Hello friends. It's the 25th, and that means it's time for Papertrey Ink'smonthly Blog Hop! I have to admit that I struggled with this month's inspiration photo from Nichole. I have struggled with other one's too, but after looking at them long enough, I usually come up with something to love about them! Sadly, this month I just could not! Even the colors didn't thrill me, which is usually what I gravitate to when the subject matter or theme isn't something I care for. But I couldn't not play, as I don't think I've missed a monthly blog hop in over 4 years!
I ended up using the colors and came up with this:
I blended Blueberry Sky and Enchanted Evening inks onto my background and then used one of the stencils from Modern Background Stencil Collection with Enchanted Evening ink, starting light at the bottom and working up to darker towards the top. Next I made a frame from the Mix & Mat: Pinked Edge die from white, so that my leaves, berries, & pinecones (Holiday Greens) would stand out from the background. My sentiment is from Winter Woods and I finished with a few sequins and some heavy white bakers twine. It's definitely not a bad card, and I followed the colors (although my Americana ink and cs look a little darker than the reddish pink that is in the inspiration photo!) and also the stencil lines that mimic the triangles in one of the little squares, so I'll call it good. I know once I start hopping I'll see all kinds of fabulous cards with ideas that make me wonder why I didn't think of that and why I struggled so! Sometimes I think I just OVERTHINK things and should just go with the flow! Happy hopping everyone! :0)
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