Sunday, January 13, 2019

Valentine Blog Blitz

Hi Poppy Peeps! Want to win this darling cupcake die?
Head on over to the poppystamps blog

and leave a comment. Then go to Instagram and leave another and tag 
a friend,  for 2 more chances to win. Leave comments on posts
throughout the blog blitz to win one of all the new fabulous dies.

This adorable cupcake die is part of the whittle series by Poppystamps and I 
paired it with the Whittle Frame die. Love the Whittles!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Winter Watercolor

Ashley shows us some wonderful tips to creating our Winter Watercolor
cards, this week for PTI's Make It Monday. 

My card is slightly larger than an A2, because I wanted my Amaryllis to take center stage.
Watercolor paper makes the technique a breeze, blending and dragging one color
into the next. 

A closeup of the Amaryllis blooms and a few drops of Nuvo to highlight the stamens.
Not exactly a one layer, as was Ashley's example, and I didn't add any gesso.
Loved that dimensional addition of gesso, but did stamp the leaves onto
my background for a bit of dimension of my own.

Stamps and dies link directly to the PTI item. Happy Shopping!

Fusion Guest Spot

Hey there Fusion Card Challenge fans. My friend Michelle Leone
asked me to be her guest for a spot on the Fusion challenge blog for their
5th Anniversary Challenge. I love 
playing along with Fusion, where you play with their sketch, a photo
or combine them both.
Here's this week's challenge inspiration:
The colors of those fluttering butterflies sent me to my Magicals.
Are you familiar with Magicals? They're those powders sprinkled
and when spritzed with water, magically explode with color.

Butterfly Blooms from PTI gave me the images, both stamped on and 
copic colored. The sentiment is PTI's Wet Paint Holiday die cuts.
The panel was cut with Noted: Stitched Vertical A2 die cuts.

A bit of the shimmer shows in this photo snapped outdoors. 

Thanks, Michelle for the invite, and hope you get a chance to play along!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Card Concept: Pink Party

Welcome back to the Card Concept Challenge!
Hope your holidays were full and jolly. If they were anything like mine,
they were busy. So glad to be back in the craft saddle, and happy to be
bringing you inspiration for 'Pink Party'.

Our photo this week could be inspiration for color, items on the table,
or the contrast of pinks and black and white.
What inspires you?
Here's what I came up with:

The pink peonies inspired my Clean and Elegant with a bit of layering card.

The Ton's Dearest Peony centrally stamped, and colored with copics, then cut 
with PTI's Pierced Frames: Oval, are the main elements to my card.
 Just a bit of gold Stickles and a few gold sequins complete. 
I really wanted to emphasize all that bright white in the photo.

All right, now it's your turn. Can't wait to see how you are inspired!
Don't forget to pick one of the styles, or come up with one of your own!

Happy Crafting!