Tuesday, 20 January 2015

PPA#236, PP228, HLS Jan CAS

Hi everyone!!!

Two cards to post this evening!!!

First up is my entry for the sketch challenge over at the Pals Paper Arts Blog.
This is the sketch:

I flipped the sketch on it's side and made this card:

The piece of dp I've used is from Heidi Swapp.
Winter rose and flourish dies from MFT.
Sentiment stamp and pennant trim die, from Verve.
Arrows cut with Tim Holtz Alterations chevron die from Sizzix.
Added some dry wall tape, a twine bow and rhinestones. 

The next card I've made for the watercolouring CAS challenge at the Happy Little Stampers Blog and I will also be linking to The Paper Players Blog where it's all about a sentiment.



This is my card:


I've sponged some cs with three DIs and then adhered some dry wall tape onto it.  I spritzed it with water and then put some black watercolour paint droplets on the wet surface and left it for a while.  When I removed the dry wall tape I had my bg. 
The rest was eazy peezy.
Letters cut with Tim Holtz alphabet die.  I layered five layers of cs for the letters and gave it some shine with Clear 3D Gloss.
Part of the sentiment heat-embossed on vellum.
Added a black strip at the bottom and three black plastic dots.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'. 

Had lots of fun today in my craft room!!

Thanks so much for the visit - always a pleasure to have you here!!!

Keep well!!!
Kind regards



Unknown said...

Beautiful card, Petra! Love the bold colors against the white. Thanks for including the PPA in your stamping fun this week!

Linda Callahan said...

You cards are beautiful - so striking! Glad you shared one at PPA!

Geri said...

Another beautiful creation! Once again, so perfectly balanced! Love how the chevrons 'point' to the pretty flower and the wee peak of designer paper!

Your second card is amazing! You are genius with the drywall tape! Really cool effect leaving the ink to roam where it chose! Perfectly masculine!

Julie said...

Ah, I thought about flipping the sketch but I couldn't come up with a way that worked. You did it beautifully!

Mona Pendleton said...

both cards are fantastic Petra! Love the beautiful blossom on the first and the colorful piece on the second!

Riette said...

Sjoe ek is mal oor jou weergawe vd skets!!!
Ek is te skrikkerig vir waterverf maar jy laat dit so stunning lyk!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Stunning as ever Petra, both winners in my book! Hazel x

Unknown said...

Two great cards Petra. Love the sketch challenge card with the addition of that dp in the background which really lifts the card. Your watercolour card is absolutely lovely - really interesting the way you layed the dry wall tape over the top before spritzing with water.


Karen xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the popped up chevron on your first card, and lovely water coloring on your CAS 2nd card! You Go Girl!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Petra. Love the flower with the flourish on the first one... the touch of designer paper looks wonderful behind it... I also like the arrows pointing at the focal point. Well done! Your second card is so cool. Love the sponged colors and the piece of dry wall tape... I have a roll somewhere in my stash! What a great look!

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty, Petra! I love the layers on your first card. The coloring is so soft on the second...wow! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Loll said...

Two gorgeous cards Petra. Love the layers of your first ... beautiful collage of elements and love the colours.

The second is so cool. Love you used drywall take to make your watercoloured backgrounds ... looks awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers.

Rosemary said...

oh petra... both cards are just amazing!! love the graphic look to the second one! the first has so many gorgeous details!

Kylie said...

Your watercolouring is wonderful and I love the pop of the sentiment off the card. Your scenic background and flowers next to your card are stunning too!! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Maria said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the flower and all the elements on the first card! And, the second card is bold and wonderful with an amazing background!

Mynn xx said...

These are both STUNNING, Petra!!! LOVE the gorgeous patterns you used on these--that created background rocks! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Desire Fourie said...

Die eerste een is so pragtig en vroulik en ek hou baie van die sterk manlike tweede een.
Mooi bly
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

LeAnne said...

Both cards are stunning, but I have to admit, your PP card with the drywall tape is amazing! Not to mention your amazing backdrop scenery! Wowza! Thanks so much for participating in my Paper Players challenge this week!

Anita in France said...

Lovely layering in navy and white, Petra ... and such a wonderful touch to have the splash of floral DP in the corner ... gorgeous! Your DI/dry wall tape background is so cool ... together with the sentiment, it creates such a great sense of texture and dimension! Anita :)

stampingbowd said...

I think you are amazing the way you flip a sketch! Absolutely love the banners and the dry wall tape! Gorgeous card! The second one is gorgeous with the water color and dry wall! Both are beautiful!