Monday, May 25, 2009

PTI BLOG HOP

Tonight is the Blog Hop over at Papertreyink, and the challenge this month was to use the colour yellow......seemed easy enough..and I had the perfect inspiration photo . Plus it is my first time participating and I'm pretty excited.



A few weeks a go I went to a bachelorette for my now sister in law. We wore those cheesy looking Mardi gras type necklaces, and had tons of fun. When I got home and took off my sweater, this is what I saw..........



Instead of being upset at my potentionaly ruined sweater, I immediately thought "Oh, how nice Lemon Tart and Berry Sorbet" And the inspiration for this card was born.




Realizing I had no patterned paper I really liked, I brought out Chocolate Remix, which is actually one of the very first PTI products I ever purchased . I coloured it in with my copics, and then went over random butterflies with my Atyou Spica glitter pen....MY FAVOURITE new purchase apart from my PTI goodies which should be here any day now. I coloured in one random butterfly in a berry sorbet-ish colour.
Not actually owning the butterfly kisses set yet, i created the cutout with the sheer flower that PTI carries, traced them on the backside of the paper.


Not liking to waste anything, I used the cut-out butterfly on the inside of the card


AND the finishing touch, a bit of ribbon sewing I first saw on Claire Brennan's blog...she is the QUEEN of ribbon, and does the most creative things with it I have ever seen. Check out her blog on my links (waltzing mouse) and her NEW AND AMAZING stamp line she just launched.


That's all, hope this posts properly, and hope everyone enjoys Blog Hop. See you in the forum.

ED Ingredients !
All paper PTI, Dark Chocolate cardstock, Berry Sorbet cardstock distressed and edged with Dark Chocolate ink, Lemon Tart Cardstock distressed and inked with Berry Sorbet, And Chocolate remix PP. Lemont Tart twill, Sentiment from Pond Life Additions.
Copics and yellow Spica pen.

23 comments:

  1. LOL too funny!!! sometimes we get card ideas in the strangest of places! :) The card turned out great!...love how you colored just the one butterfly a different color!

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  2. It's true... we need to look everywhere and anywhere for inspiration. A lovely outcome!

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  3. Oh how funny! Love the great idea though!

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  4. Love the inspiration behind your beautiful card!

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  5. Great story - and lesson for us all - never know where our inspiration will come from. Super job with the challenge.

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  6. Well, sorry about your sweater - hope it will come out, but your card turned out fantabulous!!!

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  7. Lovely DIY DP!Sorry the loss of your sweater was the inspiration, however.

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  8. Well I have to admit that a color combo at the sight of a ruined sweater wouldn't be my first thought. Might be my second! :) You put a lot of work into this card, nice job.

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  9. Very pretty, so many beautiful details! I hope your sweater was "save-able", lol!

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  10. You are obviously a creative spirit to see a fab color combo instead of a potential loss of a sweater! :> Loving that you colored a piece of pattern paper to make it your own!!

    Noticed your blog is new.....welcome to blogland! :>:>

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  11. Inspiration comes from everywhere. :) You need butterfly kisses though. It's a fun set. Love your card and the way you improvised to come up with a butterfly.

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  12. Inspiration comes from everywhere!!! I love how you made that butterfly. ;) Pretty card.

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  13. What a fun use of the chocolate dsp.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  14. LOL!!! inspiration everywhere, hehehehe. I LOVE those colors together, very much!!!

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  15. Lovely! How nice of you to make lemonade out of a lemon, lol! I love the chocolate paper all colored!

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  16. cute story! yep, you've got a crafter's mind! lol! love your card, it's really cute!

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  17. Your story really tickled me. Lovely card!

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  18. Nice idea to color the printed paper!

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  19. Soooo cute!!! I love your cut out butterfly. Brilliant!

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