Sunday, April 25, 2010

April Blog Hop

The challenge for April's Blog Hop was to use Tissue Paper. I was intrigued by Nichole's video on Faux Silk and started to play with my white tissue that has been lovingly folded and saved after arriving as the wrapping on our stamp sets. Well I tried it with different stamps and it wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I wasn't crazy about the white. Then I remembered some tan tissue I had saved from a gift box. I went through everything and couldn't find it. I know I will when I'm looking for something else. So I got out my creative chemistry set (no chemicals, just odds and ends of stuff I don't use very often) and this is what I came up with.

I used Rustic Cream cardstock and white tissue. I stamped the tissue (not the card base) with Background Basics: Text and Dark Chocolate ink. Then I crinkled the tissue and misted it with a solution of Tim Holtz's Antique Linen Distress Ink. (It's the only re-inker I own.) I dried that with my hair dryer - well, after all it's right there in the bathroom where I stamp! Repeated the process twice until I liked the color. Then I used the glue stick and adhered the tissue to the Rustic Cream Panel. I forgot about folding the tissue to the back and just trimmed to size. I guess that's okay. The glue was dry and the tissue was well adhered. The close-up photo shows the creases and color variation.

If you click on the photo to enlarge, I think you can see the detail.

I stamped the sentiment, from the new For the Graduate, right on the Faux Silk and added the image with pop-dots. I didn't get the co-ordinating die yet, but was able to cut it free hand rather easily. The image was stamped again with Color Box Gold pigment ink. I used a Spellbinders Circle Nestibilities to cut out the center circle. I'm really pleased with the project and am going to experiment some more.
All supplies are PTI unless otherwise stated.

I hope you enjoyed your stop and thanks for hopping by.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Papertrey Peeps Challenge #5

Wow! When I checked the dates, I realized I've really been missing for awhile. My apologies to my fellow Peeps. I promise to get back on schedule. We had our family here over the Easter break. What a joy to spend five days with our dear granddaughters. But it reminds me why God gives children to the young. They wore me out! Since then it's been a string of doctor appointments and trips to physical therapy for my mother. Somewhere in between I managed to take up the challenge of making a project with a template.

I had downloaded this template so graciously offered by Nichole Heady of PTI. See her project here. Here's my interpretation.

I printed the template on kraft type cardstock. (Not PTI and lighter in weight) I had fun stamping with images and sentiments from seven different PTI sets. I love how they mix and match!! Add a button for the perch and a roof of red scrap. As I said this was fun and I wish I had time to use more templates. Thanks for the challenge Terri! Hope you like it.

Template: Bird box by Nichole Heady
Paper: Sequoia Collection by ANW/Crestwood, Inc. (100% Recycled), unknown red scrap
Stamps: Homemade, Boards & Beams, Faux Ribbon, My Punny Valentine, Around & About Sentiments, Holiday Treats, Mixed Messages
Ink: PTI Terracotta Tile, Dark Chocolate, New Leaf, Fresh Snow, Tea Dye Duo
Other: PTI Rustic Cream Button Twine, Santa's Workshop Ribbon (Joann's), Martha Stewart tag punch, button from stash, basket filler shredded paper, speckled jelly beans left over from Easter - waste not, . . .

Thanks for dropping by.