Thursday, February 25, 2016

February 2016 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Hello friends.  It's the 25th and that means blog hop time over at Papertrey Ink!  The inspiration photo this month was absolutely beautiful, and I took my inspiration from the colors (pinks and greens), and a few of the different images in the photo (fern, cup, and butterfly).  Here's what I came up with:


I kept this card very CAS, and started by adding a very light "smooshing" of Hibiscus Burst ink to my background.  Next I inked up one of the ferns from Meadow Greens with Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado inks, and then spritzed with water quite liberally before stamping over my smooshed background.  A little hard to see, but I used some Mint Julep ink on the back layer of the Fancy Tea Cup die, and then did a little bit of gold embossing on the top layer of the cup.  I used 3 of the Bitty Butterflies from the cover plate die and stamped them with the coordinating stamp set and Hibiscus Burst ink.  I finished by adding the sentiment from the Winter Woods stamp set.  Very simple, but I'm thrilled with the way this card came out!

Inspiration


You can check out all the great cards using this beautiful inspiration photo right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have fun hopping!!  :0)

46 comments:

  1. Oh Marcia, this is beautiful! Meadow Greens have got to go in my cart next time I purchase. Your gilded tea cup is so sweet with those pretty pink butterflies!

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  2. Marcia, this is so pretty and delicate looking. Your watercoloring looks great!

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  3. Perfect, Marcia! I just adore that little teacup! :)

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  4. Absolutely love this Marcia. For some reason, I forgot all about the Blog Hop and don't have a card for today. Darn.

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  5. This is lovely! I really like how you used the teacup with your pretty watercoloring and butterflies.

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  6. Awesome background and focal images. :) Love it!

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  7. I always enjoy seeing what you come up with....this is gorgeous....love your smooshing :)

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  8. Well you definitely have your watercoloring technique down pat! Gorgeousness everywhere I look! Love how each element frames your 'just a note' so perfectly!

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  9. beautiful card- love the smooshed background

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  10. Lovely techniques with your smooshing and watercoloring of the fern Marcia - what a sweet tea cup too!

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  11. This is fantastic Marcia! Love that teacup, it's perfect!

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  12. Great card and take on the inspiration photo

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  13. What a lovely card. I really like the movement that the butterflies add.

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  14. This is so soft and pretty Marcia and I love your cup and saucer!

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  15. Such a fabulous card for the challenge! Love it!

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  16. Great card! Love the fern, I thought about using that as well!

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  17. Oh Marcia! I have not visited your blog in such a long time!! I love your watercoloring!! so soft and pretty. Wonderful take on the photo!

    Patti

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  18. Love the layers - especially the smooshed pink and the wet stamped fern!

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  19. This is beautiful, Marcia. Love those little butterflies so much.

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  20. You captured so much of the photo on your card Marcia! Oh my gosh this is simply stunning! I love what you did to the cup with the white! You are amazing!

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  21. Your card is simply Beautiful, Marcia!! Love all the elements you picked from the inspiration photo. The watercolor and smooshing techniques are perfect!

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  22. Beautiful Marcia! Love the soft background.

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  23. So lovely, Marcia! The soft smooshed background + the elements you've incorporated = a beautiful card.

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  24. Just gorgeous! I totally missed the tea cup in the inspiration photo! Your background is so lovely.

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  25. Oh, I love everything about this! Fabulous card, Marcia!

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  26. WOW! This is wonderful, Marcia! Love the background and your layout! Lovely card!

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  27. Your card brings out those elements of the photo beautifully, Marcia! And I love your smooching!! Enjoy the hop! Hugs, Darnell

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  28. Beautiful card Marcia! Such a pretty collage of color and texture.

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  29. Beautiful card, love the butterflies floating up from the teacup!

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  30. Love your watercolored fern, and the butterflies added beautiful details. Beautifully done, Marcia!

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  31. what a beautiful card... love the smooshed background and the watercolor fern!!

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  32. This is just gorgeous! It has such a peaceful feeling to it!

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  33. You so perfectly captured the inspiration photo. I'm glad you highlighted the tea/coffee cup from the inspiration photo. :) I love that!

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  34. That is just gorgeous Marcia!! I love the watercolor background and fern! Beautiful take on the inspiration photo!!

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  35. Love the antique look of the cup & your gorgeous card, Marcia! This is stunning!

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  36. I always love a smooshed background, Marcia, and I love the look of the spritzed fern. I'll have to try that with mine.

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  37. What a beautiful card! I love the pink watercolor in the background! And all your elements are perfect!

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  38. So delicate and dreamy, Marcia. Love how you were inspired to make such a beautiful collage of elements.

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  39. Marcia, this is absolutely lovely! The pink wash behind the teacup is a beautiful touch, and I love the grouping of images. Just perfect!! I can see why you have 41 comments ahead of mine!

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  40. Yes, we were thinking along the same creative path! I Love your watercolored splash:)

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  41. Yes, we were thinking along the same creative path! I Love your watercolored splash:)

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  42. You should be thrilled, Marcia, because your card is beautiful. Nice job smooshing and layering a variety of images. Awesome work!

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  43. how pretty! Love the touch of color around the cup!

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