Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Watercolor Splats (Mini-Card)

I made this Mini-Card (3 1/4" x 3 7/8") for the PTI Make It Monday #161 - Watercolor Splats.
(When I saw Nichole's wonderful video tutorial, I knew I had to play along.)
The sentiment is stamped in black & clear-embossed.

Stamps:  (PTI)-Wet Paint
Dies:  (PTI)-Loop De Loop
Ink:  Versafine-Onyx Black; (Distress Inks)-Mustard Seed, Broken China
Paper:  (PTI)-White
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Twill Tape, Button, Hemp Cord, Paintbrush, Water

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Pink Roses

Just sharing a top-folding TAG-CARD I started, during Linda's 90-Minute Scramble.
The theme was:  Paper-Piecing.
During the 90-minutes, I started a new design, twice, so, I was only able to complete the white tag.
After the scramble, I completed my design, and made a TAG-CARD, (my favorite to create).

Stamps:  (Hero Arts)-Tag, Two Birds (Images), Year Round Sentiments
Paper:  (Hero Arts)-Blush-Mixed Folded Cards; (PTI)-White
Inks:  Distress Inks
Die:  (PTI)-Loop De Loop
Other:  Pearls, Wink of Stella, Crochet Thread, Fabric Roses, Foam Tape

As I made this, I thought of my Sweet Mom.
Pink roses were her favorite.

Thanks for your visit.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Using Gesso With A Stencil

We've had some beautiful days in my part of the USA.

I used Gesso with the Tim Holtz-Dot Fade stencil to make this top-folding TAG-CARD.
(I really enjoy making Tag-Cards.)
It was difficult to photograph the shimmer on the sunflower & the "Sunshine" in the sentiment.

I'm playing along with the following challenges:

Stamps:  (PTI)-Simple Sunflower
Dies:  (PTI)-Tag Sale #7, Simple Sunflower, Rickrack Border; (Spellbinders)-Labels Trio
Stencil:  (TH)-Dot Fade
Ink:  VersaMark, Distress Inks, Archival Ink
Other:  Gesso, Clear Embossing Powder, Gelly Roll Pen, Hemp Cord, Twill Tape, Foam Tape

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Clear-Embossing, Patterned Paper, TAG-CARD

Just sharing a top-folding TAG-CARD with clear-embossed tulips, 
("Hello" is one of my favorite sentiments to use.)

Arlene asked us to use the following:
  • At least one Hero Arts stamp
  • A die-cut, or punch, or embossed panel
  • At least one embellishment

Stamps:  (Hero Arts): Newspaper Tulips, Say It All
Dies:  (PTI)-Tag Sale #7, XL Rickrack Border; (Spellbinders)-Label
Punch:  Martha Stewart-Border Punch
Ink:  VersaMark, Aquamarine
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Cuttlebug-Embossing Folder, Hemp Cord, Gems, Foam Adhesive, Patterned Paper

Happy Spring!
Thanks for your visit.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PTI-March 2014 Blog Hop-High Gloss

The theme for the PTI-March 2014-Blog Hop is:  High Gloss.
I clear-embossed the sentiment die-cut, & used Glossy Accents on the heart.
For added dimension, the white panel is popped up with foam adhesive.

I am also playing along with Betsy's, PTI-Make It Monday #157: DIY Cover Plates.
To create the background, I used the following:
Bubble Talk Die Collection
2009 Bitty Dot Basics Patterned Paper Collection

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014


I made this top-folding TAG-CARD for Heather's 90-Minute Scramble.
(All stamps are by Hero Arts.)

I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Tag It.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Watercoloring - TAG-CARD

I stamped the Hero Arts-Post Card stamp twice, to create a top-folding TAG-CARD.
These were the steps I took to create the watercolored panel:
  • covered a book page with gesso
  • used reinkers & water to do the watercoloring
  • splattered watered-down Black Soot-Distress Ink
  • splattered watered-down black acrylic paint (for a more intense black)
  • splattered watered-down (Golden Acrylics)-Iridescent Gold (Fine)
(It was difficult to photograph the gold splatters.)

I'm playing along with the following challenges:

All stamps are by Hero Arts, & the sentiment die is by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for your visit.