Monday, May 30, 2011

Make It Monday 17: Cracked Glass

LinkSince I was off today, I decided to start bright and early on PTI's Make It Monday Challenge 17: Cracked Glass. Little did I know, that it would take me all day to finally finish a card. This is my third attempt, and I am not new to cracked glass. The first ended up with too much chamomile tea ink in a crack and it bled under the "glass" and made a huge smear. The second, I decided to do a sentiment under the "glass", and didn't think ahead...the crack went right over the top of a couple letters, and couldn't be read.
So I decided to try a completely different stamp, and go with my new Unity, Feel the Joy stamp. Underneath that, is the PTI Fillable Frames, and Turning a New Leaf die cut in A Muse gingham. The far right is PTI Spring Moss paper with Polka Dot Basics II, and the Linen Impression Plate.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Embellish Text Color Challenge

This is for the Embellish Text Color Challenge. Ever since I saw Kim's book print flower, I knew I had to try one for myself. So, I tore some pages from our Webster's dictionary, hopefully I won't need the A's anymore. ;) I used a mix of circle scallop nesties, and scallop punches.
The background is Vintage Ledger from Unity, stamped in Memento London Fog ink. Also used are PTI's Fillable Frames Additions, and Polka Dot Basics II.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Make It Monday #16: Sympathy

LinkThis card is for Make It Monday 16: Sympathy card challenge. I masked PTI's Year of Flowers: Violets, and then used my aquapen with A Muse Blackberry ink, and added some A Muse twinkles. The cardstock is also A Muse blackberry, and the sentiment is from PTI's Fillable Frames Addition 1 set.
I also shaded around the flowers with a gray Koh-i-nor pencil and then blended.

OHS Grad Card

This one is for Owensboro High School colors, I used Memento Ladybug red, and the paper is Bazzill textured. I have been wanting to do a window card for a while, so I thought I would try this out, and added a little pocket for money or a gift card.
This is the Mat Stack 4 stamps & die, with the sentiment from Take Three: Summer.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Apollo Grad Card

I had a friend request 2 graduation cards, so I worked on those today. This one is SU Brilliant Blue for Apollo High School. I used PTI stamps, Mat Stack 4(& die), Polka Dot Basics II, and sentiment from Take Three: Summer. And included a matching envelope.
I put a gift card/money pocket on the inside.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Polka Dot Ocean

this is the first card i made that has sewing on it from my new sewing machine. i love the polka dot center of the Pansy from PTI's Year of Flowers set. i added a little ocean tides ink as shadows to the flower with my aquapen. it also has some pearl pen and white gel pen in the center.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chevron Chic Challenge

this card is for the Moxie Fab's Chevron Chic Challenge. I didn't have any chevron paper, that I know of, so I thought I would make my own, using PTI's rickrack die. I put a line of glue on each side of the paper, then I placed the die cuts farther apart at the bottom, and closer together at the top.

Then I spritzed some Black Magic Glimmer Mist over the whole thing, took the strips off, and trimmed the edges.
I dried it with a heat gun, and added a sentiment in black, a PTI Turning a New Leaf die cut and a button. I don't know if it qualifies for a chevron, but I thought I would give it a try.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Clean & Simple Challenge

again, i am not sure this is clean & simple. it has a lot of empty space, so i think it could be. this is for the new CAS-ual Fridays CFC#2 challenge: Buttons & Twine. i used the twine to sew the buttons on the choc cardstock.
the main image is Sweet Bee from Cornish Heritage Farms, the sentiment is from PTI Everyday Button Bits, and the zigzag stamp is from A Muse.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Embellish Square Card Challenge

this is for Embellish square card / color challenge. it is about 3 1/2 inches square. the second shade of pink is very light in the background. i used Michelle's new A Muse stamps and inks, thank you very much. the ribbon is Kim's new May Arts looped sheer ribbon, such a cool shape, thank you too, for letting us play with it. and the paper is MME Stella & Rose.