Monday, July 25, 2016

Masters #3

I loved watching Kay's watercolor video for PTI's Masters Challenges and had to try the technique out, too...

I used Leaf Prints and a sentiment from Harvest Berries.

I was worried about my color blending skills and that I might end up with browns! So I used all pink, red, orange, and yellow Distress Inks, with the exception of the sentiment that I stamped in waterproof StazOn before I started!  At the end, I ran this through my Cuttlebug with the Canvas side of the Canvas/Linen Impression plate.  It helped to flatten it, and gave it nice texture, too!

PTI Masters #2

Another challenge for the Papertrey Ink Masters Stamp-A-Faire.  This one was for the first challenge, Masters Color Combinations...


I chose the Andrew Wyeth combination from 'Christine's World"...Cocoa Bean, Kraft, Stormy Sea, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush and actually made a beach card...

Stamp sets for my shaker card were Flipping Out and Wonderful Words:  Hello for the sentiment.  It's a little difficult to see by the white background is embossed with a big stripe embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  Whenever I see a color scheme that scares me a bit, I add a lot of white!

My Stormy Sea was is actually "Stormy Sky" (and Shabby Shutters) inks from Tim Holtz blended on the outline of the Cover Plate: Waves die I used at the back of my shaker.  Didn't have any shade of this for sequins, so I ended up going a little "Hawaiian Shores" :).

Papertrey Ink Masters

Hello!  Long time, no see!  I have missed stamping these last two months, and was excited to see all of the fun challenges posted at Papertrey Ink for their Stamp-a-Faire "Masters" theme!

For my first challenge, I decided to play along with Melissa's "Floral Impressionism" Challenge.

I used the sets Color Pop Florals, Layered Banner Banter, and Background Basics: Tiny Types on the corners. Used Melissa's embossing technique as well as her "old" Gelato smudging technique, and sponging with Distress inks to make my soft, pastel flowers!