Sunday, July 17, 2016

PTI Create Along With Us Challenge: July 2016

When PTI's release week coincides with Make It Monday, we get to choose a designer's project that inspires us. Details for the challenge can be found on Nichole's blog. There are always so many fabulous creations it's challenging to decide which one I want to recreate. This month my inspiration is this one by Betsy Veldman. Not only do I like the layout, but the bold colors speak to me.


Of course, Betsy used newly-released products, which I don't have, but I came up with dies and stamps that I thought would work improvising. Without further ado, here's my version. 

Ink blended a "happy" die-cut from Pretty Peonies using Summer Sunrise and Orange Zest inks on a piece of acetate, water and paintbrush. Definitely think reinkers would be the answer to get brighter colors. The bottom portion of my Mat Stack #3 die is Tropical Teal blended ink. The watercoloring behind the focal image is Tropical Teal, Enchanted Evening, Summer Sunrise and Orange Zest over white heat-embossed stars from Scene It: Celebration. Added Enchanted Evening sponged stars, white stars edged & colored with Gelly Roll Stardust Pen - all die-cut from Scene It: Celebration. The white crochet thread took the place of Betsy's Paper Clippings swirls. "Birthday!" from Stylish Sentiments: Birthday was stamped with Enchanted Evening. Some SU Dimensionals gave the added dimension necessary. 

Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments! Off to pick blueberries so I'll be viewing blogs and commenting later today. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Hawaiian Shores
Ink: Tropical Teal, Enchanted Evening, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest and VersaMark
Stamps: Stylish Sentiments: Birthday and Scene It: Celebration
Dies: Mat Stack #3, Pretty Peonies and Scene It: Celebration
Other: Canson Mixed Media Paper, Paintbrush, Blending Tools, SU Dimensionals, White Embossing Powder, White Crochet Thread and Gelly Roll Stardust Clear Pen


Helen F. said...

Love your CASE of Betsy's card, Kathy. Your ink blending of those pretty colors is fabulous.

Sandy S. said...

You came up with a great version of Betsy's card!

Joyce said...

This is a fantastic CASE of Betsy's card. Love the collage you created.

Marcia HIll said...

I loved Betsy's card too because of the bold colors, and you definitely captured the feel of her card but made it your own with what you had...fabulous job Kathy!! :0)

Greta said...

Beautiful modern card & a wonderful CASE!

artful-notions said...

Oh my gosh, love your case! Great colors, the stars are fabulous, and who needs the dies when you can make your own! Gorgeous!!!

Birgit said...

Wow Kathy, what great improvising you've done! Your card is so awesome and every bit as lovely as Betsy's. Even more praise worthy because you created it using supplies you had on hand. I can get so easily caught up in thinking I "need" all the new products out there, it's hard to keep up. So nice when you can use your creative talents to make-do with what you have.
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog post as well. I wish I could say that I got creative but my background was a piece of design paper I found in my stash. Nothing creative there. ;0) Thanks for your kind compliment though.

Kay Miller said...

Wow! What a great take on Betsy's card! I love how you very creatively incorporated different products to come up with a very similar design! Very beautiful work on this!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome CASE!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Kathy! Fabulous take on Betsy's card!