Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer Jar Fillers

When I first got a look at the new Summer Jar Fillers from Papertrey, I fell in love! I knew those hydrangeas were going to make me color to my hearts content! And the adorable smaller jar is pretty fantastic, too. Hydrangeas are one of my very favorite flowers - all that beautiful color on a strong stem is just beautiful to me.

I chose to go with pink for my first coloring of this stamp. I've seen where several people were concerned about the lack of stems with this image, but I just masked this from the tulips image from the Spring Fillers set. Easy & quick! The flower coloring was done with Copics, using shades from the Hibiscus Burst and New Leaf trios, and the jar has the palest markers from Spring Rain and Aqua Mist blended together. I did do some 'fussy cutting' (I've seen that term used a lot lately, and it makes me smile! Yes, it's fussy, but definitely worth it sometimes - like here, I think!) The center of each flower was touched with a dab of Smooch ink (the pearlized top coat).

The background plaid was stamped with Distressed Stripes. I couldn't find just the right paper in my stash, so I opted to make it! The colors used were Spring Moss and New Leaf with Sweet Blush and Hibiscus Burst. If you haven't given this look a try with Distressed Stripes, I think you should give it a try - it's fun and easy and the results are fantastic! A piece of Hibiscus Burst cardstock cut with the medium scalloped die and a length of silk ribbon finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by today - I hope you're having a wonderful summer! We are here - Wally and the Beav are keeping me busy and smiling. Be well!

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Peaceful Garden

Just a quick card to show you using Lisa Johnson's new PTI set, Peaceful Garden. I love this sentiment, and I think it's just the perfect thing for a friend going through a bit of a rough patch.
Be well! 

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Friday, July 1, 2011

From the Papertrey Ink newsletter

I had a request for some larger pictures of Nichole's wall units, so I thought I would post them here for your reference. Have a fantastic holiday weekend to my friends in Canada and the US!