This week the challenge at PTI is to create a winter scene in watercolor.
I'm not the best at water coloring, but have decided to give it a try with a few of my cards ever since Betsy did it at Stamp-a-Faire.
Here's my attempt.
Just a quick post for PTI's Make It Monday Ashley suggested that one make a frame using pattern paper. Glad I decided to join in because I think this suggestion really added to my card.
(sorry for the blurry photo)
I used the Bold Border Foliage Die to create my frame in Orange Zest Damask Design pattern Paper. The pumpkin & sentiment is from Autumn Pumpkins.
It's been about 6 months since I participated in PTI's Blog Hop. I just happened to have time to make a Thanksgiving card even though I am in the midst of Halloween craft making and birthday cards too. (always birthday cards!)
I loved the inspiration photo (as always) and focused on the pumpkins and canyon clay color.
Of course, I had to use my new Many Blessings die. My card,
The Make it Monday challenge at PTI this week is to create faux gilded leaves. You can learn more about it Here. I used gold, bronze and claret embossing powders. I think my claret was a little too old and didn't emboss as well as I would have liked.I stuck with the Kraft paper the way Laurie used it in her sample.Over all it turned out pretty nice.
This week the PTI Make it Monday is all about a pop up slider card. Betsy Veldman has asked people on the PTI forum what they would like to see. A couple responses were pop up cards. Since I was one who also requested this I thought I should play along. You can view Betsy's tutorial here.
So when I started to create my card using a version of Laurie Schmidlin's card, I forgot that Betsy suggested it be a one layer card. Here's my card.
Despite being a layered card, the slider still works. I just taped the corners. I also used 4 layers for the balloon's string to make it sturdier.
I'm not into water colors.However, after attending Betsy"s session Water Your Flowers at PTI's 2018 Stamp-a-Faire, I think I will dabble in this some more. In fact I even ordered the water color paper Betsy recommended (Bee at Amazon)
Despite being my first time, I am happy with my creation.
PTI's Stamp-a-Faire was a great experience. Dawn's project Planting Your Garden was the only project I was able to complete at the event. Here's my copy of Dawn's card. I do love the leaf stencils. they are awesome!