Monday, December 4, 2017

Make It Monday -Fan Brush Trees


It has been ages since I've done a MIM challenge - but I couldn't resist this one!  Winter trees are my favorite Christmas card image,  I love to use watercolors when I can.  AND I actually own 2 fan brushes!!  The fan brush makes it easy to create a dappled effect for trees and grasses.  
Used PTI Enchanted Evening for the mat and card.  The sentiment come from "Ways to Say - Merry Christmas,
Some glitter makes the snow come alive. Loved making this!  

One more Christmas card done!                                                                            

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Stamp Affaire #8 - a second bronze challenge


Another Bronze Anniversary challenge. This time I decided to make my own "bronze". 

I used a combination of orange zest and dark chocolate inks on white cardstock, from which I had die-cut the filigreed Mix and Match Scollops.  I sponged on Versamark and then dusted with gold Perfect Pearls, since I didn't have bronze.  Actually, it turned out pretty well!

Stamp Affaire #8 - Bronze


Yay!  No brown!!!

The focus of this challenge was bronze and we had metallic bronze paper on hand!
It looked awful plain when I first finished, but leave it to Barb to figure out that we needed to add a bit of bling to ours. This was easy and fun --and we have time to grab a bite of lunch before the next challenge starts.

Stamp Affaire #7 - Another Wool Challenge



Well we were supposed to make "cookies" out of felt for this one. I opted to make mine with Copic pens and PTI's Friendship Jar.  Some gingham and old fashioned wallpaper seemed to go well with the Halloween cookies!

Stamp Affaire #8 - Wool



Here we go again- another day of Stamp Affaire!  This morning's first challenge involved using some fall leaves made of two pieces of wool felt, stitched together..

Our sewing needles wouldn't go through the felt, so we "stitched" ours with copic markers. I loved the fall theme of Heather Nichol's design. 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Stamp Affaire - #6 Iron



I can not make another brown card!

This challenge was to create something resembling rusted iron. 
Our texture paste wasn't working anyway so I went off on my own and opted for something that would look like oxidized copper instead. 

At least it's colorful!  I blended several inks - Orange Zest, Hawwaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, and dusted here and there with gold Perfect Pearls.







Stamp Affaire - Wood #2


I LOVE color!!!  So when the second challenge involved wood and autumn leaves and wood, 
I went to town!

I used Zig watercolor pens on dampened cardstock. The rest came together in a snap.