Monday, August 31, 2015

Papertrey Ink SAF 2015 - Runway Challenge

Well, it's Monday and this is my final card for this year's Stamp-a-Faire celebration at Papertrey Ink. I didn't complete all of the challenges, but am happy with the six that I did get done. Below is the Runway inspiration photo selected by Ashley.

And here is my card

I do love how this turned out. I also used Maile Belles' sketch from the Patterns challenge.

Stamps - The Sweet Life, Meadow Greens (PTI)
Dies - The Sweet Life (PTI)
Paper - True Black CS, Stampers Select White CS, Sheer Basics Vellum (PTI)
Ink - Versamark, White EP, Clover Meadow, Sweet Leaf, Tulip, Baby Pink, Sorbet inks (CTMH)

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Papertrey Ink SAF 2015 - Pins + Needles Challenge

This challenge is all about using stick pins, machine stitching or stamped stitches on your project. Melissa, Amy and Heather offer some great tips in their videos - check them out here.  I chose to use a decorative pin for my project and while I had my patterned papers out, decided to add some of those as well.

I also used Nichole's layout from the pattern challenge.

Stamps - Stylish Sentiments: Birthday (PTI)
Paper - DP - Teresa Collins, Stampers Select White CS (PTI)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Other - seam binding, stick pin, beads

Papertrey Ink SAF 2015 - Mix & Match Challenge

Betsy Veldman and Dawn McVey offer some great tips on matching patterned papers and colours in this segment of SAF 2015. I chose to work with patterned papers for this challenge. I realized I don't use a lot of patterned paper on my cards so this was a nice change for me.

I used four different papers on this card. I kept the design simple and let the papers do their thing.

Stamps - Thank  You Kindly (PTI)
Paper - Sycamore Street DP (SU), Stampers Select White CS (PTI)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Other - bakers twine

Papertrey Ink SAF 2015 - Thread Challenge

Well, it is now Sunday and I am still working on yesterday's Stamp-a-Faire challenges at Papertrey Ink. Check out these great video tutorials by Laura and Danielle on using thread and twine. I chose to make a thread nest and have to admit that I basically CASE'd Laura's card here. Love how it turned out, except I need to get me some of that great thread that Laura uses.

Stamps - Boutique Borders: Birthday (PTI)
Dies - Chevron Vertical Coverplate (PTI)
Paper - Stampers Select White CS, Soft Stone CS, True Black CS (PTI)
Ink - Versa Mark, White EP, Pacifica, Sweet Leaf, Juniper (CTMH)
Other - thread, black pearls (Kaiserkraft)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Papertrey Ink SAF 2015 - Pattern Challenge

The fun continues at PTI today. This is my second completed challenge, to utilize one of the designers' go to card patterns. I selected this great design by Dawn McVey.

Here is my card

Stamps - Doodle-i-doo, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday (PTI)
Dies - Doodle-i-doo (PTI), Labels Ten (Spellbinders)
Paper - Stampers Select White CS, Sheer Basics Vellum (PTI), Neena Solar White CS
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, Clear EP, various Copics
Other - rhinestones

Papertrey Ink STAMP-A-FAIRE 2015 - Paper Fashion Extravaganza

Good morning all! today is the day of PTI's all day stamping event. This year's theme is all about fashion. If you haven't taken part in the past it is definitely worth checking out. Great challenge, how-to-videos, fun and prizes all day long.

The warm up challenge for the day is a bridal challenge - create a wedding card using only white supplies. Here is my creation:

Stamps - Botanical Silhouettes (PTI)
Dies - Heart Border, Bloom Builders 3, Doodle-i-doo (PTI)
Paper: Stampers Select White CS, Sheer Basics Vellum (PTI)
Ink - Versa Mark, Silver EP
Other - Rhinestones

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop - Weaving

Hello all. It has been a while. Today is Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop. Here is the inspiration photo:

Rather than the colours, what spoke to me in this photo was 'texture'. I wanted to include wool in some way in my project and ended up finding this fabulous tutorial on weaving wall hangings, so decided to try to create a miniature wall hanging for my card.

I do love how this turned out. This was actually my test piece, I ran out of time to create another. It was a lot of fun and I plan to do more of it, but probably on a larger scale. The warp strings (vertical) are supposed to be worked into the back of the piece, but on this scale I found hiding the ends a little challenging so I just trimmed them and then glued the piece to heavy cardstock. You can see that the weaving is starting to loosen a bit, so hiding the fibres is probably a better option.

Here is a shot of the frame and work in progress:

Thanks for looking, hope you are enjoying the blog hop.

Supplies: Rustic White CS (PTI), Stylish Sentiments: Birthday (PTI), Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers), various yarns and fibres