Tuesday, April 19, 2016

MIM - Faux Brush Lettering



Amy Sheffer, who has quickly become one of my favorite designers at Papertrey Ink, is the hostess for Make It Monday this week.  She is challenging us to try the "Faux Brush Lettering" technique she demonstrated in her video HERE.

I like the look adding water color to your image gives.  I decided to try a new to me "stamp-and-spritz" technique I saw at Darnell's blog in THIS POST.

I like both these techniques because the whole water coloring craze in Blogland has challenged me BIG time. Most of the time I have tried using water colors the card ends up in my "Epic Failure" bin! This  goes to show talent does not necessarily run in the family! Take a look at my sister's water color art HERE (keep in mind... she is a beginner! gulp!  : ) 

Thanks a bunch for stopping by..... before I go I gotta ask! how many of you figured out the sequin on the letter "g" conceals an oopsie! giggles!! I wish I could wear sequins on my hips! : p

Have an awesome day friends!!

Patti

Supplies:
Big Hugs Stamp Set by PTI
Scent-imentals Stamp Set by PTI
Stitched rectangle from Lil Inkers

35 comments:

sandie said...

Well you rocked this technique, love the arty look to this. Just visited your Sister's blog and left a comment. She is amazing! Perhaps you could show her how to have a followers sidebar..I would sign up, if she does, will you let me know. I had no idea the sequin covered up a mistake. I am always doing stuff like this. I am not so good at throwing cards away, I just cover up mistakes!

victoria h said...

Fab card- your faux brushed lettering looks great and I love those cherries.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is wonderful! Great take on the technique! And thanks for reminding me about this cherries...

Connie MacFarlane said...

A gorgeous card! Beautiful faux brush lettering and love your use of colour.

Colleen said...

Patti, this is gorgeous! I looked at the "Hugs" too and thought, that would work!! You proved it!! Great design, love the cherries and the artsy look of them too!!

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Patti!! Our mutual friend, Lisa Elton, sent us all over to ogle your talents - she tells the truth! Awesomeness found HERE! I had not figured out the oops on your fabulous card - and giggled more than a bit about your sequined hips - PPP doesn't even have enough for the coverage I'd need! Happy to 'meet' you!
=] Michele

Linda said...

Patti, this is so pretty and your Hugs looks great.

Lisa said...

You did an amazing job with the MIM technique Patti and I love those cherries! I struggle with watercoloring too. But your sister...WOWZA!!!

Lyn said...

Gorgeous card and what an awesome take on the faux brushed lettering <3

Birgit said...

I adore this Patti! Your card makes me want to pull out my fruit stamps now and give them some love. ;0) The sequins are always a great touch but I had no idea it was covering an "oopsie" either. Perfectly done! Your comment about wearing them on your hips had me laughing. :0D Don't we all wish that!
Have a blessed day, my friend!

ps... Your sisters water colors are amazing!! I had no idea you were sisters but had thought you looked alike when visiting her blog recently.

artful-notions said...

Patti, this is gorgeous. Love that you kept the watercolor look on the cherries too! Beautiful faux coloring!

Marcia HIll said...

And here I thought you strategically placed that sequin on the "g" because it looked so cool there! Your card is just beautiful Patti, and I think your watercoloring and lettering is just perfect! Lovely, lovely card! And I wish sequins on the hips worked too...dang it!! :0)

Marlena M. said...

This is so sweet, Patti! I peeked at your sister's artwork~WOW! But you are talented too, hon, just a different type of art-the type you can give to bless another. :) YES, sequins are my favorite oopsie covering!

A splash of color said...

This makes me wonder which I want more.. cherries or a hug :) Your card is wonderful.. your watercolor is perfect.. Nice one..again.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous card design and I so love that sentiment. What a wonderful card overall with those layers and beautifully colored cherries.

Susi K. said...

Your card is lovely, and had you not said anything about that sequin hiding a flaw, I would have never known - too busy ogling your beautiful creation!

*Vicki* said...

The brushed lettering looks fabulous Patti!! I do love the cherries and the layout is brilliant! :)

Mac Mable said...

You very much underestimate your water colouring skills. Your card is fabulous! The sentiment and those glorious cherries turned out beautifully. You always leave such friendly, positive and very generous comments on my blog and I always very much appreciate them x Looking forward to your next creative project x

Amy Sheffer said...

This is fantastic, Patti! I forgot about that "Hugs" sentiment - perfect for faux brush lettering. You rocked it for sure!! Thanks for giving it a go, and thank you even more for your kind words <3

Kim Heggins said...

Simply gorgeous...just love your card!

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh Susan is amazing!
I love this card,it reminds me of summer! When I was little it seemed I always had a dress or outfit with cherries on it! So this card warmed my heart as soon as I saw it!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for the shout out, my friend! I think you did a remarkable job on your scratch and sniff technique! Wait. What? THAT'S not right! You know what I mean! Seriously, great card!! Isn't that just the best way to faux your way to watercoloring? I mean, especially having a sister like yours! I have't been to her blog in ages and forgot how talented she is! WOW!! Since she may not remember me, could you ask her to put a "subscribe by email" button on her side bar so I can join and then let me know if she does? Thanks! Hugs, Darnell

Manuela said...

lovely card, the brush lettering looks great! sweet with the cherries

Diana K said...

You rocked it, Patti! Wonderful job with the lettering and the artsy stamping too. P.S. Sequins on our hips would be the opposite of good, just sayin' :)

Cindy Boney said...

Cute card!! Great lettering!!

Jenna ♥ said...

Hi Patti, this is wonderful card!!! The cherries look really!!! Have a great day! Hugs Jenna

lainey said...

Your faux lettering looks amazing and the way it matches your cherry leaves really brings the image together. Laughing at your sequin booboo, I used sequins on my card for the same reason!

Sadie said...

That card is so nice!! Just love those colors so much! It just all goes together so perfectly. Great job!

Lynne in NI said...

LOL, you could have got away with not confessing about your strategically placed sequin ;) Love the watercolour effect, this one's definitely not destined for the Epic Failure bin (I have one of those too!)
Just visited your sister's blog ... wow! I'd love to be able to paint like that instead of just colouring in :)

Kathy Mc said...

Patti, your card is simply scrumptious using two different techniques. You aced both. Had to chuckle about your sequin placement...and the hips. So glad to see you directed people to Susan's worthy blog and beautiful art. Have an awesome week!

Joyce said...

Wow, love your card, and I think you are doing quite well with the water coloring. Love how you framed your sentiment with sweet cherries. Thanks for the link to your sister. She is amazing, too.

Taunya Butler said...

Patti - I love this card composition!! What a beauty this is!! Love the way you did the words and added the sequins and the cherries are lovely!! Just loving seeing you back at the blogging thing - You are taking it by storm!!!

Martha said...

Aww, Pattie, this is SO adorably sweet. Fabulous take on the MIM.

Your creations have really caught my eye, so I've subscribed to your blog through email.

LauraJane:) said...

Congratulations on the PTI news highlight!
You, my friend, are a excellent card designer. Nothing should intimidate you:) hugs!

Marybeth said...

Congratulations on your Papertrey Ink shout in the news letter! You are amazing!