Saturday, July 23, 2016

SAF 2016: Masterpiece Inspirations...

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Welcome to Masterpiece Inspirations.  Today, the Design Team's challenge was to find a masterpiece that inspired us and create a card using the details.  First off, here is my inspiration piece by Vincent van Gogh...


Van Goghs, Vase with Twelve Sunflowers, is the masterpiece I chose for this years Stamp-a-Faire. I was so inspired by the variation of colors that can be brought to life by many different mediums. I chose to use water colors to create a vibrant sky and then added water to the sunflower stamped images. 

Sunflowers are prevalent here in Kansas and this was a major draw when choosing this masterpiece. I love seeing the sunflower fields bloom every summer and I instantly thought of PTIs Simple Sunflower set to use for this project. 

Here is my sunflower inspired card using PTI's Simple Sunflower set....

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First, I used my Peerless watercolors to create the background.  I die cut and stamped the sunflowers and then used a small paint brush and water to make the flowers look watercolored.  Papertrey's ink reacts really well to water and I am so happy with how the flowers turned out.  I did the same thing with the centers.  I first stamped them in Orange Zest, then added in another layer of kraft ink and then last did a light layer with Dark Chocolate ink.  I added in the leaves after brushing on a little water too.  Last, I added in the sentiment, Sending Sunshine to finish off the card.  

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I can't wait to see what the rest of the Design Team has for today.  Lots of masterpiece inspired creations!  Head over to Nichole's blog to see a full list of stops.

There will be lots of fun challenges tomorrow over at the Papertrey Ink Forum.  Stop over there tomorrow and say hi, as all of us on the Design Team will be there to chat, as well.

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Happy Stamp-A-Faire!

Laurie

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Friday, July 22, 2016

SAF Free Exclusive Set..

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It is Stamp-A-Faire time over at Papertrey Ink.  If you are new to Papertrey Ink, head on over to Nichole's blog to read all about Stamp-A-Faire and all that is happening over the next few days.  You will see lots of inspiration, challenges and lots of fun to be had.

Today the Design Team is showcasing the new Stamp-A-Faire Free Exclusive Set.  It is a gorgeous set with beautiful sentiments.  I have 2 cards created to share with you today.

This first card was made using the new stamps to create a background.  There is a 4 step flower, but here I used only 3 parts.

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I masked off an inch in the middle, added in the flowers and leaves and then did a little sponging so the masking would have a more pronounced affect.  I did add a sentiment from the stamp set called    Hello Sunshine, along with the Sunshine die (not included in the SAF set).

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This next card is a very CAS card....

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With the 4 step flower stamps, I stamped the smaller blooms in a lighter color in the background because I wanted the larger blooms to be more bold and to stand out.  I added in centers and the leaves.  They are so easy to line up.  Last, I stamped a sentiment in black ink.  Super easy!

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Head on over to Nichole's blog to see all the details on this exclusive set and to see the samples made by the rest of the team.

Stay tuned for all the Stamp-A-Faire activities, tomorrow and Saturday!  Hope to see you here tomorrow!  Have a great day!

Laurie


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Right at Home Birthday Blog Hop...

Happy first birthday to Right at Home stamps!  It's time for a blog hop!

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I am so happy to be joining in for Nicole's one year celebration for Right at Home.  Her stamps are adorable and so much fun!  I have a CAS card and envelope to share today using a couple of her sets.

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This card uses the banner line stamp from Banner Alphabet Add-On to create the lined background.

You can see how I line up my banner stamps in this quick tip video....



 Then I did some ink blending for a fun ombre look, along with some black copic misting.  I decided to cut that panel in half and create a layer background.  

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I added in an ombre sentiment (after seeing Kymona's adorable ombre sentiments on IG) and then did some fussy cutting.  I added in some sliver star sequins to finish off the card.

I needed a matching envelope so I stamped the back with this adorable sentiment from Right at Home's new set called Happy Mail Year 2. I also added in a matching pink heart to the back.

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Head over to the Right at Home Birthday Blog Hop for a full lists of stops.  Nicole also will have information on a link up so you can play along and info about a giveaway!

Have a great day!

Laurie

Friday, July 15, 2016

PTI Release in Review...


It's Release Day at Papertrey Ink and I have several more cards to share, showcasing the new stamps and dies that will be available tonight!

Hope you enjoy....

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Stamps: Splits: Best Wishes, Keept it Simple: Missing You

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Paper Clippings: Done in Love (Die)
Stamps: Brushed Off

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Stamps: Number the Stars, Background Basics: Galaxy
Dies: Number the Stars Banner, Favor it: Star Box

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Stamps: Woodblock Prints
Die: Its the Thought

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Stamps: Dress Up Dolls: Rainy Day
Die: Noted: A1 Scalloped Note Die

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Stamps: Just a Number
Die: Tag Sale: Quilted Die

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Stamps: Inspired Prayer, Fancy That
Dies: Traveler's Journal: Outer Cover, Traveler's Journal: Envelope

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That is it for today!  I know the rest of the Design Team will have lots more to share.  Head on over to Nichole's blog to see more!  Thank you so much for coming by today and happy shopping!

Laurie



Thursday, July 14, 2016

MFT's Camp Create...

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It's time for another day of Camp Create!  I have a video over on the MFT blog to share a little about masking.  Head over there to check it out!  Hope you enjoy!

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