Tuesday, June 27, 2017

PTI MIM #289: Building Wreaths With Small Images

6/27/17 ** Lizzie creates a wreath made up of small flowers
from the PTI Mini Blooms stamp set. I do not have this set, 
of course, and pulled small blooms/leaves from four PTI sets
(ugh). I love the look of Lizzie's wreath but it is rather time
consuming to create (as I found out). I think I used almost
all of my PTI dye ink colors. I chose to arrange my blooms
around an oval instead of a circle because I wanted to use
the oval window from Ivy & Bloom. I used Kuretake Pearl Colors (green) to watercolor the background with the sentiment. It has a shimmer to it that the photo doesn't pick up (very pretty). TFL!

Supplies:  PTI Ivy & Bloom, Grand finale (a loaded set of
mini blooms), Garden Party, Cutaway Tags: Spring.
PTI Dye ink: Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Ripe Avocado, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist,Tropical Teal, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Lilac Grace, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding.

Monday, June 26, 2017

MFTWSC#338, Color Challenge #72

6/26/17 ** Almost missed this one since I was gone all last
week. I am linking up my card for the MFT Color Challenge #72 as well. I did sponge ink onto a white cardstock panel spritzed with water for the elephants/bushes. The heart was watercolored before it was die-cut.

Supplies: MFT Jungle Friends die/sentiment stamp sets,
Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX, Water
color Wash PP.
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: broken china, hickory smoke.
PTI Dye ink: Stormy Sea, Blueberry Sky, Pure Poppy.
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Colors; Nuvo Crystal Drops
(Caribbean Ocean).

Sunday, June 25, 2017

PTI MIM: Pantone Chip Inspired Cards

6/25/17 ** Lexi heads up the MIM for this week with a fun
and simple way to create a card inspired by a Pantone chip!
Just finished a week with helping my daughter/hubby with their newborn baby girl...so I barely had enough time to take
the Blog Hop/MIM challenges. I am happy Lexi's card was
so easy to put together this week. :)  I made a felt stitched
lemon slice with Erin's (sure do miss her and her stitching
dies) Seasonal Stitching: Summer Fruit Die. I added a 
magnet inside the slice before closing it. The lemon slice
seemed to pair well with the Pantone chip idea and is such
a nice way to present the magnet. I think I will make more of these.    ***Thanks Lexi!!


6/25/17 ** PTI June 2017 Blog Hop Inspiration

I created an "ombre" effect by using a watercolor wash
with an Aqua Mist re-inker and used this to represent the
water in the jar. I inked some tulips and stamped them on watercolor paper while the paper was wet. I wanted a soft
background and sponged ink onto a stencil with Lilac Grace and Amethyst Allure. Added a few small sequins into the shaker jar to create sparkle for the water. I ended up using an A6 size card this time since I placed my tulips too high into the jar (the tulips from Tulip Time are quite large >.<).

TFL and enjoy the Blog Hop!

Supplies: PTI Tulip Time, Friendship Jar, Friendship Jar
Shaker die, dye inks: Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Pale Peony, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Lilac Grace, Amethyst
Allure, Aqua Mist re-inker.     
MFT Framework stencil, Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX.

Friday, June 16, 2017

MFT Camp Create 2017 (Day 5)

6/16/17 ** Glitzy Glitter (Stephanie Klauck)
Today is the last day of MFT Camp Create 2017. It has
been a fun filled week of wonderful techniques. I made
it thru all 5 days! Thanks MFT (especially Stephanie &
Laurie) for hosting such a enjoyable event! :)

Supplies: MFT Coffee Cup (die), Perk Up (sentiment),
Small Brick Wall stencil, PTI dye ink (Cocoa Brown, Scarlet

MFT Camp Create 2017 Bonfire

6/16/17 ** Divine Dry Embossing (Stephanie Klauck)
Extra challenge for Day 4!

Supplies: MFT Polar Bear Pals, Berrylicious dye ink,
Stitched Scalloped Frame die, Lawn Fawn Stitched
Snowflake dies, Kuretake Clean Colors, Doodlebug
PP, Nuvo Glitter drops (crystal).

MFT Camp Create 2017

6/15/17 ** Sensational Sliders (Stephanie Klauck)
Today is Day 4 here at MFT Camp Create! I made my
own slider without the help of a die. 

Supplies: MFT Magical Unicorns, Cloud stencil, Berrylicious dye ink, Kuretake Clean Colors, misc sequins
and wood veneer stars.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MFT Camp Create 2017

6/14/17 ** Spectacular Shakers (Laurie Willison)
Supplies: MFT Mermazing, Ocean View Porthole, LLD Circle
Shaker Window/Frame, Circle Shaker pouch, Stencil Framework, dye inks (MFT Berrylicious, PTI Aqua Mist/
Blueberry Sky), Copic Sketch, Pretty Posh sequins.

MFT Camp Create 2017

6/14/17 ** Remarkable Resist (Stephanie Klauck)
Supplies: MFT BG Framework Background, Beary Big Adventure,
Kuretake watercolors, Kuretake Clean Color, white embossing
powder, sequins, silver Stickles.

Monday, June 12, 2017

MFT Camp Create

6/12/17 ** Wonderful Watercolor (Stephanie Klauck)
Trying something different again this week 
with MFT and joining in on the fun at Camp Create
2017. Over the next 5 days, there will be a different
challenge each day. Today's involves watercolors! I have 
selected MFT's Polar Bear Pals and the square stitch
die/shaker pocket to create my scene after playing with
my Kuretake watercolor set. I also used Shrinky Dink
paper to create my polar bear and he shrank quite a bit!
I watched Stephanie's paperclip creations and thought it
might work with Shrinky Dink material but I think they come out too small.  I may still try making these into paperclip toppers...just have to find the largest character images 
or they shrink down too tiny. >.<

PTI Create Along with Us, June 2017


My card for the June 2017 Create Along with
Us is patterned after Nichole's samples for the
new Textile Impressions stamp set. It is rather
simple but in line with Nichole's creations.
Enjoy the rest of the June release!  :)

Supplies:  PTI Mix & Mat: Herringbone die, Kuretake
Clean Colors, MFT Rainbow of Happiness (sentiment),
PTI Linen Cardstock, MFT Watercolor PP.

Friday, June 9, 2017


6/9/17 ** Supplies:
MFT Happy Hedgehogs, Beach Bunnies (clouds).     
Misc: Distress Oxides (broken china, spiced marmalade, 
fossilized amber), Kuretake Clean Colors, Doodlebug PP.

Monday, June 5, 2017

PTI MIM: Baby Wipe Inking

6/5/17 ** This must be a first for me...I turned out two cards
on the day of the challenge! It must have been Ashley's 
relatively simple technique of inking baby wipes to create
backgrounds. :)    Again, I don't own any re-inkers so I had
to ink up my stamp blocks. The technique still worked tho
the colors are not as vibrant and I had to re-ink my baby
wipe several times. I did CAS Ashley's sweet pink roses 
card tho...love that the roses appear so dainty/delicate. They seem to pair well with SPLITS: With Love which I haven't
ever used yet (yikes >.<).

Supplies: PTI Center Style: Masculine, Keep It Simple: Father, SPLITS: With Love, Made With Love Tags 1 die, Dye inks: Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Green Parakeet, Enchanted Evening, Honey Nut, Cocoa Bean.  
Misc: Kuretake Clean Color markers.

Sunday, June 4, 2017


6/4/17 ** Though Happy Pandas is an older set, it's a new one
for me. Thought I would initiate the set in this week's MFT
Wednesday Sketch Challenge. Just love these pandas! :)