Watercooler Wednesday

It’s Wednesday again, and that means it’s Watercooler Wednesday challenge time! This challenge is an Inspiration Challenge from Bev. Here’s her photo.

Bev Inspiration photo, Watercooler Challenges

When I saw this, I immediately thought of my bedroom in the 70s. Purple was in, baby. When I was in high school, I decided to paint my bedroom, and, of course, I chose a lavender/orchid color. Everything was a purple color that year – my room, my quilt, my clothes…If it had been the style then, I would have had purple hair. (Ok, maybe not. I’m not sure my parents’ grace extended that far!)

There is so much to choose from in the inspiration photo – the flowers, the placement of the frames above the bed, the colors, the vintage accent pieces on the dressing table, the cool lighting.

I decided to use a sketch challenge from the Stampin’ Up! forum (designed by one of our regular participants, Susie Nelson). Here’s Susie’s sketch.

SCCSC68, Sketch Challenge

And here’s my card.

Butterfly Basics, Stampin' Up!

I used all purples and whites (and a little tiny bit of green and yellow) for this card. The card base is Whisper White, and the next layer is Blackberry Bliss. I stamped the Butterfly Basics fern in Elegant Eggplant on Elegant Eggplant card stock for the left panel. On the right, I stamped the Butterfly Basics flowers two times in Basic Black Archival ink, then colored them with Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, and Crushed Curry. Then I watercolored around them with an Aqua Painter and Wisteria Wonder ink.

Finally, I inked some Vellum Card Stock with Elegant Eggplant Classic ink, punched with the Petite Petals punch and the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, layered them and added them to the card with some Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

I felt like it needed just a little something, so I added three white sequins using the fine tip glue pen. And, of course, I added some of my DIY Crushed Curry Dazzling Details to the flower centers.

In case you missed it, it’s easy to have Dazzling Details in any color. You can mix a drop of ink refill with Dazzling Details in a little palette. Or – if you’re going to use a lot of a color (like Crushed Curry), simply take the tip off the Dazzling Details and add about 10-25 drops of ink refill. Mix with a dowel or chop stick, and replace the tip and lid. Done!

Now it’s your turn. Please join us in the challenge! You have until noon MT on Monday to link to the challenge blog. You can see lots of inspiration here. If your card is selected as the favorite, you can put our snazzy badge on your blog or web site.

Hope to see your card soon! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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2 Responses to Watercooler Wednesday

  1. Love your entry in this week’s Watercooler Wednesday challenges. The sketch is awesome and so are the combinations of colours and florals. Thanks for sharing your talents Buffy.


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