Sunday, April 18, 2021

Peony for Mom


What fabulous fortune!  My need for a Mother's Day card coincided with some great challenges!  I love to watercolor Reverse Confetti's Peony images and have had such fun utilizing the yellow and gray color scheme of the current Mod Squad challenge.  The beautiful gems are from a recent win at Kat Scrappiness where the current theme is florals.

Thanks for taking a look!  Have a wonderful week!
Christine

Linking to:
Reverse Confetti (Moms, Dads, and Grads)
Mod Squad Challenge (Pantone shades of yellow and gray)
Kat Scrappiness (Florals)
Word Art Wednesday (Always A/G)
 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Mojo Monday: Happy Birthday to You!



 Love the new Mojo sketch and all the possibilities it holds!  I combined it with the current Mod Squad challenge to use only the colors yellow and gray, adding black and white as neutrals.  This is not a go-to color combination for me, so I find it really refreshing.  I finished the card with some sparkly pinwheel sequins from Kat Scrappiness which were part of a recent, much-appreciated prize.

Hope your day is a bright, happy one!

Christine





Linking to:

Mojo Monday (Sketch)

Mod Squad (Color challenge)

SSS Wednesday Challenge (Birthday)

Word Art Wednesday (Scripture and A/G)

  Kat Scrappiness (Flowers)

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Flourishing Florals --Thank You


 I am ever so thankful that more students are returning to school and that my in-person students outnumber those continuing to work virtually.  It is a delight to teach face-to-face, it's so much more effective, and it is making my schedule a little more manageable.

Even with a bit more time to craft, it's still fun to combine challenges.  I used Ink to Paper's Flourishing Florals and plenty of their wonderful dies to create a thank you card for Shauna's challenge, and the Mod Squad challenge provided the yellow and gray color scheme.  According to the Pantone Color Institute, those are the 'in' colors for 2021, and I think the combination of sunny and stormy is a good one!  I like where this color challenge took the card, and I am going to make it a point to learn more about the Pantone Color Institute.

Thanks for taking a look,

Christine

Linking to:

Ink to Paper (Shauna's video series--sincere thanks theme)

Mod Squad Challenge (Pantone colors)

Word Art Wednesday


Wish Big

 


I requested this Spellbinders die set for Christmas and even received the add-on dies that provide more sentiments.  I struggle with masculine cards, so these dies are satisfying to use!  I recently ordered some clear enamel dots and and found a size that fit perfectly over the lights, giving them a rounded and shiny appearance---that kinda makes up for the asymmetrical mirrors!

Hope you are having a wonderful week and are gearing up for a great weekend!

Christine

Linking to:

SSS Wednesday Challenge (birthday)

Word Art Wednesday

PIP Challenge


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Gran's Garden Birthday Wishes


 The Great Cover Up is a new feature on the Ink to Paper Blog. The current installment has two lovely inspiration pieces and two options for playing along.  I chose to layer a mixture of old and new products.  Delicate Delivery is from a recent release and my latest Ink to Paper order. Gran's Garden is probably my all time favorite from PTI.  

Linking to:

Ink to Paper (The Great Cover Up)

Word Art Wednesday

SSS Wednesday Challenge 

PIP Challenge

Find Refuge


 The Ink to Paper Blog has some great new features.  One of those is called "What do I do with this?"  Currently the question is being applied to embossing powder, providing lots of fun ideas for using this almost magical technique.  Lori shared a gorgeous heat embossed butterfly that was watercolored in a beautiful stained glass style.  I watercolored the feathers in the stained glass style, making one of them a little bolder than the other and pairing them with this sweet Psalm.


Have a wonderful day!

Christine

Linking to:

Ink to Paper (What do I do with this?)

Word Art Wednesday

PIP Challenge

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Birthday MFT Sketch



 Early church and late lunch plans allowed some time to assemble this card I started yesterday for the MFT sketch challenge.  I love the tilted panels and the layers of the sketch and will surely use it again!

Wishing you a joyous Easter!

Christine

Linking to:

MFT Sketch Challenge

SSS Wednesday Challenge

Word Art Wednesday