Join Dawn McVey as she shares how to paint quick and easy — but beautiful! — brushstroke backgrounds!


  • STAMPS: Brushed Birds, Spruce & Sprigs, Sentiment Staples: Merry Christmas
  • INK: Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Tropical Teal, Cocoa Bean, Prairie Grass, Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Cracked Pistachio
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Tag Sale #12, Brushed Birds, Spruce & Sprigs
  • OTHER: Martha Stewart Craft Paints-Spearmint Green, Snow Pea, Beach Glass, Gray Wolf, Champagne, paint brush

CLICK HERE to visit Dawn’s blog to see more!

If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

  • A new Make It Monday Challenge will go up on Monday mornings at 9am ET.
  • Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and include a painted brush stroke background like Dawn shared in the video.
  • Please enter NEW projects only.
  • Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
  • Add your project to our InLinkz list below.  ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE.
  • You will have until 6am ET, Monday, November 5th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.
  • One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, November 5th, after 6am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook. The randomly selected winner will get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!

EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER:Congratulations, Victoria Nelson! Please send an email to customer service and provide them with your full name and the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to. Thanks so much to everyone for playing along!

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