Monday, March 30, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #2 and Sweet Sunday Sketch #11

Hello! I decided to combine two challenges into one - Dawn McVey's Color Challenge and Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch. This card took me so long that I might as well have made two different challenge cards! The colors were far, far, far outside my comfort zone, and the sketch had more elements than I would normally include on a card. So I stretched myself and in the end made a card that I'm mostly happy with. It just took me a couple of hours.

The colors made me think "tropical," so I did a batik technique. First I stamped and embossed the flowers on mulberry paper. Next I sponged ink around the flowers. Finally, I sandwiched the paper between some scratch paper and put a hot iron it. The heat melts the embossing powder so you're left with the batik look.

The finished card is 8.5"x 3.75".

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies (All SU! unless noted otherwise)
Stamps: Boxes, Bags & Tags; Mega Mixed Messages (both Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip,
Paper: Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Bali Breezes DSP, mulberry paper
Accessories: Bold Brights brads, Certainly Celery twill tape, Stampin' Dimensionals, white embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Essential Glue Pad (Tsukinedo)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Color Inspiration #47

Hello.  A quickie post for Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration.  The orange and yellow made me think of a sunset.  I first embossed the flowers on glossy cardstock, and then blended the inks with a brayer to make the sunset.  The finished card is 4"x 6".

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies (All Stampin' Up! unless noted otherwise)
Stamps:  Upsy Daisy, Inspired by Nature
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Apricot Appeal, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, glossy cardstock
Accessories:  clear embossing powder (Stampendous), brayer

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - March 2009 - Backgrounds

Welcome to my first Papertrey Ink Blog Hop post! I started this blog in February just so that I could participate in PTI events, and I've finally done it. For my background paper, I just did a simple pattern using Polka Dot Basics in bright colors. This was my first attempt at making my own patterned paper. Here it is:

The candy pouch was inspired by Nichole's Wooly Sheep card and a sample that I saw somewhere for the SU! Pillow Box die. This pouch is actually hand cut and scored from a template that got when I was a hobby SU! demonstrator a few years ago.

On a side note, since I've discovered PTI, I've been spending a lot more time stamping and blogging. My husband told me that he's going to start his own blog named "Stampy Widower!"

Thanks for stopping by! I'm off to play with my PTI order that arrived today. : )

Supplies: (by Papertrey Ink unless noted otherwise)
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, My Punny Valentine
Ink: Fresh Snow, Raspberry Fizz, SU! Cool Caribbean, SU! Green Galore
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, SU! Whisper White

Accessories: SU! scallop circle punch, SU! window sheet, SU! Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge Week 1

Hello. I have a very quick post for Dawn McVey's new color challenge. Five colors is definitely outside my comfort zone -- especially with bright colors! It was fun to create something different. I was glad to use up some more pattern paper, and to break into my new Mega Mixed Messages set from PTI. Once again, a card with very little stamping.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies (All SU! unless noted otherwise)
Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Pink Passion
Paper: So Saffron, Pink Passion, Bali Breezes DSP, Chocolat DSP
Accessories: So Saffron wide grosgrain ribbon, Flower Fusion, large oval punch

Friday, March 13, 2009

CPS Sketch #106

I had fun with this sketch.  The vine wasn't quite what I had envisioned at the start, but it all seemed to work out in the end.  And I made myself use more of my hoarded accessories and paper!

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps:  Hugs and Wishes
Paper: Old Olive cardstock, Bali Breezes DSP
Ink:  Rose Red classic
Accessories:  Flower Fusion felt flower, Love and Happiness Rub-Ons, colored brads

Color Inspiration #45

This challenge was a difficult one!  I think I like the end result though.  A little more pattern than I usually do.

Supplies:  All SU! unless noted otherwise
Stamps: Priceless, Fundamental Phrases
Ink:  Basic Black, Versamark
Paper:  Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White, Cardstock Vellum, Black & White Basics patterned paper (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: HodgePodge Hardware in styled silver

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Color Inspiration #44

Hello,  Here's my card for Kristina Werner's color inspiration.  My daughter has some jammies with the same colors.  I've been trying to use some of my hoarded accessories, so this is the card I came up with.  Very little stamping involved.

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamps: Friends 'Til the End (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip cardstock, Berry Bliss DSP (SU!)
Ink:  Dark Chocolate hybrid (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  White vintage button, Dark Chocolate Satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Scallop edge punch (SU!), adhesive pearls (Michael's)

CPS Sketch #105

A quick post for the CPS Sketch 105.  I ended up stealing the background pieces from an earlier card (see previous post) that went awry.  

Have a good weekend,

Supplies (All SU! unless noted otherwise)
Stamps:  Background Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Old Olive, Sahara Sand cardstock
Ink:  Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink), Ruby Red, Old Olive, Brocade Blue, Pumpkin Pie classic ink
Accessories:  Die cut Blooms, Hodgepodge Hardware in styled silver, Love & Happiness Rub-ons, Offray ribbon, Pop Up glue dots