Thursday, October 25, 2012

PTI October Blog Hop


Once again, it's time for the PTI Blog Hop. Even though I've been quite busy (& am currently in Kinshasa, DR Congo), I was determined to still participate. This month's challenge was to create a Christmas card using a non-traditional colour combination. Nichole was kind enough to post six colour combinations on her blog (accompanied by a photo for inspiration). They were such great photos and colour combinations, that I was hoping to create a card for each one, but, unfortunately, I ran out of time. However, I did manage to make two of them.

Here's the first colour combination:



And the card I made, using the stripes in the scarf as inspiration:



I used PTI cardstock (soft stone, aqua mist, ocean tides), stamps (nativitiy silhouette additions) and buttons. The twine is Lawn Fawn.

And here's the second colour combination that I used:



And, my card:


I used PTI cardstock (vintage cream, berry sorbet, harvest gold, melon berry, spring moss), stamps (wreath for all seaons), buttons, twine and dies (delightful doilies, double-ended banner).

Thanks for looking!

28 comments:

Jennifer K said...

Pretty cards, Leigh. I really like the color scheme with the nativity silhouette.

Laurie said...

I love the nativity scene! Great job with these colors! Both beautiful cards!

Joyce said...

Both cards are really wonderful. I hope you are having a good trip.

Kelly Griglione said...

So glad you were able to participate anyway, Leigh! You're so dedicated, I love it!! Glad you did, too, both cards are wonderful. Love your stitching, makes it look so warm : )

Marybeth said...

And…. you still came up with two beautiful cards. Nice job! Safe travels.

Tracey Jean said...

Beautiful cards, Leigh. Love your choices for the wreath...

Nancy Guse said...

Leigh, your cards are beautiful!!

angelabranon said...

Two cards! They are amazing and ambitious. Love them both.

Michelle said...

Lovely cards, love all the stitching on the layers of the first card !

jen said...

Wow! These are both so great! The first is really a beautiful scene & wonderful in those colors- the second is so bright & happy! Fun!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful cards Leigh! Love the scene on your first card!

Beth said...

I love, love the colors on the wiseman card! Beautiful! Not sure how you find time to make so many beautiful cards and go to DRC. Trusting that God will use you to be an encouragement there.

nancy jane said...

Both are wonderful cards, Leigh, but the first is my favorite. Part of the reason is due to the color combination and part to your design, which focuses so perfectly on the reason behind Christmas.

Laura B. said...

Such pretty cards! I love the second one with the white wood grain over the bold stripes! Looks fabulous!

craftmates said...

Beautiful cards! Love both of them. The nativity scene and the woodgrain both look fabulous. - Irma

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful cards, Lee! The woodgrain one is amazing.

Rema said...

Great cards Leigh!

maria f. said...

Lovely card with the nativity scene. I really like the lines and the asymmetry. And the colors (I chose those too!)

euna said...

Great cards as always Leigh. I'm impressed you managed to make cards even when not home ;) thanks for the inspiration to use my woodgrain stamp set!

Kara said...

beautiful cards! Love the stitching!

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome cards. Love the stitching on the first one.

Jacquie Southas said...

beautiful cards - love the peaceful mood created in the first one!

Luanne said...

I think your first card is my absolute favorite of the whole Hop! It's wonderful. I love the second one too. Safe travels and blessings to you!

cards by cara said...

Beautifully executed card, Leigh! Hope your trip goes well.

Annheidel said...

Oh, I love your nativity card!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

These look great Leigh!! You did a fantastic job!

Cindy H. said...

Leigh, love your cards! The card with a wreath is my favorite:) Funny I thought those colors would never seem like Christmas but you proved me wrong - it's gorgeous!! I hope things are going well on your trip.

victoria h said...

Great cards - love the stiching and stamping in the first card