Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February 2014 PTI Blog Hop

Hello friends.  Time for Papertrey Ink's monthly Blog Hop, and this one got me really excited to play along!  LOVED the colors in the inspiration photo, and this is what I came up with:


I used Distress Ink's for my background (Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass, & Salty Ocean), and then embossed in white the Lilac image from Botanical Blocks II.  My sentiment is from "Reasons to Smile", and I embellished with a little black and white bakers twine and a few rainstones.  Couldn't stop with just one, soooooooooo...


Used the other image from "Botanical Blocks II" for this card (not sure what this flower is...peony??) and basically made it the same way but just changed up the sentiment ("Think Big Favorites: #22).

No sun when I took my photos, but IRL my colors are much bolder!

Blog Hop Inspiration


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19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous watercolor backgrounds, and I really love the white embossed flowers- so beautiful together!

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  2. Both stunners, Marcia. You let your beautiful bg shine through! Gorgeous!

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  3. Beautiful cards Marcia. Great take on the challenge.

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  4. I'm on inspiration overload catching up with you, Marcia! These two cards are impeccable and so very, very pretty! And your MIM cards blew my socks off!! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. These are so pretty! I'm especially partial to lilacs. :)

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  6. i love the botanical blocks II - and such a great choice with those lovely colors - so pretty

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  7. Both cards are gorgeous! I love how the water colored panel just pops with that little black border!

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  8. Such beautiful cards! The backgrounds are totally mesmerizing! I love them both!

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  9. Lovely design idea, Marcia! The white embossed Botanical Block Flowers are stunning against that dreamy background you created.

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  10. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia - what a fabulous background you made! And I'm in total awe of your embossing skills and nerve; for sure I would have messed it up.

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  11. Wow Marcia! Absolutely stunning background...

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  12. Marcia, these are Beautiful! Great designs!

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  13. Love how soft and pretty these are!!

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  14. ooohhhh that background is so soft and beautiful!

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  15. Marcia, these are beautiful! I love the soft colors paired with the black and white. I was tempted to use black on my card as well.

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  16. Both cards are so soft and create a great backdrop for the embossed flowers. They look like framed art work

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  17. Very pretty cards with awewsome background! I've seen so many lovely cards for this challenge! Makes me wish that I played along!:-)

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