The Friday Mashup DT

Polka dotted umbrellas...

Happy Friday!  Today is my last post as guest designer for The Friday Mashup!  It has been a lot of fun and I want to thank Holly and all the wonderful ladies for the invite and welcome to their group!

Here is the challenge for this week:

  • Create a project using “polka dots” 
  • Create a project with “umbrellas". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a card using “umbrellas and polka dots”

Well, I had plenty of polka dots but no umbrellas!  And I wanted to mash up the challenge today with a polka dotted umbrella!  Thank heavens for internet shopping! 9 (543x640)

I started off by putting a bit of texture on the card front with the PTI linen impression plate.  After that, I die cut the image in blushing bride and in the polka dot dsp and then layered the dots on the blushing bride.  I lightly chalked some blue on the card front for a puddle.  You can see the puddle in real life but not so much in the photo!  I added the sentiment in memento black and I was done. 10 (640x479)

A clean and simple card for my final FM post!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I am off Saturday and Sunday but will be back on Monday!  Have a great weekend!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white and distressed dots.  SU! blushing bride.  Stamps/dies:  WPLUS9 pretty patches umbrella and die.  Other:  Memento black and chalk.

A sketchy technique (for me!)...

Hello all!  Happy Friday and welcome to a new challenge with The Friday Mashup!

The challenge is:

  • Create a project using the "Sketch". 
  • Create a project with “the bouncing brayer technique". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a card using the “sketch and the bouncing brayer technique”

The bouncing brayer technique is quite fun – you can visit the tutorial for more information – IF you do the bouncing brayer! 

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I was so busy remembering to use the brayer, I forgot all about the technique!  Do you ever do that?  So this card is based on the sketch with a great brayer plaid background! FM1 (538x640)

I used coastal cabana and Bermuda bay as my main colors with a bit of crumbcake thrown in for good measure.  I used the brayer to make the plaid on PTI white.  I ran pieces of the Bermuda bay and coastal cabana thru the PTI picnic plaid impression plate so that I could cut all my pieces out of the embossed paper with the exception of the crumbcake. FM2 (640x375)

I put everything together and added a piece of twine, linen thread, and rhinestones.  I added the sentiment (in the wrong place!) and I was done.  Call me a rebel (or someone who can’t follow directions!) with this project!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I am off for the weekend but will be back on Monday with some new projects!  Happy weekend all!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  SU! coastal cabana, Bermuda bay and crumbcake.  Inks:  SU! coastal cabana, Bermuda bay and memento black.  Stamps/dies:  PTI simple stars.  RC wonky double scallop border.  PTI picnic plaid impression plate and PTI sketchy stars.  Other:  brayer, linen thread, Bermuda bay twine, rhinestones.

Congrats...its a shaker...

Happy Friday everyone!  Today begins a new challenge at The Friday Mashup!  I am excited to present my project as guest designer.

Here is the challenge:

  • Create a project with a “shaker element”.
  • Create a project with a “Congratulations theme".
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project with a "Congratulations theme and a shaker element".

I chose to mash things up today and made a shaker congratulations card.  This card is a 4X4 card, perfect to attach to a wedding or anniversary gift.

I started off with PTI rustic cream as the base and the top layer.  The top is 3 1/4” square.  I used my SU! word bubbles to cut the window for my shaker card.  I cut the window, then stamped and embossed the images with gold embossing powder.  I used sticky tape to adhere the window sheet and then surrounded it with foam tape.  I made a slight miscalculation here – I should have doubled the foam tape.  By not doubling the tape, it ended up not shaking as much as I wanted. fm1 (640x635)

I used a combination of seed beads, sequins and micro beads in the shaker.  I also added some tinsel glitter.  Warning!  This stuff is insane!  It was sealed and when I broke the seal I was showered in this glitter.  Then when I shook a little in the window sheet (I added it last), it immediately stuck to the window sheet and doesn’t move.  I don’t know as if I will use this again.  Lesson learned.  Plus it’s glitter that goes EVERYWHERE!! fm2 (640x471)

The CS under the window sheet is rustic cream as well.  I glued a couple of sequins and seed beads to it before I closed up the shaker just to add some texture so that when all the “stuff” sinks to the bottom, you would still see some elements.  Again, this would have worked if I would have doubled the foam tape.  Instead all the stuff appears stuck in midair.  Afterwards, I decided that was OK.

Finally I layered up the card with some gold kraft CS and pumpkin pie CS.  I like the pop of orange with the kraft and gold.  Each of those layers where ¼” bigger than the next. 

That’s it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by!  I am off for the weekend but will be back Monday with some more projects!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI rustic cream.  SSS April card kit.  SU! pumpkin pie.  Window sheet.  Stamps:  SU! love and laughter, making spirits bright.  Other:  SU! word bubbles die.  Gold embossing powder, sequins, seed beads, micro beads and tinsel glitter.

The Friday Mashup #203...

Hello!  Boy, do I have exciting news today!  For the month of April, I will be serving as a guest designer on The Friday Mashup challenge blog!  I am so excited and honored to be a part of this awesome group!  This is a challenge I play along with regularly so I am excited to be a part of the team!

Here is the challenge for this week:

  •  Create a project using "so saffron, pool party and calypso coral". 
  • Create a project with "Easter Critters". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project "using the colors above and Easter Critters".  
Isn't this bunny cute?  I want to take him home!
For my card I opted to use both the colors and the Easter Critters.  And this is what I came up with. TFM (565x640)

A basketful of peeps!  Last year I purchased the woven basket die set from MFT but never got around to using it.  I started off by cutting the basket out of kraft and then using some rich cocoa memento ink to “age” the basket a bit.  I added score tape around the edges and curved the basket a bit to fit all the peeps in. TFM1(640x334)

I added some Easter grass in the basket and proceeded to stuff as many peeps as possible in there.  I cut the peeps using a die from this woven basket set out of so saffron, pool party and calypso coral.  I found my tall grassy die to add some grass for the basket to sit in. TFM2(640x285)

The tag is one that I purchased at an office supply store.  The sentiment is from an old whimsie doodle stamp set.  I layered everything up on the new PTI vanilla cream linen cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  It was fun to make and definitely more fun to share with you all!  (I think my favorite part is the little ears that peek out above the basket.  These little guys just weren't tall enough to peek out of the basket *wink*!)

Be sure to play along with The Friday Mashup this week!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I am off Saturday and Sunday but will be back on Monday.  Happy Easter all!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI vanilla cream linen and kraft.  SU! so saffron, pool party, calypso coral, and garden green.  Dies:  MFT die-namics woven basket and tall grassy edge.  Inks:  black marker and memento rich cocoa.  Stamps:  Whimsie doodles Easter sentiments.  Other:  Easter grass, tag and twine.