Sunday, July 26, 2015

PTI MIM #218: Watercolors With Die Cut Stencils

After having a very busy week, I didn't think I'd get a chance to play along with Lexi's challenge here on Nichole's blog to watercolor with die-cut stencils. So, here I am late Sunday night with a finished card and rushing to get this posted so I can go to bed. Without further ado, here it is.

Since I don't have an artistic bone in my body, my watercoloring leaves a lot to be desired…but it's fun to try. I also "need" those labels Lexi used for removable masking. Think a die-cut that isn't quite so intricate would also make it easier. I'll try this again when I have more time. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: White and Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Zig Clean Color Real Brushes
Stamps: Boutique Borders: Thanks and Background Basics: Super Stripes
Dies: Uncorked Words, Edgers #1 and MFT Stitched Rectangles
Other: Watercolor Paper (Michaels), foam tape, SU dimensionals, black rhinestones and a paintbrush

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop Challenge

Here is the inspiration photo from Nichole's blog here:

Here's my take on the challenge (and I'm almost out of time).

I just missed the deadline for posting this to the Blog Hop because I thought I had until midnight Eastern time but the cut off was at 11:30 EST. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Clear Vellum
Ink: VersaMark and Delicata Golden Glitz
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies Layers and Keep It Simple: Get Well
Dies: Beautiful Butterflies
Other: Gold Zing! Embossing Powder, Zig Clean Color Real Brushes and SU Dimensionals

Sunday, July 19, 2015

PTI Create Along With Us: July 2015

Thanks to Betsy Veldman Papertrey Ink has started a new challenge where we select something the design team has created and use it for inspiration. The entries for this inaugural challenge can be found here.

Because I needed some sympathy cards (three to be exact), I was inspired by Dawn McVey's "Feel Better" card shown here where she showcases her new Vintage Linens stamp set. 


Hibiscus Burst and Pure Poppy are not two colors I would layer even though I've seen lots of beautiful stamped images using them. I just had to try it for myself and after using Rosie Posie, I now realize Vintage Linens is a must-have set (not that I could ever duplicate the one and only Dawn McVey). Here's my card and thanks to MISTI I was able to stamp three in the time it would normally take me to make one. Thanks, Dawn, for the inspiration! There are lots more that inspire me so I am thrilled with this new challenge and will keep this bookmarked. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Hawaiian Shores
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores and Simply Chartreuse
Stamps: Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2, Boutique Borders: Sympathy and Harvest Berries
Dies: Edgers #3
Other: Wink of Stella