Wednesday, August 23, 2017

August Pin-Sights Challenge

Today I have a card to share for this month's


I love the pretty berries on the woodgrain background!
Here's my card:


I started by stamping the images from my Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony stamp set
in Versamark and Wplus9 Hayride ink onto Strathmore watercolour paper and 
heat embossing it in clear.
I coloured them in using my Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and a Ranger Tim Holtz Water Brush
and then diecut them using their coordinating dies.


I stamped my sentiment (from Mondo Hydrangea) in Altenew Jet Black Ink 
after stamping my background using Concord & 9th's Barnwood Background
and Wplus9 Hayride ink.

Thanks for looking!
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Monday, August 21, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Hibiscus -- Take Two

I have another card to share that I made using the current

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I used Altenew's Adore You to make my card:


I stamped my blooms in versamark and heat embossed them in white.
I coloured them in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush
before diecutting them using their coordinating dies.
I smooshed some PTI Hawaiian Shores ink mixed with water onto my panel 
and matted my card on a piece of aqua mist cardstock.


I stamped the sentiment (from Right At Home's His Love stamp set) in
Altenew Espresso ink.

Remember, there's still time to play along with this
 Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Thanks for looking!
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Friday, August 18, 2017

PTI's Create Along With Us: August 2017

Today, I have a card to share that I made for

I was inspired by Lizzie Jones' first card in her post here.
I was captured by her stamped panel, and while it isn't something 
I often do on my cards, I thought I'd give it a try.

I decided to use my PTI Summer Sweetness set to make my card:


I stamped my panel in Altenew Sand Dunes, Lavender Fields, Ocean Waves,
Mango Smoothie, Orange Cream and PTI's Limeade Ice.


Like Lizzie did, I decided to use my PTI Bookprint diecuts for my sentiment.
I diecut them from kraft cardstock and layered them over a piece of vellum.
I got out my sewing machine (something I haven't done in a long time!)
and stitched the vellum to my card front.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #235 & Altenew August Inspiration Challenge

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #235 designed by Chrissy Larson:


I also used the Altenew August Inspiration Challenge:


Here's my card:



I used my Altenew Garden Grow stamp set and, with some masking,
stamped the images in versafine onyx black ink and heat embossed them in clear.
I coloured them in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.
I stamped a panel of aqua mist cardstock along the edge with the flowers from the vase
and one of the other birds from the set.


I stamped the sentiment (from Papertrey Ink's Choose Joy) in versafine
and heat embossed it as well.
Some twine along the side finishes it off.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, August 24th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Using Leftovers

When I had sat down to make this card for the latest CAS(E) This Sketch 
using my new Wplus9 Southern Summer Florals 2 stamps and dies,
I ended up with a few leftovers.

Not wanting them to go to waste 
(or "saving them for a later date, which never seems to come")
I decided to use them up right away.

This was my second attempt at this technique, where I inked up my acrylic block with 
PTI Hawaiian Shores and Soft Stones inks, spritzed it with water and pressed it onto 
my cardstock... but I ended up making a mistake when I trimmed it down. :(
Not wanting it to go to waste, I decided to diecut it using my Pretty Pink Posh stitched die. 


 I layered my blooms and leaves over top, stamped in Altenew
Frosted Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berries, Ruby Red, Morning Frost
and Mountain Mist.
I adhered it to a cardstock panel and layered that over a piece of PTI Aqua Mist cardstock.


I pressed more Hawaiian Shores ink mixed with water onto cardstock and,
once it was dry, diecut it using my SSS Sending die.
I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's KIS: Belated Birthday Wishes)
in Mountain Mist onto a Neat and Tangled Banner die.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Hibiscus

The LEAD of the Hibiscus Challenge will be invited as a 
Guest Designer in a future challenge!
Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

Here's my card, using my new Wplus9 Southern Summer Florals 2 stamps and dies:


I started by pressing some PTI Hawaiian Shores and Soft Stones inks onto my acrylic block,
spritzing it heavily with water and pressing it onto my cardstock panel.
When it was dry, I layered my blooms and leaves over top, stamped in Altenew
Frosted Pink, Cotton Candy, Autumn Blaze, Ruby Red, Morning Frost
and Mountain Mist.
I trimmed my panel and layered it over a piece of PTI Aqua Mist cardstock.


I stamped the "wedding day" (from PTI Songbirds) in Mountain Mist.

Make sure you visit each of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
 designers' blogs for more inspiration!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 14, 2017

MFT Wednesday Sketch 345 & Colour Challenge 75

Today, I have a card to share for this week's 



Here's my card:


I started by using a scrap of aqua cardstock that I had stamped with my
Concerd & 9th woodgrain stamp as my border.
I added a wreath that I had diecut using Reverse Confetti Wreaths Confetti Cuts.
I stamped the flowers and leaves using Altenew Emerald, Mountain Mist,
Sapphire, Blush and Rouge inks and MFT's Fall Florals and Flashy Florals
flowers and leaves on their coordinating diecuts.


I stamped my sentiment (from Papertrey Ink's Spring Woods)
in Sapphire ink.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Make It Monday #294 & Freshly Make Sketches #300

Today, I have a card to share for this week's 
Here's my card:


I started by stamping the leaves from Songbirds twice on my white cardstock panel --
once in Altenew Evening Grey and once in Altenew Morning Frost.
I mixed these two inks with water and flicked them on my panel with a paintbrush.
I diecut my stamped panel with my Papertrey Ink KIS: Frames die
as well as a panel of aqua mist cardstock.


I replaced the diecut, adding the aqua frame as a layer beneath my stamped frame
and stamped my sentiment (from PTI Spring Woods).
I stamped the butterfly (from PTI Masterpiece) in versamark, heat embossed it in white
and cut it out by hand, before adhering it to my card with dimensional adhesive.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #234

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #234 designed by Donna Mikasa:



Here's my card, using my new Wplus9 Southern Summer Florals 2 stamps and dies:



I blended some Altenew Warm Sunshine ink onto my background
and layered my blooms and leaves over top, stamped in Altenew
Frosted Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berries, Ruby Red, Morning Frost
and PTI's Dark Indigo.
I trimmed my panel and layered it over a second panel, onto which I had
blended Dark Indigo ink with my blending tool.


I diecut the banner using a Neat and Tangled die and stamped my 
sentiment (from PTI's Songbirds).

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, August 24th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

MFT Wednesday Sketch 344

Today, I have a card to share that I made using
the MFT Wednesday Sketch 344:


I decided to rotate the sketch and to use my MFT Forest Friends stamps and dies
to make my card:


I started by blending PTI Hawaiian Shores and Green Parakeet onto my background panel,
using a "stencil/mask" I created with a Pretty Pink Posh border die.
I diecut the critters and trees from watercolour paper and stamped them in versamark ink.
I heat embossed them in clear and coloured them in using my Zig Clean
Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.


I stamped the sentiment from Forest Friends in versamark and heat
embossed it on clear.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 07, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Herb Garden -- Take Two & Freshly Made Sketches #199

I have another card to share that I made using the current


I also used Freshly Made Sketches #199 to make my card:

I used MFT's Fall Florals to make my card:


I stamped the leaves in Altenew Moss and PTI Simply Chartreuse.


I diecut the sentiment (from Wplus9's Basic Greetings dies) twice,
once from black cardstock and once from white cardstock, onto which
I blended Moss ink with my blending tool.
stacked them together, overlapping them slighting and adhered them to my card.

Remember, there's still time to play along with this
 Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 03, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #233

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #233 designed by Hannelie Bester:



I decided to rotate the sketch to make my card:


I started by stamping my Altenew Magnolia in Altenew Cocoa, 
Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Blush, Frosted Pink, Peach Perfect & Rouge and then 
diecutting it using the coordinating die.
I blended Hawaiian Shores ink onto my background with my blending tool
and flicked more Hawaiian Shores ink mixed with water onto my panel,
as well as just plain water.


I stamped my sentiment from the Magnolia stamp set in Altenew Jet Black ink
and onto a strip of black cardstock, which I heat embossed in white.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, August 10th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Herb Garden

The LEAD of the Herb Garden Challenge will be invited as a 
Guest Designer in a future challenge!
Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

I was also inspired by this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge:


Here's my card:


I started by stamping the leaves from MFT Flashy Florals and Modern Blooms
in three shades of green ink, spritzing them with water before stamping them.
When they were dry, I diecut the panel using a scalloped frame
and then adhered them over a piece of black cardstock, using dimensional adhesive
for the scalloped diecut.


I diecut the "happy" (using a PTI die) & stamped the "wedding day" on a strip of white cardstock.
A trio of PTI Rainstones finishes it off.

Make sure you visit each of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
 designers' blogs for more inspiration!
Thanks for looking!