Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April 1st!

Hooray, it is April 1st.  Can we finally be out of the winter season?  I know there is snow storm Xenia in the Midwest, but I am hoping that here in New England we are on our way to warmer, sunnier days.

I am posting a card today that for two different challenges.  This is a first for me.

                           The Paper Players                              The Friday Mashup

Follow the links above to see the details.  The Paper Players is a Tic-Tac-Toe and I used the first column of Birthday, a shade of yellow and paper piecing.

The Friday Mashup challenge is to:

Create a project using the colors "Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi and Perfect Plum".
Create a project using "an Aqua Painter or a Blender Pen to create a Watercolor Effect".
Or mash it up and create a project with the "Colors above and a Watercolor Effect"

I did the mash up #3.

Here is my card:

I stamped the images from the Stampin' Up! hostess set "Simply Sketched" in Stazon Jet Black on Whisper White.

I then used the Aqua Painter to color the image with SU Perfect plum, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi.

I stamped the image again on a piece of Watercolor paper, colored with the Aqua Painter and cut out the flower and the bud to piece onto the Whisper White.


  1. Beautiful card Diane. I love how you used the focal stamp as also your stamp to create the background. Great job on the coloring!

    Thank you for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  2. Wow, Diane, you did a lot of water coloring on your card, and it's so pretty! If I'm not mistaken you cut out your main flower to and popped it up...nice! Thanks for joining us this week at the Friday Mashup.

  3. So beautiful, Diane. How creative to use the main image as the background that is so wonderfully colored. You rocked the challenge! TFS with the Friday Mashup this week;)

  4. Gorgeous, Diane! I love the colors and the way you created that bold background. Wow! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  5. Wow, Diane! Your watercoloring is fabulous! I love the background you created. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week.

  6. Lovely card!
    Great colouring!

  7. Fantastic job mashing up the challenge! Your water coloring is just beautiful and the main panel with the flower as the focal looks great against the background you created on the other panel!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!