Sunday, July 24, 2016

PTI Stampafaire2016~Watercolor like a Master~

My last card for this year's Stampafaire with Papertrey Ink!!
Whew...I had a lot of fun and intense stamping...thank you to the team inspiration!
Kay Miller showed a wonderful watercolor technique using stamped images brushed with water.
I pretty much copied her card creation...because...hey it was beautiful and 10:00 pm and my brain was a little tired. I added a strip of the water colored paper to "underline" the sentiment and was pretty glad to change one thing~ha!
Such a lovely technique and one of the easiest water coloring I have ever attempted. I will definitely be trying this again!!
Thank you for looking and your kind comments always appreciated!

PTI Stampafaire2016~Masterpiece Inspiration ~

Hi there friends!
The PTI team each submitted a different artistic challenge using a popular artist's style or technique. I was drawn to Betsy Veldman's artist, Ralph Huett. You can read more about it on the PTI website.
Here is his Christmas card. I think I've been out of the loop because I'm not sure I've ever seen one of his cards...but I was really drawn to his pink sky and shadowing.

His card is on the left and Betsy Veldman's masterful inspired card on the right.  
Mine turned out looking a bit more Haloween-ish than Christmas-y...maybe too many shadows or just plain spooky...but I had fun with this technique! And I reached for some long ignored stamps...the PTI sleigh silhouette was used along with some cute houses from Stampin' Up. 
I actually hand lettered this...which didn't show up as well as I would have liked...but it's definitely "artsy" for me.
Thanks for taking a peek! 

PTI Stampafaire2016~Floral Impressionism

Just a quick post for my card submission to Melissa's Phillip's beautiful tutorial on creating a card using Floral Impressionism.
Thank you for your visit!

PTI Stampafaire 2016~Starry Night with Amy Sheffer

Hi dear stamping friends! I have four posts today...all from participating in this year's Papertrey Ink Stampafaire 2016!! This is my first year participating...and I must is a creative marathon!! I was up very late last night still watching videos and trying out all the fun techniques and inspiration of the day!! Next year...I must be more prepared and start earlier in the day.
One of my favorites was Amy Sheffer's Starry Night Sky featuring different reinkers to create a multi hued night sky! What a challenge...I did not have any of the reinkers so after my hands got tired blending ink...I ended up going over the entire card with my vibrant watercolors. I loved the final look, though...and I have Amy's wonderful video tutorial to thank! I hope I can remember how to do this for future reference.
My water coloring was finished late last night...and today I had planned to finish the card with the "Savior" word die cut. We had church worship this morning...and there was a beautiful photo of the night sky with one of our worship songs...and that is what gave me the final inspiration to add this cross to the background night sky!! 
"The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the works of His hands." ~ Psalm 19:1
Wishing you a blessed day~thank you for your visit and kind comments~!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Papertrey Ink Stamp-A-Faire 2016 Gilded in Gold!

I am participating in this year's Stamp-a-Faire on the Papertrey Ink Challenge to use gold gilding on a card. I am making this quick post to share my project. I used a Krylon gold leafing pen for my border and two stamps from PTI:
Wreath for All Seasons
Vintage Linens
The wreath was stamped in gold ink and the sentiment in Hibiscus Burst. Gold leafing pen around the dies also from PTI.
Thanks for taking a peek!
The background paper and rose spray are from an Anna Griffin paper package I've had a long time!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Power Poppy ~B Happy Challenge!

This month Power Poppy is hosting a very unique challenge...using as many items in your card that begin with the letter B.
I have a Birthday card with this cutie pie Bird ( Budgie bird?)
colored with blue, yellow and green copies
blue paper,
with blue chevron ribbon
and a button!
Thanks so much for your visit and wishing you a Blessed day!!