Saturday, February 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink February 2017 Blog Hop

Hello friends.  It's the 25th and that means it's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop challenge, and Nichole gave us this photo for inspiration:

Feb Blog Hop Inspiration

Nichole challenged us to think outside the box for this challenge, but I'm afraid I don't do that very well most of the time, and to be honest, after a loooong Winter already, I am ready for flowers and bright colors!  So I did use the colors in this inspiration photo, and then kind of went in my own direction and came up with this:


I used a light gray cardstock that I stamped a script background on, and then covered that with the Cover Plate: Quatrefoil die that I had lightly embossed with some gold.  Next I added flowers and leaves from the Vintage Linens set, stamping them in Winter Wisteria, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Saffron Spice, & Honey Nut inks, then added the outlines with black embossing.  The little tag with the sentiment is from the Make It Market: Garden Gate kit, and I also embossed the filigree lines in gold.  A few Rainstones finished off my card.  Here's a closer up view:


I can't wait to see how every one else interpreted  the inspiration photo...that's the really fun part to me!!  Every one comes up with something different from the same starting point!  Check it out and play along for a chance at a $25 gift certificate right HERE.

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





32 comments:

  1. love the sentiment and those flowers on your beautiful card. going your own way has paid off!

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  2. Super pretty, loving that Quatrefoil die!

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  3. Your touches or gold are wonderful on the quatrefoil die! Love that you made the inspiration your own, 'cuz this is a beauty! Colors and that sweet sign are perfection! Marcia, you never disappoint!!!

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  4. This is stunning, Marcia! Love those colorful Vintage Linen flowers and the Quatrefoil background is perfect~plus the rainstones add a lovely touch.

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  5. Very pretty, Marcia! Love how you're using Garden Gate in your creations!

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  6. So pretty Marcia. Can hardly wait to get back in the craft room. Got in a little coloring yesterday in my recliner. Not the easiest for me, I'd rather be at my table. Thanks for all the prayers and get well wishes.

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  7. Beautiful card, Marcia! Love the layers over the subtle handwritten background paper. Fantastic design!

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  8. Beautiful card Marcia! I love all your flowers, I am looking at snow outside so I am really for Spring too!

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  9. Lovely! I love the design, and the way you've presented the sentiment is wonderful!

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  10. Beautiful card, I love how the vintage linens set works with that quatrefoil die! Lovely touches of gold!

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  11. Everything comes together with your card, a lovely work of art!

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  12. Pretty card Marcia! Love those rainstones - I need to use mine!

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  13. what a beautiful interpretation! That sentiment banner shape is perfect on your card.

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  14. Yup, and I'm happy you went in your own direction, Marcia, because it's gorgeous and lovely and happy. P.S. I also handpicked the colours I used from the inspiration. :)

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  15. This is so beautiful! I love that Honey Nut color. It is so pretty. And the background is stunning, Thanks for sharing!!

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  16. Marcia...this is so soft, so lovely, so feminine. I love the tranquil feel of it. Really well done.

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  17. Just beautiful, Marcia! Love the tones and layered detailing!

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  18. I'm dropping my jaw here, Marcia! This is so gorgeous and filled with details! Those golden leaves are, wow!

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  19. love where the inspiration photo took you, Marcia!! your card is beautiful!!

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  20. Very pretty and great job with the inspiration photo!

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  21. I'm pretty sure I need the quarterfoil die now. lovely!

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  22. This is so pretty! I love the rainstones on here! What a lovely finishing touch!

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  23. So very lovely Marcia! Love it.

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  24. Wonderfully designed, Marcia--love the touches of gold on the coverplate!

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  25. Love the set you used to showcase the beautiful colors on your card Marcia! The blooms looks amazing and I love the water drop on your card! What a beautiful design!

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  26. Beautiful, Marcia! Love the background die and touches of gold!!!

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  27. Going your own direction worked out beautifully for you, Marcia. I love every single detail from the Quatrefoil background to the sentiment sign. Now I'm pretty sure I "need" Vintage Linens. 😊 Terrific design!

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  28. Marcia I love your beautiful card! The textured background looks so pretty with these lovely flowers! Gorgeous!!!!!!

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  29. Stunning card, Marcia. Love how you used that die for a background, your flowers are lovely, and your sentiment is perfectly done.

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