Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Happy Birthday! MIM and Retro!

 Happy Wednesday!  I spent some time in my crafty space cleaning yesterday.  Once it was almost all clean, inspiration hit.   I have a card to share today, but my crafty space now needs cleaning again.

I decided to play along with this week's Papertrey's Make It Monday.  This week is about Defined Watercolors.  I did the technique on the stamped  background panel.  I slightly modified how I did the 
watercolor part.  I used the actual ink itself and wet it, then stamped it.  Next, I went back over the image with the ink on the outside edges for the defined portion of the watercolors part.  I am using this week's Retro Sketch Challenge for the card.  I am also playing along with Moxie Fab World: Birthday Creations and  A Passion for Papertrey's Birthday Challenge!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


 PTI  Products
Hands of Time and Embellishments stamp sets.
Beautiful Blooms, Embellishment, Basic Banners(smaller triangle), Birds and Blooms, Wonderful words(Birthday), Love Lives Here,  and Tiny Tags dies
PTI vintage cream, ripe avocado, and true black card stock; scarlet jewel and ocean tides pattern paper; PTI ocean tides buttons; vintage cream and scarlet jewel felt; ripe avocado, ocean tide, and fine linen inks

Other Products
silver doily, olive seam binding, May Arts ivory twine, burgandy thread, needle, ranger brushed corduroy, Memento expresso truffle, foam circles, scor-tape, spellbinders circle die


  1. Fabulous use of the sketch, Betty! Hey, you even stuck to it pretty well wink, wink :)

  2. Totally in love with these combined elements. Love the depth of color and age!

  3. Lovely card much amazing detail and your colors, just stunning.

  4. What a beautiful card, Betty! I'm so glad you linked your blog up to the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. It will be great to stop by and say "hello" from time to time! :)

    And by the way, you may want to consider linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. You can find it here:

  5. This is so pretty! I LOVE all all the layers!

  6. This has a lovely vintage charm to it Betty! So happy you gave the sketch a try!!

  7. Hi Betty! {insert wave} Stunning card - I really like all the layering you did.

  8. Wow, Betty this is for sure a show stopper! Gorgeous card! Love all of it the deep felt flowers the this! Congrats on your PTI shout out the other day!

  9. What a beautiful card, Betty! I love the colors and embellishments!

  10. What a beautiful card! This is a style I really appreciate and wish I could pull off like you've done!
    Thanks for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey! :)

  11. Hey Betty! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


Thanks so much!

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