Saturday, February 6, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches #222, PaperTrey Ink Inspiration Card Challenge and some snow!!

Happy Saturday everyone!! It has not been a fun twenty four hours here at my house. It started off well and good with a snow day yesterday. I got up early and did tons of laundry and spent some time in my craft room. At about 2:30 p.m., the power went off....and did not come back on until 12:30 p.m. today. It was quite a chilly night last night!! We do have a portable generator but the fumes made me sick because it was a bit too near the house, so we did not have it on all night.

Then while I was brushing my teeth this morning, I knocked the electric tooth brush charger into the toilet. Don't ask me how this happened but it did. Not sure how I will be charging my tooth brush but thinking I will be brushing old school. My dentist won't be happy as that electric toothbrush has given me some good check ups. It makes my teeth shine!!

Anyway, BEFORE all this happened, I was able to make a card using Freshly Made Sketches #222 and the PaperTrey Ink Inspiration Color Challenge. PaperTrey is having their 9th Anniversary celebration and having some fabulous challenges. Be sure to check it out!! Here is my card:

I chose Kay Miller's card and tried to "channel" her as she is a FABULOUS designer. It did not come out exactly as I pictured it but I like it.

Here is the sketch and the color card that inspired this card:

I started the card off by using Orange Zest and Summer Sunrise ink as watercolor. Kay often uses water coloring on her cards and tends to use the most fabulous colors. I was inspired by her stunning backgrounds so I decided to give it a try.

I then die cut the panel when the ink was dry and mounted it onto a Raspberry Fizz patterned paper card base.

I then added an Orange Zest border that I die cut using PTI's "Journal Card Border Dies" and a frame in Summer Sunrise that I die cut using the PTI frame die.

I then stamped and die cut flowers using PaperTrey's "One Big Happy" limited edition stamp and die collection using Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Sweet Blush and Simply Chartreuse dye ink. I also die cut the "happy" sentiment out of black paper to add over the frame.

I adhered the flowers and the pink sentiment strip using foam adhesive. I then added the three clear sequins using matte adhesive.

My last step was to use clear Wink of Stella over the orange and yellow flower centers.

I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by today. Have a great night!!

PaperTrey Ink "One Big Happy" Limited Edition Stamp and Die Collection