I'll start off with the challenge from PTI where Betsy shows us how to do ombre stenciled backgrounds. What a fun technique and oh, so colorful!
On this card I used Tim Holtz distress inks in Mustard Seed, Orange Marmalade and Abandoned Coral (my favorite color combination!). The polka dot stencil is from Heidi Swapp because I somehow missed adding the PTI stencils to my order when I placed it. The pretty flowers and sentiment is from PTI's Painted Petals. I heat embossed the sentiment in black and added some Glossy Accents to the center and dots on the two flowers.
I couldn't decide which color direction I wanted to go in with the blended background so I made a second card using Peacock Feather, Shaded Lilac and Cracked Pistachio.
I tend to have a heavy hand when it comes to blending. I try so hard to be light handed and I guess my arms are just made of lead. I can never seem to get soft colors. I'll keep trying though! On this card I used Twig Wreath and the sweet new Spring Birds from PTI. I'm in love with these birds and can't wait to play with them more!
You can find all the details about this challenge on Nichole's blog.
In the essence of trying to save time and multiple posts in one day, I have another card to share for the CASology challenge where this week's cue card is "SPIN".
On this card, I started by cutting a couple of stitched rectangles in graduated sizes and did some ink blending on the smallest one to give a foundation for my little Ellie from WPlus9's Unforgettable set. He's colored with copics and holding a little pinwheel from PTI's Quilted Summer set. The sentiment is from PTI's "BE". A bit of bakers twine is tied around the panel for texture. I stamped some black polka dots onto the second stitched rectangle and stacked them up for a CAS card. Since I used an elephant on this card, I'll also be adding it to the City Crafter Challenge ~ Elephant In The Room.
I'll also be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday
Seize the Birthday ~ Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit