Monday, March 30, 2015

MIM: Custom Background and Mixing Patterns

A quick stop for this week's entry for Make It Monday on Nichole Heady's blog. Danielle Flanders challenged us this week to create our own patterned papers with stamps and then mix them all together tastefully! I immediately knew I wanted tho user the newly released set, Brushed Blooms designed by the ├╝ber talented genius, Betsy Veldman. I mean seriously, her designs are breathtaking and this set is quickly becoming one of my favorites!! So without further ado, here's my card:

 I'm afraid I have to jet (or rather get to bed) as it's 2AM here in CO but I'll be back tomorrow with a supply list and overview of my process in creating this card. Hopefully you like it!! Have a wonderful week and as always, craft on! :)

Other challenges this card is being submitted to:

The ever awesome Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, where it's "Anything Goes"!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tag You're It Challenge

Hello and happy Tuesday to all! Today I'm sharing a tag that I made for (yes you guessed it...) the Tag You're It Challenge. I've been meaning to play along for quite some time but always for one reason or another missed the deadline. But today I'm a newbie to the challenge and excited! This week the muse/inspiration is courtesy of Marybeth Lopez.

So I was inspired by the layout, with the floral arrangement off to the right and the sentiment to the left of it. I also used the color scheme-- not the exact colors but inspired by it. I went for a brighter turquoise blue and a magenta tinged with burgundy and a study grey. Rather than adding those silver sequins I brought silver in with the glitter tape. 
 The floral arrangement was made using the newly released PTI stamp set Quilted:Spring and the beautiful script sentiment is from another new set, Bitty Bouquet.

 Here is a close up.
Have a great rest of the week and as always, craft on!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

MIM: Doodling

Another week, another quick post for PTI's Make It Monday. This week Lauren shows us how non-line stamps, watercoloring and doodling makes for a beautiful card. So, I grabbed my watercolor paper, paintbrushes and went to work. When I first purchased Painted Poinsettias I immediately noted that without the veining step, the flowers actually have the potential to look like magnolias. So, with that in mind as my chosen stamp set for this technique, I forged ahead and this is the result:
I went for fairly vibrant colors, Hawaii Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice and Memento's Dandelion. For the sentiment, I needed something to break up the busy background so I trimmed a 2 in piece of black cardstock and used a Pretty Pink Posh scalloped border die. Then, I cut from Hawaiian Shores cardstock the lovely, intricate sentiment using my new obsession that is the Lawn Fawn border die. 
 Some satin ribbon, enamel dots and all mounted onto a Hawaiian Shores cardstock base and we're done! The doodling was such fun and I look forward to adding this technique to my arsenal. Have a great rest of the Sunday evening!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

MIM #202: Anchoring with Banners and Border Dies

Hello all,

I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Just stopping by with a short but (hopefully) sweet post for PTI's MIM. This week, the marvelously talented Melissa Phillips showed us how to anchor a focal point using layers, border dies and banners. Here is my take:

Supplies: All PTI unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Garden Grace, Birthday Classics:February, Make It Market You're a Masterpiece, Love Notes (Avery Elle)
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Key Lime Versamagic Chalk Ink (Tsukineko)
Paper: Stamper's select, vellum, Style Essentials( Echo Park)
Dies: Tag Sale #10, Hands of Time, Bitty Button Stacks, Laurels (Avery Elle)
Misc. : Hawaiian Shores satin, rustic hemp cord

**Also submitting to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, anything goes.