Thursday, June 28, 2012

MIM #72

It's MIM on Nichole's blog. I know, it's Thursday, but I just got around to it!
Dawn did a tutorial on 'Step it up' embellishments. She did 3, starting with simple and
ending in the most embellished.
I instantly thought of tags. They're super to have on hand and stick on a card
base for any occassion. The simpler tags didn't thrill me. So here's tag #3. My
inspiration was a tag done by Heather Nichols.
Just love all the designers with Papertrey.

Melon Berry card base and tag. New terracotta ink stamped with the new
Background Basics Rainbow set, and progressively 'added to'. Can't see it in the pix
But each layer has a foam lift behind it. Sweet velvet daisies have a drop of
Stickles. The zig zag edges are Smokey Shadow die cut from Chevron Stripes. Limitless
layers circle stamped with Tagged Sentiments. Jute twine completes the tag.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink's June Blog Hop

Challenge was my take on ruffled pillows in aquas and  yellows. Wish I knew how to put the challenge photo up on my blog. Note to self: Learn!

Pulled out all the yellows and aquas I could find. From papers to ribbons, pearls and rhinestones, brads, embossing powder, and stared at all the goodies for a few days.
Why is there so much joy in creating?
Did 3 cards, liked them all, strangely. Of course someelements to change, but rather nice results.
The dies do most of the work, but I handcut the tiny blossoms that are randomly placed and peaking out of the hydrangeas.
Card #1

Almost all PTI products, love their papers, strong cardstock. And the dies! Well, to die for.
Used Happy Hydrangeas, dies and stamps. The flowers were embossed. The leaves stamped in aqua and cartreuse. Always and Forever in Ocean Tides. The yellow edges are from the card insert die.
Card #2

Background Basics stamped in Havest Gold and aqua.
The strip is bordered in yellow, placed on an aqua card base.
Frame is on foam dots, hydrangea pom is embossed and also floats
on the frame. Yellow rose is stamped in Harvest gold and then
hand accented with copics. 2nd rose is embossed with white.
'Hello' is stamed in black, let dry, and then ebossed in white.
Card #3
Yellow card base, with aqua floral paper, popped with Lush blue diamonds.
This time die cuts from Rosy Posy, stamped with ocean tides, and
Aqua.The smaller die cut leaves are popped up with foam squares.
Banner sentiment stamped in 'enchanted evening'.
Thought it needed a bit of twine in the end, and just a little pearl bling.
Would love to hear your comments.
Used a My Mind's Eye paper in my stash called 'Lush Blue Diamonds".

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

PTI Challenge: Bordered Sentiments

Make it Monday Challenge at PTI! With a housefull of grandchilden, it's amazing I could do one! But it's done, and I like the way it turned out. Even managed to pick a REAL strawberry from the garden to stage the photo. All Papertrey products, except the country check, mini poms and the button. Used some copics to color in the strawberries.
Loving these challenges! Also enjoy the clever cards made by the others.

Saturday, June 9, 2012