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Henry Van Dyke

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May PTI blog hop

This month's blog hop had some interesting colors and elements that gave me so many ideas.  I have tried to water color before without much success.  I had to make a special birthday card this past weekend and thought to incorporate the color scheme from the blog hop inspirational photo along with trying my hand once again at watercoloring.
Here is the photo:

I really liked the blue green leaves with all the pretty peach and pink flowers.

Here is what I have come up with.  I am just loving making matching envelopes lately.

The card design was lifted from DT member Michelle.  Thanks Michelle!


Papertrey Ink-
Peonies on Parade stamps
Mix & Mat Herringbone die
Happy birthday die

MFT watercolor wash paper for HB die
Simon Says Stamp - Sending flowers for envelope happy mail box
Zig Clean Color real brush markers - Cobalt Blue, Persian Blue, Light Pink & Pink

Thank you for stopping by!


Sunday, May 21, 2017

May Papertrey Ink Create with Us challenge

Happy sunny Sunday.

I needed a birthday card for an Aunt who is turning 97 in a week.  I just loved my new Ivy & Bloom stamp & die set.  The design team made some beautiful cards but I choose to use the one made by Laurie Schmidlin.  You can see her work here and you can join the Create with us challenge here.

Here is what Laurie made

And here is my version

Of course I had to make a matching envelope :)


Papertrey Ink -

Ivy & Bloom stamp & die set
Embroidered Borders (Greetings)
Ink - Classic Kraft, Lavender Moon, Plum pudding, Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise & Orange Zest.

Simon Says Sending Flowers for envelope address box

I hope you enjoyed my creation from today and thank you for stopping by.