Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink February 2015 Blog Hop

I'm in desperate need of spring. So I grabbed the opportunity for today's Papertrey Ink's February 2015 Blog Hop.

I painted the watercolor paper with Hibiscus Burst, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores and Plum Pudding inks smooshed (separately) on the craft pad and spritzed with water.

Corner Chompers round the corners. Since I don't have the Quatrefoil Die, I substituted a die cut from Cricut Paper Lace cartridge, applied Tombow Multi-Glue and let it dry till it was tacky before applying to the watercolor paper.

The leafy tag with the butterfly and "Enjoy" are all from Tags for Spring stamped with Simply Chartreuse and Ocean Tides. The card base is Harvest Gold.


At the back left are some pieces I wound up not using on my layout about a $12 Meal at the airport. And some containers of vinegar (dye experiment) and a watered down white paint and a spool of white organza ribbon. Julia has been writing about her crop experiences which reminded me to have one at home... by myself lol. I finished two this month. I would have had a party, but that would have made more work : D.

I decided to take pictures of layout ideas to reference when I'm actually putting it all together. This one is about my grandpig on a cat tree with papers I've stamped and embellishments pulled from my experimental leftovers. Yes it'll be rocking some extra large grommets I purchased on clearance about 5 years ago lol.

Because I've been cleaning... not in the ordinary way ... gathering up the unfinished pages and putting all the pieces into a top loading album.  (which is why I needed the reference picture).

This week's snow picture. The pink line is about where the top of the pile was last week. The blue is this week. The dog has built up a little snow bar for herself. The other day she stepped off it and was in snow up to her neck (she's a shepherd mix thankfully or she would have disappeared altogether.

Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground to see more crafty spaces : D.  Episode 299!  That's a lot of crafty peeking : D.