Sunday, June 25, 2017

June Papertrey Blog Hop

Hello once again, the 25th is upon us and it's time for the monthly Blog Hop with Papertrey Ink.

The inspiration photo this month is quite different than past photos, and I like it!  While it's still floral, it's also very minimalist. I chose to focus on the flow of color and how a small concentration of color fades out.

The flower outline from Especially You is heat embossed in gold. Using Lemon Tart ink and a blending tool, I worked the color from the center of the flower outward leaving the center with a  higher concentration of ink than the edges. The sentiment, also from Especially You, was die cut from True Black cardstock. The stamped panel was adhered to a True Black mat and attached to a Lemon Tart card base. Yellow sequins completed the card.

Thanks for taking a little bit of time to join me today!
- Teddra

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Coordinating Card Pairs

Hello, I hope you're enjoying the first weekend in June.

This week Stephanie challenged us to make a coordinated pair of cards. I love the inspiration Stephanie provided and actually made two pairs of coordinating cards by simply changing the colors.

The only stamp set used is Quilled Elegance. I love the funky font of the sentiments and the white embossing is so striking against the dark blue cardbase.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May Papertrey Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome!

I'm playing along with the monthly Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink. If I'm being honest, when I first saw the inspiration photo I was kinda ....ugh..... florals......again.

Now, I don't have anything against flowers but sometimes a girl just wants to branch out a bit. So, with that thought in mind, I decided to try using color inspiration from the photo but not flowers.  The artwork is very pretty. Soothing. Not bright and in your face. Colors that translate well for sympathy cards.  Unfortunately, we all need sympathy cards at one time or another. Looking at the design I see Ocean Tides, Melon Berry, Autumn Rose and Blueberry Sky.

For me, sympathy cards are a bit tricky. I certainly don't want anything cutesy but rather something that's more natural. Using the aforementioned colors, I played around with Spruce and Sprigs, Leaf Prints and Turning A New Leaf. Here's what I ended up with:

Yeah, that whole color inspiration without florals idea ..... total failure! I paired the florals from Bloomers with the leaves from Tropics. The ink colors are Melon Berry, Canyon Clay, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Ocean Tides, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky and True Black. I love the stamped panel all on it's own and would have been happy to attach it to a card base and be done but decided to fancy it up a bit.

The sentiment is from Botanical Blocks 2 and stamped on an Ocean Tides die cut from Double Ended Banners. The stamped panel and a layer of True Black cardstock are cut with Edgers #1 and layered on an Ocean Tides cardbase.

I'm off to hop around and see everyone's entry!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April Papertrey Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome!

Today I'm playing along with Papertrey Ink's monthly Blog Hop. For this month we have a floral design with a bit of a modern color combination of grey, light pink, orange and yellow.

The flowers from Bitty Bouquet were stamped with Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Olive Twist and Green Parakeet. The flowers were then layered on a Tag Sale Quilted Tag stamped with Background Basics Text Style in Charcoal Palate Ink. The sentiment is from Wet Paint 3 and stamped onto a Sweet Blush banner also cut from Tag Sale Quilted. The Sweet Blush cardbase is sponged with Sweet Blush ink and a stencil from Neat and Tangled.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March Papertrey Blog Hop

Hello, it's Blog Hop day again at Papertrey Ink. You can see the inspiration photos and hop along at CAPTURE THE MOMENT

I used flowers from Bloomers and leaves from Tropics. Because I was stamping on a dark background, I first stamped the images in white. Once the white ink dried, I went back and stamped with color.

I'm off to hop around and see all the wonderful creations everyone designed.

Thanks for stopping by

P.S. - Is it just me or do the small flowers with the long leaves look like they could be carrots?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

PTI: Transformation

Wow, have you checked out all the goodies introduced the past 10 days at Papertrey Ink??  So many cute, beautiful, useful, fun, awe-inspiring eye candy I don't know how I'll choose when the new products hit the store tomorrow night.

There's one final challenge for the Anniversary countdown and it's to create a new project improving on one of your projects earlier in the festivities. I knew what I wanted to do the minute I read the challenge-I wanted to rework my Snowflake from the first day. It's not that I don't like the snowflake, it's just that it wasn't what I had in mind when I started.  This is what I started with:

And using inspiration from the new Flower Mandalas dies, this is what it transformed into:

Talk about a transformation LOL!  I still used the Snowflake Stitching die, but instead of felt it's cut from cardstock and layered with a few other dies to create a vibrant Birthday card. The layers from bottom to top are:  Lacey Circles (an old Spellbinders die), Tinsel and Tags, Stitched Snowflake, Fab Flakes, a smaller Lacey Circles, 2 more Fab Flakes layers and a leftover bit from the Cover Plate Circles. The small oval accent pieces are popped out from the Stitched Snowflake.

I die cut each of the pieces from Enchanted Evening, Raspberry Fizz and Limeade Ice cardstock so all the extra pieces allowed me to make several versions. The sentiment is from Stylish Sentiments Birthday. I want to note, even though I used dies I already own, I can not wait for the Flower Mandalas dies to be released. They will be the first thing in my cart tomorrow night.

Have a good one!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

PTI: Favorite Florals

One last post for this weekend.  I imagine there will be challenges for the final two days of the countdown but as that will be on weekdays I don't know that I'll be able to participate.

It's Day 3 of Papertrey Ink's Anniversary celebration and it's all about Spring. The challenge is to dig out our favorite floral set and create a new project. I don't know that I have one favorite floral set. Don't get me wrong, I have floral sets. I most likely have too many floral sets. But there isn't really one set that I reach for over and over. With all the challenges the past two months, I've used a variety of florals, so as I was flipping through the stamps, I decided to use Twig Wreath. I've always thought of this set as geared more toward Autumn and Winter than Spring but thought I'd give it a try.

I started by blending Limeade Ice and Autumn Rose inks onto a piece of white cardstock. The wreath was cur from Classic Kraft and stamped with Dark Chocolate ink. The flowers, twigs and leaves were stamped with Sweet Blush, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Blueberry Sky, Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Limeade Ice and Dark Chocolate. I played around with the arrangement until I was happy with it and then popped several flowers with pop dots. The sentiment is from Choose Joy and stamped with Dark Chocolate ink. The panel was then trimmed down and adhered to an Autumn Rose cardbase. I think this might be my favorite card made from the Anniversary challenges.

Have a great week!