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!