Monday, April 25, 2016

April 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

Hello friends.  It's the 25th, and to most people, that means it's the 25th...no biggie!!  (unless it's your birthday or anniversary!)  To me, the 25th means it's blog hop time over at Papertrey Ink!  Crazy what happens to your life when you have an addiction!  Oh well, it's all good!!  I don't think I said "it's all good" when I first saw the inspiration photo for this months blog hop though...they seem to be getting tougher each month!  Once I calm down though, and let my mind wander, ideas start popping up, and then "it's all good"!  Here's this month's inspiration photo:

Blog hop inspiration

What I finally took from this photo was the colors (shades of red, orange, yellow, white, and a little black), and LOTS of circles!  Enough circles to make you a little light headed!  OK........


I started by blending my background using Fired Brick, Orange Marmalade, & Scattered Straw Distress Inks.  Next I used white pigment ink and a Color Box stencil to add the white circles, creating a bokeh effect.  Don't know if I have as many circles as the inspiration photo, but I think I'm close!  :0)  For the wine bottles and glasses I used PTI's Uncorked die set, and for the sentiment, I used the Wet Paint Cuts III Die Collection.  A few black sequins (more circle shapes!) finished off this card that will go to our oldest daughter who will be celebrating her 27th birthday on Sunday, and who LOVES wine! 

So don't let the inspiration photo intimidate you, and play along today!  You can check out all the inspiration, and play along, over on Nichole's blog right HERE.

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

   

37 comments:

  1. Super fun card love, the silhouettes against the background are perfect.

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  2. Gorgeous inking! Had to read through to find out how you got those perfect circles... stencil perfection! Love the silhouette wine bottles too!

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  3. Oh, this is so fun! Fabulous take on the inspiration piece!

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  4. Your card is a fabulous take on the challenge, Marcia! My favorite, hands down!

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  5. Marcia, what a fun take on the challenge.
    Beautifully done.

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  6. Ha, Marcia! So much fun and fabulous too. I love how you added in the light-headed effect, hehehe. P.S. I also didn't say "it's all good" when I saw the inspiration.

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  7. So much fun on the 25th, right? I love seeing all of the different approaches to this challenge. Your circles and colors are quite amazing, and I love how your card looks.

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  8. Fantastic card Marcia. Love the background... the color blending looks so pretty. I made something like this, but decided to go a different route at the end. The silhouette wine bottles and glasses look perfect with the pretty background.

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  9. Beautiful shading, colors are perfect....love the circles too! And you have used one of my most favorite sets, Uncorked--what's not to love about that! :)

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  10. beautiful inked background... wonderful take on the inspiration piece! (totally had me stumped when I first saw it, too!)

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  11. Marcia, great take on this challenge. I just couldn't come up with anything. Beautiful card.

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  12. I love it ! I almost didn’t play because I don’t do graphic much at all. I love the design you came up with and this wonderful card! Yep for the most part 25th is the hop for me too! :)

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  13. Fabulous Marcia! Love the beautiful colours in your inked background and the stenciled white circles over top. Great take on the inspiration piece.

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  14. Light headed and wine bottles. Got it! Such a beautiful background.

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  15. Are you sure it was the circles making you light headed???? Well done!

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  16. Wowie!! this is a fantastic take on this difficult challenge! Loving!! your colorful "bubbles"

    Patti

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  17. Marcia, so retro looking. I love it!!

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  18. Hahaha...lightheaded and wine. Great take on the inspiration pic. I started out with that stencil, too, but I just wasn't getting what I was after. I love your blending and stencil use and she will love this card. It's not right that our girls will be 27. They will always be 5 in my eyes.

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  19. Very nice!! Beautiful blending.

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  20. So cool! I thought you had a stencil, but you've created the wonderful background! Excellent!

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  21. Very fun circles and colors! The black silhouettes look great with it!

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  22. This is so cool and fun, Marcia! Love how you designed the background!

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  23. What a fun, but perfect take on the inspiration photo. Like how you did the bottles and glasses in black.

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  24. Great card Marcie! Love the theme and your take on the inspiration!

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  25. Oh this is a wonderful card! Love the blending background with all those circles! Your black die cuts really pop against that background! Great job!

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  26. Awesome card, Marcia!
    The black silhouette wine bottles and glasses look perfect on that beautifully ink blended background.
    PS: If I had more time to put this card together, the Song Birds would have made an appearance today :-)

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  27. Love that bokeh background...makes those bottles pop!

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  28. Marcia, this is perfect! Love all the "bubbly!"

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  29. It is an amazing, bubbly card. You did a great job inking your background!

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  30. Super creative & a wonderful card for your daughter, Marcia! I know for sure I didn't say "it's all good" when the photo was first shown--haha!

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  31. Lovely inked background! I've been wanting to try that bokeh look, looks fun!

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  32. This is a terrific take- love your bokeh effect!

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  33. LOVELY bubbles and silhouettes Marcia!

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  34. Beautifully done, Marcia, right down to the wine bottles and glasses with your stunning background. It sure is fun to see how everyone interpreted that graphic design. It wasn't an easy one for me either.

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  35. I enjoyed reading about your "addiction" and love of the 25th. Ha ha! Your card is awesome. Such a unique take on the challenge. I like those bubbles and bottles.

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