March 31, 2013

noted: happy day

Happy Easter. I hope that you’ve been able to spend a wonderful day with your family whether or not you celebrate this holiest of days. Without having little ones around the house, the festivities surrounding our Easter celebration have changed drastically. As a result, I had some time to play with paper and stamps this evening and gave Betsy’s Make It Monday a try. The challenge for MIM#109 is to heat emboss on a watercolor image.

Please excuse the messy embossing. The drafting paper that I used held onto everything.

Using the violets image from PTI’s Year of Flowers Collection, I added the color using the back of the violet stamp and some Heidi Swapp Color Shine. When I started the card, my intention was to capture the look of a field sketchbook, so I stamped onto drafting paper and backed it with Fawn & Flora Ledger paper (K&Company). That muted, journal feel was quickly abandoned after I tried out my new container of Zing! gold glitter embossing powder. (The jar was sitting right in front of me, tempting me. I succumbed.)

I got a little carried away with the gold glitter embossing powder, which is how the gold chevron ended up on the card. With that addition, I decided to enter this card in the Moxie Fab World Chevron Challenge.

Remember to take note of your happy days. Hope you have an overwhelming number of them.


March 25, 2013

a little mix of 2peas, mfw and pti

This card came about after I watched a video from the artclass with Wilna workshop at Two Peas in a Bucket. (This is an incredible workshop. Wilna Furstenberg is a gifted teacher/coach/cheerleader.) I knew that I wanted to work with tulle and sequins and spring-like colors. The card evolved a little bit more when I decided to incorporate Moxie Fab World’s ombre challenge into its design.

The card was completed the day the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop using sequins was announced. I quickly decided to hold off on publishing it to my blog until the twenty-fifth – not such a hard thing to do as you can tell from my archives – and sharing it during the blog hop.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.


PS - This is one of those cards that looks better in real life. I truly wish that I did a better job photographing my cards.