Friday, May 25, 2012

Make It Monday #2

3 patterned paper challenge from papetrey ink for the make it monday.  4th card tonight and I had to go masculine.  2 papers are from one pack yellow bicycle travler, the third is from echo park stripes and was a scrap.  And actually the main focus paper was actually from a random 12x12 I found on clearance.
Border punch from joannes
Sentiment papertrey ink "think big favorites 13" set.

Thanks for looking!  :)

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday

3 patterned papers challenge.  I did a cross between the scrap bin and a paper pack.  Might have done the tone on tone too but I didn't have enough variety in my paper packs....have always been a more clean and simple gal.

Make it Monday CHallenge of the 3 patterned papers

Bling it on Challenge at the Paper Shelter is why she has such a sparkly tailfeathers....I wouldn't have done that without the challenge, so I guess it was a good thing I entered....I love the sparkle bling.  I might even add a few extra rhinestones in the centers of the flowers on the Birdie...hmmm.

Fab n Funky is asking for new beginnings and since I have no reason for a new something card...I have used my new stamp set of the Tweet Tweet from Papertrey Ink.  

Sketch Saturday is where I got my sketch.  Love where it led me on this card.  Love the look.  CAn't wait to give this to someone.

And the colors were inspired by the Bright bold colors challenge of the Paper Pretties


Patterned papers from echo park, spring time and dots and stripes
Tweet Tweet stamp and Tiny Tags from Papertrey Ink
SU dark pink (don't know name anymore)
Stickles on the tail
Black embossing powder
Yea!  Fun card!  :)  thanks for looking!

May Papertrey Ink Blog hop...masculine

This is the photo inspiration for the Papertrey Ink's May Blog Hop.
I am still trying to make a male card every time I do any female card.  It is not as good as my first.  At least in the way of matching the inspiration photo, but I am sure it will be loved as a fathers day car.
Clear embossing chevron stamp on the black cs, white circle embossed with embossing folder...kinda like stripes, don't know name...celebrate stamp set and die with masculine motif sentiment for the happy fathers day.

These are the challenges that I will be entering this card into beyond the pti blog hop!

Simon Says stamps  Special Male CArd
Charisma Cardz Challenges us to use no flowers

May Blog Hop for Papertrey Ink

Here is the photo inspiration for the may pti blog hop.

Here is my first interpretation.

Supplies used....

All pti cardstock

Stamps: frilly flowers, out on a limb for sentiment, houndstooth

tools: mat stack 4 and layerz and frilly flowers dies, lace impression plate

White embossing powder

I think next I will try and do a black background what I come up with in an hour or so more...but  I like this photo and love the colors and simplicity it insprires in me, so I am running on this one trying to make as many as I can tonight!  I made this half as my kids were getting ready to go out to eat, finished it while they "watered" the plants...aka, half of themselves...and got half the posting done while doing teeth and jammies!  Now they are asleep and I want to try and get more done!  I am motivated!  :)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

My first rosetta/rolled flower

This week at Papertrey Inks make it monday challenge, they challenged us to use border dies to make felt rosettes.  My first time ever even USING a rosette on a card.  I am really out of my confort zone!

Krafting kimmie challenge was a sketch and I got my new little fairy from 7 kids college fund online store (paid for from a CHALLENGE I won last week!!!)  today in the am, so I was really excited to ink her up!

I felt the flowers and hummingbird made this card work for a "in the garden" challenge at the Secret Crafter Saturday challenge.

Isabella the fairy fits the "fairy, angel"challenge at Sweet Stampin Challenge.

The fairy wings and the humming bird are covered in sickles gives the sparkle which is the Cute Card Thursday challenge.

Sweet Blush Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Echo Park Patterned paper dots/stripes
SU brown Cardstock
Spellbinders Oval and Oval Scallop dies
Joannes Pink Felt
Papertrey Ink Border Die: Rick Rack
Papertrey Ink Frilly Flowers Leaf dies
Copic markers, Stickles

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Design one, case three day!

So, I decided I needed to stamp tonight and inked up some stamps that had never been touched, some lightly used and one used a lot!

I had made these diecut flowers for the Papertrey Ink Make it monday color challenge and never made a card with them.  So I did tonight.

But, then I did a big oops when I stamped the inside!  Hehe...
Stamps used:  PTI: Frilly Flowers (matching) dies), sentiment from Heart to Heart #2

Used stamp set/dies from PTI for bird called Tweet Tweet and the oval/scallop are spellbinders

Colors were based off the MIM color challenge again, the picture inspiration is above.

I had never used the medallion stamps and just love them, but never got them Off to case I did.    Used blueberry sky pti ink and cs.  sentiment is from masculine motifs.  Mendi medallion stamp set is also from pti.  I love that I got a manly card done today! 

Entering into the following challenges:
All Sorts Challenge Blog --for a man
Totally Papercrafts:  No pesky Girls allowed
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge: for the boys

  I used  the colors from the color challenge above again to do this medallion make a wish card.  I used the rule of three to make sure I had 3 of every color to help balance it out and it really made the difference!  I really like the way it turned out and love the colors together.  Raspberry fizz, summer sunrise, enchanted evening (I don't have royal velvet, figured the enchanted evening is pretty close!)  No poppy, too simple of card for too many colors!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Masculine birthday color challenge

Wow....creating original designs are just so much more difficult to do then just CASEing someone!

I have really been challenged...I think/hope in a good way in stretching my creativity in doing cards from scratch as challenged by the Make it Monday challenge of using color inspiration!

The picture of the color inspiration uses the following colors (I leave out vintage cream)
I chose this color combo because I thought it was the closest to being Masculine compared to the others!

I always try to make a masculine card when I am working on cards because I need them just as much in my life as the others!

I am not sure I like the leaves in right side and right bottom (which are covered).  but it is done and I hope it passes my husband's okay for guy enough so I can use it for my married nephew's birthday coming up! :)

Products Used:  all pti unless designated
Cardstock:  Kraft, linen, terracotta, aqua 
inks:  ranger distress inks vintage photo, antique linen, pti aqua
stamps:  masculine motif set, postmarks backgrounds set
others:  framed out 3 die, linen thread, spellbinder circle die, stars border die, sewing machine

I am also entering it into several other Challenges as follows....

Fab n Funky Maleness challenge...well, it is hopefully full of male ness
Simon Says STamp Birthday does say happy birthday
Papertake weekly Anything Goes...think it qualifies :)
Craft Your passion Lots of texture challenge...linen thread, sewing, tearing, poped up frame die...hope it counts!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

MIM color challenge #2, sympathy card

Second combo done....2 in one day! Impressing myself!  I never get this creative, this often.
Here is the color inspiration picture from the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge.

I left out melon berry color because I believe all sympathy cards should be some what simple, and boy was I having a hard time with even this many colors!

Stamps:  Out on a limb , tweet talk
Cardstock: blush, canyon, leaf lemon,
Inks: canyon, leaf, black, versamark
Others:  Spellbinder die, SU button die, linen thread, glossy accents

(The versamark ink was using the tweet talk bird tail outline on the yellow for a little something, not sure how will it showed up!)

There are 3 button diecuts glued together and topped with glossy accents to try to make it look real.

Is there too much going on for a sympathy?
Thinking back looking at it I think I should left out the canyon base layer, made the blush later under bigger, then made a big button out of the canyon and put it under the yellow one.  Hmmmm.....  a thought for next time.

Make it monday wedding shower card.

Actually designed my card from start to finish just like Nicole challenged us to do in the Make It Monday Challenge.  She walked us through her design process starting with a color combo inspiration.  I loved learning how she uses 3 of each color to make sure things are balanced out.  That was good to know.  I think it helped me out alot on this card.

I have never used so little white cardstock in my LIFE!  But I love this card. 

First time I used all stamps and dies.  Just got the tag sale 6 die, tweet talk stamp set and dies and ric rack die yesterday, houndstooth is just seeing its first ink from last months order.  heart is from the heart to heart 2, which mostly got inked, just not the heart!
All cardstock and stamps/dies are from PTI.  Yellow/white bakers twine is from unknown place! :)

Here is my color inspiration choice.  Left out the melon berry color, although it is the cardstock under the houndstooth stamping....stamped with berry sorbet.  Only two aquas, but it takes center stage, so I let that one slide.  Blueberry On the birdie, heart and "a little birdie told me" (3).  Berry Sorbet ink for houndstooth, "you're getting married" and birdie die.  Harvest Gold on rickrack, tag topper and the white/yellow.

Overall I love how it turned out.  Will be giving to my niece for her wedding shower coming up in ...oohh... 16 days from now!  Yikes!  What gift will this be going on???  hmmm...have to work on that!

I plan is to make a card from each of the color challenge colors or at least from 6 more and enter them into the make it monday challenge!  :)  I love this challenge!!