Thursday, October 23, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Here is my last card for this month's blog hop. I had lots of fun this week putting my own spin on the color and sketch inspirations. Hope you had fun too. I so wanted to incorporate the berries and twigs in the picture. I thought the wonderful wreath set would work great until I found out that it doesn't fit in the limitless layers circles dies which coordinate with mat stack 3. So I improvised with a little sketchy help from Dawn McVey and came up with this. The glitter is reminiscent of snow, and the other little details are from the photo. I just wish my markers worked better on my clear stamps. They always ink up blotchy no matter how hard I try to make them even, so the mat stack 3 stamp did not turn out very crisp. And I did not have any small autumn rose colored ribbon, so I used my marker to color this. My markers are not PTI colors but SU! In color from last year. All in all I like it though, crafty flaws and all. It is homemade right. Enjoy the blog hop. I hope to hop around and leave some comments throughout the day too.
As you can see, I used the 3rd sketch and first color combo. I used soft stone in there too as well as some vellum for my banner overlay. I think this turned out lovely. So what have you been doing lately to get in the fall spirit? We have been baking up a storm in our house. My sons just started a cookie business in August and we have been baking dozens and dozens of cookies. Plus we just had a fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month where we sold cookies to raise money for better treatments and a cure for pediatric cancers. I also auctioned off lots of handmade cards and gifts using much of my PTI supplies. It was a great success! We raised a little over $600 this year. I think we might have a lull here for a couple of weeks in the cookie making, but the holidays are coming and that means cookie gifts.