Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blow Some Sunshine!

Well, once again, it's been a few days since I've been stamping -  I'm trying to keep a little balance in my life - so that's where I've been.  But, of course, the various challenges out in blog land keep calling me back!

Today I have answered two challenge calls:

First up is a card I made for the PTI Make It Monday -  Dawn McVey showed us how to blow drops of ink from reinkers across the card to make some funky designs!  This is also for the CAS-ology Cue Card - Care.  My sympathy sentiment is from Everyday Classics (a special set I got from PTI for ordering way too many stamp sets one year!) and I used SU colors of Soft Sky and Barely Banana reinkers.   I have to say -  I 'blew' about 4 trials before getting a design I liked!

My next card was created using the Less is More Sketch.  I used this wonderful embossed edge Tag Die from PTI that I just purchased - along with these wonderful summertime stamps from Waltzingmouse.  The sentiment is cut with Spellbinders Ribbon Banners.

I hope you'll stop by tomorrow - I'll have a Something Old - Something New post for Creations by AR - using an older template in a new way - I think you'll like it!!

Sympathy Card
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink - Everyday Classics
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black,  reinkers Barely Banana and Soft Sky - SU
Accessories:  plastic drinking straw.

Sunshine Card:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - My Island
Paper:  White, Harvest Gold - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress - Mustard Seed and Frayed Burlap
Accessories:  Tag Sale Die #3 - PTI, Ribbon Banners Die - Spellbinders, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop.

23 comments:

Annette said...

wow fabulous projects.. they are so soft and pretty..

Joanne Travis said...

Love both cards, Julia. The technique on the first one looks so cool.
Hope you have been doing well :)

Jacquie Southas said...

Great job with the MIM challenge - your ink shape & colors make a lovely sympathy card!

Paru Mahtani said...

You card is stunning!!! Love the technique!!

Stef H said...

these are beautiful! i love the reinker one!

hugs :)

OH Babs said...

Both cards are lovely. The sympathy card is simplistic and beautiful.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Julia, both cards are CAS at its best! Love the results you achieved using the technique.

Ji Hye said...

Two great cards. I really love the first.... It's simplicity makes it beautiful.

Tracey McNeely said...

Wonderful both of them. You did well with the ink blowing, braver than me! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Riet said...

What a wonderful cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Lovely colour combination - love the 'blown' look! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Chrissie said...

Both of these cards are really lovely,..wonderful colours!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Maureen Merritt said...

Very cool technique, I've got to try that! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week

Bobby said...

Well I'll be! I've blown paint before but never thought of reinkers on a card. I think it's lovely in it's simplicity.

artful-notions said...

Both great, but your blown ink looks heavenly. So soft and pretty.

Jen W. said...

Love the fabulous pattern you created with the reinkers, Julia. I might have to check out that tutorial. And the second card is so cheery it just makes me smile. :) Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Patrice said...

Great take on the theme - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/05/52-card-pickup-218.html

Dianne said...

Loven the first card, I must try that, I love splotchy stuff, your second card is beautiful...

Tracy Ercole said...

Great CAS cards!

nancy jane said...

I absolutely adore the simplicity of the first card with the blown ink.

Melissa said...

Beautiful...BOTH of them! :) Love the blown ink look and the simplicity of the design!
Thanks so much for joining us at CASology!

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