Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The day has finally come to attempt my first post.  I have been a lurker of blogs; mostly those associated with PTI (Papertrey Ink).  Blogs are a source of inspiration for my real interests: cardmaking, crafts, scrapbooking and reading. Writing is not my strength.  However, I have wanted to become more involved in the weekly/monthly challenges hosted by PTI; thus the inception of my blog.

Technology is not my strength.  I have no idea how to attach photos to this blog; nor do I know how to take quality photos of the cards I make.  I will learn even though doing so will put me out of my confort zone.

I DID IT!!!!  I attached an image of the card I made for PTI 's Make It Monday Challenge: Polaroid 2 Step Masking.  Believe it or not, this was my 3rd attempt at the dress form as I did not like the first 2 that I made. Even though I cut my mask in two places, I only masked the frame using sepia ink.  I masked the dress form with fresh snow and added a skirt with scraps from a doily that I dabbed with black ink.  My intention was to make the dress form appear to be in a window so I used the banner builder die to make an awning using dimensionals.  I added the crystals as a finishing touch.


Supplies: CS" PTI Aqua mist; Kraft
Ink: Fresh Snow, MM black, Archival sepia
Stamps: Signature dress form
Dies:  Signature dress form, banner builder
Misc: doily, crystals

11 comments:

Stamper for fun said...

I'm so excited to be the first to post on your blog. Congratulations on your new blog. Your card really does look like a window to a dress shop. Very lovely card.

**June**

Dana said...

Woohoo for your new blog! I love the "window" idea and totally think it works.

Amy said...

Yay for you! I'm excited to be one of your first visitors! So glad you get to share your creations! Your idea of the window is fantastic!

Joyce said...

Cute card. And congrats on the new blog. Hope to join you in blogland soon. Don't forget to put a link to your blog in your PTI siggy, so everyone can find you.

Lee said...

Welcome to 'Blogland'. You did a great job with your card.

Linda said...

Welcome to the world of Blogging! Looking forward to seeing all you do. Love how you kept the Magra. Grandchildren are just the greatest!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness I know what you mean! I haven't been at it long either and was so intimidated at first! But you did it, YAY!!! And it does look like a store front window :)

Gina said...

Welcome to the Blog-o-sphere! So glad you're here!!! And yes, you'll definitely learn more about photos etc. as you go along. I'm glad to get to see your creations and I really like this one. Love the dressmaker's window feel - totally works!

And thank you, too, for visiting my blog this morning and leaving such a kind comment.

Teresa said...

Welcome to blogging. Your card is super. I really like the banner at the top that looks like an overhang. Great job.

Jen Carter said...

Welcome to blog land!! So glad you started a blog too! Your card is so cute! I really like the skirt you added to the dress form!

cards by cara said...

Beautiful! Welcome to the world of blogging!!