Thursday, July 25, 2013

PTI July Blog Hop


*This is my second post for the day. Please scroll down to see my 
Fresh Squeezed Stamps release post.*

Once again, I'm playing along with the Papertrey Ink monthly blog hop. This month's challenge is a colour challenge. Nichole posted six colour combos, accompanied by the yummiest summer images. So, of course, I challenged myself to create a card for each colour combo.

For this first colour combo, it was the last card I created. The other five I made last weekend, but for this one, I waited until Monday, after I'd picked up my PTI order. I used my two new sets: Boutique Borders: Love and Delightful Dahlia Additions. I added a fifth colour for the largest dahlia: sweet blush.


The sentiment is from Wplus9's Fresh Cut Florals stamp set. I finished off my card with some stitching, buttons and twine.

For the next colour combo, I paired my PTI Cutting Garden set with some Teresa Collins patterned paper. The melon berry stripes just screamed summer to me.


The sentiment is from PTI's Pedal Pusher stamp set.

I had to admit, this colour combo gave me the most challenge, even though it was one of my favourite photos. I struggled with putting these colours together and started several different cards but didn't like any of them. Then, I decided that what I liked about the photo was that there was so much aqua mist and white, and just a little bit of the other colours. So, I decided to create my card that way.


I stamped my BB:Woodgrain set onto aqua mist cardstock and heat embossed it with white. I rubbed my PTI Fresh Snow ink pad along the edges, before adhering it to the background card stock panel. For the tag, I used Fillable Frames 9 (with the coordinating die), Cutting Garden and Lovely Layers (for the sentiment). I added a scarlet jewel button and some twine.

For this one, I started a card with Lovely Layers, but didn't like how it turned out. So I started over with  Embroidered Blooms.


I did some stamping on the die cuts and heat embossed with white on the largest bloom. It's hard to tell, but I ran the whole panel through my Big Shot with my Simple Stripes impression plate. Some SU! pearls and a MME decorate brad finishes everything off.


I'd gone over to my friend's house last Friday to stamp and had some fun just stamping on some diecuts with Cutting Garden (see my second card above) & The Sweet Life. I'd decided not to worry about how the cards would be put together, but just enjoyed stamping and visiting with my friend.


I used my Simple Stripes IP again, as well as a sentiment from Think Big Favourites #3.

And last, but not least...

I think that this was my very favourite inspiration photos. I mean, how gorgeous and yummy are those popsicles? I thought right away of trying to recreate those icy treats.


I cut strips of cardstock in the colours listed in the colour combo, adhered them to a thin piece of cardstock and trimmed them down, rounding the corners with my corner rounder. Then, I ran them through my crimper. After that, I pressed them into my Versamark pad and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder to give them a glossy sheen. I created the popsicle sticks with some Crate Paper patterned paper (the same paper I used for the background. The sentiment is from Strawberry Patch Sentiments, stamped in scarlet jewel and hisbiscus burst (I also heat embossed the "sweet" with clear embossing powder.)

I'm also linking this last card up to this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Summer Food &/or Drink.

It was so fun creating these summery cards using the fabulous colour combos!

Thanks for looking!

66 comments:

Michelle said...

I love them all, Leigh! You were so organised to get cards made for all the colour schemes! Beautiful work!

Kara said...

so many gorgeous florals, but i'm dying over those fruit pops!!

craftmates said...

All beautful cards Leigh! But those popsicles are so unique, I think that is my favourite! - Irma

merryf said...

OMG these are all so scrumptious! The color combos are so fresh to my eyes, I love every single one of these! But the one I am drawn to the most is the Aqua Mist/woodgrain one. So gorgeous!

Susan said...

All of these are simply gorgeous!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! You have been busy! These are gorgeous, I'm loving the flower ones the best, but beyond that I can't pick a fave.

Karen C. said...

I love what you did with the aqua wood grain card. I tried to work with that colour scheme, but couldn't figure out a design. I love the popsicle card too - such a fun summery card. (I was inspired by that photo too!!)

Marybeth said...

Wow Leigh these are gorgeous and the last one just too darn cute! I see you did a much better job lining up your flower than I did. I was in a hurry. Your first card is just stunning! Love everything about it! Beautiful work here as always!

Vicki said...

Such pretty cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

artful-notions said...

Love your takes on all the challenge colors. But those fruit pops are a standout! I also am 'borrowing' your embossed woodgrain background in white, which is gorgeous!

Betty Wright said...

Leigh, these are all so beautiful and different! Stunning suite of cards!

Jennifer K said...

All beautiful and so well executed. You never disappoint, Leigh.

Linda said...

Beautiful!!!!

Linda said...

Beautiful!!!!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

All of your cards are AWESOME, Leigh but the top, Thank You, is my favorite. It is STUNNING! I have yet to ink up my Boutique Border set. I have really struggled with Delightful Dahlia. I have looked at every tip on the forum but am still off a little! I will keep at it.
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Jen Carter said...

Oh my goodness!! You went to town! I LOVE them all!! I picked two favorites: the grateful woodgrain background card and the happy birthday card right after that with the lime green cardstock. Beautiful!

Rhonda said...

Oh my fruit pops! You are so clever. I love the embroidered blooms as well. Very fresh!

Melissa Sibert said...

All of your cards are beautiful. I really enjoy your ideas.

Sherrie M. said...

Gorgeous cards as always Leigh! Love the popsicle creation especially. Almost as yummy as the inspiration photo.

victoria h said...

Wow- beautiful cards - love them.

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful cards Leigh -terrific balance of colors in all of them. I think the first one has to be my favorite - your dahlias are perfectly framed!

Pamela said...

Lots of pretty cards!! I love the last one with the clear embossed popsicles!

Kathryn A said...

Your flower cards are all bright, cheeful and are gorgeous! The fruit pops are unique and wonderful! Absolutely terrific cards!

Marcia said...

Every one of your cards are beautiful! You have definitely been blessed with a gift! :0)

Inkyfingers said...

Oh my Leigh, you have been busy and you have come up with some scrumptious cards.My faves are first and last ones if I had to choose.

Diana K said...

All of these are totally fab (of course!), but I especially love the Embroidered Blooms one.

Donna said...

Yo've been busy! Great cards!!!

Linda Nicholson said...

They are all gorgeous Leigh, but my favorite would have to be the one with Embroidered Blooms! I wish I could line up my Delightful Dahlia additions set as perfectly as you...mine has a soft, almost watercolored look to it when I try. LOL!

Linda

Donna said...

You've been busy! Great cards!

Karen said...

They're all great! I struggled to get one done this month, so I'm really impressed with your productivity! My favorite is the first one!

Joyce said...

You've been busy! They are all just gorgeous. I think my favorite is the card with the Sweet Life roses. What a beautiful fathering of flowers.

Sandy Kay said...

Love each and every one of your cards, Leigh! I think the dahlia one is my favorite - you've lined those up perfectly!! Maybe YOU should do a tutorial!

Rosemary said...

beautiful set of cards!

Alanna said...

These are all gorgeous Leigh.

Rachel P said...

Beautiful cards as always, Leigh. And I'm always impressed with your photography...the photos are always so bright & cheery!

PiecesByEmily said...

WOW, your cards are gorgeous, Leigh. I really like the ones with aqua background and Embroidered Blooms.

Kathy Mc said...

Leigh, your cards are awesome as always. Think my favorite is your first one. I need to try stitching on my cards one of these days. Now I see I need more stamps to CASE this one!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

All gorgeous cards! My faves are the dahlia and embroidered blooms.

Rema said...

All are simply stunning! Don't know where you find time to make them all....

Tracey C. said...

Leigh - each and every one of these are fabulous! I love how you made an ice pop just like the one in the inspiration photo, and those roses are just gorgeous! You really did an amazing job with all of them!! Thanks for sharing :)

Lindsey said...

Leigh, I truly can't choose a favorite. I love them all!

Linda said...

Wow Leigh, you have been busy as usual. I love all of them. So pretty.

Catherine Couch Doucette said...

I love the wood grain one! Cute cards!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Leigh. Fabulous images and colors. I especially love the first one and the one with the roses. Gorgeous shades on the flowers.

A Crafty Person said...

Leigh, all your cards are amazing!! I especially like the Popsicle.

Stacy said...

Wow Leigh you really went to town :) Love each and every one of your cards, they are all so pretty!

Betty Sue said...

Your cards are simply beautiful!! I love all of them!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are incredible, Leigh! I feel like such a slacker after coming to your blog! Don't even think about asking me to pick my favorite!!

Heather Jensen said...

You were one busy little bee! I love them all, especially the yellow roses. :)

Greta said...

You're amazing, Leigh--every color combo conquered! What a terrific collection of cards you made. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh WOW! Your work never ceases to amaze me and these are truly beautiful!!! I am so in love with the 4th card that I would just want to frame it and never send it out hehehe! LOVE those colors on the leaves!!! The added touch of white embossing, just gorgeous! For my card I used the Natural Beauties stamp set, and instead of using the flowers that you normally see used from this set I chose to use the others. : ) Have a fabulous evening!
Lisa

Luanne said...

They are all so pretty Leigh! Can't pick a favorite! Love them!

DeenaHopkins said...

Leigh, I was resisting those Boutique Borders sets..but this is not helping! Great job on all these cards!

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh I knew you would make a card for each colour palette, each one so unique and beautiful!

Kim Heggins said...

Leigh each and everyone of your cards is simply amazing...I love them all.

Kristii said...

Absolutely amazing creations Leigh! You are amazing!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! Where do you find the time!!?? I am LOVING all of them, but the first one is my FAVORITE!! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous Week!! ;)

Jean said...

I am totally impressed that you made six cards ~ and all of them are just fabulous!!! Could you please email me and let me know how to post more than once to a challenge from the same post? Thanks in advance!

maryrose said...

One cute card after another! LOVE them!

Gina said...

The floral cards are so pretty and the popsicles are *fun*!! Beautiful work, as always!!

Shay said...

You blow me away each and every blog hop (and in between as well), Leigh! I love each and every card you made. Thank you for also taking the time to comment on my blog.

Heather said...

So many beautiful cards!!! I love your scrumptious looking ice lollie - a fabulous design and stunningly created the image!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog,
hugs
Heather xx

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous cards. They are all so different too. Love the ice cream one. thos blooms look fantastic too. The colors you used for the flowers are awesome.

Judy Tuck said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Love them all!

Kathryn A said...

Congrats on your blog hop win!!

maria f. said...

Catching up in blogland and so happy to see that you were a winner at PTI cuz these cards are all absolutely wonderful! My fave of faves is the touch of the scarlet button on the aqua woodgrain!