Sunday, March 5, 2017

PTI Make It Monday #276 and Freshly Made Sketches #277

Hello everyone!! I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend. Cannot believe it is late Sunday afternoon. It sure goes by fast.

Charlotte and Chris were away at a robotic competition so I had the weekend to myself. I never mind the first day but two whole days in a row without anyone home I start to miss them. I think my dog does too because he wants constant attention!! It does not help that Chris was away on business this week so he didn't get any Daddy time.

Since I had a block of time yesterday, I made a bunch of cards. I will be sharing three with you today.

The first two are for PaperTrey Ink's "Make It Monday Challenge #276." Melissa Phillips challenged everyone to use colored pencils on kraft paper.

For my first card, I heat embossed PTI's "Botanical Blocks" with gold and used Prismacolor Pencils to color the image in.

I am going to apologize for my photos. They are quite dark and I could not get them any lighter. I need a better lighting system then I have right now. I actually took all the cards I made this weekend and photographed them in three different locations to see if I could get better lighting and wound up back with my light box!!

I layered the Kraft card stock over some "Lemon Tart Bitty Dot" (retired) patterned paper that I had die cut using PTI's "Basic Bookmark #3" die.

I wrapped a bit of jute around the top and then used Scrapbook Adhesive Foam to pop the panel up over an A2, top folding notecard that I had covered in Basic Grey patterned paper. I could not photograph the effect but my last step was cover the flower with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle.

My second card I created for this challenge I used PTI's "Botanical Blocks II" stamp set. I actually like this card better then the first.

I started off in basically the same way by heat embossing with Ranger Gold embossing powder but then die cut the panel using the matching dies.

I stamped a sentiment from PTI's "Bitty Butterflies" set onto a top folding A2 card using Hero Arts "Lavender" ink. I then layered a gold panel in the middle of the card stock.

I finished the card off by using Scrapbook Adhesive Foam to adhere the Kraft panel over the gold. My last step was to cover the flower with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Marker.

The last card I created I used Freshly Made Sketches #277 as my inspiration.

I started off by stamping Art Impression's "Celeste" stamp onto white card stock and coloring in with Copic Markers.

I enhanced the image by using Wink of Stella in "Clear" and "Gold," and covered the bracelet and the wine with Glossy Accents.

I die cut the panel using an MFT "Blueprint #13" die-namics and  layered the panel over an "Aqua Mist," A2, top folding card. I added the black embossed sentiment strip using foam adhesive.

The last touch was to add a few clear sequins. I also stamped the envelope (as well as the inside which I forgot to photograph) using Paper Smooches "Free Spirit" stamp set.

I had fun making all these cards this weekend. I want to thank you for stopping by today. Have a great night!!


Make it Monday Card #1
Stamp- PaperTrey Ink "Botanical Blocks"
Paper- Paper Studio "Kraft," PaperTrey Ink "Lemon Tart Bitty Dot," Basic Grey "Fiction" and PaperTrey Ink "Aqua Mist"
Dies-PaperTrey Ink "Basic Bookmark #3"

Make it Monday Card #2
Stamps-PaperTrey Ink "Botanical Blocks II" and "Bitty Butterflies"
Paper-Paper Studio "Kraft" and Stampin Up! "Pistachio Pudding," Tonic Studios "Metallic Mirrored Card Stock"
Ink-Delicata Golden Glitz and Hero Arts "Lavender
Dies-PaperTrey Ink "Botanical Blocks Basics Die" and MFT "Blueprints #13"

Freshly Made Sketches Card
Stamp-Art Impression "Celeste," Art Impressions "Wine Tasters" stamp set, Paper Smooches "Free Spirits"
Paper-PaperTrey Ink "Aqua Mist" and "True Black," Copic Mini Pack of Paper
Dies-My Favorite Things "Blueprints #13"
Other-Clear Sequins, Ranger Multi-Matte, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Clear and Gold markers, Ranger "White" Embossing Powder, Sizzix Big ShotWagner Heat GunScrapbook Adhesive Foam, Copic Markers