Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wacky Wednesday Challenge, Rubbernecker Sneak Peek, and Creative Belli Challenge

Good morning's Wednesday and you know what that's time for another Rubbernecker Wacky Wednesday!!! The hostess this week is the bad one herself, Sherry, and her challenge is for us to use stitching; hand stitching, machine stitching, or faux. Be sure to upload your challenge cards on the Rubbernecker Blog using Mr. Linky.

This is an exciting week, too, because tomorrow is the BIG release for six new Rubbernecker stamp sets and a blog stroll with the Rubbernecker Red-Hot Mommas!! Join us on the stroll and you may be a winner of one of the stamp sets!!! My card is a sneak peek of the Wildflower Silhouettes #466 and it will be available tomorrow!!! 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 flower images were all stamped with different shades of blue and yellow...Certainly Celery for the stems and the sentiment was stamped with Brilliant Blue. The butterfly is from another one of the six new release sets called Spring Inches. It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Bashful Blue and So Saffron markers.

I used the flower images to stamp on the yellow background layer with So Saffron and a single rose was stamped over the sentiment.
The background layers and the chipboard frame were covered with Jinkitz dp from Rubbernecker and I sewed around the edges of the background layers. Pearls and ribbon finish it off.

You'll want to begin your stroll at the Rubbernecker Blog tomorrow morning to make sure you catch all the clues!

Today the Design Team will all be posting previews of all six of the new release sets for the challenge. Please visit their blogs today to see what you can expect more of tomorrow!
Bev Gerard (Tex)
Candy Williams
Juliana Swanson
Kittie Caracciolo
Linda Duke
Shelly Kuck
Sherry Cheever
Broni Holcombe

Stamps: Rubbernecker Wildflower Silhouettes #466, Spring Inchies
Paper: Prism Simply Smooth White, Prism Twilight Dark, Junkitz dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, So Saffron, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Barely Banana, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Ribbon, Pearls. Sewing Machine, Chipboard Frame, Dimensionals
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Creative Belli Challenge

This week, Chrissy's Creative Belli Challenge is a color challenge: Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, and Apricot Appeal. This beautiful Inkadinkado stamp from Stamper's Dream was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. I could just kick myself because as I'm uploading this, I thought about using Flower Soft on the flowers...dang, to late now!!! You will have to pretend it's there!!

This is pretty, Martha Stewart Punched leaves, Candy Dots, and shear ribbon complete the design.

The close up shows some of the image details.....don't ya thing flower soft would look awesome on this???

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 CBC65 in the keywords section.
Anne Harada
Joanne Travis
Holly Brown
Chris Dickinson
Ceal Pritchett
Christi Thorsen
Danita Hollander
Shelly Koskinen
Karen Gibson
Lee Murphy
Jennifer Greco
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal, White, Certainly Celery, Sweet Stack dp by DCWV
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Flowers, Martha Stewart Punch, Nestabilities, Candy Dots, Shear Ribbon

Thanks for visiting me today...I hope your day is super special!!!!


Juliana said...

What wonderful cards, Joan!
I love the stitching on the RN card!! and the way you used the flowers and butterfly are FABULOUS!!

That inkadinkadoo card is LOVELY!!
I really like your coloring of that sweet scene. It really compliments the challenge colors!

Dawn B. said...

These are both beautiful. The RN card has so much detail. I really like all the stitching you do. Mine never looks straight... Great job.

Denise Marzec said...

TOTALLY GORGEOUS colors on that floral card. Love the blue and yellow and all the cut-out flowers. The bird bath stamp is BEAUTIFUL too!

Broni said...

I just knew you'd do something absolutely fabulous with that flower silhouette set!! I LOVE that beautiful bouquet you created! And the little frame is fantastic!!! Love the layout and colors of your second card too!! Wonderful, wonderful!!

Dawn Easton said...

Both cards are wonderful Joan! Love the flowers!!

Savor the Journey said...

These projects are magnifico! I love your work with the new flowers in the bouquet! Please do think about a lesson IRL for me pretty soon! ;)


Sherry Cheever said...

GORGEOUS! (that's all I can say)

Starla said...


Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

WOW Joan,,,Those cards are knockouts!! Love the first one!!!!

Candy said...

Wow both are gorgeous Joan! Love the the bouquet of blue & yellow flowers with the ribbon tied around them...perfect!!

Joanne Travis said...

Absolutely gorgeous work on both cards. You have such an artistic, lovely, elegant style that I really love. Beautifully done, Joan!
I'm glad you got your card, hope it was on time and I'm happy you liked the flowers. They are hand crocheted from the 1940's, I thought they were so pretty!

Stacy Morgan said...

Joan these are both wonderful cards. I really like the colors and your stiching on the first one. The fountain image and flowers is just breathtaking on the second card. Your coloring is fantastic, but that is no suprise! :0)

JulieA said...

they're both gorgeous! Yes, the flower soft would look great on there, but I'm glad you didn't hold back the post for it. Beautiful stitching and coloring!

Anonymous said...

AAA-MAZING my friend!! These are gorgeous!! That top card is awesome!! Love the flower arrangement!! The second is colored so beautifully!! :)

Laurie Wilson said...

Wow, that bouquet is just fabulous and love that color combo! The birdbath card is beautiful!

Julia Aston said...

Very pretty cards Joan! love the stitching on the blue one and the great flowers - and the bird bath one is so pretty! you are cranking out beauties GF!!

Unknown said...

You did a beautiful job on BOTH of these cards, but I must say that I am partial to the birdbath card. It's such a pretty image, and your coloring is simply gorgeous!!!

Barbara said...

Joan, both of these cards are wonderful and I really love the first one. Of course, I love Rubbernecker, and the colors in this card are so fun. Beautiful work!

Christi Flores said...

Fabulous creations but I am in LOVE with that first one! Wow!!

Holly said...

Oooooohhhhh I love both of these cards! Wow....... your birdbath card is gorgeous in those colors! Make another one and do the flower soft - I wanna see how that looks. :-)

Your WW card is stunning! You cut out all those flowers??? WOW!

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW, Joan! Both cards are FAB.. and such fun layering, 3-D effects and stitching on the first card!! Your second card I enjoy the colors!!! TFS... Michelle :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

what lovely creations you shared with us today....always enjoy your attention to detail....tfs

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Both are beautiful, Joan! I absolutely love the floral bouquet you arranged and all the stitching!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both so beautiful Joan!!Love your coloring, layouts, sewing and attention to detail!! Gorgeous!!

Crystal said...

Joan, these are gorgeous ! Love your color combos and layouts. Have never been to your blog before so what a treat !

Danita said...

Just gorgeous card Joan!!! Both of them are just beautiful!!! I love the yellow and blue one and that bird bath is soooooo awesome!!!
Awesome job as always Joan!!!


Kittie said...

Joan, your cards are fabulous. I lov ethe way you cut the flowers for your projects. Gorgeous.

Savor the Journey said...

Yes ... I have commented here earlier. But I wanted to comment on your blog stroll creation without distorting the list for prize winner selection.
I just LOVE your awesome card on the stroll! The colors are speaking out loud to me, as well as the wonderful use of the cut flower! Wow!

Michelle Woerner said...

Oh my heavens! These are amazing. I super duper love that first one. The colors, gorgeous flowers, and the cute stitching! Lovin' this!! Hugs,

Anne Harada said...

Fantastic work Joan!! Wow!! Love the cutout flowers and color combo of the first one!! Great coloring on the Belli card! Flower soft would be a fun embellishment for this, I agree, but just think, now we get to look forward to another card from you with FS!! Yay!!

Rose Ann said...

What a totally beautiful bouquet...and I love that wonderful Inka stamp!! Such pretty colors, and fabulous cards!!

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