Thursday, October 27, 2016

PTI MIM: Layered Dry Brushing

Lizzie Jones presents an interesting technique for this
weeks Make It Monday challenge. The layered dry
brushing adds light color, texture and interest to
a background. I like the fact that you can stamp over
the background with stamp color/image still showing
up clearly. I tried dry brushing paint on watercolor paper
and on PTI linen cardstock. I liked the lighter color
on the linen cardstock better for what I had in mind to
do. I will be adding this technique towards future cards!
Love that cute little mouse from Christmas Critters...had
to try him out. :)

PTI Stamps/dies-Christmas Critters, Christmas Critters 
   sentiments, Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles.

PTI Inks-Stormy Sea, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst,
   Pure Poppy, Mint Julep, New Leaf, Pinefeather,
   Spring Rain, Cocoa Bean.

Misc-PTI linen cardstock, JudiKins white/black
   embossing powder, Silhouette, FolkArt acrylic 
   paint (light blue), Wink of Stella (clear), 3/8" 
   sheer ribbon, snowflake button, natural flax linen. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

PTI October 2016 Blog Hop

10/25/16 * PTI October Blog Hop challenge is to use the colors/elements from this photo that Nicole has selected. My music background is made from music washi tape rubbed with Distressed Ink "tea dye" for an aging effect. I used watercolor paper with Clean Color markers sponged over with tea dye ink to soften the brightness; then die cut with Cottage Cutz Christmas Candles. The greens are from Holiday Greens stamped in various shades of green. Frame was sponged with three PTI green inks and then cut from We R Memory frame punch board. "Merry" is cut from gold cardstock and a Hero Arts die plus layered twice for dimension. Stickles yellow was added to candle flames. And a "pop" of red is achieved with a bit of red sheer ribbon to tie everything together. Whew, think I covered most of the
elements and colors?!! TFL :)

Stamps/dies - PTI Holiday Greens; Cottage Cutz Christmas Cheer Candles; Hero Arts Merry Stamp/Cut.

PTI Dye Inks: Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Pinefeather,
New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Mint Julep.

Misc - We R Memory Keepers frame punch board, Zig Clean Color markers, Distress Ink (tea dye), Stickles yellow, 1/4" red sheer ribbon, music washi tape.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

PTI Make It Monday: Die-Cut Stencil Shapes (10/17/16)

Melissa Phillips uses die cuts as stencils in this weeks MIM challenge. Using die cuts as stencils and applying ink with a sponge blending tool creates a beautiful softness that is characteristic to Melissa's style.  I used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Snowflakes for my stencil shapes since I have not received my October order from PTI yet (was planning to use What the Doodle Snowflakes). I paired two PTI stamp sets for the rest of the card drawing my inspiration from a sample from the Christmas Tree Change Up stamp set (looks like one by Melissa too). Love that little polar bear from Warmest Wishes! TFL!


Stamps/Dies - PTI Warmest Wishes, Christmas Tree Change Up (stamps and box die); Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes and Stitched Hillside Borders.

PTI Dye Inks: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky.

Misc - PTI Linen cardstock; embossing powders (Zing Gold Glitter & JudiKins White Diamond/black); natural flax linen; clear sequins

Thursday, October 13, 2016

PTI Create Along With Us/October 2016

My inspiration for PTI's Create Along with Us October 2016 release comes from Betsy's beautiful wreath Christmas card! I love everything about it.
While I don't own the Sprig Wreath stamp set yet...I had to think out of the box once again using what I have in my stash. That meant pulling out my Rustic Wreath stamp/die. I dressed the wreath up with Christmas Faith greenery trying out Betsy's double stamping method with Green Parakeet/Ripe Avocado inks (love the "in-depth" effect this gives).
The rest fell into place quite naturally. 

Thanks for stopping by!

     Stamp/dies - PTI Rustic Wreath; Christmas Faith;
                          Tag Sale: Quilted Die

     PTI Dye Ink - Pure Poppy, Cocoa Bean, Green 
                           Parakeet, Ripe Avocado

     Card Base - PTI Kraft cardstock (5"x5")

     Misc - Paper Source 1" red organdy ribbon; Best
               Creations silver glitter cardstock; Lawn Fawn
               large stitched squares die; ColorMates Dark
               Berry Red cardstock.