Sunday, March 30, 2014

MIM #157: DIY Cover Plates

 Barely making it again for MIM! 
I went old school & pulled out the butterflies!

Trying out the Tsukineko Radiant NEON ink!! LOVE!

Fun technique- I can see using this again!

We made it through the PTA vortex of March!! Lol. Tuesday is my sweet girl's birthday & she's been asking for a kitten for such a long time.... Surprising your child with exactly what they want? 
Meet Annie Crookshanks. 
Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March 2014 PTI Blog Hop

Super quick for me- I've got a shiny umbrella to share for the hop!
I created it with layers of UTEE.
Raindrop stencil is Dreamweaver- I embossed it too, although difficult to see the raindrops are raised- so will link to the Moxie Fab World Stencil challenge too!!
ETA: I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Mallard for the raindrops; Paper is DCWV
Happy Hopping!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

MIM #156: 3D stamp paint

This week the challenge was to add dimension with paint. I didn't have the paint that Melissa used so I thought I'd try adding to acrylic paint. I can tell you not to add gel medium to paint if you're going to use it this way. Kind of takes the finish off your embossing plate :(
I ended up using Dreamweaver embossing paste & acrylic paint.
 PP is Studio Calico
Sporting the brand new KRAFT Baker's Twine from May Arts
 And here are my two loves- as they were heading to the Daddy Daughter dance (with a 'Surf's Up! theme!)
Barely making it again...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

May Arts + Penny Black!

May Arts & Penny Black have teamed up this week! 
This has been my first experience with Penny Black & I really loved the images!
First up I've created a 4.25" square card using the Japanese Maple Leaf image on top of the Letter Background stamp. I stamped on watercolor paper & I used 1.5" silky crush in bittersweet & 1" sheer in pewter for my ribbon accent.

Next up is the Scented Message image. 
I watercolored the image with watercolor pencils & I've added a 1.25" violet silk & 5/8" textured two tone ribbon in purple/pink. I also tucked in some satin leaves!

My last creation uses the Flower Poetry image- I just love those dogwood blooms with the script. Based on my choices, apparently I love script with everything!
Another 4.25" square card- more watercolor pencil, and also watercolored with Delicata ink- the shimmer in person is gorgeous! I used 5/8" faux canvas in salmon & 5/8" pink sheer ruffle layered- I wrapped them around the card & tied it up on the side.

That's it for me today- I had a great time with the Penny Black images!
Now make sure you stop by all the blogs- there's a prize every day!!
Here are your stops:

Penny Black Hop Schedule





Sunday, March 9, 2014

MIM: #154- Color & Texture for One Layer Cards

This week the challenge at MIM was to add color & texture to one-layer cards. 
I used chamomile stamped off with the embellishments set & it's still a bit too dark for the look I was going for. A couple different greens for the leaves, a little ink spatter & an embossed frame around the sentiment.
I was supposed to be getting my taxes ready- at least it was creative procrastination!
Friday was a spirit day at school- a 'read-in' in honor of Dr.Seuss's birthday- Hadley wore her jammies & the entire class was surprised to find their teacher had taken nearly all of the furniture out & replaced it with tents for the day! It.Was.AWESOME.
Had's teacher makes ME want to be in third grade!!!
Here's the door to their class: 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Luck O' the Irish

I'm up at May Arts today- details on making this:
So loving the new adhesive ribbon- have you tried it yet?
Head over & check it out! I'd love to hear what you think! :)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

MIM: #153- Watercolor Emboss Resist

Sneaking in again for MIM!
Mine is the same as Dawn's, but with blue watercolor.
 I did add some blue crochet, well, because I couldn't resist. 
Erin let me know that my hop card made the PTI email spotlight this month!!!! WOOOHOOO! (I didn't have internet for awhile, so hadn't seen it yet!)

It was a great day on the slopes- snow so dry & light!!! But BRRR!!!
Here's a pic of my 2 favorite skiers- the lift opened 15 minutes early & we were right there- darn near the first down the face today :)