Monday, April 25, 2016

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

This month's inspiration photo is so technical it will be very interesting to see how each person interpreted what they saw. Hopefully, some of the fabulous DT members will find time to join in with their take on the challenge on Nichole's blog. Look at this beautiful design!



artwork from the New York Times featured artist Chad Hagen <-----check out his AMAZING flickr account!


I will be really curious to see the amazing creations because even though several Forum posts indicated this was a rough one, I know they will rock it. My ink blending using the negatives of Large Circles Nestabilities was done on Vintage Cream card stock. Here's my take. 



The Vintage Cream layer is popped up using Foam Tape onto the Kraft card base. I almost left the "bulls-eye" plain but just had to dress it up a bit with that beautiful Vellum butterfly. To tie the sentiment together, I layered Pure Poppy under the Kraft "birthday" Swoosh die-cut. The red on Kraft "Happy" was traced with my Gelly Roll Glitter Pen, even though it's difficult to see here. 


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy and Vellum
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Autumn Rose, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy and Scarlet Jewel
Stamps: Swoosh
Dies: Life Is Beautiful, Swoosh and Large Circles Nestabilities
Other: Pearls (SU), Gelly Roll Glitter Pen and Foam Tape

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Actually, I salvaged my first attempt at ink blending multicolored circles, one color blended on top of the other. Hence, I decided to make a second card using my circle inlaid die after stacking three white layers beneath the colored. The top white layer popped up using SU Dimensionals was dry embossed using Linen/Canvas Impression Plate. With the sentiment stamped in Black, I had to add some paint splatters that Kay Miller does so well. The small, loopy pink flower die cut is one I got from Sandy when she did a Forum giveaway. Thanks, Sandy!





We're heading to the Ocean this morning for the week with friends so it might be several days before I get a chance to comment on other blogs. Happy hopping and have an awesome week!


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel and VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Painted Petals
Dies: Linen/Canvas Impression Plate and Large Circles Nestabilities
Other: Black Watercolor & Water, Paintbrush and SU Dimensionals



28 comments:

  1. I love your "Sending Get Well Wishes" card. Beautiful and I am a fan of splatter!

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  2. Your circles are amazing on each card! Gorgeous, both!

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  3. Kathy, both cards are simply lovely.

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  4. Both of your circle cards are just lovely Kathy! Fabulous blending of color on both of them too! :0)

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  5. Sweet cards Kathy. Love the sponged circles. We had the same idea... great salvage on the second one... the white die-cut flower looks great on the sponged circles.

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  6. Both are gorgeous, Kathy! I really love the design on both! Hope you have a wonderful time at the beach!

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  7. Gorgeous Kathy! Love your ink blended circles. Great take on the inspiration.

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  8. Love both of these interpretations, Kathy. I think that your use of vellum on the second one is spot on for this challenge - it mimics that lovely translucency in the illustration. Just gorgeous!

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  9. I love your concentric circles topped with that lovely vellum butterfly. And the angled sentiment adds nicely to the flow.

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  10. These are both so pretty! Wonderful takes on the inspiration piece!

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  11. Very pretty cards, I struggled to make one you made two look so easy. Lovely!

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  12. Hi Kathy!

    Wowser!! your circles are just amazingly well done!! Both cards are beautiful!! Loving that butterfly - I might have to cave in and buy one!

    Have a blast on your vacation!

    Patti

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  13. Super take on the challenge!!

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  14. I just couldn't figure out how to make the circles like the photo...as I hit my forehead, duh...lol. I love both your cards. I'm loving seeing how everyone is interpreting this pic.

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  15. These are great! Love your butterfly, such a lovely anchor for your circle.

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  16. Beautiful cards! I love your second one!

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  17. Both cards are lovely! Your ink blended concentric circles look great with the vellum. I can really see the inspiration piece in them. My favorite is your butterfly card, especially the kraft and red sentiment.

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  18. Really pretty cards! You did a beautiful job with the inspiration photo!

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  19. Love them both Kathy. The first card captures the colors of the inspiration photo so perfectly! Enjoy your time away at the Ocean! :-)

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  20. Wow! You did what I wanted to do, but changed my mind. Love the concentric circles and the gradation of colors! Fabulous card(s)!

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  21. I would like to try your technique with the circles and an embellishment over it. Very nice.

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  22. Your circle is a lovely background for your butterfly!

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  23. Lovely Cards and great take with the Inspiration Picture !

    Imke ~ My Crafty Place

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  24. the card you entered is so pretty, but I LOVE your "re-cycled" card. I love your stack of circles. How awesome is it to get 2 for 1!!!

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  25. Love both cards! The vellum butterfly is nice over the circles. Enjoy your trip to the ocean!

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  26. Wowzer! I absolutely love your cards! I was trying to figure out something like this, but couldn't do it & you nailed it!

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  27. Both of your creations are OUTSTANDING!

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  28. These are both amazing. I could not even think of one thing to do, so I skipped this hop. I really love that vellum butterfly you have on your first card.

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