Thursday, June 30, 2011

Make-It-Monday #21 2-Step Polaroid Masking

Make-it-Monday # 21



Good Morning!

I was so smitten with Nichole Heady's Papertrey Ink countdown post for Mehndi Medallions, I had to try my own version using this 2-step technique.  It has become a card for my son's 28th birthday.  The overall "artsy style" and kraft and black color scheme seemed very masculine and appropriate for our artistic son.
What is more fun than randomly stamping three different sized stamps all over a piece of paper to make a background?  Making four background designs before choosing this one!  The sentiment was underlined with a fine tip black marker. There's little booboo there that seemed better to me than a perfectly straight line so there was no redo.  The center panel is raised with dimensional foam.  The finishing touch for me was the texture of the loop of black ribbon folded in toward the focal image and secured with black pearls.

Thanks so much for the encouraging comments so far on my new blog!

Glad you stopped by today,


Materials used:
PTI card stock-Kraft, Black
PTI stamp sets-Mehndi Medallion, Graceful Vases (Happy Birthday)
ink-Frost by Colorbox, Tuxedo Black by Memento
ribbon-Hobby Lobby
Black Pearls-Hero Arts

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Make-it-Monday #20 Reverse Masking


Hi there!  Better late than never for the Make-it-Monday challenge.

 In the beginning of this project, I wanted the dragonfly embossed in gold and painted with the mixture of Smooches colors against stark white.  Unfortunately, I swiped across the paint before it was dry and left a soft smudge.  That's when I realized a simple repair could be made using the reverse mask technique.  Using a Nestabilities die as my mask, I applied a combination of Ranger's Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters with an Inkssentials foam applicator.  Of course, at this point the entire design changed, and I think for the better.  One thing lead to another, specifically the gold embossed edges and sentiment stamp.  My husband suggested the Kraft mat layer and I mounted it on my favorite color of card stock, Aqua Mist.   The Kraft and Aqua Mist combo feels like the beach to me-colors of the sea and sand...I can feel the breeze and smell the salt air as I imagine sitting under an umbrella, reading until I doze off.  I love summer!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

June Papertrey Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to the June Papertrey Blog Hop!  We are so thrilled to see you here!  First, the challenge...
We thought we would start a short inspirational series with the Blog Hops for the next few months as a fun way to spice things up!  This month we are providing you with a beautiful photo to help trigger some creative ideas with color!  This inspirational photo is just dreamy and it's the perfect thing to give you a creative jumpstart that will lead to nothing but fabulous results!  We look forward to seeing everyone's interpretations using this inspiration!  

My Entry-I had so much fun making the little "tutu" embellishment and using these yummy ice cream colors.  Thanks for taking a look-I'd love to hear your thoughts!

June Papertrey Blog Hop


WhiteCard_ Hobby Lobby
PTI CardStock-Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet
PTI stamp set-Wonderful Words Additions
PTI die- Wonderful Words "you"
Other:  Tissue, copic markers, Martha Stewart Crystal glitter

First Post Ever!

Hello and welcome to my blog!  This feels as though I jumped off a virtual cliff without a parachute.  We shall see how I land.  I love papercrafting cards and gifts for friends but find that I have more things made than I can give away!  I hope you will enjoy seeing some of the things I make as well as find inspiration of your own to launch into a personal challenge of artistic proportions!  Thanks for stopping by!