Friday, July 25, 2014

Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge

It's that time again, for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, always on the 25th of the month. Here is the gorgeous inspiration photo below. I was inspired by so many things in this photo:


July Blog Hop Inspiration

And here is the tag I created:

I started by using the technique that Heather showed us for the MIM challenge this week. No outline Watercolor. It was neat but I should have taken a picture of the tag prior to embellishing it so you could see all the results since most everything is covered! You can see a few of the clouds peeking through but, I did love the technique, Thanks Heather!!

I loved that doily so I decided to make my own and go vintage with the tea dye duo.

 I used a little washi tape, a bird that I painted up with a Wink of Stella. The assorted clouds were paper and some shelf liner for some added texture.(Cuts great too!!)

 Tiny Tags Die cut heart, a bit of twine and that's about all. I used a variety of inks including: Tumbled Glass, Iced Spruce Distress inks.

 Pure Poppy and Spring Rain and the Tea Dye Duo from PTI.

Enjoy the hop and have fun. Thanks for all the sweet comments and feedback!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Make It Monday # 172: Rainbow Medallions take two

I decided to try out a tag for a change. I really wanted a bookmark so I made this.
I used one of the Mighty Oak leaves for my rainbow medallion that Dawn shows us 
how to make on this weeks MIM. A few different Tim stamps and I played with a couple different techniques.  Any questions, don't hesitate to ask!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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Make It Monday # 172: Rainbow Medallions

I had so much fun playing around with my stamps and colors for this MIM Challenge over at Nichole's Blog. Dawn shows us how to create rainbow medallions and it was fun to experiment with different shaped stamps and a variety of colors.  This is the card I created after many different experiments.

I stamped the peapod from Baby Button Bits using the technique Dawn showed us
and then embossed my image with a doily die from Prima that I just love.
I made my own button of sorts by stamping a stitch line from Button Boutique over
and over using the same color inks I used in my medallion and then die cut a circle out of the 
stamped image. I finished it off with a clear dome. I used washi tape at the bottom and stamped
the Smile sentiment from Latte Love with staz-on ink.

That's all for now. Enjoy your weekend!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Love you Forever-fingerprint card

Okay, one more post for today. I found another challenge that looked fun over at Less is More .
The challenge is below and I did have fun playing!!

Week 180 - One Layer Card

It's One Layer Card week and this week we have something fun for you... 

Adapt A Fingerprint

Here is my card:

I now have about a dozen of these that vary slightly. I just couldn't get it
the way I wanted.(One of the reasons I have trouble with CAS cards.)

Anyway, I used Papertrey Ink CS and stamps(Limitless Layers:Labels) and
my index finger with Palette L'Amour ink.   Hope you like. Comments are appreciated
and welcome!! Have a great weekend!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Embossing with Distress inks and Perfect Pearls Mist-Thanks card

I was blog hopping today and I came across AAA Cards blog which looked like fun.  I love the CAS style but sometimes find it difficult to stay CAS!

I decided to play along with watercolor techniques.

Game #10 on AAA cards is PLAY with watercolour techniques.

Hannelie inspired me with her technique that I have done before but don't use enough!

I used PTI Berry Sorbet CS for my card base. Watercolor paper embossed with Worn Lipstick, Ripe Persimmon, and Mustard Seed Distress ink that I spritzed with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist before embossing it in the Sizzix folder.  Loved the outcome. Then used a wooden heart embellie and a stray thanks cut I had in my stash and covered it with glossy accents!!  That's it for now. Please stop again!!

Make It Monday #171: Pop Up Die Cuts

So, this is an awesome technique that Betsy shows us on this weeks Make It Monday .

I found it easier than I expected. Although, the magnetic cutting platform is an amazing tool that really
helps when you don't want your die to move! I love it!!

I needed to make a 50th Anniversary card and I couldn't think of a better die than the Rustic Wreath-thanks Heather!! I wanted to keep it simple too. I really liked the end result.    What do you think?

I used Rustic cream CS(die cut die-namics circle) and heat embossed the wreath in gold and backed it with another circle in gold that I cut with the same die-namics die.  I used the border #'s die for the 50. The Happy Trio die and stamped Anniversary from Pretty Peonies.  

Any comments are welcome!!  Thanks for stopping by today!