Friday, April 17, 2015

Curtain Call - Bouquet - 4-15-15

A card for Curtain Call 

Using the colors in the bouquet I created this background paper.  I heat embossed the flowers and then watercolored with Distress Inks
Then I smooshed another piece of watercolor paper with the same Distress Inks
and cut out the frame which cuts out two pieces using the outside piece.  Then I popped the sentiment piece on fun foam.

PTI's Doodlie Do, Keep It Simple Frame, Vintage Cream Cardstock , Spring Rain background
Watercolor paper
Distress Inks, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Ripe Persimmon & Peacock Feathers.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Card Concept #33 & MFT #224

One card for two challenges 
My inspiration was the colors and shapes
My Favorite Things Sketch 224 
And used this sketch
I see I forgot to add the four little circles at the bottom.

Sponged H/A Soft Granite on MFT Harlequin Stencil
PTI's Background Basics Super Stripes, Delightful Dahlia Additions in Raspberry Fizz

Colour Me #67 Subtle & Freshly Made Sketches # 182 by Rita

A card for two challenges.
Smooshing has been a struggle for me, but I think I got it right this time.  I like how it turned out.
Then did a little rocking & rolling with two colors on the  flowers and butterfly.  I tried sponging on the stamps, but I just don't get a good image from that.

PTI's Pretty Peonies in Hibiscus Burst & Sweet Blush, Keep It Simple Banner
Memento's New Sprout for the green.
Some bling - some look like pearls but they are all bling like the one on the sentiment

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Addicted to CAS #61 Showers, AAA Cards, #37 It's Springtime, & Stampin' Celebration #102 Inspiration

A card for three challenges all revolving around Spring. Hope the fence doesn't look too random....
Some little PTI rainstones to bring in Spring Showers

MFT Spring Tulips in Lemon Tart & Summer Sunrise
Hills of grass PTI die in New Leaf bitty dots
Fence from PTI's  Little Bitty Bird Additions
Clear Wink of Stella on tulips

Monday, April 13, 2015

Merry Monday #154 Let's Get Vintage with Nina

After spending the whole afternoon working on another card, I was able to come in and make up this card fairly quickly for Merry Monday 

MFT - Inspired by Christmas in PTI's Pure Poppy
Miscellaneous Pattern Paper
Strip of PTI's  Lux Gold Adhesive (which I forget)
Delicata Gold Pigment Ink
Lil Inker's Stitched Ovals 

The Paper Players #240 by Joanne

This is a technique by Jennifer McGuire Spotlight Die Cutting.  Click to watch the video.

PTI's Butterfly Dreams, Think Big Favorites #2,  in Berry Sorbet, Hawaiian Shores & Spring Moss,
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles

The Challenge #30 Color Challenge - Guest Designer

I am so honored to be a Guest Designer for The Challenge #30
So here is my card.  Hope it is deserving of the title.

PTI's Rosie Posie, Background Basics Super Stripes and Swoosh Die in Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist and Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Soft Granite.  Rainstones and Smokey Shadow cardstock

Friday, April 10, 2015

Live, Love Card - April Rainbow Challenge

A card for Live, Love Cards First time to enter this challenge.
April Challenge

Distress Pens and Inks to make the rainbow background
Stamps of Life -Hot Air Balloons 2 Stamp 
Clear Wink of Stella on balloons - I messed up the yellow balloon because I didn't clean off my brush after coloring the red one.  Duh.....