Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Floral Dot Print with Aqua, Teal, and Cream

I had two small pieces of this floral dot print, so I separated them on a larger teal rectangle, with a sentiment banner placed in the gap.  The result looks interesting, and the scale works well on my aqua card base.  It's fun for me to see what I can do with my scraps.

I'll use this layout again, even without scraps.  Four cards can be made with a 6 x 6" print, cut into four 3 x 3" squares, then each square cut at 1". 

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Leaf and Text Prints - Green with Brown and Cream

Two versions of the same card.  I like them both.  Since the leaf print has some green color, along with the brown and cream, I added green stripes to the brown and cream text print.  It's a nice detail that helps unify the card. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) dark chocolate (brown), spring moss (light green), and simply chartreuse (medium green).
  • Patterned papers are a script text print from PTI dearest Jane (retired) and a petite-scale print from PTI green tea leaves 8x8" pad (retiring).
  • Die is from PTI turning a new leaf.
  • The double stripe on the text print is from PTI plaid builder, and the sentiment "hello" is from Hero Arts many everyday messages, stamped with PTI spring moss and dark chocolate ink cubes.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Autumn Leaves on Sponged Rectangle

A lovely autumn collage of leaves and tall grass against a luminous red-orange-yellow sky, balanced by the weight of a stacked sentiment. 

Note:  My white card stock is bright white, not cream, but the other colors are true to life.  And the gray border is background, not part of the card.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white.
  • My stencil material is Yupo paper, cut with a backing of Xyron repositionable adhesive, using the rounded rectangle from PTI two toned die collection. 
  • The rectangle is stenciled with PTI Americana (rustic red), orange zest, and summer sunrise (yellow-orange) ink cubes, using e.l.f total face brushes to apply the ink. 
  • The sentiment "just because" is from Stampabilities everyday expressions, stamped with PTI ripe avocado (green) ink cube
  • The tall grass image is from PTI peaceful garden (retired), and the other leaf images are from PTI leave it be (retired), stamped with PTI ripe avocado and terra cotta tile (rusty red) ink cubes.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Stenciled Stars - Blue and Teal

A nice flow of stenciled color from blue to teal to turquoise.  The fluid script of the "thanks" word makes a nice contrast with the straight lines and angles of the panel rectangles, striped twine, and grid of stars.  

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Sunshine Flower - Bright Yellow with Navy

Bright, bright yellow, with a flowery print and some crisp navy for contrast.  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) bright buttercup (yellow) and dark indigo (navy).
  • Patterned paper is from Basic Grey PB&J 6x6" pad (retired), edged with Copic B39 marker.
  • Dies are PTI sunshine, WPlus9 folk art florals (retired), and My Favorite Things layered rose
  • The flower center is punched with an old 1/4" hole punch.
  • The sentiment "sending" is from PTI keep it simple: encouragement (retiring), stamped with PTI dark indigo ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Blue Dots and Stars with Circle Frame

Light orange, rusty red, and blue colors with a circle frame and stars.  It's my take on last Sunday's sketch (fall to layout #87) from the Palmtrees and Pogosticks blog.  Thanks, Natasha!  I enjoyed playing with the sketch!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) melon berry (light orange), terra cotta tile (rusty red), and enchanted evening (blue).
  • Patterned paper is from PTI comic strip A2 paper pack (retired).
  • Dies are from PTI four square, super star borders, and noted: simply stitched A2 vertical.  
  • The sentiment "with gratitude" is from PTI never enough: thanks, stamped with PTI fine linen (tan) and terra cotta tile ink cubes.  My first stamping with fine linen ink toned down the underlying melon berry color, and then restamping with terra cotta tile ink gave me a good match (very good in real life) for the terra cotta tile card stock frame.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.

Blue Flower Print Banner on Tan

A simple layout with a wide flower print banner and another banner for the sentiment.  Contrast and focus are added with dark edging on the long vertical sides of the print banner and a small dark rectangle under the sentiment banner.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Purple Flowers on Sponged Rectangle

This card was fun to create - a technique I will use again!  First I die cut a rectangle to make a mask for my white panel and sponged inside it with teal and green inks.  Then I finished the panel with flowers and sentiment stamped in dark green and purple, accented my flowers with dots of white, and mounted it on a striped purple card front.  I love how the colors glow.  

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Leaf Stencil - Green on Green

Soft green colors and textures with dark green accents.  I like the mix of different greens together.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.