Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Make it Monday #312 - Framing Sentiments

Laurie Schmidlin has us framing our sentiments (or images) for this week's Make It Monday. I used  "Pen and Ink" for my sentiment--which is framed using dies from the A2 die set--and Bitty Bouquets for the flower embellishments. A few Lucy's Jewels and some Stickles for the flower centers, and it's done.

Have a great day, and thanks for looking!

(All materials are from PTI)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

PTI Anniversary Day 10: Stripes

Today's challenge is all about stripes. I went with a retro design, masculine card, using PTI's stripes coverplate, as well as some of their Smokey Shadow striped paper. The sentiment is one of the Think Big series.
We're having a lovely sunny day, today, so took advantage of it for this photo. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

PTI's Anniversary-Day 8 Colour Challenge

Today's challenge is all about colour. I am drawn to Heather Nichol's style, with her use of kraft, yet I hardly ever create a card with kraft. So today I'm changing that. I Cased her card, as well as the colours she's used to make mine.
First, here's the colours I used, as well as a look at Heather's card. (I hope it's not too blurry to read!)

And here is my card, using Flower Favourites. It's been a fun anniversary, and thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary Day 7-Using Dies only

PTI has challenged us to use dies only for a card. I used the Garden Garland dies, as well as a sentiment from Graceful Greetings. I did have to stamp the sentiment onto the die cut to make it more legible. Hope that still counts as "dies only"! I finished off the flowers with Wink of Stella pen, and  black enamel drops or jewels.

Thanks for looking!

PTI 11th Anniversary Day 5

Today's challenge is all about stamps that are being retired. I used "Cutting Garden" for my card.

Funny story.
I Googled this stamp set for inspiration and noticed one card, in particular. I especially liked the colours. Here it is.
 So I grabbed the inks that I thought had been used, and proceeded to Case (sort of "copy", cough, cough) that card. It wasn't till I was almost finished that I noticed the papers used as a background for the photo. they are papers I often use as a background. What great minds, I'm thinking! Well, turns out, the card was mine! Sheesh. Losing it, I tell ya...

Here's my Case (aka "Copy"). I think I like my original, better! The stamping was less watery.

Anyways, thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

PTI Day 4 Challenge: Florals

I used "Especially You", and embossed the flower in gold powder. I then watercoloured it with my tube paints. I stenciled on a soft background in Distress Oxide ink. (Man, that stuffs glides on so easily!) This card is going to my mother, who turns 92 next week!

Thanks for looking!

PTI Day 3 Challenge:Transformation Tuesday

I made a card for the last challenge using Beautiful Berries: Spring, as well as the Quatrefoil coverplate. I wanted to use more of the berries this time, and just a clean and simple background. I liked this design better, so made 2 cards!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

PTI's 11th Anniversary Challenge #1

It's PTI's 11th anniversary and I am hoping to celebrate along with them this year. I'm often out of town this time of year, since I usually celebrate my granddaughters' birthdays, on Feb 1st and 9th, but I'm home this year. I used Lizzie's cute card, seen here, as inspiration.

And here is what I came up with.

I used PTI's "Beautiful Berries: Spring" and the cover plate "Quatrefoil", which I haven't used in a long time. It's good to get out those neglected supplies!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Make it Monday #306: Fan Brush Trees

Betsy has us getting "artsy" this week, using fan brushes to paint trees. While she used re-inkers, I got out my watercolour paints. It took me a couple of tries. I think my fan brush is defective! Lol. A 1" flat brush worked better for me, for the first layer, as well as for the sky, but I went over the trees with a darker paint, using the fan brush. I also used the fan brush to layer the "snow", using acrylic white paint. There is Wink of Stella over the white paint, which doesn't show up in this photo.
Thanks for the fun challenge, Betsy!

Thanks for looking!!
Dies: In the Meadows
Stamp: Snowfall Style (sentiment)

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Blog Hop for Dawn

We Love Dawn

I am so glad that we're honouring Dawn in this way! (Please see more info here, if you haven't heard why we're doing this for Dawn.) I was happy to make a card for her, and realized that I have many stamp sets and dies that she has designed. Dawn loves colour, so I made this with bright colours, ones I've seen her use often. I have already mailed this to her, and hope that it brings a smile to her face.

I used a pre-printed watercolour sheet, from "Bold Blossoms, and painted the flowers using my Daniel Smith watercolours. The sentiment is from "It's the Thought". On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Dawn's "Tucked In:Thinking of You".

A close up of the sparkle I added to the flower  centers.