Monday, August 15, 2016

Papertrey Ink Create Along With Us, August

I am participating in the Create With Us challenge issued by Papertrey Ink this month. A card that really struck me as having perfect colors and composition was this card by Amy Sheffer.



My card doesn't look quite so blah in real life...It was a dark and rainy day today, and photographic conditions were not so good!


I love the Twig Wreath set that Amy used, but do not have it yet. Instead, I used a jar lid to create the base of my wreath. I just rubbed the ink cubes on the rim of the lid in various greens and "stamped" and twisted to form the basic wreath shape. Then I used a black pigma pen to draw in some little leaves. My pumpkin basket is the PTI Vintage Picnic Stamp set from a number of years ago. I diecut the basket, stamped with the new Cocoa Bean and popped it up; the pumkins are stamped directly to the watercolor panel and painted with watercolors. The sentiment is made with the Scripted Die, using silver cardstock. A little piece of blue chickenscratch paper is on top.

Edited to add that the idea for stamping the wreath using a jar lid was not my original idea...saw it done on a blog, May Flaum's blog I think.



Papertrey Ink Create Along With Us, August

I am participating in the Create With Us challenge issued by Papertrey Ink this month. A card that really struck me as having perfect colors and composition was this card by Amy Sheffer.



My card doesn't look quite so blah in real life...It was a dark and rainy day today, and photographic conditions were not so good!


I love the Twig Wreath set that Amy used, but do not have it yet. Instead, I used a jar lid to create the base of my wreath. I just rubbed the ink cubes on the rim of the lid in various greens and "stamped" and twisted to form the basic wreath shape. Then I used a black pigma pen to draw in some little leaves. My pumpkin basket is the PTI Vintage Picnic Stamp set from a number of years ago. I diecut the basket, stamped with the new Cocoa Bean and popped it up; the pumkins are stamped directly to the watercolor panel and painted with watercolors. The sentiment is made with the Scripted Die, using silver cardstock. A little piece of blue chickenscratch paper is on top.



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Papertrey's Create Along With Us

There were so many beautiful cards showcased by the PTI design team for the June release. I especially liked this card which was created by Betsy Veldman.


I decided to make a card for the PTI challenge, Create Along With Us. 

This is a sympathy card to send to my good friend who just lost her brother-in-law. I realize that it is not really a typical sympathy card, but I wanted it to be an uplifting card. 

The set that Betsy Veldman created "What the Doodle: Sun" is very stunning. Her card which uses the sun as a sunflower is so lovely. I decided to draw a version of her sun and cut it out. Let's just say I will be really glad when my PTI goodies arrive and I can stamp and diecut this design! It was time consuming to sketch, watercolor and fussy cut the sunflower. I then used the PTI Scribbled Circles Die to represent the leaves or greenery behind the flower. These are adhered to the PTI Quilted Tag Die. I loved the Aqua Mist that Betsy watercolored onto her background, so I did that, too. The tag is then mounted on an Ombre Stripes patterned paper. The sentiment is from the Super Succulents stamp set. 

Here is my card. 



Monday, June 6, 2016

Pineapple Birthday

Keeping with the pineapple summer theme, I made this card for Megan's birthday. I quickly put down color using markers, then sketched using a Uni Pin pen, to form the pineapple linework. I then diecut the saying using PTI Shaped Sayings: Birthday.

Part of her gift was an embroidered dishtowel with a pineapple theme. 







Pineapple Birthday

Keeping with the pineapple summer theme, I made this card for Megan's birthday. I quickly put down color using markers, then sketched using a Uni Pin pen, to form the pineapple linework. I then diecut the saying using PTI Shaped Sayings: Birthday.

Part of her gift was an embroidered dishtowel with a pineapple theme. 







Pineapples Pineapples!

I am loving pineapple art this summer. First off, I made some pineapple coasters and tags to use as party favors for my sister's annual Memorial Day party. The pineapple stamp on the coaster is from Papertrey Ink, a stamp set called First Fruits. The tags were made with Papertrey dies called Folded Tags. The pineapple stamp is SU Balmy Breezes. The inside sentiment, Have a beautiful Summer, is from Papertrey Birthday Classics, June Mini Stamp set. The tiles were stamped with Black Stazon, no sealing required before or after stamping. Little felt feet were attached to the backside of the chiaro tumbled stone tiles.










Monday, May 9, 2016

A Few Cards.....

Here are a couple of recent cards. The Mother's Day card was made for my sister. The wreath background is a printout of a watercolor wreath purchased from Creative MarketThe diecut is from Papertrey Ink.  A few rhinestones were added. Super quick and elegant!

The Cinco de Mayo card was for my nephew. I purchased the graphics from Etsy and printed onto cardstock. The font is Taco Modern Font. I cut the somberero out and ran it through my Big Shot using an embossing folder. 







And here are a few embroideries and gift tags from last month. Mostly PTI for the tags.