Thursday, January 1, 2015

Playing with MIM # 195

Here it is the first day of the New Year, and I decided to clear off the table and make something other than baby cards!  Papertrey's MIM this week is a review of all of 2014's techniques.  I chose #173 No outline watercolor to replicate.  I used Year of the Flowers Daffodils, Lemon Tart ink on Watercolor paper, and came up with this:

That's a piece of alcohol inked paper with a Japanese paper scrap under it, layered on Pinefeather.  Here's a close up...
I thought about the alcohol ink and how it looks like another MIM technique, and tried again-

#161, Watercolor Splats formed my background for a larger daffodil.  I used Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, and Ripe Avocado inks along with Pure Maine Cold Well Water (ha!) to make the splats.  Instead of Lemon Tart, I used Fine Linen to stamp the image, and I think it was too visible; I liked the Lemon Tart better.  To finish, I used Copic T 1 to draw a wee bit round the flower, but also around the edges of both layers.

Another close up-

Hope you are having as much fun as I am!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Papertrey Make It Monday

Haven't done a Monday card in a long time... Text Style paper on Kraft, Spring Moss and Fresh Snow ink, along with a white embossing powder. I'm too lazy to go back to the attic to see what Papertrey stamp sets I used, but if you want me add them to the post just let me know.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Make It Monday: Layering pigment and dye inks

Today's Make It Monday video is about stamping over Pigment ink with dye ink.  Worked well, but you really need big stamped areas to pick up the pattern of the stamped pigment ink.  Of course, it had to be a baby card!

About the baby cards- as the hospital's birth rate hd dropped a wee bit, I am only making 9 baby cards per week instead of 10, lol lol lol!!
 Stamps:  PTI Watercolor and Flourishes, Studio G sentiment
Inks: Fresh Snow, Hibiscus Burst, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow
Paper:  PTI Stamper's Select, Smokey Shadow, SU's Pretty in Pink
Embellishment:  Recollections Rhinestone Swirl

Friday, February 7, 2014

Playing with Papertrey: Timed Challenge

Today's PTI challenge was to select 7 items within 7 minutes, then create a card within 17 minutes- Here's what I came up with!
My 7 items:     
  1. Aqua Mist paper     
  2. dotted AM printed paper     
  3. gingham AM printed paper     
  4. Versafine Black Onyx ink     
  5. Bitty Baby Blessings stamp set     
  6. Sky Blue Spica Pen     
  7. Spellbinders die
The glue was 'free', lol!

I think we were working with 'picnic rules', since the card had to be cut with some kind of tool, and the sentiment was cut apart with scissors. For me, both of those things were done prior to today,so I ignored them in the count-
Sorta like the deserted island question, eh?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Playing with Papertrey: Anniversary Day 1

I love February- and not because of the blizzards it brings (like todya!) I love February because of the Papertrey festivities!!!! I used the 6h color recipe shown along with the first sketch shown. Oh gosh, see them here.
Paper:  Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf
Inks:  Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado, Classic Kraft, Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf
Stamp Sets:  Polka Dot Parade #4 Mini
Die:  Sizzix
Flower Bows:  Offray
I just love letting this little face peek from all over!  Copic E93 makes great little cheeks!
Sweet Little Baby!!!
Woo Hoo PTI, keep it coming!!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Playing Baby with Make It Monday

I am happy to be back in the swing of playing with Papertrey. I never stopped making baby cards for the hospital, I just didn't show them to you- I wasn't able to see the entire video today (issues with wobbly WIFI), but I think I got the drift.

All products are Papertrey except for the Cuttlebug folder.

I didn't layer up the tiny 'baby' words, they were too small. I only layered up the plane and trail. I hand cut the clouds from PTI felt. Oh, and the coloring was done with Spica pens.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Make It Monday

Here's my take on this week's MIM!

Other than the heart dies (Spellbinders), all of the products are Papertrey.  The center of the heart is the  Quatrefoil Die .  The Spellbinders dies did not work well to make the outer frame; I had to piece a little bit.
Wait, I lied.  I sponged Versamark around the edges of the heart layer, and added some of Martha Stewart's fine white glitter.
Fun to do as an exercise, but not a technique to do very often, lol!!