I love Bottle Brush Trees as I have several I've collected over the years. So, this was easy to come up with Joyful Christmas. I used the cake plate from Bakers Dozen and stenciled the background with diagonal and polka dots.
I tried finding something besides flowers for this challenge and since we are into Fall I chose the new Autumn Pumpkins. I then stenciled the background with the Garden Gate leaf stencil. For the sentiment I used the So Thankful from the Paper Clippings : Thankful for You. I did cut out one of the pumpkins and glittered it. My Inks were Orange Zest, Canyon clay and Terracotta Tile. Ripe Avocado for the background paper and stems.
I loved Danielle Flanders note card with the writing as the background. Here is my version.
I used the Noted Scalloped Square and for the writing I used It's a Thought and the XOXO was a fill in from Think Big Favorites #11. The flower is from Bitty Bouquets. I thought it was such a sweet enclosure gift card all tied up with a string!
Lexi used a strip under objects with sentiments to ground it. I used Tea For Two and Tea for Two Additions for the teapot and cups. I used duct tape on cardstock to cut out the shapes. The tiny flowers and hearts were from Flipping Out. and I cut the scallops with a border I had.
Heather showed us how to create an image only using dots- many, many dots! It works best on a stamp with lots of space. I used the new awning frame, Graceful Greetings and Thr Skinny for the sentiments. The stamp is Year of the Flower - Violets.
I chose Melissa's Warren Kimble as my inspiration as I used to be a rep and sold a lot of his art work in calendars. The simplicity of his work to go along with the Primitive decor was very eye appealing to me. These are also some of my favorite colors. The new pineapple was so perfect for this.
This AM challenge was to use one of the Masterpiece color combos. I chose Date in the Park. I wouldn't probably have picked those colors but I do like the finished product. That's what I love about Stamp-A-Faire - it makes you stretch your horizons.
I used Bloomers from PTI for the flowers and Leave It Be for the leaves. I needed smaller centers so I used the tiny star like dots from Birthday Cheer. I also used the stencil from PTI called Modern Background. The white background die is from Tag Sale Quilted. It's pretty combo.
The Hello cut from gold paper is from Eliz. Craft Designs.
I used a grid stencil from Simon Says and Spring Rain ink from PTI. The stamp is Peonies on Parade and the Sentiment is from Don't Forget to Write both from Papertrey Ink. I copic colored the peonies then clear embossed them as well as the leaves. I cut two "Sendings" to stabilize it and then used Jennifers trick to emboss the word by sticking it to some paper tape on a card. It worked great.
I've learned lots of tricks so far, keep out the good work.
I used the Make It Market stencil for the background, the clouds and the word "Sunshine". I used the word"Sending" from the Don't forget To Write Kit and the "love" came from my stash -Taylored Expressions (Pockets and Pages).
I love blending and the Elmers spray glue really helps placing delicate words.
Laurie had some really good ideas on how to use score lines. I decided to frame my sentiment by putting two lines above and below the Celebrate (from PTI Birthday Cheer) and I used flowers from Nostalgic Notions Market Kit. I used a vellum panel over some Hibiscus checks. I think I will use them more often now as they really add to the white space.
Since my PTI hasn't yet arrived, I improvised and used the You've Been Framed Diamond die, Background Text, Flowers from Color Pop and some that I had stashed, and the Celebrate from Birthday Cheer. I sure do better blending over heat embossing than on plain paper! Cute challenge.
Today PTI challenged us to make a card to Thank the Staff:
I used the Doodlie-Do stamp set and colored it with Copics. I then Zentangled the rest of the card, It's so much fun to Zentangle (controlled doodling) - very relaxing. Anyway, this is a Thank You card to the amazing staff at PTI where I can't imagine all they have to do to get organized and get out all the orders, I really appreciate them and I've worked with them for several years. They're the best!
I was inspired by Amy Sheffers design with the stencil background and the scalloped frames from Tag Sale #10. I used the seasonal stitched bird and the new Lovely Lady inks to use on a stencil I had in my stash.