Friday, April 25, 2014

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

It's the 25th! Time for The Papertrey Blog Hop Challenge!!

Here is the inspiration picture:

I decided to use Stitched and Swirls and combine it with the MIM challenge, Watercolor Splats.
I also need to beef up my teacher card stash for Teacher Appreciation Week coming up!

Supplies:  Stitches and Swirls Stamps, Fresh Snow & Pure Poppy Inks. WW:Teacher die. Pure Poppy 
CS. The Twinery Twine, misc. button. Tim Holtz ink in Black Soot. Clear Embossing Powder.
Lil Inkers Designs:Stitched Rectangles, TH Mini Blending tool.

Enjoy the hop!!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Make It Monday #158: Stamping With Watercolor Mediums

So, here is my second creation for the Make It Monday challenge you can find here:

Heather showed us how to use Gelatos which I had never used before. For this card, I wet my watercolor paper first. I then, inked up my butterfly border(The Paper Studio) stamp with the gelatos and spritzed with water before stamping. I did that with each color to make a rainbow. Adhered it to some Plum Pudding CS and stamped my WW: Friends sentiment in Plum Pudding as well.
For some reason the one blue gelato was much drier than the rest so I had some trouble getting it on the stamp. Otherwise, I was happy with the results. Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Make it Monday #158: Stamping With Watercolor Mediums

The MIM is a fabulous challenge this week over at PTI. Heather showes us how to do this using gelatos. I began this process on Monday! I started with my watercolor paper and my gelatos that have now been released from their package. I just swiped some rainbow colors over my paper and spritzed them with water. I then blended them a little with my finger. I decided to use some dies and get a couple projects from the one piece of watercolor. Here is my first card:

 I used my Cricut for the Pure Poppy card base and the balloons. Wonderful Words: Birthday Die that I cut from my watercolored paper. I heat embossed wishes(The Paper Studio-Sentiments) with Zing EP in Wave and stamped around the window with Stamped Stitches from Hot Off The Press.

On the inside I tied the balloons with red twine and stamped a sentiment from Inside Out: Birthday II.

I wanted to leave the balloons plain since I may want to put a # on them when the time comes to give this away.   That's about all for now.     Only took me 4 1/2 days to complete!! I'm on a roll!

See ya later and thanks for stopping by today.