Sunday, September 25, 2022

PTI September Release Day #1

Things are a bit different for me this month. Without going into details, I'll only be posting actual projects by me on my Featured Project day which is day #4 on the 28th. I'll post photos of the items being introduced each day before then.

Today, Papertrey Ink is introducing Festive Birds dies + Into the Blooms: Pine dies + Let It Snow stamps and dies + Elegant Edges: Holly Berries dies + Very Merry Mistletoe stamps and dies.

For projects created by the above new items, please visit the Papertrey Ink blog HERE.


Friday, September 23, 2022

Buckeye Leaf



Hello friends! I have a quick card that I'm squeaking in under the deadline for The Paper Players challenge that has a theme of leaves and/or scarecrows and it's also to be clean and simple. I am also using the sketch for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I loved playing with the new Buckeye Leaf die just released from The

Greetery. Born and raised in the buckeye state of Ohio, I knew this was a "must have" die!
I color blended a number of distress inks then added grit paste over portions of the leaves. I then splattered with Permanent White gouache paint. The brick embossed panel was in my leftover pile and I used Weathered Wood distress ink and a small dotted stencil on the base panel.

STAMPS: Hoop Wreath (The Greetery).
INK: Tumbled Glass, Speckled Egg, Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky distress inks; True Black (PTI).
PAPER: Bristol Smooth Surface, White, Gray (? source).
DIES: Jumbo Curiosity Buckeye Leaf, Hoop Wreath (The Greetery).
OTHER: Brick stencil (SU), Dotted stencil (PTI).
That's a wrap for today! Tonight we have a birthday celebration for our grand-daughter who turns 8 today!  ~Wanda

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Color Throwdown #711


Welcome crafty friends! Today we have a new Color Throwdown challenge with Amy Rysavy hosting. She has chosen turquoise, yellow, brown and green from the inspiration photo. I went with Papertrey Ink's Into the Blooms: Sunflowers die set and paired it with Vase Collection 1 and a sentiment from the Wild Fields stamp set. 

I stenciled the largest oval die with the dotted hexagon stencil and Dark Chocolate ink. The diagonal strips were leftovers from Hawaiian Shores paper.

STAMPS: Vase Collection 1, Wild Fields (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Honey Nut, Dark Chocolate dye inks by PTI; Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey distress inks by Ranger.
PAPER: Bristol Smooth Surface; Vellum; Hawaiian Shores, White, Dark Chocolate (PTI).
DIES: Love to Layer: Ovals, Into the Blooms: Sunflowers, Vase Collection (PTI); Simple Strips (Pretty Pink Posh); Blueprints 27 (My Favorite Things).
OTHER: Queen's Gold embossing powder; Button; Jute twine

 That's all for now...happy stamping and hope to see you in the gallery!  ~Wanda

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Fusion Card Challenge

It's all about the front porch with the inspiration photo for the new Fusion Card Challenge. I opted not to use the sketch and went with these Sitting Pretty dies from The Greetery. All the die pieces were cut from Bristol Smooth Surface paper and color blended with PTI dye inks.
STAMPS: Opposites Attract (The Greetery).
INK: Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Canyon Clay, Fine Linen, Saffron Spice, Honey Nut, Harvest Gold, Soft Stone, Weathervane, Smokey Shadow, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, True Black, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink).
PAPER: White, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal (PTI).
DIES: Opposites Attract Script, Opposites Attract, Sitting Pretty, Sitting Pretty Accessories (The Greetery).
OTHER: Moonshine sequins (PTI).

We'd love to have you join us in the challenge. Use just the sketch or be inspired by just the photo OR fuse them together and use both! Happy stamping!  ~Wanda

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Color Throwdown #710

Welcome to a new Color Throwdown challenge! Yours truly is hosting this week with colors of aqua blue, cream and kraft. I took literal inspiration from the pumpkin cookies to use my new favorite dies from Papertrey Ink - Into the Blooms: Pumpkins. 

I had an extra foiled background panel (copper foiling on white) so I color blended Salvaged Patina distress ink over the Fallen Leaves design. I then layered a frame die backed with vellum. I cut the pumpkin pieces from Bristol Smooth Surface paper then blended with distress inks: Salvaged Patina, Speckled Egg, Peacock Feathers, Antique Linen, Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough.
I then splattered pumpkins and leaves with water droplets...let it dry...splattered with Permanent White Gouache...let it dry...then highlighted with Prismacolor pencils. I looped some jute twine to the base using a large glue dot then adhered the pumpkins with glue. I love this fun new sentiment from Papertrey Ink's latest release.

STAMPS: Just Sentiments: Spooky. 
INK: (see above description); True Black for sentiment.
PAPER:  Glimmer Specialty Cardstock by Spellbinders; Rustic White (PTI); Bristol Smooth Surface by Strathmore; Vellum.
DIES: Into the Blooms: Pumpkins, Pierced Feature Frames, Beautiful Bouquet Tag (Papertrey Ink); Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics by My Favorite Things.
OTHER: Jute twine, Copper foil sheet.

That's a wrap! We sure hope you can join us in the challenge this week!  ~Wanda

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Pair of Spades


I wanted to get a couple more cards done using the Spades stamp/die set by The Greetery. Our daughter is an avid gardener - living in Greenville, SC - so thought she would enjoy these cards.

Colors and flowers vary slightly between the two cards but they are close to being identical.

STAMPS: In Spades, Oopsie Daisy (The Greetery).
INK: Dark Chocolate, Cocoa Bean, Honey Nut, Fine Linen, New Leaf, Simply Chartreuse, Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Bright Buttercup, Harvest Gold, Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet, True Black (dye inks by Papertrey Ink).
PAPER: Share Your Heart, White (PTI); Bristol Smooth Surface.
DIES: Nordic Frames, Nordic Circles, In Spades, Oopsie Daisy (The Greetery).
It's a cloudy Saturday and woke up to a chilly 60 degrees. My kind of temperatures when the highs are in the 70's! Have a wonderful weekend!  ~Wanda

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Fall Basket

I had some free time today to play along with a couple of challenges and created this fall basket card. The Paper Players Challenge has a "fall fun" theme and it's word week - "basket" - at the Just Us Girls challenge blog. I started with a plaid paper from Pink & Main's "Year Round Plaids" 6x6" packet.

I then die cut with the Tag Sale: Quilted Die (Papertrey Ink) using
Rustic Cream card stock. I stenciled with the small dotted stencil (Dark Chocolate) and with the script stencil (Prairie Grass) - both by PTI.  I layered the medium circle from the Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles die set.


I cut the Country Handbasket from Rustic Cream card stock then color blended with Honey Nut, Classic Kraft, and Cocoa Bean inks (PTI). I filled the basket with branches from the Eucalyptus Elegance stamp/die set (PTI). I added the smaller pumpkin from Fall Farmers Market set. A brad and a jute twine bow finished off the tag. The completed card is 5" square. I used a brown Prismacolor pencil to highlight the embossing on the basket. Thanks so much for stopping by...hope your Friday is a good one!   ~Wanda