Sunday, May 8, 2016

Watercolored Cards

 I'm here with another Papertrey Make-It-Monday Challenge. Melissa Phillips' challenge is to use watercolor to create a card set. Melissa began by blending ink onto the image with a sponge and then adding color with ink and a wet brush.Here are two of set I created.  I first blended ink onto the stamped image with a small stenciling brush. then proceeded to follow Melissa's steps by adding other ink colors with a damp  brush.

Stamps: Make It Market: Still Life (PTI); Gingham and ticking background stamps (CHF)
Ink: Green Parrot, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, New Leaf, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz (PTI): Versafine Sepia
Paper: Rustic Cream, Dark Chocolate , Green Parrot(PTI); Canson XL watercolor paper
Other: Tag Sale #  1 die, Still Life dies ,pinking shears border die  (PTI); twine;

Friday, April 8, 2016

Make It Monday #245

Ashley Cannon Newell's tutorial for the current Make It Monday is called color isolation.

I stamped the background with the smaller butterfly and flowers from PTI's  What the Doodle:Butterfly. Then I stamped a die cut with the large butterfly, colored it with Prismacolor pencils, and attached it with dimensional tape.   The sentiment is from Altenew's Label Love.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge

It's the 25th of the month which means its time for PTI' s blog hop challenge!
Check out this beautiful photo with so many wonderful details for our inspiration.

The colors, the fern, and the round shapes were the details I incorporated into my card.

I used one of my favorite PTI sets, Meadow Greens stamps and dies for the focal point. I stamped the ferns in Ripe Avocado onto Spring Moss die cuts. The Queen Anne's Lace was stamped in Soft Stone and Spring Moss onto a Sweet Blush die cut. I stamped the sentiment from Make It Market Mini Kit: Still Life Summer in Smokey Shadow.  Finally, I just had to play some with PTI' s new stencils; I chose the most organic of the three from the  first release, Modern Backgrounds and used Spring Moss and Sweet Blush inks  on Rustic White  to create the background panel which was mounted onto a Rustic White card base.

Thanks for making this one your stops on the hop!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

PTI Anniversary Challenges Days 9 and 10

I'm here with a quick post this afternoon to post my projects for Papertrey Ink's anniversary challenges. First, Day 9 challenge was to make a thank you card for the PTI warehouse staff who certainly have my gratitude.

I just need to address the envelope, find a stamp, and head to the mailbox.

Next, the challenge for today, day 10, is an alphabet challenge, with the directions here. I used my last name with these results: M-mix together two stamp sets, U-underline the sentiment, R-round some or all of the corners. I used this challenge to make some notes for my Moments Inked planner  I have wanted some decorated pages to list some of our home improvement plans for this year.

With both major and minor projects planned, it's good to have a list to reference; although, I don't want to think about this list at 10 P.M. tomorrow night :)

It's been a great ten days of challenges, new product introductions, and wonderful creative projects by the design team.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

PTI Day 8:Color Pop Fortune Teller

PTI' s anniversary festivities and challenges continue with the latest challenge involving using the folding fortune teller which you can read about here.  I got Winter Wisteria, Pure Poppy, and Orange Zest as the colors to use for this challenge.

This was a fun challenge since I would not normally use these three colors together.

Stamps: Quilted:Summer,Tiny Tags (PTI)
Ink: Pure Poppy, Winter Wisteria (PTI); Tangelo, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Other: Quilted Summer dies, Tag Sale: Quilted die, Tiny Tags dies, Pure Poppy Baker's Twine (PTI)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

PTI Anniversary Challenges

Hi! I'm back to post a couple of more cards for Papertrey Ink's anniversary challenges. First, Day Three's challenge was Grab and Craft with the instructions to gather supplies in 5 minutes and create a project with those supplies. I knew that I wanted to make this Valentine card by Nichole.

So I focused my five minutes of gathering time to grab these supplies: XOXO stamps and dies (fortunately stored in the same storage envelope and in a basket where I had previously placed Valentine stamps and dies); white cardstock; Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice, Berry Sorbet, Blueberry Sky, and Hibiscus Burst inks; ruler; pencil; glue, Misti stamping tool, Cuttlebug, phone ( so I could check Nichole's card that I had pinned and so I could listen to an audio book while I worked).

Challenge complete and husband's valentine card made--I'm feeling good.  No last minute valentine card making for me this year, so I can focus on baking red velvet cupcakes this weekend.

While I was able to grab my supplies in  five  minutes, it took M U C H longer to stamp those hearts, but the real marathon was with the next card for Day 5 Sampler Challenge:create a card with nine  1 1/2 inch squares, each altered in a different way and mounted on a 5 1/2 inch square card base.

I cut the squares with the pinked square die from  the Button Card Die Collection and stamped each with a different design from Bitty Blocks I and II in Harvest Gold, Lovely Lady, Sweet Blush, Mint Julep, and  Memento's Summer Sky. Note : the upper left square is a Lovely Lady and Mint Julep plaid made with the striped bitty block stamp. I used two Make-It-Market kits for the embellishments: Wee Folk and Nostalgic Notions.

 Mounting those squares with even margins and borders tested my patience--and brought to mind the cliche "Third time's a charm." In fact, by the time I had cut, stamped, and mounted those squares for the third time, I was thinking I didn't need or want any more stamps or dies. Of course, by the next morning when I saw the PTI's latest stamps and dies and the fantastic projects by the design team,  I wanted everything :)  The hardest challenge  during this anniversary release will be choosing which new products to buy on the 15th.

Monday, February 8, 2016

PTI Dress Up Challenge

The second challenge in PTI's anniversary celebration is to create a project inspired by a piece of clothing in your closet or from an online clothing retailer. I chose a dress from Anthropologie as my inspiration and created a thank you card.

I die cut the rose blossoms from The Sweet Life from Sweet Blush cardstock and stamped with Lavender Moon and Autumn Rose inks. The leaves were die cut from Spring Moss cardstock and stamped with Soft Stone and Ripe Avocado inks. I layered the die cuts on an embossed piece of card stock; the embossing was inspired by the tiny stitched tucks on the dress's bodice. I used Rose embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment from Inside Out:Thank You on  a die cut from Tag Sale: Quilted.