Saturday, May 25, 2013

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

Good morning friends.  It's time for Papertrey's monthly blog hop challenge, and of course I had to play!  It was a color challenge this time, and then add flowers to that also, and I just couldn't have been any happier!  I chose the orange bouquet, and although my colors look a bit more "fallish" than the photo, I'm still really happy with the way my card turned out.

3-Shades-of-Orange-Bouquet

And here's my take on it:


I chose to use PTI's "Life" stamp set for this challenge as I haven't used it in quite a while, but once I started stamping away, I remembered exactly why I do like this set so much!  Because I don't have any PTI ink pads yet (I get too excited by all the stamp sets and then there's no money left for ink pads!!), I used SU! pads instead: Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Groovey Guava, So Saffron, & Kiwi Kiss.  It's hard to see in this picture, but if you click on it to enlarge, you will see that I embossed the "First Edition" design paper (SU!) with my chevron folder, and then sponged it a bit so it would stand out with Crumb Cake ink.  I also added some cotton lace (Michael's dollar spot), Milk Chocolate seam binding ribbon (The Craft Spot), twine and tag (PTI - Tiny Tags), and a sponged fabric flower (SU!) to finish off the card.  Again, more of a fall feeling card than spring, but I still love all the colors together and just how all the little details came together on this card. :0)

Can't wait to see all the creations today by everyone else,,,make sure to check it out over at Nicole's blog ( http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/ ).  Thanks for stopping by today and have a great holiday weekend! :0)

17 comments:

  1. Oh, this is so pretty, Marcia! I love how you layered the flowers!

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  2. Very beautiful card. I love the color palette. The layout is super and the embellishment with the ribbon and tag really are lovely.

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  3. This is stunning - love the stamped flower panel, but all your other details and layers combine to make a beautiful card!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! I love the pretty embellishments. Awesome card.

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  5. Marcia, this is simply BEAUTIFUL! I love it!

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  6. Oh, how pretty Marcia. Love the flowers and the way you used the colors. :)

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  7. Love the vertical oriental of your floral bouquet. The other details (patterned paper, ribbon and flower accent)are so pretty and definitely complement each other.

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  8. Simply lovely - a super use of the colours in the stamped flowers.

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  9. Wow, this is gorgeous! I really love the colors.

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  10. Beautiful card. you make me want that set too- Irma

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  11. I love the stamped tag to match and the subtle chevron detail! Such a pretty card!

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  12. Beautiful card, Marcia. It looks like you created a field of wild flowers ~ sooo pretty!

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  13. This is my favorite color scheme and I so love your bouquet and artful card.

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  14. This is so very pretty, Marcia. I like the Life stamp sets, too, and you've done them so beautifully here. I love how you used the colors, and the little extra details you've added - the ribbon and tag, chevron embossing,... Beautiful. ;-)

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