Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Papertrey Ink's SAF 2016!

After many months of no time for craftiness I made time for the SAF festivities over at PTI.  This year's theme, the Masters, was outstanding if you love art!  I really enjoyed participating this year and trying some of these new techniques and giving myself the chance (forcing myself) to practice some older ones.

This year I am just going to post all my entries here in this one post with not so great photos because I have an appointment with a new baby who will be along any minute this A.M. and new baby pics trump cards, sorry.

For the Friday night pick your masterpiece entry I selected a card I made several years ago that makes me smile.  It't one I have never been able to part with (I have very few of those).

PTI product used:  Sentiment from Handwritten Notes

The color challenge to get the juices flowing Saturday morning was full of inspirational pieces, and I do mean full.  I used two of them to make two Christmas cards.  You will note I seem to have a little Christmas on the brain this week.  The two I used are:


And here are my tags:

PTI products used:  All products from PTI except stickles.

Next the challenge was to create a night sky inspired by Starry Night.  Oh my!  I loved this one even if it didn't love me!  Five tries before I had something I liked enough to use.

PTI products used:  Spring Rain and Black Cardstock, star sequins

Moving along we were next challenged to Gild something in Gold.  I didn't have the specific product they were using but I found something in my stash I could work with and sitting here now I can think of a few other products I could have pulled out that may find their way to the work area soon.  I made another Christmas tag here.  

I love the gold and red!  I love the gold and kraft!  I may be making a few more tags (we need a lot!!) with this idea.
PTI products used:  Kraft Cardstock, all stamps

Which brings us to the Floral Impressionism challenge.  I found this one difficult as I do not have  ton of flowers that would work in my stash.  However, as usual the anniversary set from a few years back, Botanical Silhouettes, came to the rescue.

PTI products used:  Botanical Silhouettes, Don't Forget to Write Kit, Inks, Summer Sunrise cardstock

Then there were several amazing pieces to inspire us!  I fell in love with this one.

Betsy inspiration

Fell in love enough to decide we should study the artist in our next round of art history.  It's so magical!  I went back to the Starry Night technique to get the right background for my card here. 

PTI products used:  Tree die cut, Sentiment, Hibiscus Burst and Black Cardstock

Then there was the messiest challenge of all...Drips and Splatters!  Messy!!  And yet, I made eight cards once I was done playing.  And truthfully, I am thinking this must also be added to art because while it is messy it is so much fun and there isn't really a way to mess it up.  Here are the two sets of cards I made - one with acrylics (Thank you) and one with watercolors.

PTI products used:  Blueberry Sky, Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet, and Vintage Jadeite cardstock, Tag dies, Handwritten Notes, Bold and Beautiful Sentiments, Thank you sentiments

Next we were to use pointillism to color.  This one was hard for me.  I just couldn't find any stamps to make it work so I used die cuts instead and in the end I kind of fell in love with it.

PTI products used:  Ornament dies, Sentiment, Vintage Ornaments Additions, Cardstock and paper

Nearing the end it was time to watercolor.  Clearly I do not have enough floral stamps, but I pulled out the flowers from the Don't Forget to Write Kit to make this one.  

 I love how the colors bled in the flowers!  Though I'm not so sure I love the A in the stencil font.

PTI products used:  Don't Forget to Write Kit, Winter Wisteria, Blueberry Sky, and Rustic Cream cardstock, Tin Types Stamps

And last but not least Colorblocking.  I love the feel of this card and the slightly messy, free hand feel of it.

PTI products used:  Doodlie Do Stamp Set, sentiment, White and Black Cardstock

Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know what you like!

Now off to see if baby is here!