Wednesday, March 22, 2017

PTI MIM: Window Chipboard Sentiments

3/22/17 ** Stephanie presents a different twist using the
negative from die cut sentiments as a window for the 
sentiment which is built up resembling chipboard. I learned
that not all die cut sentiments are "created equal!" My first
"thanks" card would not cooperate with its window with its
curly-Qs getting caught on its layered matter
what I did. I finally just cut a rectangle window around the
thanks because I didn't want to throw the card out after all
the work that went into it (a good save).

My second card was much simpler with the "HAPPY" die being block style. Wow, what a difference...Stephanie's technique actually worked for me! :)

**PTI Sunshine & Rainbows mini kit, Petite Pots, Tag Sale Quilted die, thanks die, misc. dye inks.   Misc: Lawn Fawn happy, happy, happy die.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Reverse Confetti March 2017 SFYTT

3/17/17 ** Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Here's my take on RC's
March SFYTT tho I turned the sketch horizontal...a toucan in
the rainforest. Ha, ha...great fun. :)

**RC Toucan of Friendship, MFT Deer Friends/Wonky Stitched
Circles, Zig Clean Color, Distress Oxide(Broken China).

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Transform

3/14/17 ** I had created this triangle shapes card a couple of
days ago for PTI's Multiply challenge and wasn't very happy
with the end results. It is very simple and I had to resist from
doing more after getting the basic elements down. So I made
another card today for the current "Transform" challenge...
still using basic shapes for elements. But instead of using
ordinary PP, I sponged my rainbow colors using two shades
of each color on each of the punched out hexagons. Still keeping the basic card simple, I felt better about the end result.
Ok, maybe there isn't a huge difference but I am happier.
I have to keep telling myself, "Simple is better!" Besides, these make wonderful masculine cards (an area where I'm lacking). :)

**PTI Wish Big die, Modern Background Stencil,
PTI dye inks (too many to list).  Misc: Stampin-up hexagon punch.

PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Build a Birdhouse

3/13/17 ** Todays challenge is to build a birdhouse from a template designed by Nicole. I love it!! It is always so refreshing
to paper craft a project other than a card. Thanks Nicole! ;)

**PTI Winter Woods, Tiny Town: Scallop Shingles die, PTI
dye inks: Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Stormy Sea

Monday, March 13, 2017

PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Multiply

3/13/17 ** I finally got around to meet PTI's Multiply challenge!
I used PTI Triangles die to create my card and filled in the triangles with colored paper in a rainbow order. It turned out
to be a "simple" design for me as this is not usually my style.
The "HAPPY" sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Happy, Happy,
Happy stamp/die set. I took advantage of taking my card photo in our California sunshine today. :)

I did forget to mention where I drew my inspiration for
this challenge. It is from Keeway's "Hello" card; I love the
colors she selected for her triangles and "pops" of gold.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge #3: Favorite Florals

3/12/17 * I have selected PTI Painted Petals as my floral set.
I just received this set along with the matching dies and it is
becoming a favorite of mine quickly. One can never have too
many florals as I am finding out and I'll be needing to add more of these over 2017. Thanks for visiting & enjoy your Sunday!

**PTI Painted Petals, Bunny Basket (sentiment), Vertical A2
Scalloped dies, PTI dye inks, Pale Peony cardstock.
Misc: Stickles, hemp string, MFT stitched tiny tags 2, score board.


Friday, March 10, 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge #323

MFTWSC323 (3/8/17), MFT Color Challenge 65
Supplies: MFT PI Happy Banner, BB Cool Cat, Watercolor
Wash 6X6 PP.
Misc: Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped die, PTI Blueberry Sky/
Enchanted Evening dye inks, Viva Decor Pearl pen (Ice White), Score board, Copic Sketch.
Technique used: Paper piecing.
     This is the first time I am submitting one card for 2 challenges...I feel like it's a bit like cheating (oops). ;)