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!

25 comments:

  1. Wow, gorgeous cards, Carrie!
    I love that word die on the first card-- where is that from?
    I think the second card is my favourite-- I love your mix of flowers/leaves and how you stamped them!
    Great colouring on the third card!
    And your fourth card is stunning! I love how you layered the image and coloured it -- gorgeous!

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  2. totally gorgeous...ALL of them!!

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  3. Beautiful cards. Such creative designs - love them all!

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  4. Loving the differences in the color schemes and arrangements of each card, but have to choose the sunflowers in the pitcher as a favorite! Just love your skills on that card!

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  5. They are all gorgeous, but I truly love the simplicity of the first one. It just looks so cheerful!

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  6. I LOVE the GREEN dominant one most!
    BEAUTIFUL cascade of flowers:)

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  7. All wonderful cards. I *love* your green card - it has a great graphic feel to it.

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  8. All of your cards are so beautiful! Hope you have a happy anniversary and as much cheese cake as you desire:)

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  9. Wow, your cards are all so beautiful!

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  10. Your cards are ALL beautiful and happy anniversary! :0)

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  11. Love them all! Great range of styles that perfectly compliment the colours.

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  12. What fabulous cards! I love the coloring you did on the mini blooms in the first. The coloring you did on your images is fabulous, too. And such a fun variety of layouts.

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  13. Stunning cards, all of them! I especially love the green one! Beautiful!

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  14. Beautiful, I especially love the second one. The colours are striking, and you built the pattern perfectly!!

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  15. What a gorgeous collection of cards. Each one has so many bright and colourful elements. I especially like the first hello card. those little blooms are such a sweet accent to the sentiment. Thanks for sharing so many great cards.

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  16. Wow! I totally love all these cards. Your work is beautiful.

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  17. They are all beautiful. There's nothing wrong with the rose card, you layering is perfect!

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  18. Stunning, stunning, stunning! I'm loving every one of them, but that first card? Wow. Super CASlicious and SO pinned!!

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  19. All of these cards and the details they have are just lovely. I especially like the diecut hello one with the small flowers. Just beautiful!

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  20. GORGEOUS collection of cards!!!

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