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!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Floral Sketch

A fun layered sketch by Rita Wright at Freshly Made Sketches!  

I finally got the chance to use my new Freehand Florals stamp set from WPlus9 Studio!


I stamped and die cut some roses using Freehand Florals, so much fun to experiment and play with this fun set.  I then stamped the bottom panel using Stampin Up's "Hardwood" background in Hickory Smoke Distress ink on white paper, then stamped more of the florals right over it.  

I die cut "Scatter" from Papertrey Ink's "Shaker and Sprinkles MIM Kit" and finished with sentiments from that set.  Instead of adding one large vertical section, I cut two small strips of white paper, then embossed them with PTI's Woodgrain embossing plate.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Watercolor Roses Sketch

A fun, simple sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


I chose to use Hero Arts "You're Lovely" set, 


I stamped an Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card background called "Screen" in yellow, then layered the flowers over the top.  I stamped the flowers in Antique Linen first, then added Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral with a waterbrush over the stamped lines.  Love this set and dies!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Window Box Sketch


A lovely and versatile sketch from one of my favorite sites Freshly Made Sketches!  This one is by Jen Brum!


Here is my card:



I used Wplus9 Studio's Fresh Cut Florals and More Fresh Cuts stamps and dies to make my window box bouquet.  The Sizzix brick embossing folder is from Stampin' Up and the sentiment is from a set called Perfect Pairings in their Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Our daffodils came up for a few days and are now covered with about 3 inches of snow :(!  At least I can always make paper bouquets and gardens :)!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop



It's time for another blog hop with Papertrey Ink!  This month, Nichole shared this lovely art by Izziyana Suhaimi.  It's a combination of pencil drawings and embroidery, so amazing!


I used two different shades of grey cardstock and some embroidery floss on my card...


Stamped floral images from last year's anniversary set Petite Pots with Versamark then heat embossed with white powder.  Added rainbow colored french knots to the centers with embroidery floss.


Stamped the little bird from Petite Pots and added a black french knot eye.  The sentiment is stamped on vellum and wrapped around the front.

What a fun challenge, can't wait to visit this month's gallery!!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Chalkboard Sketch

I got to play along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!



The dotted line made me think of a school-themed card.  This one uses some old images from AMuse Studio and a sentiment from Hampton Arts.


The ruler was stamped on some gold woodgrain paper and the sentiment and dotted line were heat-embossed in white.


I stamped the alphabet on denim paper hearts that I cut with a PTI die.  The apple is stamped on PTI's white linen paper so the texture showed right through!

So much fun!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Bird-day Sketch

A fun and sunny sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches by Kim Singdahlsen!


 I flipped the sketch so I could use my word bubble die from Lawn Fawn, and these sweet birdies...


I used the picket fence die, woodgrain impression plate, Headline Alphabet dies, and Petite Pots stamps and dies from PTI.  The "happy birthday" is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.  The paper is American Crafts "Hip Hip Hooray."   Perfect for a spring birthday :).