Sunday, May 24, 2015

Guest Designer....Scrappin' Great Deals!

Wish I had one of these for my house!! 

"It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat.  It is a philosophical that does not place its affections thoughtlessly."
                                                                                -------------Theophile Gautier

Hi, Friends.....

Exciting news! I am the guest designer for Scrappin' Great Deals for this month's challenge.  

I was the lucky random winner in their March challenge and the prize was a nice gift voucher to their store and the opportunity to be their guest designer for May.  Shopping plus Show & Tell.....Hooray!!!  The new challenge was delayed a bit so it doesn't come out for a few more days.....the 28th, I think, so I will not reveal the challenge inspiration.  However, they very generously gave me an okay for posting a few days early because I wanted to enter this card in the current Waffle Flower Challenge.

Here are the wonderful colors and inspiration photo for Waffle Flower's challenge:

Now I bet you are curious how I put that with the inspiration for Scrappin' Great Deals, aren't you?  :)  You'll see in a few days!  lol...

I couldn't resist making a cheery card inspired by those daisies in the photo!!!

I used two different Waffle Flower stamp sets for the words on my card.  The Hello is from Flower Circles and the others are from On My Mark.  All stamping was with Olympia Green Tsukineko - Versafine Ink.  It's quite dark and really looks very close to black both in the photo and in real life.

I also used a stamp from Inspired by Stamping - Garden Seed Packets
for the white embossed daisy.  It is actually a sunflower image, but colored this way I think it looks like a white English daisy.  :)  I used Gelatos and my waterbrush to paint the center and around the petals.  Then I used Distress Ink to shade the edges.  

I hadn't really made a card with little squares of different media in them before.  I was inspired by this post in Jennifer Grace's Focus Your Craft & Soul blog event that is wrapping up today in a few hours.

My green squares are from Core'dinations Vintage Collection cardstock which I dry embossed using my Darice - Floral folder and then sanded to bring out the contrasting core color.
(I'm glad I got that embossing folder when I did because apparently it is discontinued. See my Product Links - click on link or on tab at top of page - for a very similar product.)

I used a variety of flowers and sequins to adorn my card.  Please check out my Product Links for some of my favorite flowers.  I am slowly adding more links on that page.  :)

Hope you enjoyed this sunny card today!!  I want to thank the kind people at Scrappin' Great Deals for giving me the chance to be their guest designer.  It's been a real challenge, but a lot of fun!!!  Thanks so much!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Waffle Flower Challenge May 11-24
2. Jennifer Grace Creates - Challenge to be Inspired Linky Party
3. Tombow May Flowers Challenge


Carol L said...

Congrats on your GTD spot, and what a pretty card you've made to showcase your talent! I love the embossing on the inchies, and all the sequins and flowers are perfect embellishments. I love your Unity FWF tags too - they're gorgeous!! NJ on everything.

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Carol!! I appreciate your sweet comment!!!


Karenladd said...

Bright and sunny and I love the combination of dry embossing and stamping on your decorative squares. That stamped sunflower/daisy image is really pretty and practically glows! Heat embossing with white and then adding touches of color in the center and around the edges gives an ethereal quality to the flower that is so appealing! Congrats on your guest designer spot Janis...and thanks for sharing some sunshine! Hey, I just noticed that your sunburst sequin echoes one of the dry embossed flowers!

Janis said...

Thank you, Karen!!! I was really needing some sunshine when I was making this.....but now they are saying in the 80s by the weekend. That's hot for May for up here in the mountains of Idaho!!! (I realize I am talking to somebody in it is okay to think I am a wimp. Hehehehehe...) Thanks for mentioning the square with the daisy/sunflower. :) That was fun to do and I was delighted with how it turned out. Thanks for all your sweet comments!!!


Shelly said...

Super sweet! Thanks for joining us at the Waffle Flower Challenge!
Congrats on your guesting! :)

Daniella said...

Hi Janis!! I'm soooo sorry I've been missing all of your amazing blog posts!! You are making awesome things! Congratulations on being the guest designer and winning the prize!! You so deserve it!!
I hope you are well, and if you want to respond or anything, please email me cuz I know I will get distracted and forget to come back *sigh* I hope to get less crazy soon!
You are AMAZING!!

Jennifer Grace said...

This is so bright and cheery! I love the squares of different media. Thank you so much for linking up to the FYC&S challenge! x

Lynn Shaffer said...

love love love love your take on the sketch! Thank you so very much for joining us at Scrappin' Great Deals!!!!