Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Happy day before Thanksgiving everyone! Today is the day of the monthly Papertrey Ink blog hop. I am super excited this month as I was able to find the time to get a card done for it.

I had so many ideas based on the inspiration photo. Loved the colors and the fact that there was some sparkle. I started this by heat embossing the ornaments and snowflakes onto a panel of watercolor paper. Then I pulled out my Brusho watercolor pigment powders for the background. I am still SO in love with these powders, their colors are so vibrant and they are so fun to work with.


After the panel dried I then stamped the sentiment , drew the strings and bows and added the sequins to the ornaments. I then decided that I wanted the sentiment to stand out a bit more so I pulled out my white gel pen and outline just the 'JOY'.


Here's the photo that was the inspiration for this month's blog hop...

Thanks everyone for stopping by to take a peek.


Stamps: 2011 Holiday Tags
              Tree Trimming Trio
              Snowflake Serenade
                           Vintage Ornament Additions
     Two Feet Deep
                   Instant Photo: Holidays

Watercolors: Brusho Pigment Powders (Turquoise, Leaf Green)


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challnege

Happy Sunday everyone! It's the 15th of the month which means that it is time for another Sparkle & Shine challenge. The photo inspiration for this one is very "November-y" and just plain perfect for this time of the year!

For my card I chose first to put to use the chevron from the pillow, the fall leaves in the wreath and the texture of the background wall.


I was super excited with how those leaves turned out, they look really cool in person. For my background I used an embossing folder. For the chevrons I used a terra cotta die cut and then covered it with black and white die cut chevrons, making sure to leave some space in between for my Pretty Pink Posh sequins.
Lastly, I added a bit of shimmer to the die cut 'hello' with a Wink of Stella pen.


We'd love to have you join us and participate in the challenge. Click HERE to head over and see what the other design team members were inspired to make and to add your own project to the link. If you play along you could be the winner of a $25 gift certificate to Winnie & Walter!

Thanks for taking a peek, enjoy the rest of your day!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sparkle & Shine November 1st Challenge

Happy November!It's the first which means that it is time for another Sparkle & Shine Challenge. This week's inspiration photo is all about the greens, blues, and purples...colors that are right up my alley!


I started this with a panel of watercolor paper, some heat embossing and some Inspired Blueprint Distress Ink.  I heat embossed the stamps with white first and then applied a watercolor wash on one side of the flowers. Before I let the color wash dry I sprinkled it with some salt, which gave it the marbled look. A little extra bonus to the salt application was that where the blooms occurred a little hint of purple came shining through.

After the wash was dry I then painted in the flowers and leaves with Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, and Cracked Pistachio. The sentiment was then stamped in black and outlined with a white gel pen.
Lastly, I embellished the flowers with some Clear Pretty Pink Posh sequins.


Here was this week's inspiration photo...

We'd love to see what you create using this photo. Just head over to the Sparkle & Shine blog (click HERE).  This challenge is being sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh. Join in on the fun and you could win  the following...