Hello friends. On Saturday when Papertrey Ink showed us the first day of reveals, I knew it was kind of early to be picking a card to CASE for the Create Along With Us challenge, but fell totally head over heals in love with Dawn's card:
I not only fell in love with the Aqua Mist card base (I always use white!!), but also how she used her MISTI to do all the color blending on each of the greenery pieces. I don't know why that had never sunk into me before, but it was like a lightbulb moment for me! I got out Dawn's set from last year (Spruce & Sprigs) and spent quite a bit of the afternoon experimenting with different colors of ink and blending them together using my MISTI and a TH blending tool. I probably have enough pieces to make 5 or 6 cards, but by then only had time to make one, and I absolutely love how it turned out!
I used a bunch of different colors: Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides, Classic Kraft, Canyon Clay, Pure Poppy & Scarlet Jewel. My sentiment is from an older PTI set Christmas Blessings, and I also added some Rainstones and a piece of twine to finish it off. I tried to take a closer up photo so you could see the different colors blended, but it's not real clear:
I have seen so many fabulous cards already with this release, and want to CASE them all! Hopefully my budget cooperates this month so that I can play with all these beautiful new sets coming out...I really think I NEED them all!! :0)
I'm guessing there's going to be a full gallery this week, as I can't imagine anyone NOT being inspired by all fabulous cards the DT has come up with for this release. You can see it all and play along right HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)