Monday, April 11, 2011

April Posse Challenge: Make it Monday x 2!

Ok ok... I know I'm STILL late, and I promised to be back in a day or two with the April Challenge. Uhm, I didn't make it! LOL! But I had this idea for the Posse challenge, and when I saw today's Make it Monday video on Nichole's blog, I just knew I wanted to get my act together and post it!

So, we are all big fans of PTI here, and of course of the amazing inspiration from Nichole and the Design Team. And I think it's safe to say that most of us have been enjoying the new Make It Monday series on Nichole's blog, where a different technique is highlighted and explained via a new video each week! So for the Posse Challenge, I want you to revisit the MIM videos (you can find them all here!) and pick at least two MIM techniques to incorporate into your card. This is a great opportunity to revisit a favorite, or maybe complete a MIM challenge that you didn't get to the first time around. And of course, feel free to make the current MIM one of your two techniques, so that you can also link it up to Nichole's blog! And, since you have until the end of April to post it here, there will be additional MIM's to use as well! :)

So for my card, I used today's MIM #10 - Masking with Die-Cuts along with #8 - Ink Blending Techniques. I soooo love that soft, blended look and really wanted to try the MIM that week, but time got away from me and I never got to try it. So for my card, I first sponged a PTI white cardstock panel with Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest and a bit of Pure Poppy ink. Then I masked with the negative space from the Fillable Frame #4 die, one of my favorite shapes in the series, and sponged over the Summer Sunrise with blue ink.

I stamped the sentiment from my new (to me) Signature Greetings set. The tree is from Merry Little Christmas, and the bird, birdhouse and little pure poppy flowers are from Tag-Its #2.

I love how soft and pretty this card came out, and I already have a couple of other ideas floating around for revisiting some old MIM techniques, so I'll probably play along again! Can't wait to see what you come up with! Just link up below by April 30 to play along!

1 comment:

  1. Fun blog this is! Don't know if it's 'open' for international friends of PTI as well, but I just posted my card, which is for this challenge of MIM, but I also used the technique from MIM number 7, adding color to non neutral cardstock. Thought that was so much fun to do! I totally love Papertrey and the style from the designers, always love sharing my excitement about that!
    Hugs, Wendy