Friday, February 28, 2014

colourQ challenge #230

I wasn't sure I'd be able to work with the colourQ challenge colors this week, primarily because I didn't HAVE any of them (how is that POSSIBLE?!?!), but I hope I faked it well enough. I did have black and white, but I used Kiwi Kiss, Creamy Caramel, and Pool Party for the other colors. I must admit that I have no idea why I DON'T have Cool Caribbean! Anyway, I used a little star stamp and a wonderful sentiment stamp from Neat and Tangled. The cardstock, miraculously, is Summer Starfruit (I had half a sheet in the entire house!). Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

PTI Make it Monday #153

I'm baaaaaaaack!! I finally got into my craft room this week thanks to the amazing inspiration over at Nichole Heady's blog! This week's challenge is Watercolored Backgrounds With Heat Embossed Sentiments and I have had so much fun playing around with watercoloring. The key is to use watercolor paper and some imagination and VOILA! For this card, I used PTI's Watercolor Wonder stamp set, a spray water bottle, and every turquoise ink I have (PTI Hawaiian Shores, Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers & Broken China, SU! Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, & Baja Breeze). I inked the stamped, spritzed it VERY LIGHTLY with water, and stamped on my watercolor paper. I did this very randomly, and if I had places that had too much water or color, I carefully smoothed them out with a damp paintbrush. The stamp is from Neat and Tangled, and I heat embossed it with SU! Sterling Silver embossing powder. This card reminds me of the ocean or a delicious swimming pool, and I am so ready for summer!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy 7th Anniversary, Papertrey Ink!!

If you haven't checked out Nichole Heady's blog, I hope you'll take a few moments to check it out because it is amazing!! I have been a faithful follower of Papertrey Ink for several years and really love their stamps and inks and dies. And their design team is super talented! I look forward every month to their new product release. This card is for their most recent challenge to create a project with STRIPES! PTI has new vertical and horizontal stripes coverplates coming out this month that allow you to make a large gingham pattern with a spray ink or, as I did it, with an ink pad and sponge dauber. I recreated Nichole's idea using my Silhouette Cameo and cutting out a similar template. I also used an image from a print-out that Nichole posted on her blog last week. The cardstock is PTI white and Hibiscus Burst along with SU! Night of Navy. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to play along with the challenges on Nichole's blog this week. The prizes are FANTASTIC!