Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PTI February 2015 Blog Hop

If it wasn't for Papertrey Ink and their design team, I'm not sure I'd squeeze time in my stamp room. This month's Blog Hop challenges us with a beautiful inspiration piece to get creativity flowing. Well, that's just what it did for me. Here is our inspiration:

Blog Hop Inspiration
photo credit: Micklyn via society6

Now I've never had an artistic bone in my body, but it's fun to try sometimes. The only cover plate I own is Hexagons so that made an easy decision for starting my design. Using sponge daubers and ink pads, I very carefully sponged on white card stock with the white die-cut of the Hexagon Cover Plate carefully taped down so nothing would move. I used six different ink pads (listed below) in random order and before removing the die-cut, I spritzed it with water and let it dry. Added some layers for texture and dimension with a little bling, and this is my end result. Have lots of March birthdays coming up so I hope the recipient likes it. 

Had I been able to create this and photograph it in daylight, the colors would be more accurate. Believe it or not, the "happy" die cut is really SU Elegant Eggplant, but it looks more black or dark brown. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal, SU Pixie Pink, SU Elegant Eggplant and Vellum
Ink: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Royal Velvet, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal
Stamps: Wet Paint
Dies: Hexagon Cover Plate, Half & Half, Wet Paint Cuts and Sizzix Embosslits Beautiful Wings
Other: Rhinestones (Studio G), Glue Dots and SU Dimensionals


Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful bold colors. This is a fun and cheerful card!

Kristii said...

So bright and pretty!! Love all the color and the little details are fabulous!

Joyce said...

This is so pretty. I like the randomness of the colors, and the fact that I can actually see some of the water drops. Great effect.

StephH said...

Very pretty Kathy. I love the randomness of your background. Your bright colors are contrasted so beautifully with the softness of the vellum and sweet butterfly! And you most definitely do have an artistic bone somewhere or you wouldn't even have tried! (I didn't try b/c I'm still on vacation, but wish I'd been organized enough before I left to prepare a card for the hop. Hmm, maybe I do need that planner!😉🌴☀️)

Leigh Penner said...