Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink August 2015 Blog Hop

Hello friends.  It's the 25th and that means it time for Papertrey Ink's blog hop...oh happy day!  I just love all the inspiration on these blog hops!  And this months inspiration photo is SO cool!!  I admit it stumped me at the beginning, but after thinking on it awhile, the colors and stripes were the 2 things that stood out to me, and this is what I came up with:


I ended up using my craft mat and ink cubes, and just made a strip of color right onto my craft mat with Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, & Harvest Gold (I ran out of room to add the shades of tans and browns!). I lightly spritzed some water to the stripes of color before laying down my cardstock, and I really like the look of the watercolored stripes!!  Then I had some fun with the new Pumpkin Patch stamp set and used the same colors as in the background.  I popped up the middle pumpkin for some dimension, and added a few clear sequins and some off white string to finish the bright and fun card! Here's the inspiration photo:

August Blog Hop Inspiration

With such an amazing photo, I'm sure there's going to be a ton of great cards to inspire you (and me!), so head on over to Nichole's blog and check it all out right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)

24 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, Marcia! I too, love the watercolored stripes. I must give that a try. The colored pumpkins are my favorite!! I so can't wait for my order to arrive so I can play in the pumpkin patch too!! A darling, darling card!!

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  2. Love the texture you got, Marcia. And the rich coloring is wonderful! That trio of pumpkins standout so perfectly over your creative bg!

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  3. What a great idea to stripe your cubes down your craft mat! A great way to pick up the texture of the wool in your background. Such a sweet card. I love it!! (love Lizzie's pumpkins - that set is on my list)

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  4. The watercolor background is beautiful! And pumpkins, too! I love it.

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  5. Beautiful background Marcia and I love the fun fall pumpkins!

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  6. Love the blended stripes of color in your background - gorgeous!

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  7. I've never seen more gorgeous punkins, Marcia! This card rocks! That background is a masterpiece!! Enjoy the hop!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Makes me want to jump right in to fall, love the pumpkins!

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  9. Ooh! Loving on your colorful pumpkins! :)

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  10. Marcia, great take on the sketch. I was stumped with this one and didn't make a card. Perfect card and inspiration.

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  11. Oooohh! I love your pumpkins! Super cute and fun!!

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  12. I have this set and I love it. Awesome card and design Marcia...

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  13. Crazy good background, Marcia. Love the colours and how you were inspired.

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  14. Love the way you created your background. It's so colourful and a great complement to your fun pumpkins!!

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  15. I love the colors for the hop this time! Your background is awesome! The pumpkins are just delightful! Love, love, love this card!

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  16. Wonderful card! You did a great job with the background!

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  17. Oh, I love your coloured pumpkins! Super sweet card!

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  18. Your blended stripes create the perfect backdrop for your colorful pumpkins. Great take on the challenge, Marcia!

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  19. Beautiful watercolor stripes and perfect pumpkins! Super card!

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  20. Gorgeous card - I really wish I had bought that stamp set.

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  21. Oh my, Marcia...you really captured the texture and design of that inspiration photo in this card! Love it!

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  22. I love anything with a pumpkin on it. Cute, cute, cute! Great use of colors!

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  23. What a beautiful background, Marcia! The colors blend so well and maintain the stripes. Love these pumpkins!

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