Thursday, November 15, 2018

OCC Day 3, Colouring

For this colouring challenge, I chose to watercolour a background for this nativity die (Penny Black). I also watercoloured the die itself, although using my Copics would have been easier! The sentiment is from PTI.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

OCC Day2--Diecutting

Today's focus is on diecutting. I combined a couple of the suggestions into the following. I diecut snowflakes from several layers of white cardstock and glued them together. The top layer is glitter cardstock, which I made using pearlescent paint. Both cards were put overtop watercoloured backgrounds, and a shimmer spritz on top, which you can't see in the photos.

This snowflake was embossed, then painted over top. Next time I will emboss last, as it was difficult to remove the paint from the snowflake without taking paint off the background.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

OCC - Day 1

Laurie Willison used some stripes on the background of her card, and I wanted to try that. I used 1 inch blue painter's tape to mask off some stripes, then painted my card with some metallic acrylic paint. I'd like to try this again with more narrow stips, as these seem a little too wide for my card. I used Altenew stamps for the poinsettia and pine, and Sunny Studio for the pine cones. WPlus9 was used for the sentiment, and the background diecut is from Papertrey Ink. (It's so nice to combine products from various companies, don't you think?).

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Transformation Tues. Oct.

Here is a card I made for Thanksgiving. I'm happy with it, generally, but wasn't sure I liked the border made with Spring Moss design paper.

So I made another one, using the same products, just changing out the colours of the frame, and adding more sponged colours to the first layer of the background stamp, "Text and Texture: Leaves". I like how you notice the background more than the frame, with this colour scheme.

PTI Blog Hop, Oct. 2018

It's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly Blog Hop.  The inspiration photo is fall/pumpkin oriented. 

I still don't have any pumpkin stamps, so just went with the colours and fall theme. My card is similar to one I've already made, but more "pumpkin-coloured", to go with the photo.

And a bonus card!

All products are PTI. Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 8, 2018

PTI Make it Monday #339

Ashley, over at Papertrey Ink, has challenged us this week to stamp a pattern on our frame dies. I  chose the "Bold Borders: Foliage" frame die, and stamped "Text and Texture: Leaves" onto it. I started with Spring Moss card stock, and stamped the first layer of the leaves in Spring Moss ink. The second layer was stamped with Delicata's Copper ink. For the sentiment, I used "Big Hugs" stamp and die set, and coated the diecut with copper embossing powder. I added a few leaves, also embossed, from the "Nesting" coverplate.

Thanks so much for looking, and for your uplifting comments. Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Papertrey Ink Transformation Tues.-Oct 2, 2018

I thought I would give Lizzie's challenge a try, over at Papertrey Ink. I've never participated in this challenge before, but it's not because of a lack of cards that need a makeover!
Here is one card that I've never liked, mainly due to the colours I chose. I stenciled a background behind the panel, but it hardly shows.

Since I used Botanical Blocks II for the first card, I chose to make a Christmas card with Botanical Blocks IV for my second card, along with the general layout. Instead of a stenciled background, I used some patterned paper for my second card. I used the same Pinefeather green as a mat and for the tag. Instead of painting the image, like my first one, I dug out my Prismacolour pencils to colour the second one. I had forgotten how much time that takes!! No wonder I prefer painting--I'm an impatient person! A little Stickles and Perfect Pearls were used to embellish. The sentiment is from "Keep it Simple:Christmas".


And here's a close up of the colouring. I don't think anyone will be mistaking me for Yana, or Sandy Allnock...

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

PTI Sept 2018 Blog Hop

It't time for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop, and we had this lovely fall photo as inspiration.

Since I don't own any pumpkin stamps (I know!!! I'll have to remedy that), I just went with the colours from the photo, the plaid tablecloth, and a general Thanksgiving theme.
A simple, retro-styled card, with an old, but much loved stamp.

All materials are PTI. Thanks for looking!!
Stamps:Sunflower Bouquet (and die)
Other: Sennelier watercolours, stickles for the flower centers, Chicken Scratch dp, Kraft and Chocolate inks.

Friday, September 21, 2018

PTI MIM # 336 Faux Gilded Leaves

Laurie S. showed us some beautiful cards made with embossing powders and Leaf Prints stamp and dies. I love that set, so decided to use the smaller of the "maple" leaves to create my card. I used the Pinked Edge Mat and 3 embossing powders: gold, platinum and copper. I used the copper powder to double emboss the veins on the leaves, as well as to apply powder around the edge of the matted layer of cardstock, to match the leaves and sentiment (Banner Sentiments). I sprinkled a little Heidi Swapp gold spray, but it kind of blobbed out, rather than a fine spray. Oh, well...

A close up of the embossing powders used.

A fun challenge! Thanks, Laurie!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

July 2018 Blog Hop

It's time for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, and here is our inspiration photo. They've just released a few ocean and underwater-themed stamp sets and dies, so I'm sure lots of people will be using them for this hop. I sure am!

And here's my effort, using the "Reef Builder" dies and the "Salt Air Sentiments".
I watercoloured my panel to imitate an underwater scene, and use the dies to create the coral, fish etc. Some Glossy Accents on the fish, as for some bubbles, adds some bling, as well as the Wink of Stella on some of the coral and fish.

I used some pop dots for some dimension, trying to create some depth.

Happy hopping, and as always, thanks for looking!