Wednesday, January 25, 2017

CTD 427 & PTI January Blog Hop

Today, I have two cards to share...

The first one is for The Colour Throwdown,
where I've been guest designing for the past two months!
This is my last challenge as a GD for them and I have enjoyed it so much!
Thanks again, Wanda, for asking me to join you!

Here's this week's CTD:


It seems whenever there's a jam jar in an inspiration photo,
I need to pull out my Lawn Fawn Summertime Charm jar and use it on my card.
Here's what I made:


(By the way, I apologize for the poor photos -- I had the hardest time photographing this card!)
Using some masking, I stamped the images from my Altenew Adore You stamp set
Versamark ink and Altenew inks onto watercolour paper and heat embossing them in clear.
I did the same thing with my Lawn Fawn jar.
I coloured the flowers and leaves in using my Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and a Water Brush.
I made a mask for the jar and blended ink onto it.
I dropped water drops onto it and soaked them up with a tissue.


I stamped the sentiment (also from Adore You) onto a strip of green cardstock
and heat embossed it in white.
On my side panel, I stamped the Concord & 9th Barnwood Background stamp
in aqua on a piece of aqua cardstock.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the DT created
for this week's Colour Throwdown Challenge.

Next, I have a card to share for today's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.

Our challenge was to use this beautiful photo as inspiration:


Isn't it pretty?
I love these cookies!
Here's my card:


I stencilled the bottom of my panel using my PTI Woodblock Print stencil.
I diecut my Mat Stack 5 die from black cardstock and heat embossed my sentiment
(from Spring Woods) onto it.


I diecut the bird and branch from Spring Woods and stamped them in 
Altenew Cotton Candy, Ruby Red and Jet Black.

Thanks for looking!

44 comments:

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Your cards are so pretty, Leigh. Oh what a great design for thie PTI challenge! Your birdie and branch decorate the "cookie " perfectly.

The Paper Toile said...

Oh, I love your stenciled panel, Leigh! Beautiful!

DIANA L. said...

Very pretty Leigh, the stenciling at the bottom is a nice touch. and the design is fab. I love the bird die and stamping , This is such a beautiful card.

Julia Aston said...

Lovely coloring on your jar flowers card Leigh - and your PTI inspired card is so sweet with your pretty bird on the branch!

Karen said...

Great designs, and beautiful colors!

Annheidel said...

Love the colors of your bird!

Jacquie Southas said...

Lovely cards, Leigh! The reds & pinks in the PTI card are so pretty!

Linda said...

Love your first card. So soft and pretty with the watercoloring.
And your MIM card is just so lovely too.

artful-notions said...

Loved the cookie with the bird, and so glad you chose it as inspiration. Just a perfect and lovely card! The stenciling on the bottom is genius, and the shapes are wonderful. Congrats on the GDship, love what you did to inspire all of us! The coloring on the blooms are watercolor perfection!

Kathryn A said...

Wonderful cards, Leigh! Great idea to combine the birds with this idea! The stenciling at the bottom adds the perfect, soft touch.

*Vicki* said...

These are both so gorgeous Leigh! Love the colors! ;)

Imke said...

Great take on the PTI Challenge. Love the black background and the great colors of the birdie.

merryf said...

these are lovely! I had no idea there's a woodblock stencil, and it looks fabulous here!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Both your cards are just beautiful Leigh. You nailed both challenges perfectly.

Monika Reeck said...

Both are lovely
but I am coming here from PTI Blog hop and love what you did with the bird and flower for your card
I will not eat if it is a cookie with your adorable bird and flowers LOL
Great Idea Great card
see you on my Blog hop card...this is my first time to joining yay I am so excited :)
hugs
Monika

Ruth said...

Beautiful projects as always. I just love the colouring on your first card - you have such talent with those Zigs. And your inspiration card is fabulous - just love the red on the black. xx

dbjhudson said...

I love the Winter and Spring Woods sets and do love what you did on this card

Kay Miller said...

These are both so pretty Leigh, but the one for the PTI blog hop is seriously amazing! I love love the bird stamped in the pink and red!

Sadie said...

Such a cute take on the inspiration photo! Cute idea using the branch and bird. Love it!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful cards for both challenges, Leigh!

Karen B. said...

Swoon, love BOTH of these! I just got the PTI bird set, so looking forward to inking it up.

Joyce said...

Stunners, both. Brilliant idea to use a bird on your 2nd card.

Skrater said...

These are both such lovely cards! Thanks for sharing.

Susi K. said...

Adorable pink bird that really pops off the black Mat Stack diecut! The soft stencilling along the bottom finishes this lovely card off beautifully.

Luanne said...

Beautiful Leigh. Love the watercoloring, and your take on the PTI picture is perfect.

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful cards Leigh! I especially love the stenciling at the bottom of your 2nd card...sooo pretty!

Celeste Goff said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards Leigh! Love the soft, watercoloring on the first one and the second is just stunning!

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Adorable little bird Leigh! Great take on the challenge!

Kathy Mc said...

Leigh, your Zig coloring of the vase and floral arrangement is awesome. Congrats on that GD gig! Your second card is such a unique design based on the cookies, Leigh. That sweet bird popped right out at you just like you've shown on your sweet card.

Bobby said...

The clear heat embossing on your first card makes it look like no line watercoloring, Leigh, and it's gorgeous. Your PTI card was thinking out of the box with the bird but it looks fantastic.

Rema said...

Lovely cards Leigh!

Lisa Elton said...

These are both lovely Leigh!

bj martin said...

Love the addition of the bird to your card for the blog hop! And your Zig coloring on the first is awesome!

TK said...

Wow, what spectacular cards! The first in its watercolor wonder, and the bold colors of the second -- gorgeous!

Greta said...

2 pretty cards, Leigh! Your Blog Hop card is such a creative use of the inspiration photo!

Melissa Sibert said...

Pretty cards, Leigh.

Diana K said...

Gorgeous, Leigh, like always. I miss coming to your blog. I got caught up in Instagram but I'm coming back for my regular visits. It's more cozy than Instagram, I think. :)

Peggysue Turner said...

So very pretty! Love that set with the birds, it is on my wait list and now more so than ever.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful stenciling and I just adore that bird! He is the sweetest! FAB card!

Audrey Pettit said...

Both of these cards are absolutely amazing, Leigh! I love your take on the PTI inspiration photo! Such great colors and I love your design with that subtle bit of stenciling on the bottom of the card. And your floral arrangement in the mason jar is stunning! Beautiful watercoloring! Love them both!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous cards!! LOVE your CTD card!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Thanks again for guesting and sharing your talent with us at CTD the past two months! I love your jar of flowers and your PTI card is really stunning, too! I somehow missed getting a card done for this month's PTI challenge. Have a great w/e!

Teddra said...

Beautiful cards! The black background on the second card is the perfect backdrop for the colorful little bird.

Miriam Prantner said...

That PTI card is so striking! Love the boldness and softness at the same time.