Friday, February 14, 2014

Papertrey Ink 7th Anniversary - Day 1

I didn't realize I had missed this one until today!  Using the Color Recipes and Sketches, I picked the colors from recipe #2 and sketch #1.

Cardstock - Soft Stone - Papertrey Ink
Stamps - Ribbons and Bows - Papertrey Ink; Oh Happy Day - Avery Elle
Ink - Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; Red Royal, Soft Pool, Green Hills, Bubble Gum - Hero Arts
Tape - Martha Stewart Crafts

Papertrey Ink 7th Anniversary - Day 10 (and Day 1)

I'm back for another PTI Anniversary project.

Using the Day 1 Color Recipes and Sketches, I selected Sketch 1 and Color Recipe 6.  For today's challenge, I made a coordinating envelope using the same ink colors as the card.

Cardstock - White - Papertrey Ink
Stamps - Think Big Favorites #15, Sketched Shapes
Ink - Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado, Classic Kraft - Papertrey Ink; Soft Pool, Green Hills, Black - Hero Arts
Enamel Dots - My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey
Twine - The Twinery

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Papertrey Ink 7th Anniversary - Building Blocks Challenge - Take 2 (Sort of)

So here is the Take 2 for today's challenge!

If you saw the previous post, you know my color choices were intimidating a bit, so I picked again.  (If you missed that post, scroll down and check it out - I really like that card!)

I was all set to go with the True Black, Rasperry Fizz, Spring Moss and Harvest Gold.  Then I didn't have any black card stock, not one piece!  How is that possible??  So I had to use the closest thing I had - Smoky Shadow.

My thought was to stamp in white, then watercolor over.  Then I stamped them in the wrong direction for the sketch.  Ugh!!!

Then, watercolor didn't really work so well on my white ink.  So its just meh.  If I can locate the Stazon white that is floating around here somewhere, I might give it a go again.  We'll see...

Cardstock - Smoky Shadow, White - Papertrey Ink
Stamps - Beautiful Butterflies - Papertrey Ink
Ink - Frost White - Colorbox; Versamark - Tsukineko
Watercolors - Inktense Pencils - Derwert
Twine - The Twinery
Buttons - Papertrey Ink
Other - Black embossing powder

Papertrey Ink 7th Anniversary: Building Blocks Challenge Take 1 (sort of)

I was super excited for today's challenge!  9 building blocks collected from the DTs blogs - great, right.

Until I got to the color selections.  My first try got me Harvest Gold, Rasperry Fizz, Spring Moss and a neutral of True Black.  I decided I would give it a try, but was definitely intimidated enough to roll the dice (or random number generator) again.

The second round of color choices didn't go much better - Dark Chocolate, Enchanted Evening, Hibiscus Burst and Soft Stone as the neutral.  I figured this would probably be easier than the first group with the technique in inlaid die cuts.  I found some patterned papers that roughly matched the colors and die cut them and the Soft Stone with the Happy Harlequin Die.  

Here's the result:

I was not prepared to like my pink, navy, gray and brown card, but I kind of love it!

Stay tuned for Take 2!

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Cardstock - Soft Stone, Hibiscus Burst, Enchanted Evening
Patterned Paper - UNK from scrap stash
Die - Happy Harlequin
Stamp - Bountiful Banners
Ink - Cup O Joe - Hero Arts
Ribbon - PaperSource

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Case Study Challenge #172

Hello again.  This is my last post as Guest Designer for December over at  CASE Study Challenge.  Its been really fun!  Time to recover from Christmas!

We are continuing to honor the wonderful Cath Edvalson from Moxie Fab World and her influence on the paper crafting community.  

This week's inspiration is so sweet.  Can you imagine the work that went into those cookies!!!

 I can't lie - this one had me stumped.  I had several ideas, but nothing would come together.  I tried watercoloring and a few different stamp sets.  Finally, I looked at the picture again and it reminded me of my grandmother.  She used to crochet doilies and embroider flowers on pillow cases.  She would have loved these cookies :)

Hands down, the most time consuming and tedious card I have ever made!  But I'm really happy with the result.



Cardstock - White, Kraft - Neenah
Stamps - Stitches and Swirls, Mini Blooms - Papertrey Ink
Ink - Soft Sand - Hero Arts Shadow Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Kraft Glassine Envelope - Ranger -Tim Holtz
Other - Lace, Doily, Vintage buttons, Embroidery Floss, Patterned paper ( I don't recall where this one came from)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

CASE Study Challenge #171

This is my third post as a Guest Designer at CASE Study Challenge  for December.  How can it already be the third Thursday in December????  Eeek!  So much to do in so little time!

All December, we are honoring Cath Edvalson from Moxie Fab World and her influence on the paper crafting community.  

This week's inspiration is AMAZING!  I admit that I am a bit of a bird freak -  LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Here's my take:

Over the summer, I fell in love with this patterned paper from Studio Calico.  I heat embossed stripes with clear embossing  powder and colored in the flowers on the sections not embossed.  I couldn't figure out what to do with it until I saw this week's inspiration photo.

Merry Christmas!



Cardstock - White - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper - Sundrifter 6x6 pad - Studio Calico
Die - Serene Bird - Memory Box
Stamps - Background Basics Super Stripes, Happy For You - Papertrey Ink
Ink - VersaMark - Tsukineko
Embossing Powder - Black - Stampendous, Clear - Ranger
Markers - Assorted Copic and Ranger Distress
Embellishments - My Mind's Eye & Basic Grey
Punch - EK Success

Thursday, December 12, 2013

CASE Study Challenge #170

Its that time again!  I'm a Guest Designer over at CASE Study Challenge  for December.

This month, we are honoring the fabulous Cath Edvalson from Moxie Fab World and her influence on the paper crafting community.  

I love the simple design and colors of this cupcake. (The design actually reminds me of my wedding cake - apropos with today being my anniversary :)

So here's what I came up with:

The glitter snowflake background was made using Be Creative tape attached to card stock.  I die cut the tape side with the Impression Obsession snowflake die and covered the design with Glitter Ritz glitter in Stardust and Warm Highlight.  It is very tedious with all those tiny pieces, but the result is so pretty!

Have a great week!

Cardstock - Aqua Mist, White - Papertrey Ink; Brown - Michaels
Stamp - Framed Out #8 - Papertrey Ink
Ink - Cup O Joe - Hero Arts
Die - Impression Obsession
Glitter - Warm Highlight, Stardust - Glitter Ritz
Ribbon - Chocolate - Paper Source
Other - Be Creative Tape Sheets - Sookwang