Friday, July 25, 2014

PTI July Blog Hop



This month's PTI Blog Hop is an inspiration photo challenge.  Check out the gorgeousness that Nichole has found to inspire us to get crafty:



I am really digging this photo!  The color palette, the shabby chicness, the lace doily, weathered wood, fabrics, and flowers … I love it all!  I had so many ideas and simply too little time to execute them all.  I did manage two cards that I'm pretty tickled with.  So glad you're here for me to share them with!

For the first card, I created the background using a base of Stampers Select White card stock swiped with one of my pigment ink pads, back and forth across the front until I reached a weathered wood look.  I accidentally swiped some ink past the folded line onto the backside of the card base.  I decided a little washi tape would cover that up nicely.  haha!  Super Stripes was used to create the plaid panel die cut from the Wine Bottle Tag die.  That was topped with a Circle Scribbles die and a tissue paper flower.  I colored the tissue paper with some Copic markers to get the right colors.  The Tiny Tag tied with twine tops it all off.



The second card uses a kraft panel for the base.  I swiped both white and green Gelatos (and, no, not the ice cream ;) across the front and softening the look by smudging it with a water-wetted finger.  I made the bouquet from the flowers in Betsy's Beautiful Brushstrokes kit (seriously LOVE that kit!), popping some flowers up with dimensional adhesive.  A rustic jute twine bow tops it all off.  No sentiment on this one.  I didn't feel that one fit into the design.  Even a Tiny Tag seemed too big and distracting.  Any suggestions for me in regards to adding a sentiment?



I was so happy to be able to participate in this month's blog hop.  It's been much, much too long!  Thanks ever so much for stopping by!

PTI Supplies:  
Stamps and dies:  Beautiful Brushstrokes, Tiny Tags, Super Stripes, Wine Bottle Tag, Scribbled Circles
Inks:  Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, New Leaf, Pinefeather, Hawaiian Shores
Card Stock:  Stampers Select White, Rustic White, Kraft

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards! I especially love your Beautiful Brushstrokes bouquet.

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  2. Love both your cards, but the second one is my favourite! Love everything about it! I think a tiny tag, attached to your jute twine would be fabulous, perhaps saying "just for you"?

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  3. sweet...love your bouquets!

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  4. Lovely cards. The bouquet on the second card is gorgeous.

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  5. Love both cards!! I was drawn to the bouquet of flowers too and Absolutely love how you made your floral arrangement.

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  6. This element inspired me also. Love both, but am really jealous of the second one. That Beautiful Brushstrokes' bouquet is gorgeous!

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  7. Just studying your second card, gorgeous! Can't believe that's a kraft base!

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  8. Gorgeous cards. Love how you created the plaid in the first card. Very creative. The bouquet on the doily is absolutely eye catching.

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  9. You captured the flowers on the doily! Very cute card!

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  10. Two great cards! Love how you used circle scribbles to mimic the look of the doily.

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  11. Pretty card! I love the bright stamped roses against the doily.

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  12. Love the cards. As for the sentiment on the card, how about:
    "To a/my lovely friend.." and on the inside, ."..(who is, you are) lovely as a rose":)

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