Monday, January 25, 2016

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

Seems like it was just the 1st day of 2016, and here we are at the 25th of January already. Nichole challenged us here to create a project using this colorful inspiration photo.


January inspiration
photo source: Rex Ray


I love the colors but the design was a bit intimidating. Just had to try the challenge though. Being in desperate need of sympathy cards, I went with the card below. The colors might be a bit bold for comfort, but I think the layered butterfly helps soften it some. At least I'm convinced.




Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Rustic Cream
Ink: Tropical Teal and Orange Zest
Stamps: Brushed Off and Keep It Simple: Sympathy
Dies: Life Is Beautiful
Other: Clear Vellum, Micro Glue Dots and Orange Enamel Dot (stash)

22 comments:

Greta said...

I was wishing I had the Brushed Off set when I saw the inspiration & you've used it beautifully!

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely sympathy card - love the brush stroke stampings!

Diana K said...

It's beautiful, Kathy, and I think very appropriate for a sympathy card. Love how you used the Brushed Off stamps.

Helen F. said...

LOVE this card, Kathy. You captured the inspiration photo beautifully with those Brush Strokes and pretty butterfly.

Leigh Penner said...

Great minds think alike! I used Brushed Off and the Life is Beautiful butterflies, too! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Jacquie Southas said...

You have no idea how hard I tried to use Brushed Off on this challenge & nothing came together for me. Love the way the paint lines trail off toward the butterfly & I think the colors & design work well for a sympathy card!

Birgit said...

LOVE the brushed element in these colors. Pretty!

Linda said...

Lovely Sympathy card.

Skrater said...

Lovely card, great design and very creative.

Joyce said...

This really is a fantastic sympathy card, and I like how you combined the two different stamp sets.

Megan Carroll said...

This is very pretty Kathy! The two colors look pretty and the soft butterfly and Scripty sentiment are perfect for a sympathy card.

Betty Wright said...

Lovely design! Love the layered butterfly detailing!

Kathy said...

Just beautiful, another great way to use the Butterflies and Brushed Off.
Such wonderful color.

Sherrie M. said...

Love this Kathy! Brushed Off in the alternating colors looks fabulous!

Marybeth said...

I know about the colors, felt the same way. You sure came up with a beauty for the hop with this gorgeous card!

Martha said...

I love your take on the challenge.
Great use of the Brushed Off set.

Betty Neville said...

What a lovely card! Great take on the challenge!

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the brush strokes edge!

artful-notions said...

So hard to make sympathy cards. But the butterfly is a perfect addition. Lovely!

Marcia HIll said...

You know I never thought I needed the Brushed Off set when it first came out, but you've proved me wrong with this beautiful card! And I think the colors from the inspiration photo worked great for your sympathy card...beautiful!! :0)

Birgit said...

this is a gorgeous take on the inspiration photo! The vellum overlay really softens this up perfectly!!

nat design said...

pretty card, love the pattern butterflies