Sunday, May 31, 2015

Mask-erade Day 5 Laura Masking Patterns

Of course I forgot to add the sequins before I took the first picture.  And while I was adding them, I stamped my name on the back and somehow got two ink spots on the card.  Grrrrrrr

My card using Laura's technique.  Stamping a background and then heat embossing with clear emboss, then sponging around embossing.

PTI's Butterfly Dreams, BB Gingham Berry Sorbet and Summer Sunrise & Tropical Teal

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Mask-erade Day 5 with Jennifer Masking with Heat Embossing

My card using Jennifer's technique masking with heat embossing. 
My stamping buddy, Colleen had to go home yesterday so I am by myself.  She took the train home, left at 2:45 pm and didn't get home until 10:00 pm.  There was a bridge stuck in the open position and they were trying to fix it.  They finally had to back up to Vancouver and her husband picked her up there.
We had such a good time spending many hours in my craft room.  

Stamps of Life Hot Air Balloons to Stamp, with Memento Inks

Friday, May 29, 2015

Mask-erade Day 4 with Laura Using Freezer Paper

My 2nd card for today using Laura's technique, masking with watercolors.

PTI's Pharse Play #5 masked with freezer paper and then smooshing around it with Distress Inks
PTI's Cracked background stamp on the tag part. 

Mask-erade Day 4 with Shari - Masking Sentiments

My first card of the day using freezer paper to mask the sentiment and then Distress Inks to watercolor around it.

PTI's Wonderful Words Hello, Keep It Simple Thinking of You.
Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberry.

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.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Colour Me #292 - Subtle

A card for Colour Me 
PTI's Flower Favorite in Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold & Hawaiian Shores.

Color Throwdown #343

My card for Color Throwdown 
This was out of my comfort zone as I rarely make a card with brown on it.  Sunflowers as shown on your picture is what I focused on.  

PTI's Simple Sunflower, Quatrefoil Die, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold and Aqua Mist
Lawn Fawn Thanks Die

Addicted to Stamps & More #145 Photo Inspiration

I have a mental block when it comes to bird cards but I must say I really like how this turned out.
You can play along Addicted to Stamps & More 

Stamps of Life Birdcage 2 Stamp & PTI's Merry little Christmas in Hero Arts Soft Granite & Grape Juice.

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Challenge #35

My card for The Challenge 

PTI's In Bloom colored with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, Bright Yellow, Yellow, Light Green and May green

Merry Monday #159 - Non-Evergreen Trees by Debbie

My card for Merry Monday 

PTI's Merry Little Christmas in Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Ripe Avocado & H/A Latte
Misc. pattern paper/

Make It Monday #212 with Ashley & The Paper Players #245

My card for two challenges Fussy Cutting with Ashley
The Paper Players with Jaydee

Instead of fussy cutting the sentiment I fussy cut the flowers 

PTI's Filled with Joy and Iconic Images in Hero Arts Shadow Inks 
Some sequins and a butterfly.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Paper Players #245 by Jaydee

My card for The Paper Players 

I found this cute image that my friend had stamped for me and decided to use it as it is pretty girly, coloring with Copics.

LaLa Land Sweetheart Marcie, colored with Copics
Skin E11, 51 BV000 RV 10
Hair E50,53, R32
C3, 5
R22, 24, 27 
RV 10, 13
Litle Heart bling

Muse: Christmas Visions #2 by Chriss & The Glory of Christmas #59 Bird or Anything Goes.


bird(s) or anything goes (as long as it's Christmas)

I used the work Joy as my inspiration and colored the image with copics.

PTI's Holiday Doubles on Shimmer cardstock in Silver and Smokey Shadow, Mat Stack dies
& W plus 9 Silver Bells
C-3, 5  R22, 24, 27 29,  C82, 94
Silver Wink of Stella over the bells. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sparkle & Shine 5-15-15

A card for Sparkle & Shine

PTI's Silver Lux pattern paper with Mega Gracious Vases in Hero Arts Ombre Pool to Navy
Impress Sketched Garden in Distress Pens
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
The black is a sparkly cardstock I got from Impress.  It is really shiny IRL.
Clear Wink of Stella on the vase. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Color Throwdown #342

My card for Color Throwdown 

Was going to try and watercolor these with my Kuretake water color pens but didn't have much success so decided just to stamp with the colors.  It looks brighter in real life.

PTI's Doodlie Do in Pure Poppy,  Memento's Dandelion & Tangelo, Fresh Ink Sky Blue.
PTI's Sentiment Splits Curve,  Keep It Simple, Get Well

Colour Me #71 & Freshly Made Sketches #186

My card for 2 challenges:
I used the smooshing technique for the background and really love how it turned out.

PTI"S Keep It Simple Sympathy on Spring Moss 
Impress Sketched Garden painted with Kuretake Zig Clean Color, Mid Green, Olive Green, Pink, Pale Pink, & Light Pink
I did my smooshing in the same colors. 

The Card Concept #35 Frilly & Fabulous

A card for The Card Concept
A very sweet and talented lady,  Marybeth Lopez sent me these cupcakes because I posted that I didn't have a single cupcake stamp set.  I have finally gotten around to making a card with them.  I have a thing about cupcake cards, they usually don't turn out very well.  I think this turned out pretty cute.  I would consider this clean & layered.  Thanks Marybeth.

Maggie Holmes embossing folder
PTI's  Baker's Dozen colored with Copics, BG10, RV66, 000, 10, & 02,  R22 & 29, V06, YG06, 09,  Y02,11
PTI's Keep it Simple Frames in Lemon Tart, Bitty dots.  
Some yellow and pink sequins

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Challenge #34, Yellow, Orange & Green

A card for this week's The Challenge 

I used my Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush watercolor pens. May Green, Orange & Yellow  Loving the intensity of these water colors.  So pretty.
H/A Hot Air Balloon
PTI's Double Ended Banner
I decided at the last minute to smoosh the background with the same colors.  I should have used a smaller piece to frame the balloon so more of the smooshing would have shown through.  Love this color combination.