Tuesday, April 19, 2016

GDP31 and Muse 162

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Today's card is for the Muse Challenge 162, which is to use my sweet friend Tracey McNeeley as your muse; here is her card:

as well as the Global Design Project, which is also to CASE the designer, Krista Frattin, and her card:
Sooooo.....I was experimenting with some of my cheapo watercolor paper and the florals from Flower Patch, and it just wasn't working out.  I diecut them, then let them dry, and surprisingly, after they dried, they kind of curled up and had a soft look to them, so I decided to give them a second chance, LOL!  I liked Tracey's brightly-colored diecut flowers, but I originally was going to use a more organic style DSP for my background, hence the watercolor look.  So, after all that, here's my card:

I had a piece of white cardstock already embossed with a cloud embossing folder, so I turned it on the debossed side, added my flowers, a sentiment from Silhouettes & Script, a couple of sequins and some white cord from my stash.  

To make the flowers and leaves, I stamped them on the cheapo watercolor paper in Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride and Wild Wasabi, then sprayed them lightly with a mist of water.  I quickly dried them with a heat tool and diecut them, then let them dry completely.  After they dried, I stamped the centers:

For a bold touch, I added black mats to match the black sentiment!  So I have bright flowers like Tracey, as well as a black sentiment!  Thanks for popping in today!

Another fashion look....and more playdoh birthday celebrations!  This is at about 7am, hence the sleepy look and slightly mussed hair!

Enjoy your day!


  1. LeAnne your card is beautiful, the watercolour ink/spritz looks very dreamy. The thing with watercolour it always looks better once it's dry--I love it! Miss Cassidy is so grown up and I really hope she didn't eat that cake! ;) Thank you so much for sharing with us at Muse this week!

  2. Your card looks wonderful, I love the look you have created with cheapo watercolor paper (LOL) and spraying. I think cheapo will be my work of the day :) Thanks for playing with us at Global Design Project.

  3. I like your take on Tracey's card!! Your cluster of pretty little blooms looks right at him eon the polka dot background! Love Cassidy's outfit, she's just so darn cute!!

  4. That's the thing with watercolour (the part I struggle with most) - absolutely no control!! But I admit that quite often it ends up so much prettier than you thought when it was wet. These flowers are beautiful and a lovely tribute to our Muse this week!

  5. Such a pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us at Global Design Project this week.

  6. Those flowers feel like a warm summer day! Thank-you for playing along this week with the Global Design Project and casing me!

  7. LeAnne, Great card with lovely, bright colors. Love the use of this sentiment with these flowers. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge!

  8. Beautiful flowers, and the design too!


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