Saturday, June 7, 2014

36 to go (WW, Lawnscaping, NBUS)

Have you seen this inspiration photo for the Playdate over at Winnie and Walter? Gorgeous, don't you think? Speaking of Winnie and Walter, isn't it incredible how they designed a stamp that is instantly recognizable all over blogland.  Know which stamp I'm referring to? The Big and Bold series.  Those sentiments - I used them here - are wonderful.



But, today it's not about those sentiments ;) It's about my invitations for our "161" party, 'member? So I pulled out those colors of ink, the Big Bang Confetti stamp set for its maiden voyage and my Party Time Dieversions die and went to town creating. Seriously.

Found my inspiration in the W&W gallery. Here are my first two invites for this challenge.


Some ink-to-acrylic-block-misted-and-squished-to-paper technique for the BG. Some heat embossed twinkles. Some sequins. And the die cut.


And this one is a pocket. I 'm planning to PC generate the who/what/when/where info for the inside of the invites, but on this design I can fold it up and stick it in the pocket. Isn't this fun?

I'm playing at Lawnscaping Challenge - Embossing


and have you seen this? Ms. NBUS herself, Darnell K,  has a 500 followers celebratory challenge going on right now to break out the NBUS and U it! (Should you have no clue what I'm talking about... click on the link. You'll be very happy you did ;)))


I'll be back at ya tomorrow with more invites using W&W and these scrumptious colors. Thanks for looking.


Supplies for #1:
Paper:  CS Bringmann
Stamps: Winnie and Walter
Ink : Distress, Versamark
Tools: die Dieversions
Other: sequins

Supplies for #2:
Paper:  CS Neenah, PP Lawn Fawn, vellum
Stamps: Winnie and Walter
Ink : Distress, Versamark
Tools: die Dieversions, wonky border die MFT
Other: sewing machine










27 comments:

Michelle said...

Very cool invitations, Maria!

SARN said...

Just LOVE your bright and pretty designs. I only recently found W&W and bought one of the Big & Bold sets . . . love it to pieces.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely colors - and of course I adore the water coloring~

Geri said...

Oh, those ARE scrumptious colors, Maria! So vibrant and beautiful together! Love both cards!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

First of all, what a fun idea to have a 161 party! I went back to see what I missed on that one. I was thinking it had something to do with tequila shots, but that's a different party, an 1800 party. Given the title of your beautiful blog, let's consider it the 161-glasses-of-wine-on-the-wall party! I'm all over that!

Your invitation to us to watch as you create 40 different invites is inspired and delightful! I love them all so far. These brightly colored wonderfully watercolored invites just scream PARTA!!

Thank you, Maria, from the bottom of my butt (that's HUGE!) for your kind words and for supporting me in my first ever NBUS challenge by linking your fab creations! You are a good friend! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

Diane Jaquay said...

Your backgrounds have such a WOW factor, love both of these!!

Laura B. said...

beautiful cards!!!!

Susanne Vargas said...

The first one today is my favorite so far! Those colors are gorgeous! Love how you used the same diecut on all to tie them together. Great idea that party!

Samantha Mann said...

BEAUTIFUL CARDS!!! looooooove the acrylic block watercolor look!! amazing! and the colors you chose work so wonderful together!! looooove how the white embossing resists the color! so pretty!! thanks for playing with us at lawnscaping! :D

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love those watercolored backgrounds! The colors are beautiful and the simple die cut sentiment is perfect to showcase those backgrounds.

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous! Love the fruity colours.

Sheila H said...

Love your water coloring! I popped over from the NBUS Challenge :)

Anita in France said...

Wow ... such gorgeous watercolouring, Maria ... love all those smooshed colours together! With you on the W&W stamps, they're awesome! Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Really beautiful water coloring on your cards, Maria! I love how you used the positive and negative dies, too...Lovely cards!

Nora N. said...

These are totally fun cards. I really love the colors you used on them. Your watercoloring is fabulous!!

Bonnie said...

So bright and festive! Love these colors and the watercoloring!

JD/ Jill said...

Great colors on your lovely watercolored card!

Irish Cherokee said...

Great usage of leftovers Maria. love the watercolors.

Deepti said...

Beauties yet again!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Fun cards! I love the watercolor via an acrylic block look-very festive.

Elise C. said...

So pretty!! The background that you created is so colorful and fun! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!! :)

{Chrissie} said...

This is just absolutely STUNNING!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges!

Wida said...

The watercolor and sparkle effect on that first card is insane!!

Karen Hasheck said...

Such a pretty card for the NBUS challenge! I have so much NBUS I just had to enter this challenge too. I am now a follower of your blog and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too. http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/2014/06/nbus-friendship-challenge-card.html

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards Maria, love these pretty colours, Cathy x

cm said...

Running shoes are laced up, and I'm going gallery strolling to get caught up! What an excellent point of departure with these two stunning cards! Colours, layout...delightful invitations! I'll echo Wida - these are 'insanely' awesome!!
~c

Karen B said...

Two fabulous cards Maria - love the one with the pocket. Colours just make you want to party!!! lol

Karen x

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