Saturday, October 31, 2015

Make it Monday #228 - Pearlized Blending

Well, Lizzie did a wonderfully CAS, pearlized card this week, over at Papertrey Ink. Loved hers! Mine, well I don't love it nearly so much... But seeing as how it is for my 3-yr-old granddaughter, I guess it will do. She requested a card with balloons on it several months ago, so here it finally is. (I was Casing a card done by Laura Bassen, way back when Shaker Shapes:Balloon was released.)

It's the pink balloon which has the most Perfect Pearls on it, which you can see better in this photo.
Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Give Me a Hand (PTI)
Dies: Shaker Shapes: Balloon, Balloon Strings
Inks: Distress Inks, Versamark
Other: Perfect Pearls

Saturday, October 24, 2015

OCT. 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

 Papertrey's October challenge has this inspiration photo for us. Well, it's Christmas, obviously ;)

Blog hop inspiration

So I went with the red and green colours, Casing Dawn's beautiful card for my design. (See below)

And here's what I ended up with. I used Distress Inks, spritzed with water, for a watercoloured look. I'm not-so-patiently waiting for my Spruce & Sprigs stamp set to arrive, but tried for a similar look using Holly and Mistletoe stamps and dies. The greeting, from O Holy Night, is heat embossed in gold.

I love a touch of gold on a Christmas card! Here's a close-up of the flower centers. I used a gold pen to make the dots, as well as for the "dashes" on the holly leaves.

Make it Monday #227: Focal Clusters

It's been quite awhile since I entered a challenge, so I can attest that it's true--you're busy when you're retired!
While looking at the video for this challenge, the stamp set "City Scene", from PTI, came to mind, so I gave it a whirl. I must admit, though, that leaving a whole corner bare...just. isn't. me! I had to force myself to leave it alone. (But we'll see if some snowflakes get added later. Just sayin'!)
You can't tell from this photo--it's a dull, foggy day--but I've added some Zig Wink of Stella on the trees, along with some glossy accents on the tree "lights", as well as the taxi windows.
Thanks for looking!