Monday, August 25, 2014

PTI Stamp-A-Faire 2014!

The event we've been waiting a year for is finally here!  I've been so excited!!!  There is so much crafty inspiration to be had and tutorials to drool over, I thought my head might explode!  ha!  The posts and videos are still free for the viewing, but the challenges aren't, so let me get right to it!  And, incase you would like to check out all the fun for yourself, you can find it on Nichole Heady's blog.

I got a late start this year, as there was a soccer game that I just couldn't escape!  On the bright side, I was able to get started around noon with a crafty friend by my side this year!  I was thrilled to be able to share in this craziness with someone who GETS it!  Thanks, Mackenzie!  :)

Here is the low down on the projects that were made over the weekend.  I'll be brief for now and edit to fill in with more writing tomorrow!

The Regency Era:

The 1920's Era:

The 1940's Era:

The 1980's Era:

Sadly, that's a SAF 2014 wrap!  I wish I had another week free to complete all the other eras!  I leave you with a photo of all the projects together:

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

PTI Make It Monday #174: Diamond Wallpaper Stamping

This month's Make-It-Monday challenge is hosted by Ashley Cannon Newell.  She has shown us a technique for using our stamps to make a diamond wallpaper look for our crafting projects.  If you would like to check things out for yourself, you can find all the information here.

I thought this challenge would lend itself perfectly to a nautical theme, so I set about making a monogram card set to gift to my step-mother.  She and my father are happiest when they are cruising around on their boat in the sunshiny summertime.

I created my diamond pattern with New Leaf ink using the same stamp set and technique as Ashley.  I added the anchor image in Spring Rain ink followed by the rope image in Copic-safe Memento Expresso Truffle.  After coloring the rope image with Copics for some definition, the monogram was stamped with Blueberry Sky and Enchanted Evening inks.  The main panel was then added to some dark navy card stock.

While I usually gift card sets of 6 to 12 cards, I petered out after the second card in the set. lol!  The result is beautiful, but the stamping is a bit much.  I have until October to complete this project in time for my step-mother's birthday.  Anybody want to make a wager on whether I manage to make more cards to add to the set?  :)

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!