Sunday, January 12, 2014

Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday Challenge

Woo Hoo!  I'm off to a grand start...for my New Year's resolution two of blogging!  Hope I can continue this trend and I hope you are all doing well with your goals too!

One of my favorite challenge is Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge.   As of right now there are 147 technique videos (you can see them by clicking the highlighted words ...Make it Monday).  I'm a total technique junkie and absolutely love when someone shows me a new technique so it's a thrill to come to this website and see a new one every Monday.  Hmm...maybe I should make it a New Year Resolution to try one of these techniques at least once a month in addition to participating in the challenge.

Anyway..on to my cards.  I grabbed the color scheme from Curtain Call's Smitten challenge.   Unfortunately, I didn't get the photos taken in time to enter the challenge.  Drat!  Well I'll just have to remember to participate in their new challenge on Jan. 15th.

The newest PTI MIM challenge involves stamping one stamp in multiple colors and cutting them apart and layering them for a multi-colored single image.  Love this!  Check out the video here.  I'm not positive I like these colors together but they did look great on the mitten in the curtain call inspiration photo.  I do like how the focal image turned out though..and may jusy try this in different colors sometime.  I used PTI's Mehndi Medallion mini stamp set along with some circle die cuts and some fussy cutting.  I think the bling is a great finishing touch to the medallion.  It's funny I bought these gems when JoAnn Fabrics was going out of business.  They were designed to be attached to jeans...I have not put one on my jeans but I have used a ton on cards!  I used Deconstructed sketch # 129.  It's a great sketch for making multiple cards fast.  I also stamped the background paper with stamps from the medallion set too..and added a little embossing to the strip.  It just seemed too plain without these added features.   The sentiment is from PTI's Wishes Come True stamp set.  I figured I'll stamp the sentiment on the other card when I need could easily be a thank you or anniversary card too.

I have one more challenge card to share with you so come back tomorrow to see that!  Right now it's snuggle time!  Thanks for stopping by!



carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful cards. I love the image you chose. The colors are so pretty too!
I have missed many a challenge because I didn't up load my pictures in time.