Saturday, March 21, 2015

Confetti Cluster Stamping

This weeks Make-it-Monday at Papertrey Ink had me looking through all my stamp sets for tiny shapes that I could use for confetti stamping.  In the end I used 5 different stamp steps to create the star on the card below.  I have to admit it was fun!

Stamp Sets Used:
Papertrey Ink Wreath for all Seasons
Papertrey Ink Sketched Shapes
Papertrey Ink Fancy That
Papertrey Ink Confetti Garland Borders
Papertrey Ink O'Tannenbaum

For the Sentiment: Papertrey Ink Wet Paint III


Friday, March 13, 2015

Watercolor Smooshing

This week I got to try another new technique that was shared in the Papertrey Ink Make-it-Monday challenge.  Just the sound of the title lets you know how fun this technique is going to be.  Here is a link if you would like to view the video, Watercolor Smooshing.  I tried this out using a few different colors but liked my PTI Raspberry Fizz and Stampin Up Elegant Eggplant combination the best.  I colored by picnic basket of flowers with Copic markers.

Paperytrey Ink Vintage Picnic
Papertrey Ink Wet Paint


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Doodling with Stamps

This week's Papertrey Ink Make-It-Monday took me really far out of my comfort zone but I still had to give it a try. For my card I used PTI Pretty Petals, PTI Happy Hearts and PTI Swoosh.  I used the hearts to create my flower petals and tried to keep my doodling as free as it is possible.  That was a stretch.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Anchoring with Border and Banner Dies

This week's Make-It_Monday has a beautiful card example of Anchoring with Border and Banner Dies.  I really enjoyed Melissa Phillips tutorial which you can watch here.  I couldn't resist giving this a try.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink 2015 February Blog Hop

This inspiration for this month's blog hop was this lovely image.

I love the watercolor look and these beautiful shades of blue, pink and purple.  I decided to try my hand at creating a background for my cards using Gelatos. my background shapes were hand drawn and then blended with a damp stiff artist brush.  I created two cards using different color groupings.

My supplies for the cards:
Faber-Castell Gelatos
Derwent Water Color pencils (to color the yellow/orange butterflies)
Papertrey Ink Butterfly Dreams Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Little Labels Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #10 Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Web Paint III Stamp Set & Die
Papertrey Ink Harelequin Cover Plate


Friday, February 13, 2015

Papertrey Ink Challenge - Blue Ombre

I decided to build my blue ombre effect with the Papertrey Ink Tiny Triangles stamp set.  These fun little triangles are easy to use and align, so it's hard to go wrong.  I topped them off with an impression plate, Sunrise Impressions 1.  The sentiment is from the Little Labels stamp set.


Papertrey Ink Challenge - Nothing but Metallics & Neturals

I decided to go with something clean and simple for this challenge.  The Papertrey Ink "Fancy That" stamp set fit the bill.  I stamped by design and sentiment and used gold embossing powder to give them life.


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