Saturday, April 14, 2012

May be Gladiolas, may be Lupins

I'm thinking these flowers look a bit like Lupins or Gladiolas?? I used the same sort of technique as my previous card entry with the PTI Leafy vine border die but just stretched it down the dowel instead of staying circular. I laid a strip of fast drying adhesive and then placed my "spiral" onto the glue. I gave the watering can a bit of an antiqued look by stamping it off lightly before finish stamping it. This die really has some potential. Love that sunflower entry by Kelly G !! Check out the MIM detailsHERE
Stamps used PTI Life, Garden Variety
Die Leafy vine border 
Paper PTI and SU

Roses in a pocket

This challenge was so fun that I had to make a couple more. I played with the PTI Leafy vine border die and found out that there's flowers galore to be made. Details for the MIM PTI challenge are found right HERE. After cutting the die out I cut it down the center lengthwise, I twisted it around a thin dowel and then glued the base to a punched out 1/2 inch circle. I sponged some color onto the ends, curled them some and used a bit of Copic here and there to add some definition. I cut a skinny edge from some paper to make the twirly fronds. Not sure it they will crush if put into an envelope. Might be a good idea to paint them with some sort of stiffener. Added a bit of Flower soft to the centers.
Stamps: used PTI Little Bitty bird and Wplus9 Spring tags
Papers: PTI, MS and SU

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Make it Monday

I'm back with another challenge card. This one is for Make it Monday #61 and I agree with some of the other entrants that it certainly is a fun challenge. "Make a flower using a die other than a flower die". Endless possibilities!! For my flower I used a Spellbinders leaf die from Assorted Leaves. Stacked them up and voila a flower.
Other supplies: Stamp: PTI Background Sheet Music
Paper PTI Pretty pastels on flower and bird
Other dies: Wplus9 leaves and bird from Folk art Florals and little hearts from Love Notes, Spellbinders center of flower
Other papers:SU

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Casual Friday's Easter

Hi again everyone!! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter and holidays that some of you are still enjoying  like KatieRose! I hear you're having a blast with Uncle Bill and his crew! ; ) Enjoy!
I'm just making it under the wire with my card for the challenge over at Cas-ual Fridays "Just a clean and simple card with something you'd find in an Easter basket".
 Here's the supplies I used:
Stamps: Wplus9 -Spring Tags, Unity -Eggs(don't remember name)&-Gingham
Die: PTI leaf die
Paper by SU 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

All Things New again

Happy April Everyone! Spring has sprung here! We're having warm days but not for long. Forecast is for a snowy Easter. My card today is for the challenge at Casual Fridays CAS "A Clean and Simple project based on a song". My card is inspired by a beautiful song by Brad Paisley and Sara Evans. If you have never heard it check it out at New Again So very fitting during this season that shows us A love beyond words. May you have a Happy and Blessed Easter!