Thursday, September 25, 2014

Make It Monday #181: Paper Casting

Danielle had a unique and new-to-me technique this week--Paper Casting! It was kind of fun, but I think I'll need some practice...especially to get even near the great results that Nancy Penir had! Lol. Loved how all of hers turned out. Anyway, I made a couple of tags with my Stained Glass and Peaceful Pinecones stamps/dies.

And maybe I'll use these others to make more tags, or cards :)
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September 2014 Blog Hop Challenge- #3

Well, I had the urge to create, so made a third card for this blog hop. I used Beautiful Brushstrokes stamp set and dies, and a card of Danielle's for inspiration to make my card, but used the colours suggested in this blog hop.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 22, 2014

September 2014 Blog Hop Challenge #2


For this card, I watercoloured Botanical Blocks peony, using PTI inks. It was a lot harder to blend the colors, and gives a different look from watercolour paints. But at least I know I used the right colours! The background is watered down  "Enchanted Evening" ink, which I added to the above Color Recipe. I used Ranger's "Liquid Platinum" embossing powder to stamp the flower as well as the sentiment, which is from "Banner Sentiments".
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September 2014 Blog Hop Challenge

It's that time again--the PTI Bloghop for September. This month's inspiration photo did just that. What wonderful colours! I actually combined both of the following colour "recipes", and did not really use the sketches. I was really pleased with how this watercoloured poinsettia turned out. (I like it a lot better than the background, which went through 3 different re-makes before settling on the Darice embossing folder.) See full card below.

I used PTI's "Year of Flowers-Poinsettias" and stamped it in Versamark, then heat embossed using Ranger's "Liquid Platinum" embossing powder. Then I watercoloured it using my watercolour paints, mixing the colours the close as I could to make Autumn Rose and Avocado green. The sentiment is from "Silent Night", and  heat embossed with white powder. I used the new Raindrops to fill in the center of the flower. Cardstock is Soft Stone and Autumn Rose.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Make it Monday #178: Back to School Easel Card

Papertrey Ink's Erin Lincoln has challenged us this week to make an easel card, in honour of school starting this week. However, here in BC, the teachers' strike had delayed the start of school. But it will start at some point, right? So I made this card for my granddaughter, and will send it off to her once the strike is over. This card looks quite a bit like Erin's, so it's defiinitely a "Case", but her card was inspiring :)
PTI products used:
Stamps: Back to School, Teacher Tickets, Antique Alphabet
Inks: Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse
Dies: Back to School, Stargazer Additions (stars)