Friday, May 25, 2012

PTI May Blog Hop


I can't believe it's May 25th already..... this month has just flown by!

Today is the day of the PTI Blog Hop. This month's challenge was to use the following photo as inspiration for your project.


Isn't it gorgeous? It would be so fun to have dishes like this and host an outdoor dinner party-- it makes me think of Alice in Wonderland! LOL!

I was inspired by the layers of coloured/patterned "circles" and made this card, for which I also used
this week's Make It Monday at PTI: mixing patterned papers.



I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (rustic white), stamps (bb:houndstooth, on the farm (checkerboard), happy day (sentiments)), felt (simply chartreuse) and dies (from the outside in: turning a new leaf, doily details, notched flower, beautiful blooms II #2, beautiful blooms II #1, flower fusion #2). I also dug through my scraps for Betsy's challenge and chose some from different manufacturers: black & white herringbone: Crate Paper, large polka dot green: My Mind's Eye and green and white stripes: Making Memories. The large decorative brad is Echo Park.

I also loved the way the dishes all curved upwards, especially the bowl at the top holding the hydrangea blossoms. So I used my fingers to curve the petals of my diecuts upwards to mimic the photo.


Thanks for looking!

69 comments:

Elena said...

love your cute little brad in the middle of the flower! great mix of patterns :)

- elbeth - said...

Wow, Leigh! This is such a fantastic card! I love how you made the patterns match each other perfectly and the green to make the entire ensamble pop! Lovely!

Gayatri said...

Beautiful! Love that flower. Perfect interpretation of the picture. Love it:)

Cecilie said...

I loved this month's picture as well and I love your take on the inspiration - it is fresh and fun.

Rema said...

Lovely! Love all the different patterns...

Luanne said...

I love this Leigh! Wasn't it so fun to find mixey matching stuff in the black, white and green combo? Love all the different things you used!

Deb said...

Such a fabulous card, Leigh!!! I love your mix of papers!!! And you focal point is so pretty with your brad!

Karen C. said...

Love all the mixy matchy papers and stamps. The flower really does re4semble a stack of dishes .. so fun!

Veronica Z said...

Leigh I love LOVE your card! Wonderful design, and a great job of capturing the colors of the inspiration photo!

dbjhudson said...

Elegant.

andie librandi. said...

one word...gorgeous!!! :)

Laura B. said...

so pretty, love the layers and that gorgeous brad in the center!!

Sonia said...

So pretty, Leigh!

Kelly Griglione said...

Love how you were able to combine all those patterns, Leigh! Delish!!

Lynn Put said...

This is wonderful Leigh! I love the layering of dies and your mix of patterns and the felt stems really look great!

jen said...

Oh my! Love this- the circles are fab & your combo of patterns is spot on! Love that pretty brad center! :)

christy compton hall said...

Simply stunning.

Deanna Jean said...

WOW!!Love everything about this. There are so many great patterns and textures going on..simply stunning.

Rhonda said...

Love that you didn't punch out the edges of the die. Adds even greater interest Leigh.

Lee said...

Love your mix of patterns. Great take on the inspiration photo.

Gerdine said...

Perfect! Love the mix of patterns, and the layer flower is great!

Lisa said...

Pretty textures and layers Leigh ~ wonderful card!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Holy, Leigh - you're ROCKING this week's MIM!!

I love this card - I love your pattern combo, I love the bold colours together (okay, that's the photo, but still! haha), and your layout is perfect. I really love how you left the doily in place rather than poking out all the cuts - it really adds something!

Cassie_lu said...

wonderful use of patterns.

Kim said...

Leigh, your card is just so incredible...I love the layering of your flower but the stamped backgrounds just set your card off, so beautiful!

Jill said...

Perfection in matching patterns, Leigh! And not only that, but you echoed the concentric circles, and even the layout placement . . . gorgeous! The doily die was an inspired choice for the largest circle--the cut outs mimic the plate design *and* provide some nice texture. Superb!

pamela said...

Pretty! I love the felt leaves & the checkerboard from the farm set. Love that checkerboard soooo much :D

Quip1320 said...

Leigh, your cards are always so amazing! This one is stunning as always! LOVE the combo of patterns and layers!

sanketi said...

Simply stunning!
Love the way you combined the different patterns..lovely!

also if you don't mind , could you tell where you found the Black and white Life image and the enjoy your day image on your sidebar ...I have been looking for that for a long time now.Thanks

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

BEAUTIFUL as always!

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous card Leigh. I love how you mixed all the patterns to end up with such a stylish card.

Carolyne Aarsen said...

Looks like you got the Farm set on time! Love what you did with the colours and patterns. So pretty.

Renee said...

Leigh this is fabulous!!
Love the great mix of patterns and the beautiful bloom with that fabby brad! :)

veronica said...

love your mix of patterns and textures too!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful , love all the stamping!

Jen said...

oh leigh, so pretty!! i love your stack....perfect!!

Jennifer K said...

There is so much going on on this card but it all works together marvelously. Awesome card, Leigh!

Angie Price said...

Excellent representation of the inspiration! Love it. pinned it. Will be casing it!

Megan said...

Beautiful card! I too am lovin' the notched flower die. I love how you paired it with a delightful doilie die cut as well.

Happy Blog hopping! =) Hugs!

Kara said...

love that layered flower!! so pretty!!

Stacy said...

Great card Leigh, love the texture/pattern combo.

victoria h said...

Pretty use of patterns and gr8 texture.

Jacquie Southas said...

great layers and combination of patterns

Karen said...

What a great mix of patterns! Love your work.

Chris said...

Gorgeous Leigh! I love the way you have echoed the dishes with your flower - stunning!

Tamara said...

This is so beautiful! I love your patterned flower in the center and the gorgeous brad you used.

Kathy Mc said...

Love your mix of different patterned papers, Leigh. The brad in the center of your flower and the felt leaves finish it off nicely. Beautiful card and great interpretation of the challenge!

Linda Monroe said...

Leigh,
I love how your card mimics the plates on the inspiration. What a great idea to do layered flowers for this. The houndstooth is perfect...

Angela Fehr said...

This is really beautiful, Leigh. I love the houndstooth and the little details like the curved petals really finish it off~

A Crafty Person said...

I love all the checkered/herringbone detail in your card. I must remember to use the doily die and leave the bits in it like you did, it's an effective statement and another wonderful way to use that die.

Brianna B said...

so cute! this is a card that stuck out definitely as i scrolled down to list mine! love it!

Jill Norwood said...

Leigh - this is so beautiful! I love the way you mixed the papers for the flower! And I like that you left the die cut intact on the doily layer. Love the stamping background too! Gorgeous card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Really gorgeous card Leigh, love your handmade flower.

Craftybee said...

Beautiful Card! I love how the different elements go together--stunning.. TFS

Pam W Merwin said...

Love all the layering - beautiful card!

Melissa said...

Beautiful, Leigh! I love your mix of patterns!

Michelle said...

beautiful mix of patterns and layers!

Linda said...

Wow, look at all these comments. Very lovely card, Leigh. I love this color combination.

Colleen said...

Beautiful card, Leigh...just gorgeous!

Terri said...

Great card. Love all the different elements.

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE your BEAUTIFUL card!! Great take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful nice clean and simple card

carol (krillsister) said...

awesome card. Love the background stamping. The flowers is beautiful.

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's all so perfect and from the number of comments, you have attracted a lot of eyes! It's just simply fabulous, especially how your brad worked out!

Cassi said...

gorgeous, just love your layered flower and background stamping!

cards by cara said...

Wow, yet another stunner! This is such a great colour combo, isn't it?

maryrose said...

Wow! Love your card! It really reminds me of the inspiration photo!

Jean said...

Once again another great card ~ I love all of your layering and all of the patterns that you were able to use!

Jen Adcock said...

Look at all these comment! Wow!

What a delight. I think you are such a clever papercrafter. Those patterns as arranged are magnificent. Killer!