Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Inspired by Winter Watercolor

This week's Make it Monday video at Papertrey Ink was created by Ashley Cannon Newell and it's entitled Winter Watercolor. It's an awesome video that inspires you to try your hand at watercoloring and stamping a winter scene...she made it look so easy and fun!

Here is my card, using most of the same sets as Ashley, and her positioning of stamped trees as my guide...

Used many Tim Holtz Distress Inks in blue, green, and gray, along with watercolor brushes in different sizes. The stamp sets are Enchanted Forest, trees from Winter Village, and a sentiment from O'Tannenbaum.

 I didn't have gesso, so I used white gouache mixed with water. So much fun!

Sunday, January 6, 2019


Playing along with two challenges today, The Color Throwdown had some lovely sunshine colors this week...yellow, green, white, and black...

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge was to use something new...so I chose this beautiful Folk Dance die that I ordered from Simon Says Stamp over the school break :)

I needed a wedding card for the weekend, and used yellow and green patterned paper for my leaves and flowers.  The sentiment was created with Concord & 9th's Sophisticated Script set and asmaller sentiment from WPlus9, heat-embossed in white on vellum.

I had used black cardstock for the flower centers and dots, but I wanted a bit of shine... so I (crazily) used black Nuvo Drops instead of Glossy Accents over the black paper! Of course every little mistake showed up 10 fold on the white. I added the vellum to cover a small smear 😣.

But I'm sure the happy couple won't peek underneath, so all is well that ends well! 😃

Saturday, January 5, 2019

PTI Make it Monday... 2018 a la carte

This week's Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday is their yearly a la carte post, when they feature all of the MIMs from the year, and you choose a technique that you didn't get a chance to try. I chose Stephanie Gold's MIM #331: Creating Mixed Background Texture.

I used Floral Fantasy: Christmas stamps and dies, and the Hexagon Cover Plate to create my card.

Stamped leaves from the set in three shades of grey at the top, then added some Nuvo Drops, and the bottom hexagon piece.

Embossed the deer in white on white cardstock, then sponged Wilted Violet and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks over the top. Added a sentiment and grey, violet, and hot pink flowers and branches from the set, with some tiny clear sequins, over the tag. A bit of twine in a bow and finished! 

Love the light airy feel of Stephanie's designs!