Monday, June 12, 2017

PTI Create along June 2017

My inspiration card for this month's Create along with us challenge was an easy decision. As soon as I saw this card by Lexi I knew I wanted to try something similar.

Here's the link to Lexi's original post.

With Father's day this weekend I knew I had to make a card for my Dad, but when I have a little more time I shall try this layout again for a birthday card.
I used stamps from PTI's Summer Camp and Ahoy sets, as well as a few extras from Paper Smooches Wicked Nauticool with a little bit of paper piecing to add some contrast, having stuck with a very limited palette.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MIM #285 - Felt flowers

I had lots of fun with this weeks Make it Monday at Papertrey ink. Lizzie showed us a variety of ways to make felt flowers. I tried to make the carnation style and didn't have much success, but I'm very taken with the flowers made around a wrapped centre. So much so that I made 2 versions.

The first one is made with Tim Holtz's tattered florals dies with a simple centre made from Smoky shadow felt.
It looks a bit like an anemone to me.

The second (slightly smaller) is made with PTI Lovely layers die and uses the folded wrapped centre that Lizzie demonstrated. This time I used Spring moss felt.
Now I just need to work out what to do with them!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

MIM #283

I've been getting better at using watercolours - buying the proper paper rather than just trying to use cardstock makes all the difference! So I enjoyed this challenge at Papertrey Ink.
I was tidying up my desk drawers this weekend and found "Wishes come true", which I hadn't used for ages so I thought I'd use it for this card.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

MIM #282 - Stencilled watercolour backgrounds

Such a pretty technique this week for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge.
I took advantage of the 2 step stencil from the Woodblock prints set, using the watercolour technique for the large, background stencil, and then sponging through the detail stencil with the same colours - lilac grace, pale peony and soft stone.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PTI Blog hop April 2017

A very quick and simple card for this month's Blog Hop at Papertrey ink.
Here is the inspiration picture:
And this is what I did with it:
The repeating sentiment line is from PTI Banner sentiments, stamped in Sweet blush, summer sunrise and harvest gold. The die cut sentiment is one of the new Ways to say series.

Monday, March 27, 2017

MIM #279

I'll admit, I was determined to use the new Botanical letters stamp set for this week's Make It Monday challenge, whatever the brief. It's such a fabulous set and I hadn't had a spare moment to get it inky until today. Apart from not being able to work out the placement for the final dots layer, it certainly doesn't disappoint.
The curved sentiment bit is from Keep it Simple - just a note, stamped in soft stone. I drew a circle onto the card to give me fighting chance of lining it up correctly. The letters are stamped with Dark indigo, Prairie grass (my new favourite green for all things leafy), Pale peony and Melon berry inks.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MIM #278

It was only when I read the title of this week's Make it Monday to title the blog page that I realized I hadn't followed the brief! I got the chipboard window part covered, but missed the sentiment part!
Oh well, you might as well see the card anyway, as it came out rather pretty!
Smooshed summer sunrise, harvest gold and berry sorbet inks gave the background, and I used the What the doodle stamp and die set for the image. The sentiment is from the Think big favourites series.