures on different days with different lighting available.

I’m not sure why, but I love to give my angels brown hair.  I know many artists show them with a more ethereal blonde but I like to think they get to choose their own hair color…or maybe even change it as the whim strikes.  :D

If you’ve seen my other angels you’ll know I generally leave their faces blank, like the Amish and Shaker dolls I grew up playing with.  Today I decided to get brave and try drawing in a face as many others do.  What do you think?  Face or no face?   And which ‘wings of love’ version is your favorite.  I’d really like to know.  One hint about these little winged wonders.  They are so easy to make and  work for any time of the year.  Christmas, Valentines, Easter and so on.  It’s all in the papers and accessories.  Just like the real deal…they work all year long.

Supplies:

Stamps: None

Inks:  Basic Black Journaling pen

Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Cardstocks.  Real Red Glimmer Paper.  Gold Foil Paper (candle) .  Under the Tree Specialty Paper (ret.)

Punches: Party Punch Pack (Occasions Catalog),  Itty Bitty Punch Pack (ret. – hair), 1-1/4″ Circle, Word Window

Tools & Adhesives:  Big Shot, Circle Collection Framelit dies, Little Letter Thinlits,  Gold Metallic Thread, Metallic Foil Doilies, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Tombow Liquid Glue, Glue Dots.

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I’m trying to decide if I should be worried or not.  The last two challenge projects have had no actual stamping!  Sheesh.   Stampin’ Up may bounce me as a demonstrator if this keeps up.  Of course…I did use Stampin’ Up dies and punches…so they may forgive me.  LOL

In case you are wondering, the primary piece of the angel is a full large scalloped circle die cut.  The largest circle in the Circles Collection Framelits.  It’s cut into thirds (more or less).  The skirt is 8 scallops and the wings are each 11 scallops.  The cross point is about two thirds up to the top of the circle.  I’ll try to take some pictures later this week so you can see exactly what I mean.  The halo is the smaller of the two sizes of metallic foil doilies and the skirt trim/petticoat is a cut down piece of the larger doily.  I give the wings a fold at about the 3rd scallop so that when they are hung up they really do look like the wings are working.  Adds a bit more of a 3D look as well.

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That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams Anything Goes Challenge contributions head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner or runner up and have the option to place our new badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

Check here to see the winner of last weeks challenge.  And here to see all the other linky and Artist Team entries.  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

I really hope you will add your own creations this week.  Really…this challenge is an easy one.  Anything you have completed that hasn’t yet been shared online qualifies.  Easy peasy!

I hope you’ll join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.   A little birdy tells me it will be a fun sketch challenge.  Shush..you didn’t hear that from me. :D

Jean Fitch in pink

 

 

 

 

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC51 – Bev’s CAS with a Star Challenge: Twinkle, Twinkle

WWC51 – Bev’s Clean & Simple with a Star Challenge

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC51 - CAS with Stars

Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.   Miss Bev, this weeks hostess, has given us a very fun and very simple challenge.  Keep it clean and simple with a star.   What a wonderful concept.  After all…stars are pretty clean and simple themselves don’t you think?  Unlike those very messy Black Holes that like to eat everything and crumble everything up into crumbs while doing it.

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Here’s my version….

Can’t get much simpler than this.  No stamps, a bit of ink and paper.  Lots of paper.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC51 -Bev's CAS with Stars - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by Jean Fitch

Coming off last weeks quilt based challenge I couldn’t help but add some faux stitching to the impression left by the framelit die.  A redo of my stitch in the ditch idea that I love so much.

My favorite thing about this card is that the stars and metallic thread embellishment are still there when the card is opened.   Of course that’s less room to write but with all that sparkle and shine that’s okay.   Also this is my first time working with the new Blushing Bride Shimmer Paper from the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  It definitely has a shimmer thing going on!   Hm…now that I think about it…I probably should have added a rhinestone to the end of the Hello swoop.  But then…I was distracted by the whole clean and simple concept.  Yep…that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Supplies:

Stamps: None

Inks:  Blackberry Bliss marker

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White (thick), Blackberry Bliss Cardstocks.  Blushing Bride Shimmer Paper.

Tools & Adhesives:  Big Shot, Star Collection Framelit dies, Hello You Thinlits, Gold Metallic Thread, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Dimensionals

The construction details are pretty basic:

The card base is the usual 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ and folded in half.

Die cut the star window in the card base and then one step down star size in Blackberry Bliss and one step further down for the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  Using Dimensionals attach the stars through the card base window.  Place a swirl of the Gold Metallic Thread under the Glimmer Paper Star.

Die cut your greeting/sentiment from the Hello You (or other) thinlits and attach using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

And there you have it.  Very clean (unless you stick your fingers in the glue) and very simple.

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Can you tell I’m trying to get as much of the wonderful Blackberry Bliss color in (and it’s mates) my projects before it departs the stage in May/June?   Boy am I going to miss that gorgeous In Color when it goes (sigh, sob, weep).

If you haven’t ordered replacement ink (markers, reinkers, ink pads) and paper don’t wait.  Those retiring In Colors can go quick.  Last year a few were gone by February/March.   I’m predicting Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow will lead the disappearances that we’ll shortly be seeing.   Hm…just how many reinkers do I need?  Lots! :D

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That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams Clean and Simple with a Star Challenge contributions head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner or runner up and have the option to place our new badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

Check here to see the winner of last weeks challenge.  And here to see all the other linky and Artist Team entries.  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

I hope you’ll join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Jean Fitch in pink

 

 

 

 

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC50 – Jean’s Quilt Style Paper Piecing Technique Challenge

WWC50 – Jean’s Quilt Style Paper Piecing Technique Challenge

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC50 - quilt style paper piecing technique challengeWelcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.   Since it’s my birthday today the rest of the artists were kind enough to let me pick the challenge and I couldn’t help looking at quilts for inspiration.   Quilts are another of my favorite fiber based crafts so I hope you’ll enjoy this weeks challenge.

It’s really pretty simple.   If you want to jump into the quilt aspect of the challenge find a pattern that looks like fun and recreate it in a paper form.  The perfect chance to dive into wonderful Designer Papers to provide your color and image patterns.  Just like visiting a fabric store and being mesmerized with color and style of pattern.  Of course you can go for the basic paper piecing too if that’s your comfort zone.  Many of our new dies make that so very simple.  The Hexagon Hivelit for example or the Rose Wonder companion die.   I saw a card the other day that had the look of a faux quilt where a sheet of Designer Series Paper was slipped behind a cut out image die.  Perfect really for a faux form of the art.   I hope you will enjoy our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge artists take on paper piecing quilt style!

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Here’s my version….

I’m still in a CAS (clean and simple) frame of mind so that’s what came to mind when I started putting these colors together.    To keep things simple I stuck with a single pack of paper (Pretty Petals Paper Stack) and a single traditional quilt shape punch (hexagon) and a very basic quilt pattern that many a young girl has learned over the centuries.

Hexagon Hello

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC50 - Paper Piecing Quilt Technique - Exterior for Hexagon Hello - Jean Fitch

And the inside:

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC50 Paper Piecing Quilt Technique Interior View - Jean Fitch

This card could easily have been called Kindred Spirits of the Heart don’t you think?   After all…friendship stitches together all shapes including hearts.

Ever since reading Anne of Green Gables I’ve been taken by the idea of “kindred spirits” and “bosom friends” and of course that meant I had to grab the First Sight stamp set first thing when the Occasions catalog products were available for purchase.   This card and the thoughts about the Anne book also reflects the feelings I have for my fellow Watercooler Artists and many of my stamping buddies.  Stamping does indeed seem to create Kindred Spirits.

Supplies:

Stamps: First Sight (2016 Occasions)

Inks:  Mint Macaron, Early Espresso & Project Life Journaling Pen & Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker

Paper: Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe Cardstock & Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack

Punches: Hexagon, Decorative Label

Tools & Adhesives:  Big Shot, Greeting Thinlits die, Heart Collection Framelit (ret.), Tombow Liquid Glue, Snail, dimensionals

The construction details are pretty basic:

The card base is square (5″ x 10″ scored and folded in half) of Mint Macaron.  Cut a Very Vanilla layer (4-3/4″ square) with corners punched with a corner punch or cut with scissors or craft knife.

Adhere your hexagon punch pieces in whatever pattern looks pleasing to you on the Very Vanilla layer and then add a faux “stitch in the ditch” look with a marker or pen.  Add your greeting (I chose a skinny die cut so the hexagons wouldn’t be covered up too much) and decorate your interior.

For this project Tombow Liquid Glue is your friend since you can brush it out to the edges and the entire hexagon will be adhered.  On note though…for winter use in areas that get cold you may have some interesting happenings when bringing your Tombow from a colder room to a warm one.  I found that the glue once started just kept coming when least expected.  Must be one of those thermodynamic things that scientists could explain much better. :D

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That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams Quilt Style Paper Piecing Technique Challenge contributions head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner or runner up and have the option to place our new badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

Check here to see the winner of last weeks challenge.  And here to see all the other linky and Artist Team entries.  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

I hope you’ll join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Jean Fitch in pink

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from snowy Oregon

Merry Christmas from Snowy Oregon

The snow is falling in curtains, the deicing trucks are moving on the roads and of course it’s cold….so what better time for cocoa and Christmas carols to warm the heart, the spirit and the body!

Luckily I put together some cocoa packets, candy canes and treats to share with neighbors and of course…I had one left over to put under my own tree.  Yep…that’s what my late husband (who was a boy scout) would call planning ahead and being prepared.  {grin}

Here’s a peek in case you want to make your own.  They’re quick, easy and the perfect warm up to share with others.  All you need is some paper, an envelope punch board and the treats.  Of course if you want to glam it up then you’ll want a few other bits too!

Envelope Punch Board Cocoa Treat Packets

Envelope Punch Board Hot Chocolate Pouches - Jean Fitch

Supplies:

Stamps: Jingle all the Way, White Christmas, Cozy Christmas

Ink: Mossy Meadow

Paper: Mossy Meadow Cardstock, Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, Red Foil

Other: Envelope Punch Board,  Itty Bitty Accents (star) punch pack, Big Shot, Seasonal Frame Thinlit dies (Holiday Catalog and now sale priced), Christmas Greetings Thinlits,  Fine Tip Glue Pen, Tear and Tape, Cocoa Packets, candy canes and Pearson’s Peppermint Patties.

Hot Chocolate Envelope – Envelope Punch Board Pouch
Paper: Designer Series Paper – 6-3/4” x 6-3/4” Start Score and Punch at 3-3/4”

Measure, score and punch once at 3-3/4” then rotate and line up previous score with guide then punch and score again all the way around. Fold on score lines and trim off upper flap. Score lightly so as not to tear DSP.

I CASE’d the idea from one of my favorite stampers Nicole Tugrul.  You can see her original creation here.

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It’s Christmas Eve here as I’m writing this and unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it to Midnight Mass this year.  But YouTube and the Internet make so many things available – Carols, Christmas programs, broadcast Mass from around the world and of course I have my cocoa.   How about you?   Are you warm and safe and feeling the joy of the season?   I hope so.

Peace and joy be yours on this very special night.

Jean Fitch in pink

Here’s one more share.

A picture I came across that melds perfectly with one of my favorite songs for this night.

merry-christmas-baby-jesus-sign

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC48 – Time to Chill

WWC48 – Heidi’s Anything Goes with Snow

WWC48 Anything goes with snow image

Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Our theme this week is Anything Goes with Snow.  Heidi, our hostess for this weeks challenge,  found us a wonderful snow globe image filled with…what else…snow!   When I first put my ideas together I was really, really intending to create a paper version of a snow globe of my own…possibly as a card in a box version since anything goes with this challenge (as long as you include a snow element).   I even called dibs on the idea with the other challenge artists.  Sorry guys.  I just couldn’t get my ideas to gel and I lost the sketch I originally made to compound the brain freeze.  But…luckily…a friend and fellow demo who I do events with had a birthday that of course required a nice large sized card for all of us in the group to sign.  So…here’s my slightly stepped up version of that card.   I had so much fun creating the original that when a friend asked for a picture (that I forgot to take) I just had to create another to send her.  And of course…I just had to glam it up a bit more.   So think Snowy Day with Games and fun and lots of time to chill with other snowy friends on the slopes.  Happy Birthday once again Miss Linda.  And Patti…the real life copy of this card is on it’s way.

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Time to Chill

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Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC48 - Time to Chill - Jean Fitch  - Snow Play stamps and dies.  Free downloadable directions in the post.

Supplies:

Stamps: Snow Play

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Lost Lagoon, Cherry Cobbler Ink Pads.   Cherry Cobbler & Pumpkin Pie Markers

Paper: Lost Lagoon & Whisper White (thick and standard) cardstock

Punches: Tree Builder

Tools & Adhesives:  Big Shot, Snow Friends Framelits,  Basic Jewel Rhinestones, Snail, dimensionals, Two Way Glue Pen, Glue Dots, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

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Tips:  A tiny tip that made creating this card go much, much faster:

Stamp your images all at once  then die cut all in a couple of passes through the Big Shot.  Some of the dies make for a tight fit when trying to cut them all at once so I found three passes worked very well.  Nice and quick though with all the images placed together on the one half sheet.  I even had space to punch the clouds!  You can even do the coloring of noses and feet and hat before you cut.  Then if you mess up…you can stamp and cut another!

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge -WWC48 - Time to Chill - tip for Snow Play images and die cuts -  stamp the images all at once then die cut.  See the post for the actual card and a free downloadable set of directions.

And…get your card base and layers fixed first so all you have to do is stamp the sentiment and have fun with the layout and details.

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge -WWC48 - Time to Chill card Base.   See full card in the post using Snow Play stamps and dies.  Free downloadable directions in the post.

This card base and layers are quick and easy.

Fold one full sheet (8-1/2″ x 11″) of Thick Whisper White in half for the base.

Cut Lost Lagoon Layer at 5″ x 8″.

Stamp the snow flake images in Lost Lagoon ink onto the Lost Lagoon layer.

Cut a piece of Whisper White to 4-3/4″ x 7-1/2″ and tear at a diagonal (2/3’s and 1/3 more or less).  Flip the one side so it crosses over and adhere.

Apply two way glue to the torn edges and where ever else you want sparkle then sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds and tap off excess.

The rest is just punching clouds, adding rhinestones (after you have positioned the clouds and die cut snow friends) and having a fun time playing with the images you’ve stamped and die cut.  Reminded me of playing with paper dolls when I was a kid or those colorform plastic pieces you moved around and stuck on backgrounds.     Once you have the layout done just stick in place with dimensionals and glue dots.   For the original card I added a Birthday Sentiment to the inside and we all signed and added our own wishes and notes.   For this version I left it blank inside so Patti can share it with her own customers and then use it for whatever occasion she wants.  Since this set is luckily carrying over to the 2016 Occasions Catalog and Winter is predicted to last a good long while this year I’m looking forward to sharing more Snow Play creations.  After all…snow and snowmen aren’t just for Christmas!

Here’s a free set of basic directions and measurements that you are welcome to print and use for yourself or your classes.  Please leave all watermarks as is.

Snow Play Time to Chill Directions

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That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams Anything Goes with Snow Challenge contributions head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner or runner up and have the option to place our new badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

Check here to see the winner of last weeks challenge.  And here to see all the other linky and Artist Team entries.  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

We’re taking a short Christmas break so you’ll have two weeks to compete for this particular challenge.   Join us in the new year,  Wednesday, January 6th  for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my challenge friends and readers and I hope you’ll give all the artists and challenge winners a little comment love.  :D

Jean Fitch in pink

 

 

 

 

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC47 – Are You Feeling the Blues? I am.

WWC47 – Marsha’s Dew Blue Color Challenge

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC47- Marsha's Dew Blue Colour Challenge

Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Marsha found a wonderful set of colors on the Design-Seeds color inspiration site for us to play with this week.  I love that site.  Photography meets color with a host of possibilities.  If you are ever looking for some inspiring combos that’s one possibility in the world of the internet.  Our Dew Blue theme can be found here.

I’m still in a CAS (clean and simple) frame of mind so that’s what came to mind when I started putting these colors together.   Design-Seeds not being Stampin’ Up oriented or related I also had to interpret the colors with my own palette in mind.   I’m pretty pleased with the soft look of the finished card…almost a Hawaiian look don’t you think?  Soft grays and blues and flowers put together in what almost looks like a lei.  A few purples wouldn’t have gone amiss but alas…those weren’t included in the challenge.

So…are you feeling the blues?   I am.   {grin}

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Dew Blue fits Flowers

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC47 - Marsha's Dew Blue Color Challenge - Jean Fitch

Supplies:

Stamps: Petite Petals, Timeless Love, Small Script (2005 hostess retired)

Inks:  Versamark, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Soft Sky,

Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Night of Navy

Punches: Petite Petal, Curvy Corner Trio, 1-3/4″ Circle

Tools & Adhesives:  Heat Tool, Silver embossing powder, Snail, dimensionals

The construction details are pretty basic.   Take a standard tent card base (4-1/4″ x 11″ scored and folded in half) of Smoky Slate.  Add a Whisper White layer (4″ x 5-1/4″) with corners punched with the Curvy Corner Trio punch.   Adhere a circle of Night of Navy (1-3/4″) with a sentiment heat embossed in silver in the center.  Stamp and punch the Petite Petals in all the shades of blue and gray inks and adhere in a circle around the Night of Navy circle using dimensionals.   Stamp a sentiment below the flower circle in Basic Gray.  Adhere the Whisper White layer with dimensionals.

Of course…this is the simple version.  I have a few ideas for an upscale version that I’ll be playing with later this week.   You can make up a few of the simple version without the sentiments and either add them inside or on the front as needed.   Originally I had intended to leave just the wreath centered on the card.   If I’d known when I started that I was going to add the Anniversary sentiment I would likely have moved the wreath just a tad higher.   That’s what we call an evolving design…with no time to redo or make substantive changes.  LOL

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That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams Dew Blue Color Challenge contributions head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner or runner up and have the option to place our new badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

Check here to see the winner of last weeks challenge.  And here to see all the other linky and Artist Team entries.  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

I hope you’ll join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my challenge friends and readers and I hope you’ll give all the artists and challenge winners a little comment love.  :D

Jean Fitch in pink

 

 

 

 

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