Thursday, April 27, 2017

Make it Monday #282- Stenciled Watercolour Background

Betsy is having us use our stencils this week, to create watercoloured backgrounds. I don't have many PTI stencils, and I didn't "really" do a background, but here is my creation. I used a Tim Holtz stencil and my new Distress Oxide ink (Lipstick) and other Distress inks, to fill in the flowers and stems. I added a spritzed butterfly from "Beautiful Butterflies" and some twine to balance things off. The sentiment is from the new "Keep it Simple: Friendship". A few drops of Glossy Accents finished this card off. This will be going to my good friend, for her upcoming birthday.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PTI April 2017 Blog hop

It's time for the monthly blog hop. The inspiration photo  left me stumped, as these colours are definitely NOT me. However, I accepted the challenge...
April Inspiration

I chose to focus on the yellows, oranges and pinks for my flowers, and add some gray leaves. Delightful Dahlias has not seen the light of day for quite awhile, so I decided to use them. I heat embossed the outline images in gold powder, and used my Daniel Smith Watercolours to colour the flowers in. The background panel is Soft Stone and the card base is Stamper's Select White. I added the banner in Blush cardstock with a vellum overlay, and embossed a sentiment from Keep It Simple:Birthdays, in white.

Happy Hopping, and thanks for visiting!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Make it Monday #281: Patterns Behind Die Cut Windows

Dawn used a pretty stencil behind a die cut window in this week's Make it Monday, and challenged us to do the same. I'm always in need of masculine cards, so I used Guiding Lights stamps and dies, as well as a PTI stencil to make a pattern behind the lighthouse. Here's what I came up with:

Thanks for looking, and for your kind comments! They make my day.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Create Along With Us-April 2017

I liked Lizzie's design, seen here:

And this is what I came up with:

I used some flourishes, since I don't have a hexagonal stamp. I used the same colours as Lizzie, but I like how hers turned out better than mine. I may add some yellow stickles in the centers of the flowers, just to coordinate the yellow throughout the card.