Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mask-erade Day 3 Shari's Technique Layered Stamping using Liquid Masking

My second card for the day.  Used liquid masking on the butterflies and then stamped the background over them and did some watercolor on a stencil and did a smooshing type technique.  Really like how this turned out.

PTI;s Butterfly Dreams, Leafy Wave Patter by H/A
Concentric Circles by MFT
H/A Soft Granite ink 

Mask-erade Day 3 Jennifer's Technique Liquid Masking

I was late getting started today.  On Thursdays, I take my 94 year old dad to I-Hop for breakfast and then we go for a drive.  He doesn't get out much and really enjoys going for a ride.  So Colleen and I got home about 12:45 and started in by watching videos.  We started the process and needed to let the liquid mask dry so went about 3:30 for an early dinner.  Then came home and I was finally able to make two cards.  The first card using the rubber cement did not come out.  I don't think I put enough on it so some color seeped through and then my watercolor background turned out horrible.  That one went into the trash.  Darn....
My next two came out pretty good.  I like them.  Yeah!!!

PTI's Beautiful Butterflies in PTI Inks.  Sponged background with Distress Inks

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #188 by Karren

A card for Freshly Made Sketches 
This is a technique called partial die cutting which I recently saw on Julie Ebersole's blog and have also seen Jennifer McGuire use it 

MFT's Spring Tulips colored with Copics,  YG03, 17,  RV63, 66
Background sponged with Distress Inks, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon
PTI's Keep It Simple - Sympathy

Mask-erade Day 2 - Kristina - Masked Area for Greeting

My 3rd card for the day using Kristina's technique, masking off the sentiment area and then stenciling using translucent embossing past mixed with ink.

PTI's Keep It Simple die and Get Well, Memory Box Stencil, Distress Inks, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves

Mask-erade Day 2 Jennifer - 3 Using the Negative and small stamps

This hello is a little easier to read.  This is stamping inside the negative.

PTI's Wonderful Words Hello, Altnew Hennah Elements colored with Copics.  Hello was stamped in Berry Sorbet, Ocean Tides and Summer Sunrise.

Mask-erade Day 2 - Jennifer's 2nd Technique & Color Throwdown #344

This is Jennifer's 2nd technique.  Stamping around a masked sentiment.

PTI's Wonderful Words Hello, Impress Flowers, W-Plus 9 Fresh Cut Florals in Simply Chartreuse, Melon Berry and Memento's Dandelion.

Also entering this in  Color Throwdown

Mask-erade Day 2 Jennifer - Large Masks, Small Stamps

My first card for today using a large mask and small stamps in versamark and then embossed.  This was the technique from Jennifer.

PTI's Life is Beautiful, Keep It Simple Sympathy embossed with Zing Lavendar and Liquid Platinum

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Merry Monday #160 Newsprint

My card for Merry Monday 
Stamping with my best friend is the greatest.  We live in separate states so only get to visit 2 to 3 times a year.  And it is so fun when that happens.  When we are each in our own homes, we do Skype with each other while we are stamping and it is almost like being together.

MFT. Inspired by Christmas in Pure Poppy on a newsprint tag.  PTI's Confetti Garland die & Keep It Simple Christmas.  The tag was sponged with Distress Tea Dye

Mask-erade Day 1 - Laura Bassen's technique Ink Blending with masks

My third card for the Mask-erade class using blending with masks.  Laura Bassen is the queen of sponging.   Colleen actually came up with the idea for using the hearts and I think it turned out great.  Good idea Col.

PTI's Limitless Layers Heart dies, using Distress Inks to sponge.  Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon , & Fired Brick in that order and then reversed.

Mask-erade Day 1 with Debbie Hughes - Positive & Negative Masking

Second card for the day using Debbie Hughes technique of masking.

PTI's Bitty Bouquet in Ripe Avocado, Impress Fresh Ink, French Lavender & H/A  Grape Juice & Bubble Gum, Distress Inks, Tumbled Glass & Seedless Preserve.

Mask-erade Day 1 with Kristina Masking Paper

Day 1 of the On-line Card Class with Kristina using masking paper.  
Yesterday, my BFF, Colleen came to visit.  She came up to Seattle for a volleyball tournament her granddaughter was in and so we planned a crafting week for us.  She will be here for 5 days and then take the train home to Portland.  It is so much fun with a fellow crafter especially when it is your best friend.  Her husband dropped her off at Impress and I met her there and we shopped for awhile, hit Joanne's, had lunch and then stopped by Ikea before heading to my house.  Then we opened up the goodies that we bought and played in my craftroom for most of the evening. Fun, Fun, Fun....

PTI's Beautiful Butterflies using Hera Arts Ombre Inks on Melon Berry Cardstock
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

ColourQ # 292

Why is it that some cards take so long to make and some come together so easily.
This was one of the easy ones.  I am entering in  ColourQ

PTI's Bitty Bouquets in Orange Zest, Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet & Aqua Mist.
Sentiment from Wet Paint. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Live, Love Cards - May Challenge Watercolor

Love how my watercoloring came out, but not thrilled with the layout.  Oh well.  Good thing I am taking the on-line Masking Class cause I really could have used it here.
My card for Live, Love Cards

Clearly Besotted You Are stamp set, watercolored with Kuretake Ziq Clean Color Real Brush water pens.  They are my new favorite water color medium.  This is the first one that I got a softer water color look with them.  Usually, I have trouble toning it down more. 
had a tutorial on her review of the Zig pens and it helped using her method, starting with a wash of water and then dropping color into it.
No. 80 Violet, #81 Light Violet, #43, Olive green, #46 Mid Green, #22 Carmine Red,  #25, Pink, #26 Light Pink, #52 Bright Yellow & #70 Orange
PTI's Hibiscus Burst Stripe patter paper.

PTI's May Blog Hop 2015

I really struggled with this card.  May Blog Hop 

Blog Hop Inspiration
This was the inspiration image.  I spent almost 3 hours on this.  Tried some smooshing, a whole sheet of the stamped cubes, bokeh, you name it I tried it.  Finally, was able to come up with this.  I like how it turned out.  I'm really more of a flower girl, so had a hard time with wood blocks.

PTI's Autumn Pattern Pieces, Phrase Play #5, Heart 2 Heart #2 in Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Lemon Tart, New Leaf, Blueberry Sky & Royal Velvet.