Thursday, August 25, 2016

Papetrey Ink August Blog Hop - Bold Bloom

Hello all, today is the day of Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop. Nichole gave us an inspiration photo with some beautiful colours and texture.

Here is my card:

and here is the inspiration photo:
I created a few watercolour panels the other night with the intent of using one of them as a background for a card. When this particular panel dried, it looked so much like a flower that I decided to make it the focal point. I drew in some lines for petals and stamens (I feel that I should do more but am afraid of ruining it) and stamped the sentiment in Navy ink (I really do need to get myself a Misti - crooked again).

Stamps - Hands of Time (PTI)
Paper - Watercolour Paper (Strathmore), Stampers Select White CS for base (PTI)
Ink - Peerless Watercolours, Outdoor Denim (CTMH)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Peony Birthday Wishes

Hope you are enjoying the last days of summer. Haven't posted in a while. Today I have a card for Altenew's August inspiration challenge - you can find details here. I love the look of greys and pinks so when I saw the inspiration photo I knew I had to play along.

I stamped the beautiful floral image from Peony Bouquet in pinks and heat embossed the outline after the ink was dry with Silver EP. I die cut a card stock frame and heat embossed it with silver to match. Stamped my sentiment on vellum with StazOn ink, glued it between two frame die cuts then popped the frame up with 3D foam. I didn't have any black enamel dots so I heat embossed some green ones I had with black EP.

Stamps - Peony Bouquet, Birthday Greetings (Altenew)
Dies - Keep It Simple Frames (PTI)
Paper - Stampers Select White CS (PTI), Vellum
Ink - Morning Mist, Evening Gray, Lava Rock (Altenew), Baby Pink, Blush, Hollyhock (CTMH), Versamark, Silver EP, Black EP
Other - Enamel Dots