Friday, May 25, 2018

PTI May blog hop

For the first time in ages I got a head start on my card for this month's Blog Hop at Papertrey ink and had time to think about the inspiration picture. That said, I couldn't get past the camper so it seemed inevitable that I would use the stamp set from Petite places: Happy camper (the only one of this series I own, but too cute to pass up!)
I didn't have a curved happy birthday sentiment so just curved a straight one!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Create along - May 2018

As soon as I saw Lizzie's card I knew I'd be using it as a basis for my entry into this month's Create along with us. Her card is so streamlined and elegant.

My first mistake was picking a die cut that was just too intricate. The second was trying to add a glitter paper to the mix - that sucker did not want to cut, no matter how many shims I added. The result is a card best viewed through soft focus, and not a patch on the original.
Another graduation card made though, so not a complete bust!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

MIM - Masked sentiments

Nothing subtle about today's card for PTI's Make it Monday Challenge. I did a full on plaid pattern using PTI Super stripes set and 5 distress ink colours, having first masked the sentiment from PTI Paper Clippings - congratulations.
Operating on Murphy's Law, a little of the base card pulled up and ripped as I was removing the mask, but a quick die cut star hid most of the damage, and helped balance the "graduate" sentiment.
My son graduates High school very soon now so I've got a huge number of graduate cards and thank you cards to make in the next few weeks - this at least gets me started.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Transformation Tuesday

I thought I'd have a go at transforming a card I loved this week, rather than my usual picks from the reject drawer, but I found it rather hard to move on when I like the original. The card I used as my start point has a shadow die cut over an ombre base.
For my transformation I decided to stack the shadows, and use them to recreate the ombre effect instead. I think I might need to keep going next time and fill the whole space of the medallion but PTI card stock is so thick I'd have ended up with a card too thick to post! Cheap card stock might be the answer (here, if nowhere else!)
I wasn't happy with the plain white underneath so I did a very quick watercolour wash in the gaps, and used the same wash on the sentiment strip.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

MIM #321

I was feeling a little blue as a result of seeing my sister off after an all too short visit yesterday so decided to make a card to send to her to tell her how much I loved our time together again.
I picked the What the doodle - sun set. For some reason I barely used these sets when I first got them, but now I'm using them all the time. This technique is perfect for them.
I stamped a few of the cloud images on the card base and added a little sponging and random doodling. You might just be able to make out a few of the same clouds diecut from vellum too.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

PTI April blog hop

A very quick card for this month's blog hop at Papertrey ink.

This is the inspiration piece. I knew I had a piece of patterned paper with a similar feel to it as the background, so that was my start point. I also pulled the gilding from the teacups as the focal point for gold embossed sentiment (penned sentiments - such a lovely set)

I used a few heart sequins from the shaker and sprinkles kit, and the rose clusters (from Sweet life) to mimic the cup pattern.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

SSS Wednesday - Happy Birthday

Last week was my birthday, and one of my presents was a voucher for crafting supplies (what else?!). I've been reading some great things about Altenew so I spent most of my voucher on a few of their cover plates and this one, Doodled lace, made me do a little happy dance. It is simply stunning. So much so that I made 3 cards straight off using all the same supplies, just cutting away different portions to leave room for a sentiment.
The sentiments on all 3 are from Papertrey Ink, and are matted on Pinefeather card.