Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Color Throwdown 489-Thank You Apple


It's time for Color Throwdown Challenge. Check out our new colors. 


Good Morning!  We have a gorgeous color combo from Vickie for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #489!  I am in the mood for spring and while I love strawberries, these colors called for apples and a sweet card for a teacher. Well, that's what I had in mind today. 

I hope you'll like creating with the colors redgreen, and white for this week's challenge and I hope they inspire you to create something special. We are using generic colors, so as long as you use the color values shown, you are all set! As always, please feel free to incorporate any neutrals that you need in your design as well!



If you upload to a public gallery, please use the keyword CTD489, and please use #ctd489 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites. Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog. All of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, please check them out if you are in doubt! One last detail to remember, no digital designs - only digital images that are printed off and colored will be allowed. Totally digital designs will be removed from the link up.



I pulled out the Kindness Cards and a quad of RC inks to to create an ombre effect for the sentiment. I first cut some Polar White card stock with the Rounded Rectangle from Kindness Cards Confetti Cuts. I used my Misti to line up the sentiment as I stamped it each time in the following inks: Piggy Bank, Flamingo, Magenta, and Salsa. I finished the sentiment with addition of the "for your kindness" in Midnight ink at the bottom. 



I then inked up the way cool apples from All Apples. It's still one of my favorite stamp sets. I used Grass, Avocado, and Lime Green inks for the apple and leaves and then cut them out with the coordinating All Apples Confetti Cuts

Check out the beautiful creations from the team this week! They are sure to inspire you, they always inspire me!! Have fun creating, we cannot wait to see what you come up with using these colors!!
Hannelie Bester - Desert Diva - April Guest Designer

and the team:

Broni Holcombe (taking a short break)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I always appreciate you taking the time to check things out.
Have a great day!


Hugs,
Lisa















Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Color Throwdown 488- Enjoy Today


Hello there!  Lynn is our hostess for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #488!  She chose  a cheerful spring inspiration photo with some bright colors. I hope you'll like creating with the colors Yellow, Green, Aqua and White for this week's challenge and I hope they inspire you to create something special. We are using generic colors, so as long as you use the color values shown, you are all set! As always, please feel free to incorporate any neutrals that you need in your design as well!

If you upload to a public gallery, please use the keyword CTD488, and please use #ctd488 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites. Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog. All of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, please check them out if you are in doubt! One last detail to remember, no digital designs - only digital images that are printed off and colored will be allowed. Totally digital designs will be removed from the link up.


I had this Iced Aqua Lacey Scalloped Circle sitting on my desk. I knew it would make the perfect layer for my tropical pineapples from the Pineapple Aplenty stamp stamp set. I stamped one in Bumblebee ink and another in Parakeet ink

I then inked up a pair of the pineapple crowns in the Parakeet ink and then hit the edges with the darker Lime Green ink. I used the matching Pineapples Aplenty Confetti Cuts to cut them out.  In the background I reached for a fun graphic pattern in Iced Aqua from the Under the Umbrella paper pack. Some twine and sequins were the perfect finishing touches. 


Check out the beautiful creations from the team this week! They are sure to inspire you, they always inspire me!! Have fun creating, we cannot wait to see what you come up with using these colors!!
Hannelie Bester - Desert Diva - April Guest Designer

and the team:

Broni Holcombe (taking a short break)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I always appreciate you taking the time to check things out.
Have a great day!


Hugs,
Lisa













Sunday, April 8, 2018

April Creative Blog Hop

We are so super excited for today's blog hop. Love is in the air and the Reverse Confetti Crew has a Creative Blog Hop for you featuring Moms, Dads, and Grads. I focused on mom and dad and used similar colors and the same technique with the different die cut words. 


Let's take a closer look at each of my projects, up first is my mom card. I started with Something Wonderful stamp set, Wisteria ink, and Premium Polar white card stock. Gosh, those flowers are beautiful! Once I completed the background, I placed the Flowers For Mom word die right in the middle and cut out the word.


 I set the postive piece to the side and then cut out 5 more layers of the word die. I started with Iced Aqua card stock and then I used the Peach ink to sponge onto white card stock so I could cut some peach layers. I then glued all those together, with the floral design on top. 


To finish off the card, I cut Iced Aqua card stock with the Lacy Scallop Circle Confetti Cut. Before I placed it over the top of my floral panel, I stamped the sentiment from Rose Garden in Midnight ink. I then placed the stacked "mom" word die in the cut out negative space. 

I felt like I needed an extra pop of color, and because I am in love with the Peach ink color, I decided to ink up the small little rose from the Something Wonderful stamp set. I used the Something Wonderful Confetti cut and then I snipped out just the flower. I then added some sequins to help pull the peach color throughout the card. I added a layer of pattern paper from the  Fun Times paper pack on the card base. 


I used the same colors, but swapped out the peach for Stone. I used the Tie-Riffic stamp set to stamp out the tie image in Wisteria, Stone, Pistachio, and Iced Aqua.


I then used the Tie-Riffic Confetti Cut "dad" word die just like I did with the "mom" word die. It is such a fun way to add dimension and make a statement on a card. An easy and fun technique. Try it if you haven't yet.  This time I only stacked it with three layers. 


I then finshed off the card by stamping a sentiment from Tie-Riffic in Stormy ink and added a Stone frame from the Greetings Frame Confetti Cuts



Here is another look my finished projects. I can't wait to gift these to  my parents. 






Be sure to check out the rest of the design team today! 
There is so much more to see! 
here is the list:


Reverse Confetti blog 
Lisa Henke<---you are here


Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I love reading all your sweet words!