Sunday, September 25, 2016

Winter Church Sketch

Since I was stamping today, I had to play along with Amy's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.   It's been so long since I got to participate!

Here is another card with Papertrey Ink's Winter Village set.

The sentiment and snowflakes in the sky are from PTI's In the Meadow, but the rest of the images and dies are from Winter Village. Lots of Stickles and Wink of Stella pen that did not photograph well this evening.  Such an amazing set by Betsy Veldman, makes creating scenes so much fun!

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

So excited to use my new Winter Village stamp set!

I paired it with greens from the Holiday Folk mini Make it Market kit, the Woodgrain Impression Plate, and a snow falling embossing folder from Sizzix.  What a beautiful set Betsy created, can't wait to play around with it some more :)!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A Fun Rose Background

I made this card over July and August and am finally getting a chance to post it!  I was inspired after seeing Dawn Woleslagle's "Cath Kidston inspired background" she made while participating in the 30-day coloring challenge.  Dawn masked her background then drew the flowers in the white spaces!  Lucky for me, Dawn created  "Freehand Florals" stamp set for those like me who can't draw :)!

 I started off with a piece of white cardstock.  I lightly taped scalloped die cut pieces (Nestabilities), then sponged Tumbled Glass Distress ink over the entire piece.  After removing the scallops, I had what looked like Aqua Mist cardstock with white scallops all over it. I stamped the large rose and leaves from Freehand Florals in the white spaces.  The sentiments are from PTI.  SO much fun making this card!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Masters #3

I loved watching Kay's watercolor video for PTI's Masters Challenges and had to try the technique out, too...

I used Leaf Prints and a sentiment from Harvest Berries.

I was worried about my color blending skills and that I might end up with browns! So I used all pink, red, orange, and yellow Distress Inks, with the exception of the sentiment that I stamped in waterproof StazOn before I started!  At the end, I ran this through my Cuttlebug with the Canvas side of the Canvas/Linen Impression plate.  It helped to flatten it, and gave it nice texture, too!

PTI Masters #2

Another challenge for the Papertrey Ink Masters Stamp-A-Faire.  This one was for the first challenge, Masters Color Combinations...


I chose the Andrew Wyeth combination from 'Christine's World"...Cocoa Bean, Kraft, Stormy Sea, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush and actually made a beach card...

Stamp sets for my shaker card were Flipping Out and Wonderful Words:  Hello for the sentiment.  It's a little difficult to see by the white background is embossed with a big stripe embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  Whenever I see a color scheme that scares me a bit, I add a lot of white!

My Stormy Sea was is actually "Stormy Sky" (and Shabby Shutters) inks from Tim Holtz blended on the outline of the Cover Plate: Waves die I used at the back of my shaker.  Didn't have any shade of this for sequins, so I ended up going a little "Hawaiian Shores" :).

Papertrey Ink Masters

Hello!  Long time, no see!  I have missed stamping these last two months, and was excited to see all of the fun challenges posted at Papertrey Ink for their Stamp-a-Faire "Masters" theme!

For my first challenge, I decided to play along with Melissa's "Floral Impressionism" Challenge.

I used the sets Color Pop Florals, Layered Banner Banter, and Background Basics: Tiny Types on the corners. Used Melissa's embossing technique as well as her "old" Gelato smudging technique, and sponging with Distress inks to make my soft, pastel flowers!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop for May

This month at Papertrey Ink, we were to be inspired by this lovely artwork by Sara Langtry from Just the Bees Knees for the blog hop...

Blog hop inspiration 

With Memorial Day weekend coming, and it being our 15th wedding anniversary today, I decided to make a card to celebrate!

I wanted to make a similar layout and summer theme.  So I decided on rows of squares to make a rustic flag.  I stamped squares from Quilter's Sampler in Versamark ink then heat embossed with white powder, and watercolored with Distress Inks.

I then die cut 3 "Celebrate Today" pieces from the Color Pop Floral mini kit.  I cut off the "today," glued the stack together with spray adhesive, then painted it with white crackle paint.  Edited to add: the woodgrain background paper is by Crate Paper.  I see the 12x12 pieces of it at stores here and there and always buy more!

Added some little star embellishments to finish off my rustic card.  This is sure to be an awesome hop, loved the inspiration piece!