I cut a piece of chipboard to a 5x7 size, applied gesso on the base and used Gelatos to create my background. Then, I added some stamping and stenciled my flower using Ferro in Graphite. Thanks for visiting! Ingredients: STAMPlorations/ARTplorations Happy Flower stencil; Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Bitty Grunge, Psychedelic Grunge; PTI Star Prints (sentiment)
Not only does the background have the ombre look but the plant itself has it too a bit. Plant/planter was stamped, cut out and colored with color pencils. Thanks for visiting! Ingredients: Hero Arts Newspaper background, Stamp Your Own Succulents; Reverse Confetti Lots to Say
Although I do have this leaf stencil, I went with the Happy Flowers stencil to use with my colored embossing paste. I love the colors she used and went with similar ones. Here's my card:
I went more one layer and simple, forgoing the thread and gem accents and minimizing the use of black text that was more prominent in Lauren's card. Thanks for visiting! Ingredients: STAMPlorations Happy Flowers stencil; PTI One Liners: Happy, Wet Paint
I love Ellen Hutson's Mix it Up Challenges, but I have limited EH sets to work with, so I was super excited when this month's challenge was to use products from My Favorite Things along with Ellen's. I don't have a ton of MFT goodies, but I have some great sentiment sets from them and decided on making a birthday card. YAY!
I just got some Brushos and decided on making a watercolored card with them. Check it out:
Here's a detail pic:
I white-embossed Mondo Magnolia on water color paper and then sprinkled Brushos over each flower and misted a bit to let the magic happen, also used a wet brush to fill in spots.
Thanks for visiting!
Ingredients: Essentials by Ellen Mondo Magnolia; MFT Birthday Greetings, Blueprints #11 (panel), Layered Treat Tag (banner)
PTI's Make it Monday is back after a short break and we start off the new year with the "a la carte" Make it Monday Challenge which gives you a chance to go back through the year's challenges, pick one and make a project. So many to chose from that I didn't get to do last year, but I finally settled down on Dawn McVey's Layering Cover Plate Die Cuts - MIM #200 (link to that original challenge here.)
I finally got PTI's Peony cover plate and knew I wanted to use it for this challenge as Dawn did in here demo. Love this die! So pretty! So here is my first card for 2016, made for the first time with this die:
Here's a detail pic:
I went with 2 pinks - Raspberry Fizz and Hibiscus Burst with a vintage cream base.