Saturday, June 25, 2016

PTI June 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

Hello friends.  It's the 25th and that means it's time for the monthly blog hop over at Papertrey Ink.  Beautiful inspiration this month by artist Yellina James called the Reef.  Nichole suggested pulling out our favorite flower sets for this challenge, but I struggled with that big time!  I know I'm going to see all kinds of beautiful projects from every one today using flowers (and I'll be saying "now why didn't I think of that?!!"), but I take everything so literally, so my card is a sea scene.  Take a look:



My photograph is a little overexposed, so it doesn't show the true colors of my blended background that I really love!  I started with Aqua Mist, Blueberry Sky, & then Amethyst Allure inks blended from the bottom up.  I love the way the white Cover Plate: Waves die really pops against my background!  Using vellum, I embossed with white and die cut the sailboats and sun from What the Doodle: Waves and What the Doodle: Sun.  I used a couple of my Copic markers on the backs of the sailboats to add some color to the stripes on the sails.  I also added some fish from the Keep Swimming stamp set in the same color inks I blended the background with.  I left off a sentiment as I thought it took away from the card, and also because I'm not sure what I'm going to use this one for yet. 

Here's the beautiful inspiration photo we had to work with:

June blog hop

Find out how everyone else was inspired by this photo and then play along!  You can find all the info you need right HERE.  Have fun hopping!!

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

31 comments:

  1. love your interpretation of the inspiration piece... the blend background is beautiful!

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  2. So pretty, I love the background. And all the doodle elements you chose

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  3. I love this card. It's so pretty! The background looks awesome and I love the colors you added to the boats. Great interpretation of the inspiration pic

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  4. Wow a beautiful blended background Marcia! I like that you used vellum for your other stamped images! Great job with the photo inspiration my friend!

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  5. I love the colours in your background! Great blending, too! I was also thinking of using this cover plate, but changed my mind. Your card turned out beautifully!

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  6. Lovely as always, Marcia. Great take on the challenge.

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  7. Love your creative inspired design - great use of that coverall die - love the vellum ships and colorful fish!

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  8. I love that beautiful blended background Marcia and the card is such a great design. Just shows that flowers weren't needed at all!

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  9. Marcia, this is so cute! Because of you, I now need to get the dies that go with the Waves stamp set.

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  10. The waves coverplate really pops beautifully against the inked background and I love the vellum ships!

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  11. Love this fantastic scene, Marcia! The embossed vellum sailboats are fabulous!

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  12. This is marvelous. I love all the fantastic little details--your fish--OMG--and the beautiful blended background and vellum elements. Does not look like you struggled at all.

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  13. Marcia you never fail. Gorgeous background, blended flawlessly, btw, and striking white sea themed elements! Oh that sun, can't wait for my order! The ships with colored sails, and the sweet fish, all wonderful! Enjoy your weekend!

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  14. Beautiful take on the challenge Marcia! Your white embossed vellum elements are beautifully highlighted on your pretty blended background. Well done!

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  15. This is fabulous. I love that die plate and what a great idea with the ships and fish. I am always amazed each month at all the creativity.

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  16. Fabulous Marcia! Love those sailboats.

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  17. Vellum and white embossing were a perfect foil for your pretty background. Love the cute little fish!

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  18. Beautiful card, Marcia. I was going to use vellum too, but ended up not using it. Perfect interpretation.

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  19. Beautifully done, Marcia! I don't own any sea creatures or nautical stamps so had to use florals. Think I need to do more shopping to broaden my horizons. : )

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  20. I also loved that sea-life vibe. Your card is fabulous and I think you WIN! lol Your sailboats are so sweet!

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  21. What a beautiful interpretation, Marcia! Love your card!

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  22. Your little scene is just gorgeous!

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  23. What a wonderful scene! Your background is sponged beautifully!

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  24. Love how your made the waves and the layers.

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  25. Marcia, this is so adorably sweet.

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  26. Aren't you clever?! I'll bet this one shows up in the newsletter, Marcia--fantastic!

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  27. What a fabulous take on the inspiration photo! I love that you went in the nautical direction. It's perfect!!

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  28. I forgot to say that the vellum sailboat are genius and so pretty in vellum.

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