Monday, February 8, 2016

30 Day Color Challenge and Paper Trey Ink creations

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all doing well. I know the blog has been quiet the last couple of weeks; but I have been super busy in my crafting studio creating cards for the "Lasting Hearts Card Drive" which I now have boxed up and ready to mail soon as the snow and Mother Nature cooperate long enough for me to get to the post office.

I have also been participating in Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day color challenge. This is a new challenge for me and I really like how it is stretching my coloring muscles. I will not be posting those pictures here, however.  If you would like to see what I've been making for that challenge, be sure to follow my Instagram page. Just click the IG icon over there on the right and it'll take you right too my page. It's just easier for me to snap a picture every day and post them over there. I do hope you're following me! I try to follow back as many as I can too.

The other thing that has been occupying my crafting time these past few days, are the challenges for Paper Trey Ink's 9th anniversary celebration. Now, I have used PTI card stock for YEARS. It is my favorite card stock. I know there are so many other great companies out there that make outstanding card stock; but I just always keep coming back to PTI's Perfect Match card stock. What I've not had a lot of before are PTI stamps, so I was excited to order some "new to me" PTI items along with my re-supply order of card stock.

So without further ado, here are the cards I have for Day 1 and Day 2. I will be working on day 3 and 4 today and tomorrow.

Day 1: Choose a color recipe card and create a card, using at least one PTI project.

I chose the recipe card with Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado, Tropical Teal. I also used the "Brushed Off" set which I alternated across the bottom in black and embossed in white. For the top half of the card, I used the "Framed Out 1" mini stamp set along with the coordinating die. 

Day 2:  Create a card inspired by a piece of clothing in your closet or online, using at least one PTI product. 

I chose this summer shirt I've had for a couple of years now. I love the colors in it, and I thought the "Brushed Off" stamp set was perfect for it. I can already tell, I'm going to LOVE this set. This card was super simple to make. I stamped the larger images across the left side of the card in Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy, Salty Ocean and then Mermaid Lagoon Distress inks. The smaller images on the right were stamped using alternating Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint Distress inks. The sentiment is from PTI's "Words of Comfort" stamp set. This is a great set to mix and match sentiments. I love the versatility of it. I added some foam adhesive to the back of each sentiment strip for a bit of dimension. I also added dimension to the back to the entire front panel before adhering it to some 110lb Neenah solar white card stock.

That is all for me today. Thank you so much for visiting me! I'll be back tomorrow with more PTI challenge cards. Don't forget to click the Instgram button!

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