Monday, July 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink JULY 2016 BLOG HOP

Hello Monday!!
Having the Papertrey Ink JULY 2016 BLOG HOP is the PERFECT way to start out the week:)) After the activities of STAMP-A-FAIRE 2016 it is only fitting to continue the creativity, extend the party so to speak. I actually missed all the live Stamp-A-Faire fun, but had some time yesterday to go through several of the videos and visit the galleries. Tons of PTI inspiration there:)

For my card to day I chose to use the Watercoloring Technique shared by Kay Miller..see her very first video here. SAF 2016: WATERCOLOR LIKE A MASTER WITH KAY MILLER. She did an exceptional job. I hope she makes more!
Here is my card:

  • I had difficulty with the inks moving when I added water the first time around on Distress paper,  So I gave it another go with watercolor paper from a MIM kit and had much more success!  
  • Nostalgic Notions is the stamp set I used for the flowers. 
  • To get the color wash as I liked, i simply added a bit more ink on a wet brush directly from the ink pad, 
  • To finish, I added just a touch of a Stencil from the Woodblock Prints collection.
  • The Black matting is from the Noted: Scalloped A2 Die collection selectively cut and flipped to get the fourth side to be scalloped.
  • I added some washi to bring in the graphic elements from the HOP inspiration photo.



If you have not looked into all the  STAMP-A-FAIRE 2016 videos I encourage you to take time and even Bookmark it for future reference. It is Filled to the top with Artsy techniques on trend for card making and other projects as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)






23 comments:

  1. Beautiful as always, Laura Jane!

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  2. This is absolutely stunning! Great take on Kay's watercolor video - you nailed it!

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  3. Wow! You nailed Kay's technique and created a beautiful card!

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  4. Oh Laura, I'm so in awe of this piece of artwork! This is so stunning. You win, hands down!!

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  5. Oh my heavenly good gracious, Laura Jane! Totally artsy watercolor gorgeousness!!! going back to study this closer. LOVE!!!

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  6. Goodness gracious great cards on fire! This is FANtabulous!! Love it, love it some more, and did I say I LOVE it?!

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  7. Gorgeous!! Love the mixture of colors.

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  8. Fabulous card Laura! Love your watercolour masterpiece.

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  9. WOW...definitely a Masterpiece of your own Laura Jane! Kay's video was so fun to watch and you certainly did her proud with this lovely, lovely card!! :0)

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  10. This is beautiful! A wonderful compositin and a perfect take on the challenge. I love the subtle stenciling and the washi tape.

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  11. Oh, this is stunning, LauraJane! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

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  12. BEAUTIFULLY done LauraJane! So much depth and movement in your design!

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  13. Wowww!! What an amazing card Laura!! LOVE it!! :)
    Suchi xx

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  14. My goodness, LauraJane, it's hardly to be believed! You are so artistic and talented - what are you doing stamping? If I was you I would be spending all of my time painting. I would never have guessed that you used Nostalgic Notions, that's how much you made it your own. I thought it was a fabulous floral stamp set that no one had ever told me about. :)

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  15. Simply gorgeous LauraJane! Such beautiful colors you chose. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  16. Wow! LauraJane! This is lovely! Just gorgeous and so very striking!

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  17. Wow LauraJane I have to agree with your previous comments WOW! you really did a beautiful job with this stunning technique. I didn't get to play at SAF this year but can't wait to see the videos : ) SOON!!

    Patti

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  18. I had the most trouble with that technique, but want to try again. Your card is just gorgeous--great choice of images & colors!

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Simply splendid to hear from you!

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