Friday, January 29, 2010

FTL 76

This is a great sketch to use inchies.  I stamped the dotted heart image from PTI Sign Language on 3 Inchie squares and the happy valentines day heart from PTI Tiny Treats - Valentine set on a 4th Inchie square.  The squares are mounted with foam tape.

Supplies: Stampe - PaperTrey; Ink - SU! Real Red, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper - PaperTrey; Misc - Inchie Arts Inchies, Ribbon, Foam tape

FTL 76

Here's this week's sketch. I've done something a bit similar with the same visual elements. It's cool how moving something, like a group of 4 squares, can change the overall composition. If you're looking for measurements, I made my squares each 1 inch. I decided on making a little love card. I really like the brown with a pop of pink, it's fun! The colours are Soft Suede and Melon Mambo. Stamps are from Papertrey Ink (Heart Prints, Signature Greetings).

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

FTL#75 Friend

This card is a combination of a few challenges.  The SCS CAS51 challenge to use dp; the color challenge for this week was to use Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo and Blush Blossom - with a bonus for using red on a heart only.  And of course the FTL layout.
Supplies: Stamps - Taylored Expressions; Ink - PaperTrey Raspberry Fizz; Paper - PaperTrey; Misc - SU! Markers, Making Memories Velvet ribbon, Foam Mounting squares

Monday, January 25, 2010

FTL75 - Congrats!

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great weekend! :)

I'm here today with a simple card I created using last Friday's Fall-to Layout Sketch #75 and the new Raspberry Fizz formulated ink available from PTI. I know not everyone loves the new ink formulation, but I'm not one of them! LOL I absolutely *love* the new inks, the colors are SO vibrant!

Have a great day. :)

  • Cut kraft CS to 4 1/4" x 10 1/2", and fold in half to create card base.
  • Stamp leaf image with pink ink onto white CS, then trim down and cut around leaves on the right side.
  • Stamp sentiment with brown ink.
  • Punch small hole in upper left corner of white CS, then wrap ribbon around card and through the hole.
  • Attach white CS to card base with pop dots and tie bow.
  • Embellish with rhinestones.

Stamps - Turning a New Leaf, Signature Greetings, Polka Dot Basics 2
Ink - Raspberry Fizz, Versamark, Dark Chocolate
Paper - Kraft, Stamper's Select White
Miscellaneous - Summer Sunrise Satin Ribbon, Orange Rhinestones

Friday, January 22, 2010

FTL 75

Happy Friday everyone! Ready for another sketch? The sentiment/image panel is 3x4.25 on my card. I used the slot punch to weave the ribbon through. The bow was tied independently, then stuck on. I designed the sketch with the intention of adding images to the top right corner. Feel free to do whatever you like the main panel! Supplies: Stamps: Giga Guidelines, Guidelines II, Big Bold Wishes Inks: Smokey Shadow, Sunflower Paper: Smokey Shadow, White, Crushed Curry Accessories, etc.: Crushed Curry Ribbon, Slot Punch Once again, if you decide to play along, please add your direct-post link in the Mr. Linky widget!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

FTL #74 Thanks So Much

I am so happy that Natasha is back with her awesome CAS sketches. This is for FTL#74. I went for the one layer card (OLC). I masked around one of my narrow rectangle nesties with large post it notes so that the entire card front was covered. I then stamped the image in Versamark and embossed it with clear EP. Then I brayered on yellow and orange Adirondak inks. I wiped the ink off of the embossed image and pulled off the Post-it notes and stamped the PaperTrey Ink sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black. I love the challenge to make a OLC!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The return of FTL (#74)

Hello! I am officially back from holidays. What better way to get back on schedule than with a sketch. The sketch can easily be made into a one layer or a two layer card. Here's the sketch: Here are my samples. Since I was reorganizing my reinkers, I was inspired to use them. I got out the baby wipes, a bit of glossy white paper, and got to work. I took one baby wipe, cut it into 3. Next I added a few drops of reinker to the wipe and simply glided it over the white paper. I did that with each colour, then went back over at the overlapping points. Once the swipes were dry, I stamped this delightful dandelion (by Hero Arts) over top with white pigment ink, added a greeting, then put it together on some white textured cardstock. I really like the contrast of the glossy colour with the textured white. Something I've been meaning to try, but hadn't, was the Mr. Linky widget, so hopefully this works! Leave a link to your version of the sketch! Be sure to include the link directly to your post (and not just your blog) so we can all check it out easily!