Saturday, July 30, 2011

Muted Violets

I am kind of excited about this card! I hope I captured  the softness of it with the camera.   Again this is for the Make It Monday @ Papertrey Ink, #25, which focuses on coloring with white ink. I chose the Violet stamps as they are nice and open which makes them easier to color.

Paper: PTI C/S Berry Sorbet, Kraft; Unknown Vellum
Stamps: PTI Year Of Flowers:Violets, Asian Fusion (sentiment); Hero Arts Grid Pattern
Ink:  Versamark, Colorbox Frost White, Stazon Black
Other:  Stampendous White EP, Copic Marker

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stamp a Faire # 10

So glad to have one more PTI Stamp A Faire challenge!   Anything to prolong the fun!
This challenge involves stamping a focal image over a stamped background.  The most difficult part of the whole challenge for me was to find a stamp to compliment the chosen background.  Once that life altering decision was made, the rest fell together sort of quickly.  Another rainy day here in Nova Scotia... oh well, it beats running in hot sun and it's a great excuse to make cards!
Have a happy day,

Paper: PTI C/S Vintage Cream, SU Soft Sky
Stamps:Hero Arts Antique Brocade, Memory Box Flower Bundle, PTI In Bloom
Ink:  Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, PTI Berry Sorbet
Other:  SU Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Unknown Clip

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stamp-a-faire Challenge #2

Hi ,
This is a quick post for PTI's festivities today.  This challenge uses hot pink and charcoal grey. Would have liked to have more time...., however I do thank PTI for including those who could not be in Ohio today. And it is a good exercise  for folks like me to have a smaller window of time to complete a project!
Paper:  C/S: PTI White, Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Colorbox Berrylicious, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  PTI Asian Fusion, Violets
Other: Unknown Grey Ribbon

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Make It Monday # 23

Just a quick post as it is a gloriously sunny day and I can't afford to miss it!  This is for the Papertrey Ink MIM challenge to make a card with a pocket in it using an edgers die.  Improvisation was in order as I don't own such a die, so I used an edge punch.  Had to make a 50th birthday card so I thought I may as well do the challenge!
Enjoy your day,

Paper: PTI C/S Vintage Cream, Spring Rain
Stamps: In Bloom, Asian Fusion
Ink:  Versamark, SU Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy
Other: EK Success Edge Punches, SU Label Punch, Cuttlebug Tag Die, Thread, Sewing Machine, Twines

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Week 3 Summer Card Class

These are the colors for this week's Summer Online Card Class.  The classes are very inspiring, and teach both techniques and just plain helpful tips.  I only wish  I had more time to play!  Oh well, I'll bank the ideas for winter!Here is my card:
Thanks for looking.
Paper:  PTI C/S Vintage Cream, SU Close to Cocoa Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Stamps:  Inkadinkadoo Tree Stamp, PTI Masculine Motifs
Ink:  Ranger Distress Walnut, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick; Versamark
Other:  Stampendous White EP, Unknown Copper Brads, Twine, Rectangle Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Happy Hello and a Cool Little Trick

This is another card for the Online Summer Card Camp.  There is a lot of copying involved, but I was trying to make my own patterned paper, and I happened upon a cool little trick.  For the green dotted paper, I drew lines with a ruler and stamped the circles in the squares.  (And they are not perfect, but today perfection wasn't the point).  For the star paper, I actually stamped off a dotted stamp in grey, so that the dots were very faded, then stamped the stars on top!  Now maybe this isn't new to experienced stampers, but it just sort of happened, and I thought I'd share!

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Spring Moss
Stamps: Hero Arts Dot, Greeting, Basic Grey Bird, Unknown Star
Ink:SU Pumpkin Pie, Real Red,, Garden Green, Ranger Distress Shabby Shutters Color Box Cranberry
Other: Fiskars Edge Punch, Stampendous Clear EP

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Happy for Summer Card Camp


It's Week  2 of Summer Card Camp with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner. Following  is a card I made using an embossing and watercolor technique with this week's colors.  Inks were used to hopefully achieve a watercolor effect. The online card camp is so full of inspiration, I am so happy to be a participant!  It has really gotten me to branch out with color, usually my cards have  a quiet feel (I think!) but more color adds more cheer!

Paper: Su Pumpkin Pie, Strathmore Watercolor Paper, PTI White
Stamps: Hero Arts Old Letter Writing, Poppies; SU Bursting With Joy
Ink: Versamark, SU Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal ,Garden Green; Ranger Distress Shabby Shutters
Other:  Burlap String, Spellbinder Nestability Tag Die, Paint Brushes

Saturday, July 02, 2011


Although I've joined the Summer card camp, I haven't made as many cards as I would have liked, but we have had some extra fabulous weather here in Nova Scotia, so there was much gardening and swimming to be done!  And just maybe a cold beer on the deck!
Here is another card for the camp using the weekly color combo and a marker blending technique.  Enjoy!

Paper: PTI C/S White, Kraft Raspberry Fizz; SU Pumpkin Pie; Unknown Purple
Stamps: Hero Arts Flower; PTI Sentiment; Unity Grainy Background
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; ColorBox Frost White, Versamark
Other: MS Edge Punch, Marvy Markers; Zig Marker