Sunday, July 24, 2011

Paprey Trey Ink MIM #24 Dry Brushing, new files, and CDT projects

Before the kids occupied my time I dabbled in decorative painting.  I packed up all my painting books but fortunately my paints and brushes are still easily accessible.   I had fun participating in Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday dry brushing technique.   I wanted a very soft look on my cards so I used a very soft brush designed for painting on glass.  I love the results!   The top one has off white paint the the bottom has yellow over chocolate brown cardstock.   I think it reminds me of a chalkboard covered in chalk.   Black with white paint would be perfect for school cards and layouts!  I copied the basics of the card from Lisa Johnson.  I loved the card she made here.   However, I did not have the rustic branches stamp so I improvised using the single line from Paper Tray for my stems and a single leaf from Turning a New Leaf  to mimic Lisa's focal image.  I used two different colors of rhinestones to mimic the berries.  I ran out of gems though so I used glitter glue for the second card.  See more details of the other PTI stamps I used in the supplies list.   I used the butterfly from my Buttons Galore file cut out of grungeboard and covered in crackle paint for an accent.  Below is a close up.  I really need to use my crackle paint more...such a great effect and soo easy!

The scallop came from my card base 1 file. Once again I used my own baker's twine to wrap the card.  I love this stuff!  I've gotta make more!    I also dusted off my sewing machine and zig zag stitched between the strips.  For me this takes some time because I'm a terrible sewer but I love the end result!  I  envy those of you who can sew! 

Papertrey ink Stamps:  Paper Tray (long single line and sentiment), Turning a New Leaf (single leaf),  Round an d Round Anniversary set (dotted background strip), Let Freedom Ring (firecracker swirl for blue strip background)
French Script Background 
Tim Holtz  Distress Crackle Paint (Mustard Seed) and Grungeboard
Swirl Glitter Glue
Folk Art Acrylic paint
Shelly's Art:  Buttons Galore, Card Base 1 
Janome Sew Mini with heavy duty cream colored thread
Creative Memories Corner Rounder
Baker's Twine made by me (I only have one request for a tut on how to make this yourself so if you'd like to see it please let me know)

If you would like to purchase any of the files used in my card.  Please click on the photos to be taken directly to my store.

The newest member of my CDT has been soo busy using my files that I can't keep up with her!  So I must showcase two absolutely wonderful cards designed by her today!  She used my Card Base 3 file for both cards.  This file is a steal at 30% off through the end of this month.  It is great for not only feminine cards but also masculine, teens and toddlers alike! 

First up is an incredible card using paper embroidery.  I have always wanted to try this technique but have yet to sit down and do so.  It sure does look great and Johanne did an excellent job.  I'm adding this technique to my to do list!

Here is what Johanne had to say about her lovely card:

Cutting file:  Card Base 3 from Shelly's Art
Embroidery pattern from Basics of embroidery on paper  from Erica Fortgens
Paper: Classic K Designer Paper from K&Company
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in brushed corduroy

Next up a card with the exact same card base but a different focal point.  I find it is easy to make up two or more of these card bases then when you need a quick card all you do is add some stamping or a die cut and you've  got a card in minutes!  Also, instead of having scrap paper to store you have something you can use quickly when you need it.

 I just love the soft colors Johanne used!  It's wonderfully vintage looking.   I will have to try that flower tut she mentions too.  I bet you could use the flowers from my Playful Flower, Leaves and Branches files and Dawn's technique to make some beautifully unique flowers.  

 Cutting file:  Card Base 3 from Shelly's Art
Stamp:      Flower, leaves & Stem:  Automn Leaves from Mindy Terasawa
                Sentiment: Kensington Gardens from Cloud 9
Paper: Classic K Designer Paper from K&Company
Antique Gold embossing powder for the card and the flower
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in brushed corduroy

If you would like to purchase the file that Johanne used in her elegant cards please click on the photo below.

I do have a few new files in my store.   Click on photos below to purchase them.

 Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you come back again!  Have a wonderful week!



Barracudasue said...

Your card is outstanding, Shelly! I LOVE how you painted it and those stems and leaves are just the right touch! GREAT cards!

And, for Johann's...what can I say except INCREDIBLE! Her attention to detail is superior! You have such a great CT, girl!

Happy Monday to you and yours and don't forget it's 5 months until CHRISTmas! :D

Caroline said...

Love your Dry Brushed card Shelly! and Johanne's cards are gorgeous!