Sunday, April 14, 2013

Cards by Sage and me


Yesterday afternoon, Sage and I sat down at my craft table and made a couple of cards each for this week's Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink: Watercolouring Embossed Images.

First up are the cards that Sage made, using her new Fox set from PTI. She had this patterned paper that she knew she wanted to use with it because it, too, had foxes on it. On her first attempt, the paintbrush marked up the background of her white tag, I suggested she cut out the fox and mount it on a brown tag instead (she's originally wanted to use a brown tag anyway.) She agreed, but had me fussy cut the fox. Oh, and I tied the bow, too. ;)


And here's her second card, using the same supplies but changing the colours a little:


And here are the cards that I made, using PTI's Friends Til the End. I've done this technique before with black and white embossing powder, so I thought I'd try it with some of my new Zing embossing powders. I used pure poppy, hawaiian shores and limeade ice to watercolour my images. The sentiment is from Lovely Leaves.


And, next, I used white embossing powder and scarlet jewel ink to watercolour it in. I mixed a little dark chocolate in with the scarlet jewel for the flower centre. The button is PTI, the twine is lawn fawn and the patterned paper that I mounted the panel on is My Mind's Eye. The stamped sentiment is from PTI's Beautiful Butterflies.


I'm also linking this last card up to this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge: April Showers and/or Spring Flowers and to the Moxi Fab World Challenge: The Wonder of Watercolour Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

28 comments:

Karen C. said...

Sage's cards are so sweet. The little fox looks great in pinks and yellows. The background paper is just perfect too.
Leigh your floral cards are gorgeous. Using different colours of embossing powder is a great idea.

Betty said...

just love your last card and sage's foxy cards are so cute!!

Inkyfingers said...

What a talented daughter you have Leigh, and she is certainly following in Momma's footsteps. Please tell her how much I enjoyed looking at her cards. I love your cards too, especially the second one with the softly blended colours against the planking background. Who new scarlet jewel could end up so soft and pink?

Tonya Jastad said...

These are all great cards! I love the color's Sage used on the Fox in the second card. The last card is stunning!

Marybeth said...

Sage both of your cards are adorable! I love the way you painted foxy!
Yours are beautiful too, Leigh. Love your last one and the way you framed it. Gorgeous!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! Sage did an amazing job on hers - just like her Mama! I love yours too, especially the last one, the coloring is so delicate!

artful-notions said...

The Penner girls rocked this challenge! Sage, your foxy's are colored beautifully, and Leigh, as usual, you're a model for all things done beautifully!

Tracy said...

Dear Sage
Your Mom is a very talented card maker and scrapbooker but you already know this right? But YOU - I love your cards too! And you used that adorable little fox that I love too :-) Wonderful job. I hope you share those cards with some good friends!
From
Mrs. P
(tracyfp)

carol (krillsister) said...

Great cards. I love the pattern paper Sage used on her cards. Darling.
Your watercolor cards are sooo pretty. Love the one with the notches and wood background.

Joyce said...

What fun you and Sage must have had. Her cards are just darling--I can see that she is following in her talented mama's footsteps. Both of your cards are beautiful, but that last one is a real stunner.

Anita Rex said...

Lovely cards! I love that you and Sage craft together! Water looting with embossing is a huge favourite for me o I love your cards!

craftmates said...

Sage's foxy cards look beautiful. She's so talented. your cards are fabulous as always!-Irma

Suzanne said...

Go, Sage! Your cards are great - yours too, Leigh!

Jennifer K said...

It's apparent that Sage gets her artistic talent from her mother! Nice cards, ladies.

Renee said...

What a fun afternoon you and Sage had...
she did an incredible job! :)
And love both of your cards too...
the last being my favorite...
it's stunning!!

Jen Adcock said...

Woohoo, Sage! Golly, she sure has her momma's crafty touch. Lovely work. Foxy!

Now you Ma'am have done wonderful your ever so crafty self. I am just smitten with the last card. So sweet and dreamy. Totally frame-worthy!

cheiron said...

Wonderful cards, especially those done by Sage :) Thanks for playing along with the April Showers/Spring Flowers challenge at the SImon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

frommycraftroom said...

Great job Sage and of course Leigh. TFS.

Luanne said...

I loved using Friends til the End for the watercoloring! I love your cards, and Sage's are adorable too! She's got her Mom's talent for sure!

Kara said...

Sages cards are adorable. Yours aren't so bad either. Wink;)

Jen said...

Get out!! So much fun!! I love what you've done with the true friend set!! So pretty!! And sage's cards are fab!! Oh, that last card is stunning!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Well done, Sage! I love seeing your work next to your Mom's! Leigh, OH MY word. That last card is to DIE for! The pink watercoloring/white embossing on the wood print ... it's so dreamy!!!

Tasnim said...

Such adorable foxy cards by your daughter:)
The last card really caught my eye. The water color looks exquisite, and paired with the wood plank background, it looks so soft and gorgeous!

Anabelle O'Malley said...

Love them all. Sage's cards are great! She's taking after her mom. Love the watercolored ones!!

maria f. said...

Beautiful bloom mounted on the wood paper.

Wida said...

pinned the last card, thank you very much for the inspiration!

Angela said...

These are all so very beautiful!

Cath said...

Hey Leigh! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)