Sunday, March 25, 2012

Make It Monday # 58

PTI's Make It Monday tutorial is making gradulated backgrounds. You can see the video tutorial here where Nicole Heady demonstrates this technique using Copics and reinkers. I used Copics to create the background.

The sentiment is from Think Big Favorites #12, and the stars are cut from  white glittered paper using PTI's star dies. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bravo for Menswear--Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #89

Bravo for menswear! Recently, I pulled out some of  my warm weather "at home wear" --- shorts,  pants, and oxford cloth shirts--purchased from the men's section at Old Navy. This is only one reason I love menswear--inexpensive comfortable clothing.  Another reason for my praise of menswear is I've always loved the patterns associated with menswear--houndstooth, argyle, pinstripe--very classy.

 I must shout  "Bravo" for the new background stamp set,Heirloom Patterns, from Waltzingmouse Stamps, which I used for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge .  This stamp set includes some of  these classic patterns.

I chose to follow Renee Lynch's design closely for a CAS card.

With the crisp patterns I just had to stamp the sentiment at an angle. :)

Thanks for the visit,

Stamps: Heirloom Patterns,Fancy Phrases (Waltingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Pure Poppy( PTI), Memento London Fog
Paper: Pure Poppy,Soft Stone (PTI)
Other: Rosette die (Tim Holtz),  Seeing Stars (PTI)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog Party

Happy St. Patrick's Day! What a fun way to celebrate with the Waltzingmouse Blog Party and its St. Patrick's Day/Irish/green theme . Be sure to head to Claire's blog for a list of the participants.

My hiatus from posting lasted much longer than I intended; however, today is the perfect opportunity to share a card I made for the "darling of my heart" who gave me a surname with Irish origins.

After stamping various backgrounds(PTI), I used the sentiments from Waltzingmouse Irish Blessings as well as the shamrocks from the same set to decorate the focal point and to create a border strip trimmed with pinking scissors.

Inside a beautiful blessing for my husband whose ancestors immigrated from Ireland to America in the 1750s when they changed the spelling of their last name from Murphy to Murphree to celebrate their sense of freedom..

Will you be wearin' the green today? With the lovely warm weather we've been having, we may head downtown this evening to celebrate at an outdoor event with some Celtic music.
Thanks for visiting and enjoy the party!