Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop





It is so hard to believe that it is time again for another PTI blog hop! Where are the month going?!?! This month's challenge is inspired by this photo:



I am not gonna lie... for some reason, this combination of colors was really hard for me, I guess because it involved colors that I don't reach for often. After making (and trashing) three other cards, I finally finished one that I was happy with. I used the Friendship Jar Fillers stamp set and a sentiment from Happy Trails.



Can't wait to hop and see what everyone else has to share! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Stamps: PTI Friendship Jar Fillers, Happy Trails
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Stampers Select White, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise Pattern Paper Pack
Dies: Limitless Layers Square
Other: Berry Sorbet Satin Ribbon, Copic Markers, Popdots

35 comments:

June K said...

Audrey, so pretty and original. Great idea.

Elena said...

Love the design of your card - glad you kept going until you created this one!

Kara said...

Very pretty, Audrey! Your coloring is beautiful!

Leigh said...

Lovely! I love the paintbrushes in the square dies--- just perfect!
(I struggle with the colours we were challenged to use, too. Well, mostly Melon Berry. The other ones are fine, but Melon Berry is a tough one.)

Jingle said...

I love this card! Fabulous!

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful card, Audrey! Love it.

Laura B. said...

Wow! I love this! Really gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

So pretty. I love that you didn't use flowers and went with the brushes instead. Great idea!

sentsue said...

Wonderful! Love that you jumped off of the flower bandwagon.

laughadaisy said...

No one would know you had trouble with these colors - your card is fantastic! I love the way you did the brushes, and that ribbon adorning the patterned paper is just so, so pretty. Love it. ;-)

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Love it Audrey!!! Your take on the challenge makes me smile!

nancy jane said...

That's a lovely card, Audrey. How clever of you to step away from the obvious approach of flowers.

My trouble with the colors is that they did not say 'summer' to me. I'm not quite ready to work with those muted shades.

Pam W. said...

I'm so glad that you kept at it. This card is so cute and I love the paint brushes layered into the frames. Nicely done!

Juanita B said...

Your card is wonderful! I LOVE your take on the challenge, and the fact that it is clean and simple...perfect. TFS.

angelabranon said...

This is such a great card. Love those paintbrushes.

Tracey McNeely said...

Well your final attempt turned out beautiful, I bet the other`s were too.

Joyce said...

I can't imagine YOU making cards that had to be trashed!! Anyway, your final is just beautiful. I really like how you interpreted the colors, and I am insanely jealous of your bow tying abilities.

Inkyfingers said...

What a great design Audrey. I love the DP at the top, and as Joyce says, your bow is utterly gorgeous!

Jacquie Southas said...

neat take on the inspiration - love the way you have used the colors!

carefree creations said...

Love this! So creative to use the paintbrush image (hrm - that set is creeping up my wish list!). I love the layout too!

Renee said...

Love it!!
I think it's perfect...
and now THIS set has gotten my attention again!!
Arrghhh...
too many pretties!!

Crafty Kate said...

Fantastic interpretation! I just love your card!

Meredith said...

Audrey, this is *perfection* I think it is such a neat interpretation of the them, and the way you stamped the paintbrushes into the square die cuts is perfect!

Lori said...

love those paint brushes Audrey, great use of those colors!

Jill Norwood said...

Love this! What a wonderful image and sentiment - love the way you colored it! Perfection!

k prakken said...

Love it and your bow is perfect.

Kristii said...

Love, love, love that you used the paintbrushes for this challenge!! Fabulous!

Kim said...

Such a perfect card...I love your coloring, almost makes me want to learn. Your bow is just so perfect too, fabulous card all around.

Charlene said...

One gorgeous bow...great take on the challenge.

Theresa Tyree said...

Your bow is getting so much attention, and rightfully so! It's so beautiful!! As is your card. Love that you did something different and used the paintbrushes instead of flowers.

bjmartin said...

Love the clean feel of your card. Great idea to use the paintbrushes,and the bow - absolutely perfect!

Jean said...

Love, love, love this ~ I took the easy way out and opted for flowers ~ I love seeing other cards that come up with a "non-floral" theme!

Karen said...

love your card....

The Paper Parade said...

Audrey, this turned out beautifully! I love the dimension you got with the colors and its clean, crisp design :)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, love the CAS design.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

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