Sunday, July 24, 2016

SAF 2016: Masterpiece Inspirations

Such great works of art to choose from with this challenge.  I decided to try a card based of this painting.






I really was drawn to the blue background that made the flowers stand out.  So I decided to keep my card pretty simple and make use of some rich blue paper to support a group of flowers.

I tried to add some depth to the stems by added shading with Copic Markers but that did not show up very well in the photo of my card.


 














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SAF 2016: Gilded in Gold

This challenge with Daniel Flanders was a whole new experience for me.  I had never heard of the Plaid Liquid Leaf product before but it was easy to use and produced amazing results.  I did a fancy birthday card for my project.  I chose to gild the Garden Garland Die cut and then add some vellum layered flowers.  A little pearl pen for the center dots in the flowers and sequins finished off the card.


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SAF 2016: Starry Night with Amy Sheffer

This challenge was so much fun. Amy's design was so beautiful I really just replicated her card as best I could.  I actually made four of these cards and each sky looked different but I loved all of them.  Here is my favorite.

For my background I actually used watercolor paints.  That gave me the most color options and the closest colors to Amy's lovely example.


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SAF:2016 Master Color Recipes

For this Master Color Recipe Challenge I chose the following inspiration piece for my card.  I love all the blues and greens in this painting.


 For my card I ink blended the background, added some paint splatter and then added the doodle feather colored with Copic Markers.  I finished the card with a silver bow and a few sequins.
 

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink June 2016 Blog Hop

This month's blog hop has a beautiful inspiration piece by Yellena James.  I just love the colors in this picture so that was what inspired my cards.


I have one card where I ink blended the background and then added paint splatters on top. I wanted the look of light branches against the background so I cut up the "Into the Woods" cover plate to get that texture.  To finish the card I added butterflies and clear sequins.
This second card is simple and I spent more time with the ink blended background than anything else. This time I wanted layers of color rather than texture.  I love the "Don't Forget to Write"  Make-it-Market kit and so it was an easy choice to build this card.

 

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Gradient Watercolor Die Cuts

It was difficult to choose the colors I wanted to try out for this weeks Make-it-Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink but I finally settled on blending a golden yellow, to orange then red, pink and 2 shades of purple.  It's been a while since I had my watercolors out so it was a good activity for me.  I used Windsor Newton watercolor tube paints to create the background for this card.

Papertrey Ink: Quatrefoil Die
Papertrey Ink:  Mini Blooms Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink: Branching Out Die

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Masked Backgrounds

I love ink blending so this week's Make-It-Monday at Papertrey ink was total joy for me.  I created two cards using one of my newest dies, Garden Garland, that I purchased from PTI with this month's release.  The first card has a 1/4 in masked border with 4 inks blended in the background. I have goldfinch regularly visit my backyard, so adding a little bird to this card was a must.

On this second card I did a little different masking.  I cut out one of the shapes from the PTI Scene It: Skyscapes dies and used the sun rays to mask the background in the center of this card. I was pleased with the result and it was so easy to create.
Products Used:
Papertrey Ink: Garden Garland Die
Papertrey Ink: Scene It: Skyscapes Die
Papertrey Ink:Walk by Faith Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink: Inspired Praise Mini Stamp Set and Die
Papertrey Ink:  Spring Woods Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink: Button Stacks II Die

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