Thursday, May 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink Customer Blog Hop May 2017

Good afternoon! Had to do some traveling which takes me away from my ink and stamps. I am happy to be back and had a fun time playing along with the challenge photo for the Papertrey Ink customer blog hop. I had more ideas than time to create. My vision never seems to equate to ability, but with practice hopefully I'll get closer each time.

I was inspired by the floral clusters and the watercolor look. Instead of doing an outline and a watercolor wash I thought I'd give  my distress markers a try at coloring on the stamp, spritzing and then pressing direct to paper. I saw a demonstration video by Julie Ebersole and although I own different markers, they watercolor too and I thought I'd try it. Like I said, more practice..

The first one I watercolored on cream colored cardstock and odd thing is it looks white in the photo. It isn't. The second I watercolored on watercolor paper.

Thanks for looking and happy hopping.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Gathered Garden, Stitches and Swirls, Scripted (this set was a gift from a lovely friend!); Ink: Ranger Distress Antique linen, gold; Paper: Fine Linen, Vintage Cream, teal blue; Dies: Papertrey Ink bookmark die, quilted die; Other: copper embossing powder, Ranger distress ink watercolor markers, ribbon, glitter gel pen, sequins. 

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Gathered Garden, Cutaway Tags Spring Stamp set; Ink: gold; Dies: Papertrey Ink Mix & Mat Flourishes die, My Favorite Things pierced rectangles; Paper: white linen, yellow check (PTI), melon berry, watercolor, sweet blush; Other: sequins, gold embossing powder

12 comments:

Marcia HIll said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful...well done!! :0)

Marybeth said...

Welcome back and my oh my these are stunning! So beautifully stamped and colors gorgeous!

Sadie said...

Your cards are both lovely! My favourite is the first one. So nicely done and the layout is so nice on both of them. Well done!!

Corinna said...

Your cards are lovely! You mastered the technique for sure!

Carmela Hubler said...

Such pretty cards! Love them both. Your color choices are stunning. Love that blue!!

Tonya Jastad said...

You did a great job on both of these!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

You really rocked this challenge with your water coloring look~ Gorgeous designed cards!

Cindy Boney said...

Gorgeous cards, Peggysue!! Love the layout variations!!

~amy~ said...

Love both of your cards especially the first one!

Kathy Mc said...

Peggysue, both cards are beautiful, and I especially like the first one as the blue tag really makes the images pop. I've never had good luck using that technique either so should try it more often.

Leigh Penner said...

These are gorgeous!

Traci M said...

Both turned out so lovely...you've been doing such beautiful cards and your use of Scripted Sentiments should encourage me to pull mine out...the embossing really makes them pop!!