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!


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics #16

I'm relatively new to the paper crafting world, but Lawn Fawn has quickly become a favorite and I am very excited to begin taking part in their challenges!  My oldest Lawn Fawn set is Trick or Treat--mmm, candy corn!!  For this card I started with a base of orange polka dot paper from my stash.  After die cutting, stamping, and coloring five pieces of candy corn, I stamped the sentiment on a white panel, layered it on a black panel, and arranged the candy corn down the edge of my card.  Trick or Treat!  Does anyone have Halloween candy left??

Sunday, November 5, 2017

We Love You Dawn! Blog Hop

Yesterday Papertrey Ink posted a blog hop in honor of one of their designers Dawn, who is currently in the hospital recovering from surgery.  Though relatively new to card making, I have followed Papertrey Ink from the beginning and Dawn is one of my favorite designers!  Her story is amazing; her faith and joy more so!  So today I wanted to jump in and make a card for her in the hopes that it will encourage and inspire her as her work has done for me!

I started by pulling out two of Dawn's sets: A Cheerful Heart and Enclosed: Heart.  I stamped the tiny floral image from Enclosed on a trimmed panel of white card stock.  Then I stamped the verse from A Cheerful Heart on a panel of Aqua Mist card stock.  I used Dawn's To The Point: Edgers Dies to finish the edges of the Aqua mist panel, as well as one of Raspberry Fizz.  I layered the three panels together atop a Raspberry Fizz base.  For embellishment, I die cut two of the floral images and popped them up with adhesive next to the verse, and heat embossed black centers to all the flowers.  Get well soon Dawn!