Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Little Bundle of Love, Make It Monday and Idol Worthy?

Hi there dear friends!! Today was an absolutely beautiful day!!  I am so thankful for the blue skies and warm temperatures which made weeding the garden absolutely delightful!!  I also had some serious cleaning to do, some chauffeuring, and then I was finally able to do some creating this evening!  I was so excited to use PTI's Bundle of Love stamps.  They are the cutest stamps ever!!  Of course I had to add a little Garden Variety to the mix and I am so happy with the results!! I used the PTI Make It Monday challenge.  

Make It Monday #20: Reverse Masking


I have also been contemplating the Gallery Idol Competiton and I finally feel like I have a project worthy of entering.  I am so intimidated by the amazing artists that have entered, but you never know unless you try!  So here goes!

 I used a Spellbinders Nestability to die cut a circle out of some computer paper that was cut to the same size as my focal point cardstock base. I used removable tape to glue the die cut to the cardstock.  I stamped a border stamp from PTI's Night, Night Moon stamp set inside the circle.  I used a Tim Holtz blending tool to add ink inside the circle as well.  I just love the little circle of moon and stars this technique created!  I fussy cut the stork and baby and I die cut the fence and added some Garden Variety stamps to create a sweet little scene.

I outlined the stork with a ROOO Copic marker to add some color and I inked everything with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink.  I also inked the Spring Rain cardstock with Fresh Snow ink to soften the background.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  PTI Spring Rain and Vintage Cream
PTI Stamps:  Bundle Of Love, Garden Variety and Night, Night Moon
Ink:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow, and Spring Rain; Tim Holtz Tea Dye, Crushed Olive and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
PTI Dies:  Picket Fence
SpellBinders Dies: Small Standard Circles
Copic Marker:  R000

I appreciate you taking time to stop by my blog today!!
You are the best!
Kristiihttp://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2011/06/make-it-monday-20-reverse-masking.html

42 comments:

Mara... said...

maybe the cutest card ever!!!! I love what you did with the technique and that picket fence is such a great detail!

tfiskers said...

What a cute card! I love the details. For sure worthy of idol!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooo GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeee it! That stork is FAB!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

LindaR said...

I love what you did on this card. Just full of yummy goodness!

Colleen said...

this is absolutely STUNNING! I agree this is definitely worthy of Idol!

Sue Ann said...

I am thinking I should take you out of my reader since EVERY time I come here my Amex takes a beating :) I am currently waiting for Merry Little Christmas ..... how much was that 15.00 and then free shipping oh I need to spend 45 more okay let me get right on that. Seriously this is BEAUTIFUL and the stork in the front of the fence ....... KILLING ME!! I love the masked part ... really just puts that something extra special on this beautiful card!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

Cammie said...

Love the way to combined these sets! While this card is definitely Idol worthy, it certainly isn't the only one of your cards that is worthy. You are super talented! Thank you for providing such sweet eye candy and so much inspiration.

I'm Renee said...

Oh my goodness...
it's gorgeous!!
I love the way you've painted the picture of the stork arriving at night...
at the gate to deliver...
everything about this is perfect.
I've got this set...
couldn't resist the vintage charm of it...
but you've done something incredible with it!

Melissa said...

Oh my, so sweet!! I love how you did the reserve masking in the circle, it really brings in the eyes into the car. The fence with flowers is amazing!

donna calamari said...

Fantastic!! I love the card even without the fence, but the fence really puts it over the top!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness Kristii...this is FABULOUS!!! A true winner indeed. I can just see the stork using those long legs to step over the squeaky garden gate. Love this so much!!!

Elena said...

what a CUTE card! It is for sure idol-worthy!

Leigh said...

Wow! This is stunning, Kristii! I love how you made the large circle with the stars and moon-- brillant!

Stephanie said...

Kristii........This is just amazing! Here you go using that picket fence die AGAIN. You will be the sole reason that that ends up in my cart! Love what you did with Night, Night Moon, too! Definitely worthy of the challenge!

Jill said...

Wait--MOST of your cards are Idol-worthy. Like top of the heap Idol-worthy. You're Kristii Lockart, after all! THIS card is just amazing, both on a MIM basis and a Gallery Idol basis! It gets my vote for most effective reverse masking--so clever *and* so uniquely part of the overall design. A+, my dear!

Michelle said...

Oh. My. Goodness! This is absolutely amazing! I love everything about this card. This is definitely going into my inspiration file.

Terri said...

Super sweet! I am loving everything you have been making with that picket fence. I really have to start using mine soon. Thanks for the inspiration and good luck with the competition!

Inkyfingers said...

Wow Kristii, you've surpassed yourself this time. This is stunning!
Hugs
Carol x

Sara Mac said...

Kristii this is amazing!! Everything about this is perfect. Wonderful idea to use night, night moon in your masked area. Love what you did with the fence die.

Francie said...

Kristii, this card and every one you make is Idol-worthy! I just looked through the more than 700 submissions so far, and I'd say this card beats them all. GO FOR IT!

Meghan said...

Wow! I'm speechless! This is amazing!

Karen C. said...

Kristii, you just have such a knack for using these images and the picket fence to create unique scenes. The blue circle with the reverse masking really takes this idea to the next level. Very Idol worthy indeed!!

José said...

Oh my Gosh. This is an AMAZING card. Those flowers in front of the fence are just beautiful. My mouth dropped right to the floor!!!
Fab job.
Jose

Cathy Weber said...

Probably one of the very best cards I have ever seen. I am not kidding. I have saved it on my laptop and all I need is that stork set to be able to case this one. I love it. So creative, love the night, night moon in the background. Beautiful job Kristii.

Sonia Holland said...

WOW...ridiculously beautiful!!

Cyndie said...

This card is absolutely perfect in every way! I just can't get enough of it! Love all the little details! Thanks for sharing!

Lou Spiden said...

WOW this is just a stunning card - beautiful!

Karen said...

This is stunning; one of the most beautiful baby cards ever!

Donna said...

The sweetest baby card! You've done a fabulous job with all the cute details. Now I want the stork. This is sooo cute!

Stacy Simpson said...

I absolutely LOVE this card - may have to CASE it!

Suzanne Russell said...

Nichole said it best, "a masterpiece"!
If you are not a finalist in the Gallery Idol competition, something is very wrong! I'm entered too and like mine but this card blew me away. I plan to copy yours as best I can for an upcoming arrival. Would you like to see what I do with it?

Jen Carter said...

SO adorable!! LOVE it!!

Amanda said...

This card made me gasp! Absolutely stunning.

Belinda said...

Best of luck in the Idol competition! Totally rooting for you!

Mel said...

Amazing Kristii!

Luv 2 Create said...

This is simply gorgeous and more then worthy of the competition. Love the texture technique you used. This is so professional looking, that at first glance I would have thought this was a card that you might find at a high end card shoppe. Fabulous workmanship.
Marcie

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Gorgeous card!

Carolynn said...

Completely wonderful, can't wait to make it and stun my friends.

Kelly S. said...

Kristi, I thought I posted before but don't see it...just had to come back and gawk at this card. You BETTER BE IN THE TOP 20, hee! I am totally pulling for you, this card is absolute perfection!

vio~ said...

I HOPE you get to the top 20 and from there the sky is the limit. Let's wait and see!!! :)

ferrellgraph-x said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! Congrats on being picked as one of the top 20 in idol! I had seen it with PTI too! It made me want the stampset!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer Ferrell

Bernadette M. said...

Just wanted you to know that I love this card so much that I just CASE'd it. I had a senior moment and did not realize until I finished the card that I also copied your color scheme even though my intended recipient just had a girl. So I also made a pink version, and now I'm happy I have the first version to keep. My cards did not turn out as beautiful as yours (no surprise there).