Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Pointillism Play – ‘You’re Awesome’ Card

Welcome back to yet another session of Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016.

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This session’s theme was Pointillism Play, with an interesting video on Georges Seurat’s works, which you can see HERE.

At first, I was going to cut out my flower, but I really wasn’t happy with how it turned out. Then I decided to continue dotting around it until I came up with soft background that I was happy with, but it still lacked something. Then I added some texture with twine string and I like the result.

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Supplies:

  • Papertrey Ink Floral Sketches and We Go Together stamp sets
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz, Tropical Teal
  • Memento dye ink: Dandelion
  • Recollections white cardstock and shimmer card.
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive
  • Misc. twine

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one if you’d like more details as to how to play along:

Hopefully, I’ll be back again real soon.

~D.Ann

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Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Masterpiece Inspirations – Monet ‘Note for You’ Card

Goood morning peeps! Can you tell I’m finally feeling a little better?!! What a nasty virus!! Hopefully, now I can get these last few cards posted. So brace yourselves for a deluge of posts today. : )

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The next session of Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016 was Masterpiece Inspirations with the Team. There’s an interesting clip of part of the commencement speech Neil Gaiman gave to the Pennsylvania University of the Arts 2012 graduating class (here). Each of the designers did a fab and inspiring job of taking a masterpiece as inspiration for their projects!

I’ve always been fond of Monet’s works, especially his water lilies, which is probably why I also love the McKee Botanical Garden, as areas of it remind me of his pond:

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So, I chose to use Dawn McVey’s inspiration of Calude Monet’s Waterlilies as a springboard for my card.

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Here is what I came up with:

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I watercolored the background and, to add dimension and texture, I cut out the Garden Gild cover plate die and watercolored it, too. Then, like the true blonde that I am, I discovered my watercolored background was too small for the cover plate die cut. Argh! But with a little snipping, it was easily sized down and barely noticeable.

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Supplies:

  • Papertrey Ink Make it Market Mini: Garden Gild cover plate die
  • Papertrey Ink Floral Sketches stamp set
  • Canson cold press watercolor paper
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress inks: Dusty Concord, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Shabby Shutters, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Wilted Violet
  • Versamark ink
  • Recollections Neon Rose embossing powder
  • Recollections shimmer card
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one if you’d like more details as to how to play along:

I’ll be back soon! Thanks for stopping by and for all your encouraging comments!

~D.Ann

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PTI Make It Monday #256 – Spritzed Stamps – Thinking of You Tulip Card

One last post for today.. While I was playing with my Papertrey Ink stamps, I decided to give this past weeks Make It Monday challenge a try… Spritzed Stamps.

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Yes, it gave a little extra texture, but it wasn’t as smashing as the examples in the tutorial. Perhaps I tried the wrong kind of stamp.

I also tried using my Nuvo Crystal Drops in alternating colors and drawing a line through them with a straight pin… pretty nifty! I need to practice this to get it down perfect.

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Supplies:

  • Papertrey Ink Tulip Time & Floral Sketches stamp sets
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Hibiscus Burst, Lovely Lady, Ocean Tides, Raspberry Fizz
  • Memento dye ink – Pear Tart
  • Canson cold press watercolor paper
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops – Gloss: Bublegum Blush & Carnation Pink
  • Recollections shimmer card
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive
  • Misc. twine

I’m playing along with Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #256 Challenge: Spritzed Stamps. Click on the highlighted challenge to learn more about it.

I’m done in for today. Hope to finish up the Stamp-a-Faire posts tomorrow. See you then!

~D.Ann

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Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Floral Impressionism – ‘I Should Write’ Card

I’m back again with a card from the next session of Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016.

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This time the focus was on Floral Impressionism. There are some interesting video clips of Monet on the post HERE.

Here is my take on the session:

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It was a very time-consuming technique, but I really love how it turned out!

I was also influenced by Virginia’s View All About Color Challenge

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Supplies:

  • Papertrey Ink Floral Sketches stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink Boutique Borders: Friends die
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Lovely Lady, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise
  • Memento dye Inks: Bamboo Leaves, Dandelion, Lulu Lavender, Pear Tart, Summer Sky, Sweet Plum
  • Versamark Ink
  • Inkadinkado Linen White embossing powder
  • Canson cold press watercolor paper
  • Recollections shimmer card
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive
  • E.K. Success corner rounder

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on each one to find out more info:

I’m going to take a break and hope to be back soon with the next post.

~D.Ann

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