Saturday, May 25, 2013

PTI May Blog Hop - Floral Color Challenge

This month's PTI Blog Hop challenge is to create a project incorporating florals using one of the provided color inspiration photos.  Oh, what can I say about those inspiration photos ... so beautiful, how could I not be inspired!  If you would like to check things out for yourself, you can find out all about it here.

The first card I created was inspired by these monogram cards by the talented Dr. Amber.  I love the tiny florals she accented her monograms with.  I used a word die cut out of gold shimmer paper and my Mini Blooms dies, along with some Copic coloring to make this CAS card.  The colors are drawn from the pink bouquet inspiration photo. 

The second card I created was inspired by the photo Cristina used for inspiration in the last PTI release.  I just love that photo!  I decided to go with the green bouquet inspiration photo for this one.  I popped the panel up with dimensional adhesive and placed a strip of washi tape to the side.  I rather like how this one turned out despite the fact that I totally winged-it.  :)

I even bothered to add a coordinating floral inside this card.  :)

My next card uses the red bouquet inspiration photo.  I used some papers from a MME Miss Caroline paper pack and the Autumn Abundance image colored with Copic markers.  I finished it off with some stitching, buttons, and twine.  For those of you participating in the June 24th card kit swap put on by Joyce, you'll be getting some of those papers and one of those colored images.  :)

My last card is inspired by the orange bouquet photo.  I used more of the MME Miss Caroline papers and a paper pieced YOF: Rose.  I'm also entering this card into this week's MIM challenge hosted by the uber talented, Melissa Phillips.  I wish I had just a smidge of her talent!  I really struggle with paper piecing, and this card just doesn't sit right with me.  I can't put my finger on what it is.  If you have a suggestion on how to make this card look "finished", I'd be happy to hear it!  

Today is not only the PTI Blog Hop, but it's my anniversary too!  Now that I've got my cards posted (a girl's got to have her priorities - ha!), it's off to do something special to celebrate ... hopefully, that will involve eating some yummy cheesecake!  :)

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hoot & Holla'

Have you seen the Monday Mood Board challenge over at the WPlus9 blog?  It's so fun, bright, and cheerful!  I couldn't resist making up a fun card using the inspiration over there.  I was so surprised how quickly this card came together, which rarely happens for me!

I was able to use up some of the washi tape that I've managed to accumulate a drawer full of.  That felt like an accomplishment in itself.  :)

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Packed with Love

I decided to make a bit of an unconventional Mother's Day card this week, inspired by the gorgeousness of this week's Monday Mood Board challenge over at WPlus9.  Reminds me of a modern country style.  I love the color palette and the wooden hearts are my favorite.  Then, I thought I'd be so smart and spice up my wooden hearts with a few impression plates for added character.  It went just fine in my test run, fine on my next two impressions, then with my Simple Stripes IP ... oops!  I love the look, but be warned if you try this at home, folks!

At least I had the common sense to use a corner and not mess up my IP smack dab in the center!  :)

Given that I used an IP with something other than paper, I am also entering this card into the Papertrey Ink Make-It-Monday challenge #115: Beyond Paper with Impression Plates.

Happy Mother's Day!  Hope your day was "packed with love"!

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!