Friday, May 04, 2012

Papertrey Ink MIM #64 and holy hexagons!

I'm sorry I know it's been ages since you heard from me.  I have been busy as I'm sure many of you have been too.  I will share with you some of what I have been busy doing.  I did manage to get a new file...well two new files done too!

First up this week's Make It Monday challenge at Papertrey ink involved Nichole Heady sharing how she goes about designing a card.  The video depicts how she uses the rule of threes to make her cards.  I found it quite informative..check it out here.  Nichole challenged us to use some of the color combos she posted.  I fell in love with many of them but only had time to use one for now (saved them for later) I chose...

 Don't you just love those yummy colors!  In fact I love the shirt too..wish I owned it!  LOL!  Oh and I apologize once again for the bad photo..that is what happens when I craft at night!  One of these days I'll get a light box!

I need to put an order in for ink since sadly I didn't have these colors but...I made it work!  I decided to use my newest file Digi Card Template 3 and my digital Cosmo Cricket papers.  I pulled papers from many different collections and recolored them using Photoshop to match my color combo.  I had a great match on screen but once again the blues printed slightly greenish but it still looks pretty good to me.  So I printed the background as one layer.  Then I added the label and pennant from my Card Base 11: Hexagons.  I stamped the inner label with the pansy from Papertrey Ink's  year of flowers collection then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  The sentiment is also from PTI Year Round Puns stamp set.  I then used embroidery floss to do the stars and added some pearl paint to the middle of the stars.

Hubby and I celebrated 15 wonderful years together yesterday...well really we aren't celebrating until tomorrow but we did exchange anniversary cards yesterday. 

Once again I used my Card Base 11: Hexagons file.  The papers are from the Sugared Collection by Basic Grey.  What I love about this file is you don't need to place a whole bunch of single hexagons.  I designed a series of overlays that stack to get the quilted effect!  Easy!  I didn't have enough patterns so I simple stamped some polka dots on the plain orange paper to serve as another pattern.  The hearts are from my Floral Mom Tag 2 file.  The numbers are from my number charms file.  I colored them with a metallic copper paint pen and then added several layers of UTEE to make them look more like metal.  The sentiment stamps is from PTI's Everyday Classics stamp set.  I used my sew easy to help stitch the circular border under the sentiment.

If you would like to purchase any of the files I used please click on the previews to be taken directly to them in the store.

Adoree's preschool had a fiesta party today.  It was soo much fun!  They did games with a sombrero did crafts and even did the limbo with balloon inflated cactus.  I just have to share this photo!

This just cracks me up!  The teacher bought the kids stick on mustaches!  Soo funny and soo cute! 

Have an awesome weekend!  Come back again!



Suzanne Russell said...

Love those hexagons!

kathy serrahn said...

awesome projects, love the picture of your daughter

bzyPTmom said...

Love your card--pic of your daughter is adorable!