Friday, January 25, 2013

PTI January Blog Hop



Today, I'm sharing three projects that I made for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. Last month's challenge was to create a card only using white..... Well, this month's challenge is the opposite.... this time, we're challenged to use black:


Firstly, I created a scrapbooking layout for this challenge. I rarely use black as a background, but not because I don't like it-- I usually find the results quite striking! I paired my black cardstock background with some Crate Paper patterned paper and my most favourite recent photo of my kids.


I used my PTI Half & Half die to create the background for my title, which I made using a stamp & die from PTI's Wonderful Words. I also added a PTI button, along with a Pink Paislee mistable chipboard heart.


I used another Half & Half die to create my journaling card, which I topped with a Crate Paper sticker. On this, I stamped the "xoxo" sentiment from Heart Prints, with Versafine black onyx ink. The ink seemed a little wet on the sticker, and not wanting it to smear, I quickly sprinkled on some clear embossing powder and heat embossed it.


I also made two cards for this challenge, as well as for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: layered embossing.

Here's my first card, using my new PTI World Map stamp set (I have to tell you, I was positively giddy stamping with this stamp-- it's so wonderful!)

I stamped the map in Versamark and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then stamped the plane and the loopy arrow (masking the arrow slightly, so it looks like it's starting in Manitoba) again in Versafine and heat embossed it with AC Zing aqua embossing powder. (Note: the plane is going to DR Congo on the map-- because this card if for one of friends/team members who traveled to the Congo with me both times I've gone.)


I double matted my map on PTI cardstock (hawaiian shores, aqua mist) and added some patterned paper cut with PTI's double ended banner die. The sentiment is from PTI's hands of time.

For my second card, I was inspired by the two floral photos in the top row of Nichole's inspiration photo for the challenge. So I pulled out my Embroidered Blooms stamp set and stamped the leaves with versamark on my black background and heat embossed them with two different colours. For the flowers, I stamped the centres with versamark on PTI pure poppy and orange zest cardstock and heat embossed them with aqua and brown sugar embossing powders. Then I stamped the outside rims with versamark and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.


The sentiment is also from Embroidered Blooms, which I heat embossed with aqua embossing powder. I mounted it all on some PTI pure poppy cardstock and added a few Hero Arts pearls to finish it off.

Thanks for looking!

69 comments:

Carolanne said...

OH MY! All your creations are just beautiful:-) The colors just pop! Let me just say your map with the plane over it turned out so well. Love the colors. That layered embossing was not easy to do without melting:-) Your embroidered flowers are beautiful, too:-) Love the photo of your kiddos. So happy!

Suzanne said...

I love your double embossing on both cards, Leigh! And the kids look like they're having so much fun in that photo. Your page is perfect - that heart paper from CP is one of my faves!

Jodi_E said...

Wow love your projects. The map though won my heart.

Crafty Kate said...

Wow Leigh! You knocked it out of the park AGAIN!! I especially love the black and aqua! That map stamp is really pretty cool!

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow Leigh your double embossing on both of your cards is phenomenal, the map has such amazing detail. Adore the layout too, the background paper is so cute.

Karen said...

The double embossing worked great; and I love that map and airplane!

sanketi said...

I simply love your embroidered blooms card!

Luanne said...

The map is SO awesome! And, Embroidered Blooms is a great set for embossing ~ it really takes on the look of thread. Fabulous cards!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Great projects Leigh! The layout is my favourite - the little accent cluster at the top is fantastic!!

Sara Mac said...

Wonderful cards and layout Leigh! Your embossing is perfect.

artful-notions said...

Great job on all! Love the plane flying into the sentiment!

Joyce said...

So many wonderful creations on your blog today, Leigh. You have been busy! I think you sold me on that map today.

Elena said...

Very pretty, I especially love your map card!

Lindsey said...

I feel like I say the same things all the time...fantastic, amazing, beautiful, love...I'm trying to be creative here, but your cards and layouts are always all of these things! I love all the details on these, especially the embossing and the perfectly placed/layered embellishments.

Renee said...

They're all incredible Leigh!
Love the double embossing on both of the cards...
the map in black and white with that pop of color...
and all the gorgeous embossing on the 2nd!
And what a wonderful scrap page...
a wonderful memory for always! :)
If it was my kiddos...
at least one would have the "mad" face or tears because it's the way the Lynch Mob rolls! *giggle*

jen said...

Wow! All are such amazing projects! Your page is a perfect moment of happiness- and you've got me adding aqua zing to my wish list!
:)

Cheryl said...

Leigh, I love all of these projects, but I especially love that last card. The colors just pop, and you have done so well with the double (triple, quadruple...) embossing! Gorgeous as always!

Rhonda said...

Love them all but the map is so cool Leigh!

Michelle said...

Love what you created! Your birthday cards are superb!

victoria h said...

love the bright colours used for the embroidered blooms. The map card looks fab - love that it's personalised. Your scrapbook page is wonderful too. Fab entries.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are amazing! That last one is stunning! Your embossing is perfect!

Linda Suarez said...

Both of your cards are great! I especially like the map embossed in white!

Veronica Z said...

Wow, these are all fabulous! I adore your Embroidered Blooms card!

craftmates said...

Beautiful creations! Your cards are very gorgeous.- Irma

KayM said...

Oh your scrapbook page is just darling! What a cute cute photo! Your cards are equally amazing! Love the embossing on the black! Really beautiful work!

merryf said...

Oh my! Each project is gorgeous! I love the card with the world map and the plane -- that double embossing is not easy. The Embroidered Blooms card makes me happy, and I love that photo of your three kids -- it's one of my favorites. You inspire me!

Rose A said...

Leigh I love them all! The cards are awesome ! That map-oh my!

But I love the layout the most. The black background really makes everything pop, and that is the most adorable picture no wonder it's your favourite!!

bjmartin said...

Leigh - Love all of these! I can't wait to ink up world map - have to get a larger acrylic block first! Looks like I need to add colored embossing powders too - love what you did with them!

Kelly Griglione said...

Leigh, leigh, leigh, where to start?! First of all CONGRATS on the PC reader's choice today!! So glad this reader got to make the right choice : ) And thanks for letting me know about the Jan Gallery too ... I need to figure out why I'm not getting those posts in my reader/email.

Now, on your projects ... Always love that you have a layout to share with us. One of these days it will get me to pick up the scrapbooking hobby again too. Just keep posting 'em, please! The red/orange/turquoise colors on your card are smashing, and your map card is so fun and personal. You should enter that one in the CASE Study challenge this week ... it totally fits with Amber's card. Great post!

Mary said...

Ah-ma-zing! Love them all!

Angela Branon said...

Very ambitious. I think my favorite is the turquoise plane popping off the map.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty. All three projects. I love the colors pop on the last card... the touch of color looks great on the second... and your lay-out is very creative. Love the little touches...

natashakara said...

Wow! Leigh, your cards and layout are just stunning! I LOVE both your map card as well as the embossed flowers. You are very talented. :)

Helen F. said...

Your layouts and cards are all so striking, Leigh. Love the new stamps you used :)

Jill Norwood said...

Leigh your creations are all gorgeous! I love the double embossing on the cards! And the map one for your friend who traveled to the Congo with you is so fun! Love the color story! And oh the flowers on the last - a breath of spring on a dreary Seattle day!
Thanks for the inspiration!
:) Jill

Emily Leiphart said...

Awesome projects, Leigh! I really love the map card!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Beautiful projects! Love the map on black!

Inkyfingers said...

Oh my you've been busy Leigh and I love what you came up with. The LO with your lovely children is beautiful and I will now have to get the map stamp after seeing what you did with it!

Joni-nina Andaya said...

All your projects are amazing Leigh :)

Jennifer K said...

They're all so pretty, Leigh.

Rema said...

Your creations are all fabulous Leigh! Love the layout of your kids. You have a beautiful family....

Jenny said...

Wow! Great projects - I especially like your map. So very clever!

Hugs,

Jenny

Marybeth said...

Beautiful projects Leigh, love the map too. So glad I bought that one too.

Cindy H. said...

What great looking cards, Leigh! Those leaves really looked stitched!

Annheidel said...

Oh wow, your projects are gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Leigh, I sat there admiring your map card for so long, and then I scrolled down to tell you how much I loved it, and I was slammed with another beauty! Wow! Love them both!

Marcie Rhys said...

Can't believe how fantastically the the map turned out with the embossing powder. The detail is amazing. She should get a big boot out of the aqua plane headed her way.

The embossing used with the embroidery set really looks just like it's done in thread. Your bold colors pop on the black.

Thanks for leaving your comment on my blog, and for sharing your work. (It really wasn't possible to stop at one this month, was it?)

Lynn Put said...

Excellent projects, Leigh! Love the details on your scrapbook page using the Half and Half dies (I need to get those babies) and your cards are fantastic! You always do such great work!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well you did an awesome job 3 times! I love your page though -- way to incorporate for the challenge~

Rosemary said...

amazing set of projects... love the card with the world map!

A Crafty Person said...

Leigh, all of your blog entries are lovely! I really like the map background stamp with the aqua airplane flying through May have to rethink how soon I need this stamp.

pamela said...

The world map is super pretty embossed!

Ted said...

That layout is just awesome, Leigh! (Your cards are too!) What a great photo of your kids...they look so happy and comfortable together! :) (I'm sure that's not 100% the case. ;) )

Dana said...

Awesome cards!! I especially love the map card!! Love the colors and the blue plane on the map!!

Tonya Jastad said...

These all turned out great! I had to really look at your third card, it looks like real embroidery!

Marlena M. said...

Each of your projects are lovely Leigh~wonderful work with the black backgrounds. I love the way you worked all those colors onto your card!

Karen C. said...

Wow, these are beautiful creations, Leigh. Your embosses map card is amazing and the floral card had me do a 'double take!! I don't have many colours of embossing powder, but it;s on my shopping list.

Paula Laird said...

All your projects are AMAZING! Love the scrapbook page! The flower card looks actually stitched! And that map card?! Wow! Totally impressive!

samantha's cards said...

great work on all your creations

cards by cara said...

Gorgeous!! And you finally got to use the embossing powders I sent! ;)

Jacquie Southas said...

I hesitated on the map stamp and officially regret it right now - love the layered embossing on that card! All your projects are great!

mplsbetty said...

Your projects are just fabulous. Love them all. The layout is so fun, never think of a black background for scrapbooking, but it looks so fabulous. The map card is brilliant and the last card is just so stunning!!

Tasnim said...

Your projects are awesome! Great colors in the second card, and I just love the card with the world map; so cool!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, Leigh, you over-achiever, you! Your layout and both your cards are such fun and brilliant examples of how stunning black backgrounds can be!! And all that double and triple embossing on black w/o splatters all over the place? Me, bowing.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

WOW... they are all STUNNING!! I love the layout - it has Crate Paper, so of course I do - and I love your cards, too! I LOVE the second card - the colours are just stunning, and I love the sort of modern folk art feel. Beautiful Leigh!

Thanks so much for your support on the challenge blog, I really appreciate it!! I hope you'll play along!

Cammie said...

Gorgeous projects, Leigh! I am officially adding the map stamp to my wish list. Thanks! :) And Embroidered Blooms just landed here on Thursday. I am so adding your card to my inspiration file.

Anonymous said...

Great projects, but my favorite is the birthday card. What an imaginative use of the 'World Map' stamp! Can't wait to see what else you create with it. Congrats on your blog hop win!

Josiane

Jann Gray said...

Love your cards AND your layout! Very striking designs! I am so in love with that map myself...so very cool and versatile!

carol (krillsister) said...

Love all of your submissions for the Blog Hop.
Great layout.
I love the card you made with the white embossed map. the black background is perfect for it.

 
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