Sunday, September 29, 2013

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday - Flocked Backgrounds with Dimensional Paste

This week over at Papertrey, the fabulously talented Danielle Flanders took us through the process of making a flocked background with dimensional paste for a Make it Monday.  I didn't have any and couldn't find my gesso so tried with clear silicone and pigment reinkers .... seems crazy but it actually made a rather cool background!!
I used the circle cover plate and attached it with some washi tape to a piece of Aqua Mist card stock.  I mixed some silicone with Fresh Silver Lilac reinker and swiped it using an old paint chip.  I then mixed some Fresh Steel Blue reinker and swiped that along as well.  I let it dry and cut the word using a Wonderful Words die, being careful to keep the inside of the e and o to reattach.

Here's a closeup of the texture:
I kinda like the imperfection!! Later on in the week I found my gesso and made some more backgrounds.  This one also used the circle cover plate and I stamped the Mini Blooms sentiment in Fresh Steel Blue ink before adding a Distress Marker inked (Broken China) Pink Paislee die cut that I added Rock Candy glitter to using Glossy Accents.
I cut the flocked background in strips and adhered some flat and popped some up with foam dots.
My next card used the Chevron cover plate and some more gesso:
I took a leftover silver banner that I had cut using Bountiful Banners and inked up the sentiment from Mini Blooms.  I stamped a whole bunch of flowers and leaves using Fresh ink (Steel Blue, Silver Lilac, Turquoise, Pear and Tuscan Olive).  I attached the banner and flowers and leaves using foam dots and layered them.
I really like the look of flocked backgrounds and will definitely be experimenting more with this ...
If you are looking for some crafty supplies, check out my sale page here to see if anything catches your eye.  I've got grid journaling cards, an impression plate and some stamps!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

October 2013 Papertrey Blog Hop + FF17 challenge

Here is this month's blog hop challenge over at Papertrey Ink:
photo credits ::: 1 ::: 2 ::: 3 ::: 4 ::: 5 ::: 6 ::: 7 ::: 8 ::: 9 ::: 10 ::: 11 ::: 12 :::

I have been crazy busy with work but managed to quickly make a card after a meeting and will JUST be able to get it in before the deadline closes for this challenge.
I tried to use a super small leaf punch with silver cardstock and arrange them using Glossy Accents but it was not looking like a wreath.  So I grabbed my wreath stamp from Birds and Blooms and stamped it in Versamark.
I added tons of Liquid Pearls (white and silver opal) as well as some Studio G pink glitter glue.  Texture is always good and so is bling, right?  :-)

I am also submitting this to Meredith's fabulous Festive Friday FF17 challenge:

Happy hopping! :)

Paper: LCI white woodgrain cardstock, PTI Enchanted Evening
Ink: Versamark
Stamps: PTI Birds and Blooms, Faux Ribbon
Misc: Liquid Pearls -white opal, silver opal; Studio G glitter glue - pink; white and silver embossing powder; silver twine from my stash