I'm a born again Christian, married to a wonderful husband for 17 years. I have three children, and five grandchildren. I also have two step-daughters. We are empty nesters though, so in my spare time, I love to go to my little craft area and make cards. It is an addiction...
I've always had some kind of artistic craft going on in my life. Quilting, Counted cross stitch, scrapbooking, you name it. But when I purchased my first stamps, I knew it was something I could really love. It really grew after I was led to Splitcoaststampers, where I learned a lot about design, techniques and products to help my creativity! Now, I am totally addicted to Papertrey Ink. They have wonderful designers, and fabulous products. And, I've made some really nice blog friends too.
So I immensely disliked my splatter card from SAF. It just came across to Christmasy, and so when I sat down to create today, changing that card was at the top of my list. I carefully took the round tag off, and added a new die cut that covered the original area. I also kept my colors a little more simple, only using Pure Poppy ink. I like it a lot better!
At the moment, I'm preparing for the 2016 Stamp-a-Faire. I know it will keep me busy this weekend, so I've already made my card for the July Blog Hop. The colors in this month's photo, just spoke to me, and I was totally inspired!
I didn't just use the colors, but also the design in the curtains, and the pretty flowers in the pillow.
I used Soft Stone with a stencil for the background, and attached the card front to an Aqua Mist card base. The sentiment is from Choose Joy.
Oh! I can't believe it's over! Thank you, thank you, thank you Papertrey Ink! I think this could have been my favorite Stamp-a-Faire ever! I love how we focused on our art, and the wonderful Masters, and I'll include the design team in that list. I especially loved the clips about the artist and their techniques. I was mesmerized. Can't tell you how much you are loved and appreciated!
So dear Lizzie! This challenge was the hardest one for me! Of course, I got it in my head to use a red background, so it would mimic one of the paintings shared... The yarn with yellow paint, really didn't show up, but I still worked with it! I'm afraid my project looks a little Christmassy, but maybe someone has a birthday around then!
Haha! I still had a lot of fun trying this out, and know I'll use the techniques she shared for many more cards! Thank you Lizzie!
This challenge was easier and faster than I thought it would be! Trying to find the right stamp, was a little bit harder, but opted to use Vintage Linens again. The sentiment is from the new set, It's the Thought, which I already love!
Thank you Heather, for a fun and new way to ink up our stamps!
This was so much fun! I had to hunt for a set that had outlines, and Vintage Linens filled the bill. I also looked at some photos on Pinterest, to help choose the colors to use. The basics are Pale Peony and Aqua Mist. The colors I used for watercoloring, are Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet and Vintage Jadette.
I used the larger Friendship Jar, because the flowers are bigger, and used a French Scrip background stamp all over. The tag is from Tinier Tags with a bow made from silver thread.
For this challenge, I decided to use a Coverplate Pretty Frame. I actually had one cut from Sweet Blush, that never seemed to work with anything. Voilà- now it's gold! I've used the Navy Pin Dot paper, and the flowers are from Mums the Word. I added some vellum leaves too.
The gold paint was smelly, but worked great! By the way, have you watched "Woman in Gold" starring Helen Mirren? Fabulous film, and the painting in the film is much like the artist and clip that Danielle shared. I loved it and so will you!
I'm a big fan of designer Amy Sheffer, and just watching her work her magic on the night sky was awesome! I made two panels, thinking the first was too dark, but it did dry lighter like she said it would, so now I have a second panel for future use! I forgot to get black ink, so I've left her tree skyline for another time, probably on that extra panel....!
I picked a simple verse from Light of Life, stamped and embossed on vellum.
I actually have two, but I'll only pick one as my masterpiece. ;) This first one, was one I loved, because it was a customer request, and all he asked for was the sentiment, "Just Because". I loved how it turned out, he loved it, and so did his wife!
But, this was what I would consider my "Masterpiece" this year. It was for one of Melissa's Make it Monday's, to make one of her awesome scrappy bows!
It just turned out exactly how I wanted it to, Watercoloring, Embossing on Vellum, and my attempt to create a shabby chic scrappy bow!
Looking forward to a fun weekend! Thanks PTI, for helping us to create masterpieces all the time!
Today I have a card that was inspired by the wonderful Melissa Phillips! She is so creative, and I love how she adds special little touches to every project she makes. I chose this card,
I had experimented with her Friday Inspiration technique, and used that card base as a start, since she had used one in her cute flamingo card.
I used some of the Chicken Scratch paper in Aqua Mist, and used my waves and boat for the pop of color. The sentiment has stamped in Hibiscus Burst, for another punch of pink. My holes were made the old fashioned way, with a paper pierced.
Thanks Melissa for how you inspire me, and thanks for stopping by...