Wednesday, July 25, 2012

PTI July Blog Hop


Today is the Papertrey Ink blog hop and this month, Nichole challenged us not only with another beautiful inspiration photo, but also with a colour challenge.


I knew as soon as I saw the photo that I wanted to use my new stamps, The Sweet Life, on my project. However, I was a little stumped as to how...

Then, I was checking out the new CHA products on Two Peas yesterday and came across this gorgeous sheet of patterned paper by My Mind's Eye and took my inspiration from it as well.


I loved how the flowers were groups with several of each colour together, so I decided to try to recreate it for my card:


I stamped several of my trio of roses using different colour combos of Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold and Summer Sunrise. I had to selectively ink a few of them to get a single rose here and there. This set is so fun to play with-- you can stamp off colours for the first stamp or leave them full strength to get different effects!

I used PTI cardstock (simply chartreuse, rustic white), stamps (the sweet life, think big favourites #3), buttons, twine and dies (limitless layers ovals 2.25").

I was also inspired to create a layout for the hop:


I used Heidi Swapp patterned paper and Papertrey ink stamps (the sweet life) and dies (the sweet life, modern alphabet uppercase, happy day).

Here are a few close-ups:


For my rose, I stamped it with Harvest Gold, then Harvest Gold again and the third stamp was Summer Sunrise. The leaves were stamped with Ripe Avocado (stamped off the first time) and then Ripe Avocado (full strength).


I created my title using the the negative from these dies-- I love this technique and I am loving these new dies!


Thanks for looking!

74 comments:

Kara said...

Beautiful projects! I love your card inspiration. Love the word Delight on your page backed by such beautiful paper!!

Elena said...

I love your creativity on the card, and your LO is gorgeous!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

I love your projects, especially your card!!! The colours just jump off the page - beautiful!

Laura B. said...

beautiful stamping!

Sue Plote said...

Absolutely lovely, Leigh! As always, you're amazing!

Ally said...

Beautiful, Leigh. ;-) Fantastic job on your Sweet Life roses - I still need a bit of work on using those! And your scrapbook layout is perfectly beautiful in highlighting a beautiful girl. ;-)

Luanne said...

Oh wow! Love that stamped background! It's beautiful! How are you liking the new rose stamps? You sure made magic with them!

Audrey said...

Beautiful projects! I love how you used the letter dies on your layout. Looks great!!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Beautiful card Leigh~ your scrapbook page totally captures my heart~ Gorgeous!!

sentsue said...

Wonderful. You amaze me with the amount of beautiful, well done projects you crank-out. Love the scrapbook page.

Cassie said...

Wow, you went all out, Leigh! These are gorgeous! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog ;)

artful-notions said...

Oh those roses... Wow! Great layout and colors.

Pam W. said...

Well my friend, that card is a STUNNER! The layout is so very sweet. Great job with the inspiration photo.

Banu said...

Wonderful projects and great take on the inspiration photo. I particularly loved your scrapbook page. I mean I love it all the time as to how you incorporate all the different PTI products into your scrapbook page, but this one turned out just gorgeous.

PatQ's Cards said...

I love all the roses you stamped. The background is gorgeous on your card, and I love the scrapbook page you made your daughter. Hope she will always treasure it.

Rhonda said...

Fabulous projects Leigh. I also LOVE the Delightful with the pattern paper behind.

ninasays said...

Oooh very nice!!! Love the card and all the roses - your layout is beautiful, too!! Thank you for your kind comment! Best wishes from sunny Heidelberg :)

craftmates said...

Beautiful card and layout Leigh! I love how you used the Sweet Life set, so pretty! -- Irma

nancy jane said...

You are doing gorgeous things with that stamp set, Leigh. I love your layout with the combination of soft and strong. The photo of Sage is precious. With such a cute face as inspiration it is no wonder that your pages always have such a warmth (loveliness/caring) to them.

Joyce said...

Both of your projects are really lovely. You are inspiring me with that new stamp set, which I just got in my hot little hands late last night, so haven't had a chance to touch yet. How clever to make a card and a layout, and to group those roses by color.

Cheryl said...

Both projects are so beautiful! I especially love the card and the background you made. Lovely!

Renee said...

Beautiful projects Leigh!!
Love how you grouped the blooms together...
but I will not look closely...
I won't!!
I don't need this set...
I really don't...
so I just refuse to see how gorgeous it is! :)

Marlena M. said...

Is that your daughter? She's beautiful! I love your layout and your incredible card Leigh. ;)

Alex said...

Hi Leigh! I absolutely love your scrapbook LO, it's so beautiful!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful stamping on both your card and layout Leigh. You are making me like that rose.

bjmartin said...

Love the bold bright background on the card. And then, the soft and pretty layout - delightful!

Veronica Z said...

Stunning Leigh! I love it!!

angelabranon said...

Great background on your card.

Terri said...

They are both great! I especially like the card. Great interpretation of the patterned paper.

Kathy Mc said...

You're making me think I need Sweet Life, too, and I already have lots and lots of floral sets. I'll try this with my Natural Beauties when it arrives. Your card and page layout are gorgeous. The negative alphabet looks terrific against patterned paper. BTW, Sage is darling!

carol (krillsister) said...

Love all the different color combinations of the roses. The layout of your daughter is absolutely adorable. One of your best yet!

Dana said...

Wow!! Gorgeous projects!!

Inkyfingers said...

Your projects are gorgeous Leigh. I love your rose background for the card and your scrapbook layout should be framed and put on the wall! What a beautiful girl you have there.

Karen said...

I always love your work, and these are no exception. The Sweet Life was the perfect set for this blog hop. Your scrapbook layout is just awesome!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful card and layout, Leigh. Love the "Sweet Life" roses. Your daughter is beautiful too :)

Jacquie Southas said...

gorgeous sea of roses on the card! I so wish I had the Sweet Life stamps set - the color layers on the roses are wonderful.

victoria h said...

love your stamped roses - fab card and scrapbook page

cutiephinphin said...

Beautiful card and your LO is so sweet.

Scrappin4kim said...

So very pretty Leigh. I think you did a fab job on your card!! The LO is just as sweet!

Susan said...

These are both so gorgeous! I love the card, it looks like patterned paper. Your LO is beautiful and your daughter is just adorable.

Lin said...

Oh, swoon, your creations are wonderful! Beautifully done, and I'd run straight to PTI and buy these new roses if they were there to buy :(( Must be patient......thank you for the inspiration!

Deb said...

Gorgeous, as always, Leigh! Love your card and LO!!!!

Karen (carefree creations) said...

That is a LOT of stamping for the card! Beautiful result!

Your layouts always have me yearning to get my pictures out.

Geri said...

Both projects are just beautiful!! I knew I'd be drooling over everyone's use of their new Sweet Life stamps...and here I go again!! I don't think either project could be one bit prettier--wouldn't change a thing!!

Crafty Kate said...

Hi Leigh! Thanks for your sweet comment on my card! Yours is gorgeous! I love your inspiration photo and your interpretation is fantastic! I love the new rose set and can't wait until I can afford a set of my own!

Meredith said...

OMG... That MME paper is *delicious*! I love how you recreated it, and I love the layout you created... Those are also such gorgeous papers!

Kelly Griglione said...

Must. Have. Those. Letter. Dies. I thought you'd gotten a Silhouette when I saw your scrapbook page. Super cool, Leigh!

Michelle said...

Wow, Leigh! Your card is amazing, I love it! And your layout is totally beautiful! I'm starting to regret that I haven't ordered The Sweet Life. :-)

Lori said...

Love!

Steph H said...

Beautiful projects Leigh! What a great inspiration piece in that DP you used. I had not previously noticed what a prolific stamper you are; you blew me away with how much you accomplished during SAF!

samantha's cards said...

great card and layout. i didn't order the sweet life set... now i'm wondering why not. love it

Jill Norwood said...

Leigh these are both so lovely! I love that you used the patterned paper as inspiration too! And I just received my rose stamps in the mail this evening so I cannot wait to ink them up! :)

Kim said...

Leigh this is just amazing...I am in awe of your incredible talent. This inspiration photo was made just for you, your card is just breathtaking.

Kristii said...

Absolutely amazing project Leigh!!! You totally rocked the challenge!!

Cassie_lu said...

both are jaw dropping georgous. You achieved the look of the pattern paper so well that it looks like paper I would buy and the use of the single rose paired with the paper in the layout is so sweet. Amazing!

Theresa Tyree said...

So pretty, Leigh!

Charlene said...

Awesome card and that layout is gorgeous!

christy compton hall said...

Gorgeous! I love the button trio and the layout!

Victoria said...

Your card is stunning and your layout is lovely! Beautiful take on the challenge!

Jean said...

Both the card and your layout of Sage are just beautiful ~ love that "delightful" is stenciled and you can see the background!

k prakken said...

Both of your projects are just wonderful. I can't believe I didn't buy this stamp set.

Donna said...

Once again you've blown me away with your creative scrapbook layout! What a beauty! I love stamping on my layouts also, & you've given me so much inspiration...Thank you Leigh!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Wowzers! Everything is gorgeous!!! Love the tip to use dp for inspiration. :)

Marcie Rhys said...

You have such a beautiful (and hard to pull off) simple style. Congratulations; you really stepped out of your box to create these two fabulous pieces. They are busy but really work. (NOTE to self: See how fabulously simple cards work. Take a spin outside of your box.)

Mat Stack 5 is stunning. I bought it for Nichole's goo-gaws (what do you call those ornaments?), and have ended up loving everything in the set! It's right in line with your sensibilities I think.

Sadielaine said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I love your scrapbook page and card. You put it all together so perfectly. I'm really loving that stamp set when I see what you did with it.

Linda Monroe said...

Leigh, this is beautiful. I will have to remember how nice this stamp set works in making background papers.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely projects Leigh. The roses are beautiful.

Lizzie Jones said...

You did a beautiful job of incorporating both inspiration pieces, Leigh. Lovely projects!

Alyssa S said...

absolutely gorgeous! I love how you always do a layout with a card!

Karen C. said...

I adore your layout, Leigh. All the little details make such a sweet impression. The stamped background on your card is amazing with the varying colours. I found it so hard to include all the colours, but you really pulled it off!!

The Paper Parade said...

Leigh.....WOW-EEE! Amazing! You took that inspiration photo and made a flawless replica...beautiful! I love the see through letters on the layout, too!

Deanna said...

Stunning!

LEG Studios said...

Loving that full panel of stamped roses ... beautiful!

Gladys Chia said...

beautiful! Love it!