Monday, May 25, 2015

PTI Blog Hop...Watercolor & Wood


I just loved the inspiration photo for this month's blog hop at Papertrey Ink, so many thoughts running through my head...


I started this card on Friday night because the girls were at my sister's house... it's our 14th anniversary today!  So after we went out to a restaurant, we were full and just wanted to come home, lol!  A few minutes later and Jay was asleep on the couch!  Time for my second hot date of the night, with my stamps and ink ;)  So I got out some Distress Inks and started playing around on watercolor paper.

I decided to blend some inks into a rainbow pattern, but thought they were too dark.  So I took the paper to the sink and started splashing water onto it...ouila!  Looked so pretty!  While it was still wet, I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the PTI Woodgrain Impression plate...then I was really in love!


I knew I wanted a "cheer up" card for a friend.  So I got out the "Hello Sunshine" sentiments and played around with the dies from Scene It: Skyscapes.   I masked off one of the sentiments and stamped the large  "Sending you a little sunshine" outside with Fresh Snow ink and the "to brighten your day" inside the shaker with black ink.  I left off the last portion off of the original sentiment by masking it, as well.


I settled on a shaker design.  There is gold vellum behind the gingham sun and clear sequins, and mini hearts in Lemon Tart and Melon Berry.  The center pink heart is colored with a Wink of Stella pen.

I will definitely be trying more watercolor effects like this with different Impression Plates, so much fun!

Supplies:  (All PTI unless noted)
Stamps:  Hello Sunshine
Cardstock:  White, Lemon Tart, Melon Berry, Clear, A Muse Studio yellow gingham, Gold Vellum (JoAnn's), Tim Holtz Watercolor paper, Bazzill Candy Hearts 
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks:  Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, and PTI Fresh Snow, Memento Black
Other:  Woodgrain Impression Plate, Scene It:  Basic Backer, Scene It: Skyscapes, Circle Nestabilities, Clear Sequins, heart confetti die from Shakers and Sprinkles kit, Wink of Stella pen


14 comments:

Larissa Heskett said...

This just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE this take on the Challenge!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Seriously, Kelly, your circle of sunshine shaker is phenomenal!! I ADORE this sweet and colorful card!! Enjoy the hop!! Hugs, Darnell

Marcia HIll said...

This card just makes me smile Kelly! LOVE your colorful background, and the shaker element makes it fun, fun, FUN! :0)

Oreety said...

This is so pretty and fun...what a beautiful and inspiring take on the challenge photo!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Martha said...

What a darling card this is.

honeybeelane said...

Loveliness. Wow, there were so many different takes on this challenge. It really inspired a lot of beauty. I love shaker cards. Yours is so pretty.

Claire said...

Your anniversary sounds much how mine will end on Saturday Kelly! This is just gorgeous...what a beautiful burst of colour...I'm sure your friend will absolutely love this!

~amy~ said...

This is so pretty!

Michelle said...

Beauty-full!! Love every amazing detail!

Jacquie Southas said...

Terrific, bright & sunny card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, this is so pretty Kelly. Love the shaker with the sweet sequins and the multicolored background. Wonderful design.

Renee said...

So beautiful!!
Love that background! :)

victoria h said...

happy anniversary...fab, happy card.