Monday, February 27, 2017

MIM #276

A card for this weeks Make it Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink.
I've used kraft and white ink a few times in the past week so I decided to use black embossing with PTIs rustic wreath stamp, and used my inktense pencils to colour it in.


Monday, February 20, 2017

PTI 2016

Last day of challenges at Papertrey ink today, and this time it's 2016.
My favorite stamp set last year was Woodblock prints so I was determined to use it somewhere in my card today. I finally had a stamp set with me from the designers picks, but I'd already used it yesterday so I didn't want to use it again!
Instead I created my version of the wreath from "To have and to hold" using a combination of stamps from Mini blooms and Wee folk.
The sentiment strip isn't actually attached, as the moment I get home this is going to be switched out for a Happy Anniversary one instead. I just don't have one of those with me.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

PTI 2015

Woo hoo. Finally up to date with the daily challenges for Papertrey Ink's anniversary. This card is for 2015.  I continue to draw a blank with stamp sets I have with me and sets chosen by the designers, despite owning a good number of them. However, this is my take on Laurie's card using the Brushed blooms set.
I used painted petals for my florals and, after building up a few images, fussy cut the right side edge and layered over a background with a stenciled chevron. The birthday sentiment (which isn't quite so hide and seek in real life) is from Super swoosh.


PTI 2014

I'm miles away from my crafting desk at the moment, limited to the stamp sets I brought with me on vacation, but this card, for the 2014 challenge was an easy adaptation from Heather Nichols card for Embellished elegance.
I used the greenery swag from Wee folk, and supplemented it with a little flower from Ruby reprise and some dots from Splits - thank you. I stamped all the images in vintage cream first, and then stamped over with Aqua mist and Simply Chartreuse.
I'd brought a few die cut words with me - this is from Super swoosh.

PTI 2013

I'm away for a few days so I had to guess what stamp sets I might need to bring with me. I've failed dismally to predict which ones I needed from the designers favorites though so all of the remaining cards will be of the "inspired by" variety. I've been having a lovely time though, sitting in the Vermont mountains while everyone else skis.
This card is for 2013. I own LOTS of PTI stamp sets, but not one of those featured. However, I worked from the launch point that the Ruby Rose sentiment is very similar to this one from We go Together. I paired it with Splits and I'm very happy with how they go together.


PTI 2012

Sentiment signs is a great stamp set. I'm blown away by the treatment Keeway gave it and wanted to just make that card myself (I will certainly have a go at it when it's not for a challenge). However, this card, for the 2012 challenge uses it as a background stamp.
The balloons are from Birthday style and sentiment from Birthday basics.

PTI 2010

I love the Wreath for all seasons set. It's one of my oldest and best used so it was a easy one for me to pick for the 2010 challenge.
I'd just bought some papered paper that had different colored dots on a craft background. If the craft color had matched PTIs craft card stock I would have just used it. However, it didn't so I made my own! With the dots and the wreath flowers I stamped firth in fresh snow, and then stamped again with the dye ink - berry sorbet for the wreath; Hawaiian shores, beautiful buttercup and berry sorbet for the dots.

PTI 2007

This card, for the 2007 challenge, is inspired by Nichole's card using the Green Thumb set, paired with Dawn's colouring technique on Spiral bouquet.  The only stamp sets I have for 2007 are the 2 monogram sets so I had to improvise. This uses the Baby button bits set instead.
I paired the pods with leaves from Doddlie do and a sentiment from Mini blooms. Once I'd stamped the pods I went back and added details with a black pen, together with some tendrils. Then I used new leaf ink and a paint brush to add some color.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

PTI 2011

I going out of order now as I try to work out how many projects I'm actually going to have a chance to make. This one is using Garden Variety from 2011.
I made the background using archival inks and rubbing alcohol, rolled on with a brayer (from this post by Wendy Vecchi).
The watering can is stamping with a heart and then covered with glossy accents.
The background paper is from PTI Road Trip paper pad.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PTI 2009

I'm loving the blast from the past each new day on the PTI anniversary celebrations brings, but we're so busy I'm not getting time to play along with many. I'm relieved we have until 21st so I stand a chance of catching up this weekend.
Today I had a go at 2009. I picked up Fruitful at a yard sale a few years ago and haven't used it for much other than labelling foods (raspberry vodka!), so I wanted to use it to make a card.
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Monday, February 13, 2017

PTI 2008

I love that PTI are spreading their anniversary celebrations over 2 months (even if that wasn't the original plan), and I'm having a blast looking at the stamps from each year. The card is for 2008, and I have to admit it fought me all the way. So much so that I went to bed having made 2 cards I didn't really like with a bin full of mis-starts. So I got up this morning and went at it with a fresh set of eyes and made a card I love.
I've had "Out on a limb" for quite a few years now. It's one of the first sets I bought when I first discovered PTI. This card also uses "Birthday basics", hands down one of the best birthday sentiment sets you'll ever buy.
Here's one of the cards I wasn't quite so happy with. I decided to see if I could bend the branch from "Out on a limb" a bit to form a wreath. It sort of worked. The flowers are from Honey bees (another great set, although I use the florals and grasses more than the bees). I had to sponge the background as I picked up ink on my fingers at some point and made some very unattractive splodges on the card.



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

MIM #275

Stamped dangles - I've never seen them before, but Amy recommended looking at Joanne Fink's work, which I did, to get idea where to go with this week's Make it Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink.

I'm aware the sentiment strip isn't quite right! Case of needs must when I had a stamping oopsie!