Saturday, February 14, 2015

Papertrey 8th Anniversary - Take One

I'm entering a few of the challenges at Papertrey, so I've split them into a few posts.  Here's post No.1 for Challenges 1 and 2:

Challenge 1 - Colour Recipe and Sketch

I've used the Wet Paint set together with a Penny Black die which I've covered with encaustic wax.

Challenge 2 - CASE Maille Belles

I chose this card by Maille:

Maille Belles
Here's my version, which I'm also entering into Simplicity One Layer Challenge - You Blend.

The tree is made a from a wildflower in the Larger Than Life set, sentiment from Communique Curves Sentiments, house from The Bee's Knees Houses.

Back soon with the next instalment!


  1. Oh my word those encaustic flowers are gorgeous!

  2. The poppies are so pretty! I love the multiple stamped 'birthday' sentiment. Your CASE of Maille's card is fabulous - I ADORE your inked house. Love the vibrant inked background.

  3. Beautiful! I love your cased card :)

  4. LOVE both cards Shirley! The encaustic wax flowers are amazing. And love the sponged colours on your second card. xx

  5. I thought I was going to comment on those amazing poppies. But I love the little house scene even more. Those dots... perfect.

  6. Your poppy card takes me breath away and the house card is super cute - I love the one layer look!

  7. Shirley, the poppy card is awesome! Is that the stamp or the die? You did a beautiful job coloring them! LOVE the sponged house card too!

    1. It's the die dipped in encaustic wax, Susan :)

  8. Those encaustic wax poppies are breathtaking, Shirley, just stunning ... and I love that little house panel ... such a great take on Maile's card! Anita :)

  9. your poppies are

  10. Wow, Shirley, they are both fabulous cards!!! Your OLS card is particularly lovely, with the dotted line adding horizontal interest in the mostly vertical card, grounding the design nicely. Thanks so much for sharing it at OLS!!!