Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spring***Lindys Stamp Gang April Color Challenge***

April Showers bring May flowers...But with Lindys colors they bloom all year long in my world!!! Are you ready for the Lindys Stamp Gang April Color Challenge??? Now is your chance to join us by entering your creations. Just follow the simple rules to enter and you could be 1 of 5 winners to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Lindys Store.
I hope to spark your creativity with my layout today. A with all of my layouts I mounted a 12x12 patterned paper to a 12x12 piece of corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge. This gives me a wonderful base to work on, kind of like working on canvas. It keeps my paper intact, it doesn't ripple or curl, and if you give it a quick light coat of clear gesso, it is like working on a a piece of canvas. For my layout today, I used the Prima Epiphany Collection. A couple of the Lindys colors were very subtle in the paper, I just kicked it up a notch and BAMM...Color perfection (sorry, my daughter is a chef and I watch Emeril to much!!)
The links to all of the colors I have used can be found at the end of this post.

Here is the beautiful palette you get to work with this month!! You only need to use 2 colors for your entry, But I used ALL... I just love coloring my world with Lindys.  To  make it super easy for you, Lindys puts together the color bundles for you every month. You can get the Limited Edition Spray Set, the Limited Edition Embossing powder Set, or the whole Dang Mega set!!!

 I used a few layers for my photo mat. Each layer is mounted on a piece of corrugated cardboard for added dimension. Using a paint palette and a small paint brush, I  mic my colors with added water for a muted watercolor effect, and painted it on each layer. I used a bit of twine and tied it around 2 of the layers for added texture.

  I created the pink flowers using the Sizzix Susans Garden Dogwood die and colored them with Pink Ladies Pink. The middles were painted with Sumer Lovin Sun and then I added a small dot of  BoBunny Pearlescents in Blush. The very tips were painted with Peony Scarlet Red. The smaller flowers were created with an EK Success Daisy punch that I have had forever. I sprayed them with Tilt a Wheel Teal.The leaves were colored with a mixture of Lucky Shamrock Green and Sea Grass Green.

 The Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz dragonfly was stamped twice on Prima patterned paper, the wings were fussy cut from one of the images and both pieces were sprayed and painted with Summer Lovin Sun, Tilt A Wheel Teal, Pink Ladies Pink and Sea Grass Green. I placed the wings over the whole dragonfly piece and curled the wings for dimension.

The tags were die cut from Sizzix Alterations Tim Holtz Tag and Tie die. I applied some Sandra Dee Sepia to a Ranger foam sponge, and applied it to the edges of the tag as well as the hole reinforcer before adhering it to the tag. I tied some twine to the tags.

 Just a closeup of the flowers I created using the Sizzix Dogwood die and colored them with Pink Ladies Pink. The very tips were painted with Peony Scarlet Red. The smaller flowers were created with an EK Success daisy punch that I have had forever. I sprayed them with Tilt a Wheel Teal.

I used Summer Luvin Sun on some cheese cloth to tuck under my layered photo mat.

Thanks for stopping by today for a little inspiration. Don't forget to check out the Lindys Blog for more Lindys inspiration from the fabulous Design Team, and tomorrow, there will be a second reveal on the Lindys Blog. Join us for the APRIL COLOR CHALLENGE.... You could win big!!!


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  1. How very pretty this looks! Those colors together are amazing! Lovely spring feel,

  2. What a beautiful work of art! I love your use of color and the amazing detail. I can look at it for hours.

  3. Aaaah stunning beautiful glorious colors and Lisa G style page! LOVE!

  4. Absolutely stunning! The flowers are very beautiful and I so in love with colors on your page. Thank you for the inspiration Lisa. Hugs xx

  5. love coming to get a closer look on your blog ... then I can actually see everything. I recently got trifocals, and lets just say I'm still adjusting lol. This is STUNNING!! love all the lovely details, colors, and watercolor effect!! Great cardboard idea! I'm new to this mixed media stuff and sprays kinda still scare me ... I don't care for the paper buckles and lumps at all. Gorgeous spring layout. xo


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