Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mojo Monday: Wish Big



Working with the Mojo Monday sketch is always rewarding!  This evening, my exhausted brain was especially thankful for the measurements included with the sketch!

The papers are  a Tuesday Morning treasure:  a stack called Mayberry, and I used a bit of watercolored panel to cut the MFT Stitched Flowers.  The sentiment is part of Verve's Cake and Candles collection (retired).

Thanks for taking a look,
Christine

Linking to:
Mojo Monday
SSS Wednesday (A/G)
Word Art Wednesday
PIP Challenge

Monday, April 22, 2019

Stenciled Birthday

So glad to have finished my "to do" list and to have started on my "want to do" list.  I am thankful for a little time to play along with the Mod Squad challenge to include stencil work on a card.  I love Altenew's Watercolor Stripes stencil and had part of one in my scrap collection.  It was just right for the center panel of PTI's Scalloped Stackers die.  The roses were cut from watercolored panels using Altenew's Garden Picks dies.

Thanks for stopping by,
Christine

Linking to:
Mod Squad Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
PIP Challenge

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Be Strong and Take Heart All Who Hope in the Lord


Yes...tomorrow is Easter, and I just finished my (hand-delivered) cards!  This scripture is one of my favorites, and it really does apply to Easter, because the resurrection of Jesus is our strength and hope! 

The sentiment was heat embossed in gold on watercolor paper.  The watercolor wash features Prima Pastel Dreams, and the cross is a Reverse Confetti die cut from vellum.

Thanks for visiting,
Christine

Linking to:
SSS Wednesday (Spring)
Word Art Wednesday 

Easter Wishes


I just received a PTI order including a couple of items I've wanted for a while:  Gran's Garden stamps and Shape Shifters Oval 4, and I couldn't wait to play!  The dies for Gran's Garden are out of stock, at present, so I fussy cut the flowers and stamped the foliage in the background.  This set is a delight!

Wishing you all the joys of Resurrection Sunday,
Christine

Linking to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Spring)
Word Art Wednesday


Friday, April 19, 2019

Watercolored With Love

I love PTI's new challenge called Laurie's Fabulous Favorites.  What's not to love about seeing an inspiration piece from Laurie and having the opportunity to choose a favorite technique or product to play along?

 This week's challenge is to choose a favorite coloring medium, and I LOVE to heat emboss florals and to watercolor with either pan or brush watercolors and a water brush.  I just received an order from PTI yesterday and the "With Love Mini Stamp" was included.

I stamped it a twice using Versamark  white EP, watercoloring both with Arteza Real Brush Markers and a water brush.  This attempt did not die cut perfectly (my bad!), so I hand trimmed the flowers and scattered them over a piece of paper that was dry embossed with SS Oval 1.  I added a little messy green watercolor to the background leaves and assembled the the card on a 2.5 x 4 inch base.  It will make a super cute gift enclosure.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Christine

Linking to:
Win It Wednesday:  Laurie's Fabulous Favorites (coloring technique)
Word Art Wednesday
SSS Wednesday (Spring)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 312



Happy Wednesday!  Today is the day the the AHSC design team members share their interpretations of Michelle's sketches.  The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is set up in such a fun way:  a new sketch is posted each Monday, and design team inspiration is show on Wednesday.  That way, participants can choose to play either before or after being influenced by the DT's interpretations of the sketch.  Such fun!  Hope you will visit the AHSC Blog and play along!

I rotated the sketch and used the amazing Garden Picks 3-D dies  from Altenew to create the rose in the center.


Thanks so much for taking a look!
Christine

Linking to:
Word Art Wednesday

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Birthday Wishes



DH needs a birthday card for a co-worker, so I die cut  the smaller Garden Picks flowers from the last bits of paper I watercolored Saturday morning.  These dies are such a pleasure to use, and I love adding glitter as a finishing touch.  The florals are layered over an oval die that was embossed using a tan mat.  The sweet Verve sentiment is stamped on a Tall Tag from Reverse Confetti.

Thank you for visiting,
Christine

Linking to:
SSS Wednesday (No DSP)
Word Art Wednesday (A/G)