Saturday, August 30, 2014

Digistamps4Joy, Aug Christmas challenge

Santa's Helper was the free digi for participating in last month's Digistamps4joy Christmas challenge.  It is a very sweet digi!  Here's my project using the digi and coloring with water color pencils:
The card base was in my stash and came as a free item with a past order.  I don't remember exactly who the order was from, though.  For snow, I added glitter to white  puff paint.  I also did the same for the fur trim around the Santa suit.  Sentiment is also from my stash of Christmas embellishments.  I'm really enjoying the free digis and having the opportunity to practice coloring!  (It has always been a little intimidating)
Thanks for taking a look, and be sure to check out Digistamps4joy - they have lots of beautiful digis!

UmWow's August Sketch

I'm making it in just under the wire this month - have been incredibly busy both at home and at work!
For this sketch, I used a pic of our oldest as he was driving from one state to another on one of his many moves!  (Of course, I was right there with him, as his moving assistant!)
The sketch used was UmWow's August sketch.  I followed it pretty closely, as you can see when you click on the UmWow link (I had trouble copying a small enough copy of the sketch, so you'll need to use the link to see it).
Paper was Nature Walk; masks, chipboard, and flair are UmWow; water ring stamp is VLVS; and twine and cheese cloth are from my stash.

As always, thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PTI 2014 SAF Closing Ceremony

The Stamp-a-faire has ended for this year, and I am happy to say I learned several new techniques (thanks to all the wonderful tutorials!) and have 6 cards to add to my stash.  I just need to finish off the insides, which shouldn't take too long.  Now, to clean up my mess!

Monday, August 25, 2014

PTI 2014 SAF 1940's challenge

This is the last challenge I was able to finish this week-end. My daughter and I plan on continuing to work on the challenges later in the week and next week-end. (She bought the SAF kit, so we have lots of goodies to play with!)  It was not as hard as I expected to stamp the background (the tutorial really helped) and the card went together pretty quickly.  I did pop up the banner part of the sentiment and the two blue flowers, but it doesn't really show up in the pic.  Another fun project!

PTI 2014 SAF 1920's challenge

This may have been my all time favorite!  It took longer than the other challenge cards since there are over 100 rhinestones on this embellishment!  I love the look of the hand stamped background and the neutral colors.

PTI 2014 SAF Renaissance challenge

The colors and textures in this period are wonderful!  We were to heat stamp on velvet fabric - I was a little afraid I'd melt the clear stamp, but probably could have kept the heat on the velvet a little more. The pattern is a little hard to see on the velvet, but is really a pretty effect!  Here's the card:  The card base is more purple than shows in the picture, and the gold is not as bright as what shows up.  The velvet is a nice, deep maroon  (looks much  better in person).

PTI 2014 SAF Ancient Rome mosaic challenge

I really like the Ancient Rome challenges - Here's the mosaic card I made.  I used softer colors and a more delicate butterfly stamp.  I'll probably try this again using a bold floral stamp and brighter colors for the "grout" so the stamped image looks like it is more in the background.

PTI 2014 SAF Ancient Rome

Card #2 finished!  This is for the Ancient Rome challenge at PTI's 2014 Stamp-a-faire.  I had never painted on or used embossing paste before and it was lots of fun.  Here's what I made, following the sample pretty closely:

Saturday, August 23, 2014

PTI 2014 Stamp-a-faire

Here's my morning timer challenge card :
I used the following color recipe and sketch:

Materials used:  Memento inks - rhubarb stalk, rose bud, angel  pink, summer sky, bahama blue, gray flannel
                         PTI Stamps - Round & Round set, Filled with Joy set
                         White card base and blue paper scraps for side strip

Papertrey Ink 2014 Stamp-a-faire preparations

Supplies are on the table and I'm ready to go!  This is my first Stamp-a-faire and I am really looking forward to it!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

g45 get well bookmark tag

I just love the Graphic 45 collections.  This is from the Botanical Tea line, and the tutorial is on the Graphic 45 blog.  I made it for my mother-in-law, but she recovered so quickly that I didn't get a chance to send it out to her.  So, it will become part of my stash for a future need.  

g45 Botanical Tea birthday card

My aunt is turning 91 this year and loves flowers, birds, and butterflies, so I decided to make a Graphic 45 Botanical Tea card for her.  The tutorial I followed is by Romy and can be found on the Graphic 45 blog.  I didn't use quite as many layers but otherwise it pretty closely follows the example given.  I love the doily (one that was inked and cut in half) peeking out from the other papers and the scattering of butterflies.  The inside sentiment is an Anna Griffin vellum sticker.  I think my aunt will love it!

Thanks for taking a look!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

UmWow tunnel tag book

I wanted to make a different birthday card for my daughter this year, so I put together a special UmWow tunnel tag book.  I used DeeDee's tunnel tag book for inspiration.  She has amazing work, and designs the UmWow goodies used.   I used Nature Walk papers (also designed by DeeDee) on all the layers, as well as UmWow chipboard pieces (butterfly on top layer, leaf stem on bottom layer) and celebrate life flair on the top page.  Assorted stamps and ribbons were added, as was gesso and glitter to the butterfly and leaf stem.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!