Thursday, September 17, 2015

September Wacky Watercooler Mix-Up

Yes, indeed, this is our September Wacky Watercooler
Blog Hop.  We are calling this a "Mix-Up" because
the task is to use products from both the current "regular"
catalog and the Holiday Mini that went active September 1st.

You've likely landed here from Marie's blog.
Didn't she do a stunning job?!  That shaker card is a great fall idea.  If you missed her
post, please step back and take a look.
My first project is a combination of current catalog and
Holiday Mini products.  I used Vintage Leaves (p 88) with
the sentiment from Among the Branches (p 39 of Holiday catty).
Pumpkin Pie and Cucumber Crush make a nice color combo,
don't they!

My next project features 2 sets from the main catalog;
Awesomely Artistic on p 125 and Tin of Cards on p 110.
I used the File Tabs Edgelits (p 172) to make a bottom tab,
where Timeless Elegance DSP (p 143) was attached.
I really do love the Tin of Cards set, as it can accentuate
cards in so many different ways.

My final card is an Ombre technique card using 
Among the Branches on page 39 of the Holiday Mini.  
Other elements from the Holiday mini include the 
Woodland Textured Embossing Folder and Black
Glimmer Paper on page 47.
I hope that you have enjoyed my September Hop Offerings.
Now scoot on to check out Kath's inspiring projects.  You don't want to miss her Christmas card or watercolor light house.
 The main Wacky Watercooler page to link to the other blogs
involved in this hop.  

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

WWC-34 Ombre Effect Challenge

Welcome to another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!
I love the Ombre Effect technique and the holidays are a 
great time to give it a try!  Thank you Jean, for the great challenge.
My card uses the Happy Scenes set on page 11
of the Holiday Mini.  This set is so beautiful, and flexible
that I highly recommend it.  You can make serene cards
or scary Halloween cards, using a variety of techniques.
Speaking of techniques, I sponged the background on Shimmery White c/s, using Mint Macaroon (bottom), Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon.   I dribbled water on the ink afterwards.  
The "dribbled water" technique will vary, depending
upon whether you use sponges or daubers to apply the ink.
Since daubers enable more thick/intense layers of ink,
your "drips" will be more pronounced.   The tree is Tip Top Taupe with new adhesive applied over the ink,
to give it  a 3-d appearance.

So now please click on over to our Watercooler Wednesday
challenge site and check out what the other wonderful artists
have done with the Ombre Effect.
And be sure to try this cool technique and
 enter our challenge by linking up your card!