Wednesday, February 10, 2016

PTI Day 5 Sampler Square Challenge

Have you visited all the fun activities over at the PTI Blog?
Day 5 challenge is about making a 5.5 x 5.5 card and using 9
1.5 inch squares
I went with a birthday theme for my card and here is the list of all the stamps I used:
Asian fusion
Tremendous Treats
Birthday Style
Balloon Bash
Hooray
Scene It:  Celebration
Caution another Year Older
I used Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist and Berry Sorbet
I did several with heat embossing and then sponging on ink over the top.
Some were colored with copics.

Thanks for taking a look!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

PTI Create along with Us!

I loved Dawn's card for the color challenge, I just changed up the colors and some of the sizes of the flowers..I loved her curvy design of the flowers too.
This is  Bold Blooms.

If you want to play along with the Create Along with Us challenge, you can go HERE
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PTI Day 2 ~ Dress Up Inspiration Challenge

I need a new raincoat because my zipper broke and just the day of this challenge I received the Nordstrom catalog in the mail and saw this raincoat:
I am sorry the color is not true to the real picture because it was definitely a camo green and I loved the cuffs and inside of the jacket.

I used an assortment of flower stamps from PTI 
flower fusion, bitty bouquet, daydreamer
think big # 2

Monday, February 8, 2016

Merry Monday ~ Chalkboard challenge!

Kristie selected the chalkboard technique for this challenge over at Merry Monday.
I like this technique and hope you do too!
Please play along with us and go check out the cards by the design team!
I used a piece of PTI Smokey Shadow paper for my chalkboard.
I white embossed the images and sentiments and then colored in with some prisma
colored pencils.  The red dots are from a hole punch.
After it was all done, I sponged on some HA Unicorn white pigment ink around the edges and the images.



stamps: PTI Rustic Wreath, Joyful Christmas for sentiment

Friday, February 5, 2016

PTI Anniversary Challenges ~ Day 1

Oh how I love when this time rolls around every year!
It is the month of the PTI Anniversary festivities and they are  always so FUN!!
Everyday from now to Feb 15 there will be challenges and prizes over at the PTI blog
Today it is a color challenge.  Each designer has chosen her favorite card from last year and given us her color combos and she has made a new card with those same colors.  Los of inspiration over there!

I selected Kay Miller's beautiful color combo
Kay's-colors
Thanks for stopping by!

Tag you're It! Challenge

Welcome to another TAG YOU"RE IT CHALLENGE!
I am the honored guest as I won the # 38 challenge!
Today we are inspired byJen Michel's tag:
 
I loved so many elements of her tag, I tried to duplicate it!
It looked like a mosaic background...so I went digging and found a die from the SAF Ancient Rome set from two years ago and luckily I had already die cut it for a stencil...so I then cut out a big heart and made another stencil.  I used translucent embossing paste and then added some glitter to the top before it dried. 
We look forward to the tags you create using Jen's inspiration!
Thanks for taking a look!

stamps & dies"  PTI: Tag Sale Quilted Die, With all my Heart, Limitless Layers: Hearts
 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Online Waterclass Day 2 ~ Pattern on Pattern Emboss Resist

Laura Bassen showed us a Pattern on Pattern Emboss Resist Technique using watercolors and a circle stencil.  I added the sentiment from PTI's Graceful Greetings.
So much to do people, not enough time in the day to do it all!!
Just had a lovely walk with my daughter and husband...my DH thought we were going for a "stroll"...in his words it was a "power walk"!!  We had to stop and wait for him to catch up, of course I didn't mind to stop and catch my breath and rest my knees!!
I had the dog help pull me up the last hill!!  LOL!!

Online Watercolor class day 4

"Lost & Found" details was the title of this video by Debbie Hughes...why you ask?
It is all about softening the edges of the images and dragging them out.
I also did a little "lifting" to take away some color and give more depth.
And of course "splatters" was a must!
Lots more to catch up...not sure if I ever will!