Monday, February 24, 2014

PTI Make it Monday #153

Happy Monday fellow crafters! I hope you all had a fabulous start to your week! I am about to head off to bed but I wanted to show you the card that I made for this weeks' Make it Monday Challenge.

Dawn McVey has challenged us to create a project using heat embossed sentiments with a watercolor background. I will be honest, this was actually my 4th attempt at a card tonight. I wouldn't say my first 3 attempts were terrible, but I just wasn't getting the "watercolor" look that I was going for. I finally figured out that the paintbrush I was using was just too fat, so I switched it out for a thinner one and this is my finished card:

I used PTI Pretty Peonies stamp set along with TPC Studios Card Crafting Hello stamp set, stamped in black pigment ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I didn't want my water-coloring effect to come out too strong, so I am happy with the way my 4th attempt came out. Glad I didn't give up!

Anybody else having trouble receiving their PTI orders this month? I was really hoping to have my PTI order in by now, but unfortunately it still has not arrived. I don't think I've ever had to wait more than a week for an order to come in, and the UPS tracking number still only says that a shipping label was created, not that a package has been received for mailing out yet. I'm getting worried that something went wrong with my order :( I was looking forward to participating in the Blog Hop tomorrow with the new Bunny Bag die, and now I don't think I will be able to...

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week, until next time, thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

I love your "take" on the watercolor technique. Great job. My friend received her order right away but my sister who ordered on the 16th hasn't received her order either. Right away a couple of the items I wanted to order were on backorder so I haven't placed my order yet.

Teresa said...

I like how you used different colors on your card. very pretty.

Linda said...

Alex, you always make such lovely cards and I am amazed at all the sets that you create.
With that being said, I want to let you know that I have nominated your for the Leibster Award which you can read about on my blog.