Sunday, May 1, 2016

A couple of challenges


It's been cold, windy and dreary outside today, so I hid out in my craft cave and played with my stamps.  Here's what I ended up with - now it's time to put my feet up and play Words With Friends!

Both of these cards were inspired by this week's Can You Case It (CYCI) sketch challenge #118:

I love adding sequins and sparkle to this mermaid.  I added a sheet of vellum over the background, trying to create kind of a "misty" look.  

I'll be posting the daisy in this week's One Journey Coach's Challenge also - the challenge was to use an ombre element.  I used watercolors for the ombre, then added a bit of texture by inking and pressing with a piece of bubble wrap.  (Gotta love that FSJ packing material!!)

All in all, a nice relaxing day - but I'd still like the sun to come back tomorrow.


If you'd like to order, click HERE to go to my Fun Stampers Journey site.  And here are the supplies I used for these two cards:

Stamps:
  • Mermaid Wishes AT-0161 (Bloom Benefit)
  • Hello Lovely SS-0192
  • Tag Elements AT-0130
  • Butterfly Prints SS-0017
Ink: 
  • Black Licorice IP-0041
  • Grape Fusion IP-0006
  • River Stone IP-0053
Paper:
  • Yummy Prints Paper Pack PP-0007
  • Whip Cream Card Stock CS-0040
  • Lemon Drop Card Stock CS-0018
  • Limeade Splash Card Stock CS-0020
  • Blue Lagoon Card Stock CS-0004
Other:
  • Butterfly Prints Dies DI-0015
  • Sparkle Dust AC-0013
  • Journey Glaze AD-0002
  • Foam Squares AD-0084








6 comments:

AJ Bodine said...

Beautiful cards, I just love the ombre effect and the daisy against blue background is lovely! Thank you for joining us this week for the CYCI Sketch Challenge!

AJ, DT

Christine Pennington said...

Whoo hoo. lovin em both Wilma! Thanks for joining us at CYCI. - Christine.

Pam Staples said...

Hi Wilma, Absolutely awesome cards! Both are so fun and whimsical. I love the mermaid on the first car with the sparkly sequin details and the star. On the second card, I love the background and how the flower along with the butterfly really pop. So sweet. You totally rocked the sketch. Thanks for playing along with CYCI! ~Pam, DT

Happy Stamper said...

I love the shading on this beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It? --Elizabeth Jeanne (Happy Stamper)

Eva Bussom said...

Such a wonderful card! Thanks for joining CYCI :) Eva

Laura Nolan said...

Wilma, great card! Love the colors! Also love the mermaid card! Thanks for joining CYCI! Laura