Sunday, April 23, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch! #218



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Today I'm playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge. Here was the sketch for this week.



I made a graduation card since it's that season and my stock was getting low.

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I used a dry brush to brush on some Distress ink feathering it heavy to light as you move down the card. Once that was dry I used the graduation cap from Papertrey Ink's For The Graduate set. The sentiment is from PTI's Blue Skies set. The pattern paper is from PTI's Party Pops kit.



Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hello Friend!

Earlier this month I was at a crafty retreat with friends in the middle of Kansas and had the best time! While there I got to play with some new-to-me stamp sets including this one from Mama Elephant. I'm in love with it! That big sentiment is just awesome.

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You can tell my white embossing powder is getting old or something - it didn't cover the best. I've already replaced it and embossing is back to normal. Nonetheless, I wasn't going to throw out this card. After embossing, I sponged on some Distress ink in pretty spring colors, added some matching spring-colored sequins, then a bold, contrasting sentiment strip in black with white embossing.The panel was mounted onto a light blue card base.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

PTI - Stamp-A-Faire 2016 - Color Blocking

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Another surprise technique! This was outside my comfort zone but I had some time this afternoon and decided to give it a try. I'm so glad I did. I just adore how this turned out.

It's hard to tell in the photos but the sentiment is on its own strip and is heat embossed - that little bit of shine is a great match for the mod look of the stamps above it. Both the telephone block and the sentiment strip are popped up on foam tape.

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I used a gob of Papertrey Ink inks and the Heart-2-Heart #4 set.

PTI - Stamp-A-Faire Masterpiece Inspirations

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I love happy sunflowers so couldn't resist using Laurie's inspiration from Van Gogh's sunflowers.

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I used Simple Sunflower and then "watercolored" my stamped image with clean water to give them a watercolor look - love this technique! Used Zigs for the background.


I've had this pineapple (Concord & 9th) sitting on my desk for a couple weeks and decided it would be perfect to try Melissa's inspiration piece from Kimble.

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I used Scarlet Jewel Ink on Pure Poppy paper with a gingham background stamp to create the bottom border. I used a small strip of black bitty dot paper on top of the red gingham, and the awesome Tag Sale: Quilted die.

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Thanks for stopping by and checking out my projects. Stamp-a-Faire is always a fun day to try new things. Love it! :)

PTI - Stamp-A-Faire 2016 - Gilded in Gold

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This project surprised me. I LOVED working with the gold leaf. I wanted to gold-ify everything in sight. ;)

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I used the heart from Shaker shapes, the butterfly from Life is Beautiful, and a sentiment from an Ellen Hutson set - isn't it a perfect sentiment for this project? I thought so!

PTI Stamp-A-Faire 2016 - Starry Night

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The first project of the day was to try to create a starry night. I was worried halfway through this project because it was looking like a hot mess. But I persevered and I actually really like how it turned out! :) I'm not crazy about my sequin placement - those are always a challenge for me - but it will do.

Friday, May 27, 2016

PTI MIM #250 Masked Background

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I'm playing along with this week's Make It Monday #250 at Papertrey Ink. It's all about masked backgrounds this week. I taped off the edges, sponged Distress Ink, then added the sentiment from PTI Choose Joy - I thought it could work for a graduation, right? Then added the strip of black, with white embossed "Graduate" from PTI Paper Clippings: Congratulations.

Thanks for stopping by!