Saturday, February 15, 2014

What's This?! A Bird, A Plane, A LAYOUT!

Just popping in really quick to share with you a layout that took me ages to create, and ages to post.  This layout was started in one home and finished in another home.  It is also evidence of my on going attempt to finish up the photos taken while on vacation in New Orleans, last summer.  Anyway, here it is:

The layout is based off of a Northridge Media sketch they had up recently for a magazine call.  I wasn't sure if the colors would work together although they work together all the time in New Orleans.  And yet it worked out lovely!  AND I got to use up some really old papers in my stash.  Score.

Supplies:  Karen Foster Designs, GCD Studio, Jillibean Soup, Basic Grey (Pattern Paper); Bazzill, Die Cuts With a View Glitter (Cardstock); American Crafts (Letter Stickers); McGill (Punch)

Monday, February 10, 2014

And Some More PaperTrey Ink Cards

I have been so inspired by all the happenings at PTI that I ended up creating several cards, with a more masculine theme.  That and I had a lot of extra tissue paper sitting in my craft space, so I took the opportunity to use up a piece of tissue paper and perfect a technique.....  Anyway, here are some more fun cards, based off one of the sketches provided by PTI, which you can find in this post.  Be prepared, it's a long post, and WELL WORTH IT.  Okay, okay, so the real reason you stopped by:

Yummo right?  I am in love with this technique, the simple texture that it gives, and a nice elegant feel to rugged cards.  Love.  In case you are wondering, all of the stamping was done using the Masculine Motifs stamp set from Papertrey Ink, I LOVE that set.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  Stampin' Up! Soft Suede, Bazzill (Cardstock); Stampin' Up Old Olive, Stampin' Up! Pacific Point, Stampin' Up! Baked Brown Sugar, Stampin' Up! Always Artichoke, Versafine Archival Ink (Ink); Papertrey Ink Masculine Motifs (Stamps)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Its A Post AND A Card!

Okay, okay.  I admit it I've been a HUGE slacker, and what can I say other than, Life has been calling me and I have been answering?  And with that said, after weeks and weeks of not being able to play, I had a chance to sit down and play with some paper.  To get my creative juices flowing, I have been joining in on the fun over at Papertrey Ink and their 7th Anniversary fun.  As part of that fun, I created the following card:

Fun right?  The challenge was to use both a color scheme and sketch from those provided in a nifty little handout.  I got to use one the first stamps I EVER purchased from PTI, and remains to this day to be one of my favorite.  If you are able to see the ever so slight detail, I also tried a technique called Faux Silk, which is really adhering crinkled tissue paper to a piece of cardstock.  And I love it, such a lovely subtle texture.  That's it for now, thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  Mehndi Medallion, Inside and Out: Birthday (Papertrey Ink Stamps); American Crafts (Ribbon); Bazzill (Cardstock); Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, VersaFine Black (Ink)