Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring Inspiration - Artisan WOW

 Welcome back to Artisan Wednesday WOW! We are on our very last project of our March box of Stampin' UP products from the 2014 Occasions Catalog! We hope you stay with our Artisan Design Team Blog Hop over the next few months to inspire your creative juices!
You just came from Cathy Caines and next is Connie Collins, but before you come check out my Home Decor flower piece (You might think that I was inspired by our blog button on this project! But really I had this done before hand. Great minds think alike, right Jeanna?) 
and a BONUS project card.
I had four of these 6 x 6 canvas pieces and wanted to make a spring home decor piece. I was ready for spring to come after this crazy winter season! I started with Smoky Slate 6x6 base and added the Watercolor Wonder DSP to it. I used my friend and fellow Artisan Jane's method of using cardboard to add dimension to the layer. It also made room for the mini clothespins to clip on.
Some of my favorite things on this project:
The Spiral Flower Originals die - I added a half of one to the whole one to make a bigger flower.
The Fringe Scissors cutting on the Daffodil Delight for the flower center.
The Watercolor Wonder Designer Notecards to cut the leaves out with the Secret Garden Framelits Dies.
The Pennant Punch (remember that one?) for my mini banner LIFE.
The Petite Petals Punch to make the Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight flowers.
The Simply Celebrate Stamp Set stamped the ENJOY in Smoky Slate and cut out.
The Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack flower for the single blue flowers and the centers of the Petite Petals flowers.
So I had some of the Daffodil Delight Petite Petals Punch flowers left over on my table and it inspired me to create this card. I was also inspired by the Hardwood Stamp Set. 
Some of my favorite things on this card:
The Hardwood Stamp Set in Early Espresso on the Vellum for a soft look. 
 The piece of watercolor paper cut the same size and added ink of Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight with my Aqua Painter. I did mark with pencil where the wood grain edges are so I would color them within them.
The Petite Petals Stamp Set stamped several of the flowers in both colors and punched out.
The ribbon! Both the Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon and the 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Daffodil Delight. Do not forget the Linen Thread! Swoon!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you!

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Connie Collins said...

Cindy, these are beautiful. Love them both!

~Erica~ said...

Wowzah! These are beautiful!! So many layers... a girl after my own heart! LOL! Nice job!

Jen Timko said...

Love, love, love! The amazing details on your enjoy life project are so great! And this card is so pretty. Awesome!

Mercedes Weber said...

So lovely!I may have to case your card too...

Alanna said...

Smart use of all this fun stuff! These are fabulous Cindy!

Wendie Waldman said...

Beautiful projects - love all the detail on the first and the techniques on the Hardwood stamped card.

Becky Cowley said...

Gasp! I love the vellum over watercolor idea! Absolutely gorgeous!

Amber said...

your work is always gorgeous and inspiring Cindy! Love both of these cards!!

brrenwick said...

I love both of your cards! But the Enjoy Life card really put a smile on my face...two simple words that everyone needs to live by. Enjoy Life!