Monday, February 08, 2010

Papertrey Ink's Third Anniversary!!

There's a party goin on at Nichole Heady’s Blog with tons of give aways to boot!

Today's challenge was a Paint By Number based on a sketch and the color palette we were assigned was one that had to do with the first letter of my message board name, which is "T" of course.

Here's the sketch:

Here is my color palette based on the first letter of my MB name (T):

And Voila! Here is what I came up with titled, "Follow Your Own Star":

Here is a close-up:

I thought the blues in the palette lent itself nicely to a manly card, so I substituted the scalloped edge for a pinked edge. I popped up my star with foam tape to give it interest and dimension. I also thought it'd be fun to kinda curve the sentiment- you know, making it look like a shooting star.
Here's my formula per the sketch:

1. Aqua Mist
2. White (used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder on it)
3. Enchanted Evening- didn't have it in my stash so improvised with Bazzil Smoothie in Huckleberry Pie
4. Kraft
5. Spring Rain

Stamps used are all PTI: Polka Dot Basics, Text Boxed and Star Prints.

So hop on over to Nichole's blog and play along. There are fun challenges and prizes galore!!

Remember to click on the photos for a better look!

While I have your attention (hee hee) I wanted to show you that I've actually dusted of my Copics and tried my hand at coloring today! After a long dry spell of no crafting, if feels good to put some of my supplies to good use!! You'll see on the left two hummingbirds colored in and on the right is the before picture. The first one I colored was the top left and thought it needed some work on the tail feathers. There wasn't enough light reflecting off the feathers, so I tried it again and the lower one is my second attempt, which is the one I like better.

Last, but not least. I altered a journal that I found in the dollar spot at Mike's for a dear friend of mine who is going through the scary situation of being tested for cancer. I filled it with a bunch of inspirational quotes throughout the journal that I stamped with some stamps I've been dying to use.

If you turn your head to the side (oops!) you can see the inside cover of the journal.

Thanks for looking!!!



Margie H said...

It's so good to see you post and what's even better you included some of your eye candy too!!
I'm sure your friend will cherish this notebook full of inspiration! Great job! xo

debmac said...

Amazing as usual!

Jamie Kaufmann said...

yay! i love popping over here to learn more about you! i also have copics that need dusting off. :) you like papertrey! i'm trying not to stray from SU but i do have PTI's quilt set b/c my mom own a quilt shop. i love that set! and i dont play piano, but i went to college on vocal scholarships. voice is my only instrument but i do love music. i'm gonna have to come by more often!

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