Thursday, June 16, 2016

June 2016 Create Along With Us

Hello friends.  The inspiration over at Papertrey Ink this month is unbelievable, and trying to pick just one card to CASE was almost impossible!  But I have to admit I was totally blown away by a monochromatic card by Kay Miller done all in blues, and tried my best to re-create it.  Here is Kay's card:


And here is my take on it:


I used Weathered Wood and Chipped Sapphire distress inks for my background and just one of the blooms from Brushed Blooms with Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, and Smoky Slate inks.  Since I don't have the "Grace" die yet, I used the Inspired: Praise die and stamp set for my sentiment.  I also used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen on the leaves and a little bit on the flower, but it's hard to see in my picture.  Here's a closer up view:


I loved the intensity of the blues on Kay's card and wish I could have captured that with my card, but I'm still pleased with the way it turned out! 

There's still plenty of time to play along yet, so head on over to Nichole's Blog and check out all the inspiration! 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)

28 comments:

Vicki Finger said...

Very pretty! I love blue but have a hard time using it for flowers. I think we need some pansies to go with our forget-me-nots!

Birgit said...

This is so pretty Marcia! Great job CASE-ing Kay! She'd be proud of you. ;0)

Luanne said...

Fabulous case! I love your card, especially the monochromatic blues. May need to case yours! ;)

Michelle said...

Oh my...... fabulous, beautiful blues!! Love every perfect element!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Yours turned out gorgeous Marcia.
Your Brushed Bloom flower in blue is GORGEOUS!

Dishtowel Dame said...

Very nice! This is spectacular....don't you just love the Brushed Blooms set? Thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog.

Vikki H said...

Your card is so pretty, Marcia! I had not thought of Brushed Blooms looking like a pansy until seeing yours. Your background is perfectly inked!

Diana K said...

Marcia, your card just pops right out of the gallery over at PTI! It's stunning and I absolutely love how you did it. I never really enjoyed playing with blues before, but all of a sudden I'm all over them.

Melissa L. said...

These are lovely and serene. And true. Thanks for the reminder. I needed that today!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

This card is fabulous Marcia! Awesome take on Kay's card.

Birgit said...

Very pretty card, Indeed and such a great background!

Linda said...

So lovely Marcia. Great take on Kay's card.

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous take of Kay's card,Marcia! The background turned out beautiful,always love the bit of water to give splotches! I would love to know if you ordered and what you ordered last night ....I struggled and ordered twice :/

Deb Selby said...

Lovely card!

Deb Selby said...

Lovely card!

Kara Lynne said...

Your card is beautiful, Marcia! Those blues certainly do have a sort of depth and drama!

Nancy Penir said...

Marcia, your case of Kay's gorgeous card should win an award! Must say, loved her card too, all in denim blues. You cased perfectly. I'm in awe!

Greta said...

I'm still debating which card to case. You made a great choice, Marcia--beautifully crafted!

Sue said...

I agree with all the comment above. So pretty. Love the blues. Excellent job casing Kay. I hope to have a chance to stamp a card for the challenge this week

Marcia Hill said...

Just saw your comment Marybeth and had to laugh...I only ordered once on Wednesday night (after much debating all day I might add!), but then have been second guessing myself ever since and wondering if I should go back in and place another order. I didn't order the A1 dies or the Woodprint blocks and stencils and now really wished I had! And my wish list from previous releases is already so long...so many wonderful products and not enough time or money to use them all! Hope you'll be thrilled with everything you ordered from both orders! :0)

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Marcia ... and a wonderful interpretation of Kay's inspiraton card. xx

Cindy O said...

Beautiful inky blue background and beautiful flowers! Your card really captures the joy of Kay's inspiration.

Kathy Mc said...

Have to agree about all the inspiration from the DT and which one to use, Marcia. However, you picked a dandy by Kay and blended your blues for a beautiful work of art. Just lovely!

Patti said...

Wow! Marcia! This is incredible! I love every perfect detail! but especially the colors you selected!

Patti

Kathryn A said...

Lovely card! Your background is just super, and of course, I just love the sentiment!

Marlena M. said...

Marcia, this is beautiful! I love the blues~

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! This is a PERFECT card in everyway! :)

Joyce said...

Gorgeous card, Marcia. You picked a wonderful card to CASE and your card is just as pretty.