Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #4

Hello everyone!! It is that time again for the Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #4. Are you excited? I know I am!!

I created my card using the diagonal from the top left to the bottom right. My elements were: thank you, distress inks and plants.


Here is the challenge card for #4:


I started off by using Distress Inks in Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord for the the flowers, which are the "Layered Lily" stamp set by Altenew. These are layer stamps where each layer is a different color.

I stamped the first layer in Milled Lavender and then used a brush with water to "blend" it into the water color paper. I did the same with each of the layers of color in both the leaves and the lilies.


I let the panel dry naturally and then used a My Favorite Things die to die cut the panel. I then mounted it on some Stampin Up! Marvelous Magenta card stock.


Next I used some gold thread to make a "nest" and adhered it to the card with glue dots placed in strategic places. I adhered the "thank you" sentiment, also from Altenew, on top of the nest using foam adhesive.


My last step was to adhere sequins in gold and purple (they match the lilies EXACTLY but did not photograph well!) onto the front of the card. I LOVE how this card came out and will be making a few more with other sentiments and other colors.

So please hop on over to the Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge and play along with us. I cannot wait to see what you create!!

Supplies:
Stampin Up! Marvelous Magenta Card Stock (retired)



18 comments:

Susanne Vargas said...

Gorgeous!

I Card Everyone said...

Nora this is just fabulous! You rocked that gorgeous Altenew Lily!!!
=]

Kay Miller said...

Wow! This card is just stunning Nora!! Those colors are so pretty and the soft watercolor effect is amazing!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Nora!

Miriam Prantner said...

Oh wow! Those flowers are gorgeous, I love the purple!

Stacy Morgan said...

Very colorful and awesome technique. THe gold cord is a cool touch, beautiful card.

Happy Dance said...

Very pretty, Nora. Love the purply watercolored effect you've used for your card. I can see the purple hues in those sequins; don't you just hate it when they don't photograph well?!! This is very Springtime. Love it! Bev

Anita in France said...

Soft and lovely, Nora ... so very pretty! Hugs, Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

Simply gorgeous Nora...love your beautiful flowers.

Becca Cruger said...

This is just divine!!! I'm going to have to try this out more because I love the abstract look of those flowers. Lovely!

Tracey McNeely said...

Nora this is gorgeous, I love the awesome purple you used!

Diane said...

Just fabulous Nora, wonderful flower colors and design.

Hugs diane

Inkyfingers said...

What a beauty Nora! Reminds me of a Monet painting.
Hugs
Carol x

Lucinde | Lucilight said...

Love the look of the flowers!

donna mikasa said...

Wow, this is so pretty, Nora! I love the ethereal look you achieved with just a bit of water on the flowers.

Barb Ghig said...

Another really gorgeous floral card, Nora! I love that you chose various shades of purple, and your design is stunning!

Patti said...

Totally stunning!! I love the incredible painting you've created!! a mini masterpiece : )

Patti

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such an amazing card - those colors are gorgeous and the composition is fabulous!