Monday, 24 June 2013

Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge

This month's challenge is to add a touch of gold to a paper crafted project.

I am so sick right now with a streptococcuslollapalooza infection, with a very nasty summer cold thrown on top of it just to make things interesting. Thanks, Karina.

So to distract myself from my misery I've made three gold-touched projects. First up is a scrapbooking layout, with some gold sequins scattered about.

A super simple layout with just white cardstock, a bit of October Afternoon patterened paper, gold sequins, PTI double ended banner die, background and title die cut with my Silhouette.

Next up are two cards I had fun making with PTI Lovely Layers stamps and die cuts. I just got this stamp set recently and am finally using (and loving it). I did gold embossing with the leave's detail stamp but, as you can see in this card, the embossing powder I have is not really a shiny gold, it's very dull.

So, for my second card I decided to mix in some glitter embossing powder that I had on hand. The results were not perfect, but the best I could do with what I had on hand. (June 24th is a holiday in Québec and no stores were open so I couldn't go looking for anything better.)

So, for good measure I scattered some gold sequins on these two cards also. Complete sequin free-for-all madness! (I'm lucky I had some of these at home.)

Supplies for these two cards are all from PTI except for:

Thanks a million card: Fancy Pants patterned paper, Fresh Ink Sugar ink
Thanks for everything card: Fresh Ink Island ink, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles die

Friday, 14 June 2013

Second Post for Papertrey MIM #120: Overlapping Ombre

My second card (I actually made this one first) more obviously uses the ombre technique. I'm really liking it, especially with the sentiment (translation: thanks for brightening up my day). I used Snowflake Flurries for this but I see only sunshine, that's how versatile this stamp set is.

Some of my grandsons are spending the rest of the weekend with us, so it's going to be busy, busy, busy with baseball games and dinner at the restaurant and all kinds of exciting things!


Stamp: PTI Snowflake Flurries
Cardstock: PTI Stampers Select White
Ink: PTI Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile
Dies: Spellbinders circle; MFT Fishtail Flags Stax
Computer-generated sentiment

Papertrey MIM #120: Overlapping Ombre

Playing along this week. Actually have two cards but one is not ready for posting yet due to DH computer fiddlings/improvements (don't ask).

I used Snowflake Flurries (for both of my cards actually). Here I used the back of one of the large stamps and just played around with positioning, and added smaller accents and stamped off circles.

Stamps: PTI Snowflake Flurries (images), Mini Blooms (sentiment)
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's Select White and Soft Stone
Inks: PTI Lemon Tart, Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold; Memento Angel Pink; Versafine Smoky Gray
Dies: PTI Doubled-Ended Banners

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Papertrey Make It Monday #119: Flagged Borders

Thought I would play along this week and decided to do a scrapbook layout. This is my favourite ever photo of my four grandsons together. We've taken literally hundreds (if not thousands) of photos of each of them, but it's rarer to get them all in one photo at the same time. Every Christmas we make a point of taking group shots and while Christmas last year produced super cute photos, this one remains my favourite. So deserving of a flagged banner!


PTI Framed Out #12 (stamp and dies), Fabulous Frames dies, Heart Prints dies, Seeing Stars dies, Double-Ended Banners dies, Tag Sale #5 dies, Herringbone impression plate, Rustic Cream cardstock

MFT Sentiment Strips & Fishtail Flags Stax dies

Lil Inkers Large Bow die

Patterned Papers: Amy Tangerine, Sassafras Lass, Dear Lizzy, Pebbles, My Mind's Eye

May Arts ribbon

October Afternoon tin pin

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Silhouette Cameo for my title