This cute guy is from the set with the saxophone snowman. Equally adorable! The set comes with a “Merry Christmas” sentiment that looks like notes coming from either the saxophone or guitar. I was wishing for a “happy birthday to you” in the same style, I think that would be so perfect for a winter birthday with either of the musically inclined snowmen.
December 1st…time to break out the German Advent calendars! I even remembered to send them with Offspring1 & Offspring2 on the return run to campus last night.
Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Lawn Fawn Snow Day, LCI Paper Royal, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Real Red, inks – Copic B28, BG10, BV25, E19, E53, R29, RV11, YG95, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (rectangle), Stampin’ Up! (banner), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Hero Arts Liquid Platinum.
This week’s Papertrey Ink Make It Monday (#189) is titled “Impression Line Water Coloring”. The challenge is to use a cover plate (I don’t own any) to emboss, and then to watercolor the embossed image.
I embossed Papertrey Ink’s menorah inside a rectangle. The image is a bit small for this technique, but overall I am pleased with the result.
I got to use my new Kuretake Watercolor Paints – a splurge after a big project was recently completed.
The current Runway Inspired Challenge (ric#71) , is a tribute to iconic designer Oscar de la Renta, who recently passed away. Eight looks from his Spring 2015 show were provided as inspiration.
I chose this look:
The transparency of the dress immediately put VELLUM in my head. And the floral design reminded me of some washi tape that Offspring3 bought for my birthday last month.
I cut a frame of royal blue using Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles, and mounted vellum to the back of the frame. I added the washi tape to the back of the vellum (to diffuse the color more). I put two “thank you” die cuts together (and trimmed off one layer of the “u” that would sit on the blue frame), and mounted on the front of the vellum. I wanted the frame to be raised, so I added foam tape to the back. Hmmm….how about some sequins behind that frame?? I couldn’t resist, although I am wondering if I will ever use a shaker thank you card! No worries, I will find a use for it.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Paper – LCI Paper Royal, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Vellum, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Papertrey Ink (thank you), washi tape – Recollections, sequins – Doodlebug Designs.
These note cards were inspired by an print advertisement in one of the coupon inserts that came with the Sunday paper a few weeks ago. Printed poppies on thank you notes. Very pretty.
What if I try to make something similar? Hmmm….
I watercolored the round poppies and added the black centers. Once they dried, oh, my, love, Love, LOVE how they turned out.
Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, LCI Paper Royal,Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream. Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pink Passion (retired), ink -VersaFine Onyx Black, Reeve’s watercolors (part of a Klutz Press book – Watercolor for the Artistically Undiscovered – given to me by my ex-neighbor in one of her clean out phases), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.
Cover plates are these things that you use with a die cut machine, and they cut/emboss a piece of paper that is large enough for the front of a card.
Papertrey Ink asked us to make our own, using dies we have in our collections.
I used the PTI chevron die to make a primary color birthday card. I put the yellow cardstock through the die cut machine (I used my Sizzix Big Shot, I also have an older Provo Craft Cuttlebug) three times with the chevron die in different positions. I then layered the yellow over a piece of red cardstock. I cut chevrons out of white and blue as well, and glued those pieces into the negative spaces in the yellow.
If I make this card again, I would alternate the direction of the chevron die on the base paper, just for a little variety.
I covered a scrap of paper with sticky tape (X-Press It Double Sided Tape High Tack), then die cut my heart. Note to self…next time, match the color of the paper to the color of the glitter, so no “bald” patches peek through! I dumped on some chunky blue glitter, and really burnished it in with my finger.
The glitter still felt loose to me (chunky nature, I guess). So, I covered the heart with VersaMark Ink and UTEE embossing powder (and then heated it) twice to seal it all in.
Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Georgia Pacific White, LCI Paper Royal, Papertrey Ink White, inks – Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, VersaMark, die – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, glitter – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger UTEE clear, twine – We R Memory Keepers.
The latest Runway Inspired Challenge – ric#51 had me at COLOR. My original design had me referencing every detail in the photo. But I didn’t glue everything down right away. (see, I can learn to edit!)
I LOVE this blue/violet color (from LCI paper – Pop’Set Infra Violet, 89lb). The scrap of mulberry paper (very old, from Stampin’ Up!) is my nod to the umbrella.
Here is the inspiration look, from the L’Wren Scott Spring 2014 collection:
See you tomorrow!
Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – LCI Paper Pop’Set Infra Violet, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, mulberry paper, ink – VersaFine Smoky Gray, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, enamel dot – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.