Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Wing's the Thing.

I have not had a chance for many challenges lately because other obligations, but I needed to make a gift set of cards for a raffle basket for a woman's group I belong to and I wanted to enter the Mod Squad Challenge  because one of my talented mentors, Judy Woodland, is the hostess this week. I needed something with wings so I came up with this design.  I used three different colors (2 cards of each color) and stamped the bird on the front of the envelope and embossed the back flap of the envelope.  Then I used the envelope punch board to make a box for the gift set.  I was also able to use scraps of designer paper from other projects(love that).
The feather is MFT, the bird is PTI, and the sentiment is from Gina K. I will enter this in the Mod Squad Challenge.Here

Water color feathers

I love the Make it Monday videos over at PTI because I always learn so much,  This week's challenge was to use a die cut to make a stencil and then water color.  The fun part is that you could use the positive or the negative part to be the stencil.  I have had the PTI Feather Finery stamp set for quite  awhile, but the dies were out of stock when I ordered the stamps. In fact, every time I placed an order from them they were out of stock.  The last time I ordered they were available so this is the first time I used the dies.  I used the negative as a mask while I water colored  with distress inks. I decided to add a bit more to the design by stamping the feather image over the water color.

You can check out the video and the other entries here. Here