Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sandy Allnock Paint Along Watercolor Class

How amazing that you can take art classes on the internet!  I've been following Sandy's class this past week and finally had the time free to do a watercolor with the basic set of Daniel Smith paints.   I was surprised at how intense the pigments are.   A teensy dab will do it.  And this whole picture was done with only 3 colors.  I love mixing colors and my biggest challenge is in being subtle enough with it all.  It's amazing how much you can pick up just watching Sandy and listening.  I haven't done waterolors seriously since I was about 12 or 13 and I'm loving this!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Make It Monday 239

Today's "Make It Monday" was about customizing patterened paper and Lizzie Jone's use of polkadot  patterened paper gave me the idea for this card.  

Yellow. Pink and green sure looked perfect for an Easter card.  I used PTI's  "Hippity Hoppity" stamp and die set, along with Copic pens for extra color.
this was a fun card to make!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Paper Crafting Alphabet

This was such a fun challenge, -another one from Papertreyink's Birthday Celebration.
The challenge was to choose elements of your card, based on the letters of your name.  
Based on that, my elements were:

P = Use Pink somewhere in your project (the flowers)
O = Incorporate some kind of ombre effect (watercolored background)
LL = Lean your sentiment at an angle ( Thank You )
Y = Incorporate a shade of yellow

This was really fun!  (Though I admit I had to fuss with it a lot before 
I came up with the final results.). 

I used the "Branched Out" die to make a stencil and create the backgroound leaves.  The flowers are from "Vintage linens" and the framis is from the "Sprinkles" dies collection. I added a sketch-y quality with a black Sharpie pen.

A PTI Thank You Card


Lots of contests on Papertreyink this week, celebrating their 9th anniversary!
The challenge for this card was to make a "Thank You" card for the staff that packs and ships all our stuff so beautifully and efficiently.  I used PTI's Black and White paper with the outline design already applied.  Next was a die (Enclosed: Present) to create the gift and the tag.  I added the great big gold bow from the same set.   And a few touches of flowers with Copic pens.