Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink May 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

Hello friends.  It's that HAPPY time of the month again...the 25th!  In stamping lingo that means the monthly blog hop over at Papertrey Ink!  LOVED this months inspiration photo...so happy, bright, and fun!!  Just like Summer! 

Blog hop inspiration

Doesn't this artwork by Sarah Langtry make you just want to go sit out on the deck or front porch with a popsicle and watch life go by at a nice slow pace?!!  I took my inspiration from the blended colors and the lettering and came up with this:


I made a stencil out of vellum using the Butterfly Cover Plate and then blended on my inks using Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Berry Sorbet, and Aqua Mist inks.  My sentiment came from the new Colorful Words stamp set.  Here's a closer up view:


A few Rainstones finished off my colorful card. 

After blending and removing my vellum stencil from my card, I liked the stencil with all the leftover color on it so much, I decided to make a card with it.  Same layout, but I left the background plain and stamped my sentiment in black to stand out a little more.


It was just too pretty to throw away, so why not make a card out of it?! :0)

Head on over to NICHOLE'S blog to see how everyone else interpreted this month's inspiration photo!

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

45 comments:

  1. Oh Marcia, how lovely the both of these are!!! Smart to use the 'leftover' vellum. Yummy, dreamy colors!!!

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  2. Two beauties Marcia! I don't blame you for using the stencil to make another card. It's perfect!! Don't you love it when nothing goes to waste. These are lovely my friend!!

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  3. Beautiful Marcia! Love your stenciled butterflies and love the gorgeous soft colouring left on your vellum and that you were able to make a second card.

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  4. Pretty card, Marcia! 2 for 1, you just cannot beat that...especially when they are both so beautiful!

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  5. Marcia, your butterflies are gorgeous and how perfect that you got a two for one special!

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  6. Ohhh, Marcia! Gorgeous! I love butterflies and it is fun to see how many people thought of butterflies when they saw the inspiration from PTI. :)

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  7. Oh, two beautiful cards at once! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

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  8. What a good use for that "used" vellum - that card is just as pretty as the first one!

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  9. Two beautiful cards! Perfect take on the PTI challenge!

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  10. Marcia, I completely forgot about the blog hop until last night when I was changing the date on my wooden block. I don't even think I saw this one. Anyway, great choice and I love your card. The colors are perfect and so gorgeous. Love that you used the positive butterflies too. Two beauties.

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  11. Oh wow! I'm not sure which one I love the most! They are both so pretty! Such a clever idea to use the Cover plate for a stencil! Your color choices are perfect too! Love!!

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  12. What a talented designer you are, Marcia! I was totally enchanted with your first one and your sponging over the vellum stencil, but then your "leftover" card blew my socks off. I think it is sensational and I'm pinning!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Always a bonus to pick up an easy 2nd card, Marcia! They are both so beautiful! I think they'll get pinned!

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  14. What a fabulous idea to use the positive and negative of your stencil Marcia and you came up with two beauties!

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  15. Stunning works of art Marcia! I never have time to make more than one card for the hop.

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  16. Oh boy this is so pretty - both of them! I love the fact that you get two cards in one.... Bonus!!

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  17. Beautiful pos/neg use of the butterflies Marcia! love the colors!

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  18. Simply stunning, Marcia and I love that you used the leftover vellum! Wow!

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  19. Both cards are gorgeous, Marcia, and great take on the challenge. Yay for using the vellum on the second card. We don't want to toss anything so beautiful.

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  20. so very pretty, I adore those butterflies!

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  21. Marcia, this is simply beautiful.

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  22. Both cards are beautiful!! Love those colors and so nicely coordinated to the inspiration photo. Great idea using both parts!!

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  23. I love both cards! That butterfly coverplate is a favorite around here, too. I'm glad you didn't throw away your mask, because it's just as beautiful!

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  24. so beautiful and clever!! I especially like how you used the stencil to create another lovely card!!

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  25. Beautiful!! Love the coverplate die and your colors are pretty!

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  26. Great two-fers! Always great when you can use the positive and negatives. Both are so beautiful Marcia. xx

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  27. What a great idea...I think I have seen that done before, but as usual I always forget about it, but using it for two cards is perfect! I love these butterflies and your soft colors!! Great card, friend!

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  28. Love your idea of using the positive and negative space! Thanks for your comment on my "Note" card...I used patterned paper underneath the die frames :)

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  29. Both of these are beautiful! Lovely designs, Marcia! Way to use ALL of those beautiful die cuts1

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  30. I love the first card and am so happy you made another with the stencil - it is really stunning!

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  31. Two beautiful cards. I love that cover plate!!

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  32. WOW, WOW, WOW Marcia! Stunning.

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  33. Both cards are so pretty! I love how you colored these!

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  34. Two pretty cards! I love that you used the mask on the second one - gorgeous!

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  35. So very beautiful, Marcia. It really is a fun side benefit of using a stencil - sometimes. If you're lucky. Like you were. And if you don't tear it. :)

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  36. They are both so gorgeous. I love that you went with butterflies--such a pretty design. And, of course, you had to make a 2nd card! Wonderful bonus card.

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  37. Marcia! these turned out so pretty!! I love your perfect coloring!

    Patti

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  38. GORGEOUS butterflies! I adore your colors!

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  39. Lovely card! Great you used the stencil too!

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  40. Marcia, these are elegant. Love the butterflies~both are lovely :)

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  41. Creative & beautiful, Marcia! I especially love the card made with your mask--brilliant idea!

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  42. Both cards turned out stunning. I love them both, but the vellum mask one takes the cake. Way too pretty to throw away.

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