Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wacky Wednesday and Creative Belli Challenges

Good morning everyone!! It is Wednesday and time for another Rubbernecker Wacky Wednesday challenge!!! Jules is the hostess today and she has a great inspiration piece for us..isn't this abstract art piece wild!!! When I first saw it I thought..YIKES!!! After looking at it for a while, I could see lots of possibilities....the colors especially and the white blocks.

I can't wait to see what you come up with! The winner of this week’s challenge will receive a Discount Coupon good for 40% off their entire Rubbernecker order. They will also get to take advantage of all other specials and discounts on the Rubbernecker Stamps home page.

The background was created by applying Brilliant Blue around the edges of the white cardstock and adding Spiced Marmalade in the center using my ink blending tool. The new Rubbernecker Grid background stamp was spritzed with water and stamped over the background colors, heated with a heating tool (faux embossing technique), and then spritzed with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water. The flower flourish image from the new Rubbernecker Flower Silhouettes set was stamped on the background with Brilliant Blue as was the Rubbernecker French Script background. Sewing was done around the edges to complete the background.

I used my Tap and Smash technique on the flowers and pots image from the Rubbernecker Flower Silhouettes set using Ruby Red, So Saffron, Brilliant Blue, and Kiwi Kiss. I tapped the edge of the inkpad at an angle on the stamp from upper right to lower left starting with the lightest color to the darkest. I then worked the same colors from the upper left corner to the lower right to create the plaid effect. I just used Ruby Red and So Saffron on the flowers. I stamped 2 images, cut out the pots and 2 flowers from one image to pop over the second. Brilliant Blue was sponged around the distressed edges, piercing was done in the top right corner and a little hand stitching was done to mimic the yellow X's in the inspiration piece. The a button and shear ribbon finishes it off.

Please visit the other Rubbernecker Red Hot Mommas blogs for lots of creative inspiration and to see their take on the inspiration artwork!

Bev Gerard (Tex)
Candy Williams
Juliana Swanson
Kittie Caracciolo
Linda Duke
Shelly Kuck
Sherry Cheever
Broni Holcombe

Creative Belli Challenge

I used another new Rubbernecker stamp set called Wild Flowers for this triple challenge card. This is for the Belli challenge to use dry embossing (the pink background layer and the butterflies were run through the cuttlebug with the Dotted Swiss folder), Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenge to have something hanging (The pink layer is hanging from the hardware and ribbon), and the OCC challenge hosted by Silke for the sketch.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. The big pink flower was stamped twice and one was cutout and popped up on dimensionals. The sentiment, from the same set, was also stamped with the Memento Tuxedo Black , cutout out with Nestabilities, and attached with dimensionals. The Martha Stewart punch was used for the butterflies and pearls were added for a little glam.

The background cardstock is Prism, the designer paper is from Basic Grey's Euphoria, and the May Arts ribbon is from Rubbernecker.

Be sure to visit the Creative Belli Design Team Member's blogs to read more details about their designs. You will find lots of awesome ideas!!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast or PCP, be sure to add CBC63 in the keywords section.

Anne Harada
Joanne Travis
Holly Brown
Chris Dickinson
Courtney Fowler
Ceal Pritchett
Christi Thorsen
Danita Hollander
Shelly Koskinen
Karen Gibson
Lee Murphy
Jennifer Greco
and our newest Designer
Anna Timm - welcome Anna!!!
Maria Matter - Guest Designer

Thanks so much for visiting today and I hope you have a wonderful day!!!


Sherry Cheever said...

Both cards are absolutely GORGEOUS.

Shelly said...

OH Joan, you nailed the challenge. The popped up pots are so YOU, and the second card just says spring to me.

Denise Marzec said...

Have I told you lately how FANTASTIC I think you are?!!...well, I need to. You ROCK!! Love what you did with the inspiation piece...beeeeeeeautiful! So fun too! That ribbon/hardware treatment on the second card looks GREAT. It immediately caught my eye. Very cool.

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Your take on the abstract is so pretty! I'd still be looking at it, trying to figure out what to do with it! Love the bright colors.
The Belli challenge card is lovely!

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh Joan, both these cards are absolutely stunning, just love them!

Holly said...

Oooooohhhhhhhh I LOVE your tap and smash technique! That is so COOL! Great card for the RN challenge. Now your Belli challenge card - that is FABOO! LOVE those colors and your butterflies with all their pearls.... just marvy!!!

Jacquel said...

Wow! Awesome cards Joan!! I love all the color on the first one & the second has a great layout!! tfs!!!

Kittie said...

Joan, I love the background layer and you already know that I love your tap and smash technique. Your second card is wonderful as well. You are so talented.

Juliana said...


I think those potted flowers were made JUST for you!!! I love what you do with them!!! I really like your background, too!

Your Belli card is beautiful,too!!
I love the colors and coloring!!
So fresh and fun!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Joan!! I am really loving your flower creations today!! They make me want to go outside and enjoy the weather!! :) Such pretty colors and details!! Love how you've popped them up!! TFS!

JulieA said...

Wow! I love both of these! Your flower pots and stitching on the first card really make it pop. And the second card is simply gorgeous. I love that ribbon on the hardware and the pearls. Beautiful job, GF!

Shelly Koskinen said...

These cards are sooo awesome!!!!

Broni said...

2 fantastically gorgeous cards, Joan. Sounds like we used very similar techniques and stamps for our backgrounds! And I really love how your tap and smash technique looks!!

Joanne Travis said...

Joan, your cards are spectacular!!! I love the abstract one, I could never do something like this. You are amazing.

Joanne (jojot) said...

your inspiration card is just a feast for the, fabulous colors and great design....the other is softer, and lovely

Julia Aston said...

Wow Joan! love your inspiration card - the colors are wonderful on it! and your multichallenge card is so pretty!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - Joan - I'm in love with this Wild Flower Set!!! It works perfectly with this Sketch!!! Absolutely gorgeous card!!!

Your inspiration card is gorgeous too - awesome colors for sure!!!

Thank you so much for playing the OCCC with us - always looking forward to your cards :) Hugs ~S~

Connie M. said...

Both cards are wonderful, Joan! I really love how you took the colors on the inspiration...stunning!

Maria Matter said...

Wowzer, Joan, these are gorgeous!!
Such lovely papers and designs...just delightful springtime cards!!
Blessings, Maria

Danita said...

Wowowowowowow Joan!! You never cease to amaze me!!! Both of your cards are stunning!!! The colors are just faboulous!!! All the details are just awesome!!! Great job once again!!!


Lee said...

Ohhhhh MY WOW Joan!!!! Seriously GAWJUSSS!!!!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh wow Joan! Both cards are gorgeous! I thought YIKES too when I saw the Inspiration Piece...but you made a beautiful card out of it...the vases are awesome!
Your second card is how you added ribbon!!

Candy said...

Wow Joan both are Fantastic, love your take on the inspiration piece!!

Dawn Frost said...

Both cards a very nice! I'm having a very hard time with the inspiration piece and seeing your card helped a little, thanks.

Ceal said...

Joan great job on both cards they are very pretty. I can see the YIKES in the wacky Wednesday challenge. but your card for it is perfect

Chrissy D said...

TWO fabulous cards!? Is there any end to your talent? :) Beautiful cards - love the colors and the details on each card!!! Beautifully done, Joan!

Jennifer Scull said...

both cards are just wonderful! great use of lots of fun colors to make us smile! :)

Savor the Journey said...

You used Brilliant Blue ... and I am LOVIN' it! Woweeeee! How do you do what you do?!


Susan (rainy) said...

What fabulous creations!! LOVE those pots!! Love those wildflowers. Awesome, Joan!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just gorgeous! Love the vases with the flowers, and the colors of both of these cards are so summery. You put a SMILE on my face!! Super EYE CANDY... TFS! :)