Tuesday, December 26, 2017

PTI's December 2017 Blog Hop Challenge

Hi there!  Just popping in to contribute to the Blog Hop over at Papertrey Ink today!  I just love the inspiration photo...so soft and pretty, and gets me thinking ahead to Valentine's Day!

When I saw this photo, my mind immediately went to my To Have and To Hold set.  I die cut the wreath three times for dimension, then stamped it in New Leaf and sponged in some Green Parakeet to brighten the background and add more green tones.  I stamped several of the flowers in various shades of pink, and then hung the wreath with a bit of pink and white bakers twine over a Sweet Blush sponged backdrop.  After stamping the sentiment from the same set, a white panel and Sweet Blush base anchored my card.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Make It Monday #307

Whew!  I wasn't sure I would get this card done in time, but I really wanted to try the Faux Stained Glass technique that Laurie introduced!  It was fun to pull out my alcohol markers for this and I will remember it for the future.

For my card, I used the Butterfly Cover Plate.  I die cut the top panel from white card stock, then layered that on vellum and a die cut panel of foam before applying it all to the base.  Some of the colors I used turned out to be a little too light for this technique so I had to play and adjust...but that's what I love about Make It Mondays!  Merry Christmas!

Stamps: SSS Happy Birthday
Paper: 110lb white card stock, vellum, foam, PTI Autumn Rose
Dies: PTI Butterfly Cover Plate, Double Ended Banners
Other: Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, tape, glue

Friday, December 8, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics #18

Good morning!  Today I'm playing along with Lawn Fawn's Emboss Resist Challenge.  I remember when my SIL first taught me this technique--it seemed magical!

I embossed my background with mini snowflakes from the Winter Alpaca set before blending with light blue ink, and then went back and added more snowflakes with white pigment ink.  This created softer, more subtle snowflakes but helped to fill the sky!  I die cut a shimmery winter hill (better seen in person!) for the little alpaca to stand on, and colored him in with my alcohol markers.  Just love the sentiment that goes along!  Makes me want to sing :)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

PTI's Make It Monday #306

Good morning!  It's a bright, sunny, and cold day here in western VA!  I do wish we would get a sprinkling of snow...maybe for Christmas!  I just loved the winter scene Betsy created with Fan Brush Trees.  Though I don't watercolor often it was fun to try this method!

I watercolored my background and stamped it with snowflakes before working on the trees.  Then I added the hills from In The Meadow and brushed them with white pigment ink before stamping the sentiment.  A bit of ICE Stickles added a frosted look!

All supplies are PTI unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: What the Doodle: Snowflakes, Enclosed: Wreath
Dies: In the Meadow
Ink: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, New Leaf, Pinefeather, HA Unicorn
Paper: Pinefeather Card stock, Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Other: ICE Stickels (Diamond)

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics #17

I am playing along with the Lawn Fawn color inspiration challenge today!  

I decided to create a peaceful winter scene, focusing on Winter In The Park.  Here's what I came up with:

Stamps: LF Winter in the Park
Dies: LF Winter in the Park, Trick or Treat, Mini Wreath; PTI In The Meadow
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Pure Poppy, Versamark
Cardstock: Recollections Heavyweight White, PTI Blueberry Sky, New Leaf, Pinefeather
Other: Recollections Detail Embossing Powder in Snow, Wink of Stella Clear & White

Saturday, November 25, 2017

PTI's November 2017 Blog Hop Challenge

Hi crafty friends!  Happy Thanksgiving weekend!  While I'm excited to kick off the Christmas season I'm happy Nicole chose one last fall-themed challenge for the Blog Hop...I do so love fall!

I love so many things about this photo and tried to incorporate them all!  I used an ivory background, fall colored stamped leaves, some patterned paper similar to the napkin in the photo, and a copper base and stacked sentiment.  This card is going to my hubby, who single handedly cooked Thanksgiving Dinner from scratch!  LOVE!

Stamps: PTI Leaf Prints
Ink: PTI Americana, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Kraft; Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade
Dies: PTI Blooming Cute
Paper: copper, ivory, patterned--various from stash

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

PTI's Create Along With Us: November 2017

Hooray!  It's release week at PTI again, and that means Create Along With Us!  I really missed this last month.  I love seeing all the DT's use of products and techniques--it's when I feel the most inspired to create!  This month, Lizzie Jones' Snowfall Style card caught my eye:

I grabbed my What The Doodle: Snowflakes set and got to work!  I started with a Dark Indigo base, and cut a top panel from white card stock.  Using three different shades of blue and multiple sizes of snowflakes, I stamped down the side and across the bottom.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set, and finished it off with some drops of Diamond Ice Stickles in the center of each flake.  I'm with Lizzie--gotta have some winter sparkle!