Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Little Stampers August Sketch Challenge

Hello and Happy August!! Summer is really flying by and I can't believe it's already August. That means it's time for a new sketch challenge over at the Happy Little Stampers blog. Here's the sketch inspiration for August

And here's my card:

I started by embossing the front of my white cardstock panel using a Polka Dot embossing folder from Sissix. The sweet library card is one of a set of eight from the Cameo Shoppe on Etsy. I love the colors and they print beautifully!!
I added a banner stamped using PTI's Heart 2 Heart #5 and the sentiment from Say It With Style.

Be sure to hop over to the Happy Little Stampers blog to see the rest of the design teams beautiful cards and join in on the challenge.

Thanks so much for visiting! Blessing~

Texture Kissing with PaperTrey Ink MIM

In Monday's Make-It Monday video with Lizzy Jones, she shares how to add texture to solid stamps using a technique called "Texture Kissing". You can find all the details in her VIDEO HERE.

I used the every fabulous Rosie Posie to try my hand at texture kissing using the patterned stamps from Half & Half. My little ink pads are a little over-inked so I ended up using the Half & Half stamp to stamp the flower image after I had kissed the Rosie Posie stamp to it. Does that make sense? Therefore, I have a backward or mirrored image of the actual flower stamp. You can see that you can barely see the texture on the leaves because that was straight from the leaf stamp after kissing. The pattern on the flower is more visible because I stamped it using the Half & Half stamp.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sweet Daisies!!

This card was made for the challenge over at My Creative Time using these YUMMY summer colors!!

Here's my card using their super adorable new set called Hey There Little Lady

I embossed some lines down the front of the card using the Martha Stewart Score Board. The square is cut using MFT's Stitched Square Frames and the cute little images were colored using Copics.

Because I couldn't put this set down today, I made another card just for the fun of it.

I used a few different mediums to color these daisies, starting with colored pencils, a white chalk paint pen, Copics and a white gel pen for the final details.

I'm also entering this card into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Grateful For You

Just popping in to post this card to the Simon Says Sparkle And Shine challenge.

I used the beautiful flowers from PTI"s new Vintage Linens and colored them in using copics. I added sparkle and shine using Stickles to the centers and details of the flowers.

I'm also entering this card into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Saturday, July 25, 2015

PTI July Blog Hop

Playing along with PTI's July Blog Hop! Here's the pretty inspiration photo

I created two cards

I started with a Rustic Cream cardstock base. I inked on the grid pattern using Antique Linen Distress ink. I then added the script background in fine linen using Background Basics Text. The leaves from Songbird were stamped in Spring Moss and then the roses from Sweet Life were stamped in Sweet Blush, Autumn Rose and Scarlet Jewel. The rose leaves from Sweet Life were stamped using Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse. A strip of ribbon was wrapped on the panel and I added the scalloped oval and stamped oval from Spellbinders. The sentiment is from Wishing You. I cut two butterflies from the polka dot vellum using Beautiful Butterflies and heat embossed the edges in gold. A couple of pearls in the center of the butterfly finishes this card off.

This next card uses the same Rustic Cream cardstock base. I added a panel of Scarlet Jewel cardstock and a panel of printed paper from my scraps and cut the butterflies using Beautiful Butterflies, again from scraps. The edges of the butterflies were heat embossed in gold with a pearl in the centers. The banner was stamped and heat embossed again in gold, using Boutique Borders Sympathy set.
Enjoy the rest of the hop! Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Playing with Chevron

I almost forgot to post these two festive Halloween cards I made for the Addicted To CAS Chevron Challenge.

I used the positive and negative spaces cut using PTI's Chevron Cover Plate, from each panel to create two Halloween cards. The pumpkins are from MFT's Primitive Pumpkins set, an oldie but a goodie and one definitely worth keeping!! The leafy flourish is also from MFT and the pages are cut using PTI's Notebook Die.

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Water Coloring with Die Cut Stencils

I finally found time to play in my craft room and join the Make-it Monday challenge with Lexi Daly. She's so clever using her die cuts as stencils to watercolor. Here's my attempt at watercoloring using the Hearts Cover Plate as my stencil.

I used my new ZIG Clean Color Brush Pens to color in the hearts trying to add shadows for depth. Ha! I definitely need practice using those pens!

You can check out Lexi's video HERE

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit