Friday, February 26, 2010
I went with the second option, so I used Terra Cotta Tile as my card base. I used Clean and Simple Fall to Layout #79 as the design of my card.
I stamped the flower from Beautiful Blooms in Summer Sunrise on Rustic White cardstock since that paper has more fiber and the cereal is Tasty Fruit and Fiber :) The center of the flower is stamped in Pure Poppy, punched out with a 1/2 inch circle punch, and covered with an epoxy dome sticker. The image is mounted on Smoky Shadow. The sentiment from Autumn Abundance is stamped in Smoky Shadow on Bitty Box Basics in Summer Sunrise. (After photographing the card, I realized the sentiment is a little too muted. I should have gone with black ink for the sentiment.). Otherwise, I'm pleased with this card.
BTW, all supplies are from Papertrey Ink.
If you have the time, we'd love to have you play along with us. Check out the challenge here.
Wishing you a fabulous weekend,
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I love everything about this card. I love the vintage character, the colors, the sparkly petals, and the pearls. Of course, the pearls, I'm a Southern girl.
Here is my simplified version of Betsy's card (along with some violas I rescued from my garden this morning as it was snowing. Poor little things were freezing!)
I'm not going into all the details, but I will explain that I shaded the flowers with Copics and stamped them with Versamark Dazzle in Champagne which is not captured very well with my amatuer photography skills. However, when the light hits the flower just right, there is a nice little shimmer.
Enjoy your evening. I know I will because the design team members aren't the only ones to inspire me.
Stamps: Year of Flowers:Violet, Fancy Flourishes, Background Basics: Text Time(PTI)
Ink: Plum Pudding,Ripe Avocado(PTI); Versamark Dazzle:Champagne;Old Paper, Antique Linen(Ranger)
Paper: Plum Pudding, Lavendar Moon, Lemon Tart, Vintage Cream, Rustic Cream, Ripe Avocado, Aqua Mist (PTI);Grandma's Kitchen (We R Memory Keepers)
Other: Copics, Mother's Day Cartridge, Cricut Expression (Provocraft),pearls
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
When I saw the colors, I knew I wanted to use my new chandelier stamp, a gift from Peggy whom I wrote about here. Thanks again Peggy! I immediately pictured the chandelier in brown on subtle damask background. That was the starting point. The last step was deciding how and where to place the sentiment, and I'm not 100% satisfied with it, but I have to remind myself that second guessing and perfectionism don't always have a place in the creative process.
Monday, February 15, 2010
This hello from the heart goesto Peggy from An Artful Journey.
We met through Flourishes and PTI. Although, Peggy lives in Florida now, she lived in Knoxville for many years. She was in town this weekend, so we met on Friday. I had a wonderful time getting to know her and talking stamping. Peggy,thank you so much for your thoughtful gift. I'm going to ink up the stamp this week, but I'm going to have to force myself not to hoard that gorgeous pearl flourish.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
"Let's be inspired by the container of your favorite kind of beverages! Can't live without your daily grind or brew? Look at the label and be inspired by the color or layout of the package. Crave your daily Diet Coke? Use silver and red as a color challenge for your card! The sky is the limit with this challenge - so grab your favorite drink and let that creativity flow! If you can, try to take a picture of the inspiration piece as well! "
I was sipping my morning coffee while reading these details , so the coffee container became my inspiration.
I chose the primrose from Flourishes Calendar Set 1 for the focal point and colored it with Prismacolor pencils and baby oil. After cutting it out with Labels 4 Nestabilities, I inked the edges with Smoky Shadow ink. I scored the card base near the bottom and added a little bling which I colored with a Copic marker.
To be honest I think I was also influenced by the weather. Soooo many gray days. Where is the sun? I hope it's shining where you are.
Thanks for stopping by,
Stamps: Calendar Set 1 (Flourishes)
Paper: pp(Basic Grey) Stamper's Select White, Smoky Shadow(PTI)
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
PTI is sponsoring this week's CPS sketch. It would be wonderful to win some of the new sets being released this weekend although I would have participated without the possibility of that added bonus.
Monday, February 8, 2010
PTI's third anniversary festivities continue on Nichole Heady's blog with today's announcement of acrylic paint in those scrumptious PTI colors, their attendance at CHA this summer, and another fun challenge using the above sketch with a prize of a $100 gift certificate. Because my user name begins with C I had to use the palette below.
Here's my entry.
I used a kraft base. I stamped the cream scalloped piece with Beyond Basic Borders: Petal Power in Spring Moss. The Lemon Tart Bitty Box Paper is stamped with a sentiment from Damask Designs in Ocean Tides. The Spring Moss strip is stamped with Petal Power in Versamark and anchored at each end with an Ocean Tides Button.
Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies: Stamps: Poppy Patch, Sweet Violets (Flourishes)
Paper: Ocean Tides, Stamper's Select White(PTI), My Mind's Eye, Cosmo Cricket
Other: Ribbon Labels,Scalloped Circles, Classic Circles (Spellbinders), Swissdot Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Prismacolor Pencils, Fiskars border punch, Ocean Tides twill ribbon(PTI)
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Happy Birthday, PTI!
Happy Birthday PTI!
I love to mix it up, so I chose two designs from Lemonade Paper Pad. Those paper pads with the smaller scale prints are perfect for cards; plus you get so many great papers at a very reasonable price. Were these papers enough prints for me? Oh ,no! I had to add that gingham ribbon.
For the inside I stamped a border from Beyond Basic Borders, and then using the smallest dot from Polka Dot Basics 1, I added the Raspberry Fizz dots.
Lots going on today with the Papertrey Anniversary Celebration. I hope you have time to make some cards and enter the contest.
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf, Beyond Basic Borders, Polka Dot Basics 1
Ink: New Sprout (Memento),Raspberry Fizz(PTI)
Paper: Raspberry Fizz(PTI), Lemonade Paper Pad(Basic Grey)
Other: Raspberry Fizz Vintage Buttons (PTI), ribbon (Hobby Lobby)