Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Hearts Desire Challenge #3

I was out of town and missed last month's challenge, but wanted to play along with the challenge at The Hearts Desire this month- and I've been working on this card in some form for over a week!

I'm so darn literal. Shocking that I've got white mugs with metallic & pink elements on them, filled with succulents!
The mugs are from Thanks a Latte, the 'succulents' are from Petite Florals- both Lawn Fawn sets. The 'succulents' were zigged & fussy cut. Mugs have details from various PTI sets.
Can you see the faint woodgrain? It's from the Skipping Stones set 'grunge'
Patterned paper is DCWV. A little gold string finishes it off.

I'm squeaking this in- the challenge closes tonight!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August 2016 PTI Hop & MIM #258: Cover Plate Tags

 Sneaking in on this month's PTI Blog Hop & thought I'd incorporate the MIM challenge as well!

I've used a tag die & the bitty butterflies covreplate. The colors were achieved by watercolor shimmer paint as well as ombre ink along the top border. After cutting each piece I tried to ink/paint them in the same manner.
The spatters are acrylic paint. 
I heat embossed the 'smile' sentiment with clear powder after stamping it with navy ink. A few clear sequins and some navy twine finish it off!
I finally bought a little antique frog to hold my tags for photographing while we were finishing up our vacation in Poulsbo, WA. Love that little town!
Here's the inspiration pic:

Happy Hopping!