Thursday, August 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink August 2016 Blog Hop

Hello friends.  It's the 25th and that means it's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop!  I loved the colors in this months inspiration photo, and used those for my starting point.

August Blog Hop

I love the softer peach color along with the more earth tones, and decided to start my card with the water color "smooshing" technique.  It came out as a perfect base for the rest of my card...take a look:


The little bit of dark blue you see in the photo I used for my sentiment from Dawn's New Every Morning set...love that sentiment!!  After stamping the sentiment in Enchanted Evening, I added one of the frames from the Pretty Frame Cover Plate and then added the leaves and flowers from Kay's new Stylized Autumn set.  I inked them up with Melon Berry and Kraft inks and then used my Aqua Painter over them to give them a bit of a water colored look to match the background.  I also used some Canyon Clay ink to add splatters to the background and the leaves.  I've been on a real sequin kick lately and thought about adding them to this card too, but then decided it really was finished just the way it is!

Can't wait to see how everyone else interpreted the inspiration photo this month...always fun to see how differently (and sometimes the same!) we see things!  You can check it all out right HERE.

**Special Note**  If you are a fan of the Tiny Town series, I would like to invite you back here on Monday, August 29 to see what Birgit and Patti and I have done with them for our monthly challenge.  LOTS of great inspiration, so remember to come back and check us out!  :0)

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

28 comments:

  1. Oh Marcia, this is so awesome and artsy! I love it! Your background came out fabulous and those sweet flowers are too. I'm still waiting for my box of goodies to arrive but it looks like you're having a good time with yours.

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  2. What an awesome background, Marcia. So pretty my friend. I got my PTI package just yesterday.

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  3. Marcia! this is just beautiful! your water coloring is the perfect backdrop for your wonderful floral sprig and delightful sentiment!!

    Great idea to give a SHOUT out for our little challenge!! I'm SO excited about it! : ) I can't wait to see what you and Birgit did! I'm afraid there is going to be more shopping in my future! giggles.

    Patti

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  4. Total wonder, Marcia! Your background reminds me of a priceless marble or agate, lovely!!! And all the details are perfect and compliment that verse (love it too!). Will definitely come back to check out what you talented ladies have been up to! Can't wait!!!

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  5. Such a pretty card, Marcia, lovely background and the white frame really helps draw the eye into your cluster of flowers and leaves! so pretty!!

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  6. Gorgeous! I can't wait to get this sentiment set!

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  7. Your smooshed background is beautiful!! love the colors!

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  8. Marcia this is so pretty. Love your background.

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  9. this is just so lovely... the smooshed background is gorgeous!!

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  10. Such a pretty card Marcia! Love the inky background and beautifully stamped blossoms! Happy hopping!

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  11. Wow, you've been on a roll, Marcia. I love this artsy/creative number and I really need that sentiment. I'll be popping back in on Monday to see what you've been up to with Tiny Town.

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  12. Lovely card, Marcia!! I like that frame and how you placed it to hold the flowers. That is an awesome sentiment you used!

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  13. Marcia, it looks like you marbleized your background, and it's fabulous. What a gorgeous card and love that sentiment!

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  14. What a fun background and great color matching to the inspiration!

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  15. Marcia, this is a work of art! I just like everything about it!

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  16. Love the colors and how your placed everything on the card

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  17. What a GORGEOUS card. You have a fabulous representation of that inspiration picture. Beautiful card, Marcia!!!

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  18. Oh Marcia this is beautiful! Your colors are so perfect and your background is amazing! I'm so tickled to see my stamps in action too! You have made them shine! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog too ;)

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  19. Love, love, love this color combination; thanks for sharing!

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  20. Gorgeous smooshed background! I love the way you framed the sentiment.

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  21. Great look leaving some white areas in your background--gorgeous card with a neutral feel to it! Thanks for your encouraging comment--really made my day, Marcia!

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  22. FABULOUS.....as always! Your smooshed colors are wonderful and spot on! ADORE that sentiment and use it daily in my own life! (thankfully!) Love your little frame and your sweet flowers! This is so pretty!

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  23. Truly a piece of art, Marcia! I'm going to need to study your card as it is one to remember~

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  24. Beautiful Marcia! Love the smooshed backdrop you created with those gorgeous colours and love the sentiment.

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  25. This is beautiful , Marcia! I love Kay's new stamps and you framed the sentiment perfectly on that pretty background.

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  26. Well the 25th completely slipped by me. I love this card. It's even more beautiful in person. I love this stamp set. It's on my wish list. Gorgeous card. Awesome take on the challenge photo, too!

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  27. I love the JOY in your card. Very beautiful.

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Thanks so much for stopping by...your comments really do make my day!