Sunday, September 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop September 2011

Here's my take on PTI's September Blog Hop with the top photo for our inspiration.  I found myself more inspired the author's childhood memory of rainbows, so I went in that direction with traditional bright rainbow colors.  I loved drawing rainbows when I was a kid.

I had fun making the piece of striped patterned paper using Faux Ribbon.  I discovered that it was easiest to make the paper by lining up my white cardstock with a gridline paper.  The line stamp fit well inside the 1/4 grid, so I was able to keep things fairly straight.

Thanks for stopping by, and have fun hopping!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps:  Faux Ribbon, All About You, Polka Dot Basics, Signature Series: Flower
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz, Marina Mist, Lavender Lace (all SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo (both SU!)
Dies:  Medium Scallop Border, Double Ended Banner, Signature Series: Flower
Other:  Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU!)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Make It Monday #33: Frosted Images

Here's my take on PTI's Make It Monday #33 challenge for frosted images.  I was going for the witch flying by a foggy moon.  The layout is FTL 156. 

I was able to cut the yellow circle with a Nestabilities but keep the broom just by placing a piece of chipboard over the broom.  Then I used scissors to trim closely around the broom.  I think I saw that tip on Debbie Olson's blog, but couldn't find it again.

Off to work on something for the PTI Blog hop.

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamps:  Spooky Sweets II, Background Basics: Houndstooth (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark, Concord Crush (SU!), Daffodil Delight (SU!), Fresh Snow (PTI)
Paper:  Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango (SU!)
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), ribbon (SU!)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

One Layer Wednesday 64: Color It

This is my first time participating in the One Layer Wednesday challenge.  I have to say that A Muse give away is quite an incentive!  This week's challenge was to color on a one layer card.  I've had this topiary stamp for years and never used it because I didn't like coloring images much.  But now that I've discovered Copics, I decided to finally ink it up.

The gingham background stamp is a challenge for me.  I practiced lining it up like 3 times on scrap paper, but then didn't quite get it right on my card.  Geez!

ETA:  I realized this morning that I forgot to add that I was inspired by this card on the Simplicity blog. I have so many card ideas bouncing around in my head that I don't always remember where inspiration might have come from.

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamp:  SU! - don't know the set name, Background Basics: Gingham (PTI)
Ink:  Soft Suede (SU!), Rich Cocoa (Memento), Copic markers
Paper:  Vanilla notecard (The Paper Company)
Accessories:  adhesive pearls (Michael's)

PTI Make It Monday #32: Stamping with Acrylic Paint

Here's my take on PTI's Make It Monday #32:  Stamping with Acrylic Paint.  I tried 3 different variations:  stamping in solid color, stamping off with solid color, and blending colors.  I love how the blended paints turned out!
I had always thought of acrylic paints in very basic colors.  I was pleasantly surprised to find new Martha Stewart acrylic paints (or at least new in our town) in some great colors.  I picked up a few more to try this technique again because I really love the coverage of the paint.  I was a little freaked out when I tried to clean my stamps though.  It took a bit of elbow grease with a soft scrub pad to get all of the paint off.

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamps:  Leaf Prints, Think Big Favorites #4 (PTI), Versamark
Ink:  Soft Suede (SU!)
Paint:  Martha Stewart Crafts acrylic paint in Pollen, Chipotle, and Carrot
Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Kraft (SU!)
Accessories:  Wooodgrain and Canvas impression plates (PTI)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

PTI Make It Monday #31: Creating Backgrounds With Non-background Stamps


Here's my take on the latest PTI Make It Monday challenge #31.  The background is made from a tag frame from Boxes, Bags and Tags, one of my earliest PTI purchases.  The butterfly is from With Sympathy.

I started with the one layer Baby card, but then decided to make a second version with some dimension.  This butterfly embellishment was inspired by Nichole's card here.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies (All PTI unless noted)
Butterfly vard
Stamps:  Boxes, Bags & Tags, With Sympathy, Fancy Flourishes, Bitty Backgrounds Blocks
Ink:  Blushing Bride (SU!), Chamomile Tea Dye, Vintage Cream
Paper:  Ivory notecard (The Paper Company), Blushing Bride and Perfect Plum (SU!)
Accesssories:  1/4" white silk ribbon, adhesive pearls (Michael's)

Baby card

Stamps:  Boxes, Bags & Tags, With Sympathy, Mixed Messages
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, Rose Red (SU!), Chamomile Tea Dye

Paper:  Ivory notecard (The Paper Company)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

PTI Make It Monday #30: Colored Pencils Take 3

Hi.  I'm back with a third card using the colored pencils for the Make It Monday challenge.  I borrowed this layout from the Harvest Berries card by Debbie Olsen on this post.  I almost didn't get the Harvest Berries set and I am so glad that I did!  Super easy to stamp with.

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamps: Harvest Berries (PTI), Fall Elegance (PTI)
Paper:  More Mustard, Really Rust, Natural (all SU!)
Ink:  Really Rust (SU!), Chamomile Vintage Tea Dye (PTI)
Other:  Prismacolor colored pencils, baby oil, Double Ended Banner die (PTI)

PTI Make It Monday #30: Colored Pencils Take 2

Hi.  I'm back with a second card using the colored pencils for the Make It Monday challenge.  I borrowed the layout from this card by Maile.  Wish I had stamped the sentiment darker, but I now know for next time.

Thanks for stopping by,


Take a Moment to Remember card
Stamps: Harvest Berries (PTI)
Paper:  More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Natural (all SU!)
Ink:  Always Artichoke (SU!), Memento Rich Cocoa, Chamomile Vintage Tea Dye (PTI)
Other:  Prismacolor colored pencils, baby oil

PTI Make It Monday #30: Colored Pencils

The PTI Make It Monday #30 video gave tips on using colored pencils.  I picked up some Prismascolors almost a year ago and have barely used them.  Using baby oil to blend the colors made all the difference for me.  Love the results!  Now I wish that I had bought a larger set of pencils!

I stamped the jack-o-latern face after I had colored with pencils because I changed my mind on the design.  The ink didn't take as well, but I think it works nicely with the slightly vintage look of the card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies (PTI unless noted):
Stamps:  Boo To You
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pumpkie Pie (SU!), Wild Wasabi (SU!), Chai Tea Dye
Paper:  kraft (SU!), Stamper's Select White
Accessories:  Orange Zest vintage buttons, black twine (SU!), Prismacolor pencils