Wednesday, July 2, 2008

It's Wednesday!!!!

And that means it's time for the Brainwave Wednesday Challenge!!! This week Ashley challenged us with a color combo of Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana and Very Vanilla. At first I thought, no problem!, until I started putting the card together!!! Sage Shadow is not a color I use very often and I'm not sure I like on here how I layered it with the Certainly Celery.

But I do like how the overall design and thought came together. You'll see the same layout on the second card, which I did for this week's CC on SCS, and I was amazed at how this layout came together. I was just pulling scraps out of my boxes and the next I knew there it was!! I love it when it comes together so easily!

My first card uses the Life is a Picnic set with the adorable summer picnic images. I cut out the grapes, after watercoloring them with my ink pad lids and blender pen, cut them out and popped them up with thick foam squares. The oval mat the any is on is up on SU! dimensionals.

My second card uses one of the newest individual stamps, called Fishy Friend. The CC on SCS is Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi. I added black to break up the two greens.

I first stamped my fish on watercolor paper in black craft and then embossed her with clear EP. Using my ink pad lids and blender pen again, I watercolored her with the CC colors. I have a couple more images of the fish stamped and colored for future projects and I just love how fun she is to watercolor.

The buttons on here are a gift from secret big sis on SCS and from BasicGrey. I used them to mimic the bubbles my fish is blowing.

All stamps here are from Treehouse Stamps and can be found on their website, which you can easily get too by clicking on the Treehouse logo in the right sidebar.

I hope everyone is having an enjoyable summer so far and has many picnics and fishing stories to tell at the end!!

Happy Stamping!!!



Anonymous said...

Wow, Anne, both your cards are fabulous, but I really love the fish one - love your buttons! Great job on both!

Kristin Edwards said...

So stinkin' cute Ann!! Especially love the fish card. :)

Michele Kovack said...

Love both, but especially love the fish card....the colors are so rich looking, and your coloring is wonderful!

Ashley said...

OMGosh Ann!! Darlin' you are on a roll of making ADORABLE cards! I love these so much!! Awesome work! Hugs, Ash~