Friday, April 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop



It's the 25th of the month, which means it's time for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.
This month's challenge is Embroidered Inspiration.

When I first heard the challenge topic, I hopped over to Pinterest to find some
embroidered inspiration.
I actually had a hard time, until I asked myself which PTI stamp set I'd like to use....
and answered that question with: feathers.

So, I searched for some embroidered feathers as inspiration and found three
photos that inspired me.

Here's the first one:

(Sorry for not linking the source, but the link seems to be broken.)

I love the colours in these aztec wood chevron earrings!
I decided to use my Papertrey Ink Centre Stage cover plate to make this card.


I die cut the Centre Stage cover plate from classic kraft, 
canyon clay, navy (MFT) and tropical teal cardstock.
I die cut the vellum using my journaling card I die and stamped with 
versamark and some navy dye ink some sentiments from Wet Paint & Wet Paint II, 
as well as the ampersand from Simply Framed, and heat embossed them all in clear.
Some stitching and some coordinating buttons & twine finish it off.

ETA: I'm also linking this up to the Moxie Fab World: Hip On Handwriting Challenge.


Next, I was inspired by this pillow...


I decided to use the leftover die cut pieces from my first card to create this card. 





I adhered the die cut arrows onto a piece of thin card stock and die cut it using
the middle size feather die from PTI's Feather Finery.
Then, I stamped over it with the coordinating stamp in versa mark
and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
I ran impressed my background card stock with the Centre Stage cover plate and matted
this on canyon clay card stock.
I used my new Simply Framed die to create the frame for my feather.
The banner is the larger double-ended banner die, on which I stamped a 
sentiment from KIS: birthday, in tropical teal.

And lastly...

(Again, this source was broken -- sorry!)

I love the soft feel of this embroidered pillow!
I wanted to recreate it on my card, and decided to incorporate this week's Make It Monday: Watercolour Splats.



I started with an aqua mist card stock base and stamped my feathers (again from Feather Finery)
in versamark and heat embossed them in white.
With my Tim Holtz blending tool and aqua mist, hawaiian shores and tropical teal ink,
I inked the card stock for an ombre effect.
Then, I added some drops of water with my paint brush.
While those dried, I stamped my sentiment (also from Feather Finery)
on a double-ended banner die cut from vellum and heat embossed it in white.
I stitched around the card and added an aqua mist and a tropical teal
button with some rustic cream button twine.

I'm also linking this cards up to this week's


Thanks for looking! 

60 comments:

Lynn said...

Three absolutely stunning cards Leigh. Love to see how you got your inspiration.

craftmates said...

Beautiful cards Leigh! Love how you translated your inspiration photos to cards - Irma

Alanna said...

These are all gorgeous.

Elena said...

all wonderful, but that last one is stunning! Love it!

Linda said...

All three cards are lovely. I particularly like the last one.

Diane Jaquay said...

These are ALL wonderful, Leigh!!

~amy~ said...

Leigh, all your projects are super wonderful!

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic, that one that is inspired by a pillow blew me away!!!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Leigh, all of your cards are pretty but the water color splat card is GORGEOUS!!!!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

artful-notions said...

Leigh, love your inspirations almost as much as I love your cards! Beautiful work!

Marybeth said...

These are all wonderful! Love the feather idea!
I so enjoyed seeing your craft room the other day in Lisa’s post. Just beautiful !

Lindsey said...

Blown away! I truly love them all, but your multicolored embossed feather is my favorite. You amaze me, Leigh!

Donna Dambrot said...

Great job on all of your cards. So awesome finding inspiration in such every day items like a pair of earrings! Wonderful cards!

Kathryn A said...

Very creative cards, as well as beautiful!

Piali Biswas said...

Stunning cards!!! Love them all!!

Lorraine said...

Wow, your cards match the inspirations perfectly! Beautiful!

Michelle said...

Love all that you created!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your work is always so impeccable, Leigh! My eyes widened as I scrolled down from one beautiful work of art to the next! Fantastic makes from your inspirations!! Hugs, Darnell

Kim Heggins said...

Leigh...all 3 of your cards are gorgeous!

Gina said...

All three are quite simply amazing!!! I really love the blog hop/MIM combo card. I like how you inked the CS for an ombre effect. Such a subtle thing, but it makes a big impact!

Vikki Hein said...

Your feather cards are so inspiring with their designs, texture & colors! I just received the Feather Finery stamp/die set & Simply Framed die and plan to use it on my hubby's bd card - he's a bird watcher (3200+ on his life list). thanks for the inspiration, Leigh.

Martha said...

Leigh, these are all so lovely! Well done!

Susan said...

Beautiful cards Leigh! I love them all, but the second one is my favorite - love how you used "leftovers" to make a gorgeous card!

Diana K said...

Love these, Leigh! You found some gorgeous inspirations and really did them justice with your card designs!

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful cards Leigh - love the color & texture of the second feather card and the stunning ombre & soft, floating feathers on the third card!

Patti said...

What a showcase of delightful projects. I love the inspiration of each one!! I think the last one is my favorite! : ) The Water color Splats! are the perfect backdrop for your white feathers!!

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PiecesByEmily said...

Beautiful cards Leigh! I really love the ombre feather card!

Sherrie M. said...

Three fabulous cards Leigh! Great takes on your inspiration pieces!

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards; my fave is the second one with the multi-colored feather!

Betty Wright said...

Seriously! I think I NEED FEATHERS! LOVE how you totally made the feathers fabulous! Love the top card, too! Thankfully, I already have that die! Beautiful!

Charlene said...

Aawww Leigh, you rock!!!!! These are awesome!!

Sarah Gray said...

Three stunning cards - I love the inspiration behind each one and the way you have created such different designs!

alexandra s.m. said...

Wonderful post Leigh!
You have such a way with feathers!!
Thank You for the inspiration :)

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely cards. Great take on the variety of inspiration pieces.

Megan Carroll said...

Love how you showed your inspiration and the cards....great post! Beautiful cards!

Lee-Anne said...

Feather Finery is one of my faves from PTI...love how you've used it Leigh!

Lisa said...

Another creative trio Leigh,TERRIFIC cards!!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Gorgeous cards! Love your inspiration!

Happy Dance said...

Oh my goodness, Leigh!! You've totally blown me away with this trio of delights! How did you manage to do bright and subtle all at the same time??!! Especially like the middle card, but all are stunning. Bev

cm said...

OMGorgeous, Leigh!! I don't have any feathers in my stash (clueless how I'd use them), so I'm thoroughly enjoying the works of art you've created with yours. All three are fabulous, but the second one...swoon!! Wow!!
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Joyce said...

These are all so pretty, and I love seeing your original inspiration for each card.

A Crafty Person said...

Lovely entries for this month's Blog Hop! I love the feather cards.

Tracey McNeely said...

Amazing card Leigh. Love how you were inspired. My crazy life left me with nothing this month. :(

Helen F. said...

Great job with all the beautiful inspiration, Leigh! Fabulous cards/ projects for the Blog Hop :-)

Steph Hilt said...

Love your take on this challenge Leigh! Especially like the use of Center Stage for the backgrounds. And anything made with Feather Finery is a sure hit and your Aqua Mist Hawaiian Shore hombre card is just stunning! Thanks for the kind comments on my blog. I headed into work very early today so didn't get to post my log hop card this morning...oh well, maybe next month!

Jennifer said...

WOW! Such gorgeous cards and each one so different! Think the last one is my fav...or maybe the second one, could be the first one...sigh I love them all!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGoodness, Leigh! One is more BEAUTIFUL than the next! LOVE how you showed your inspiration for each one! FAB post!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! These are all so BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE your AMAZING Designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Greta said...

Such pretty cards!

donna mikasa said...

Wow--gorgeous cards, Leigh! Love them all!

Cammie said...

Lovely interpretation of each inspiration piece, Leigh. I love your creativity.

Jonah Freeman said...

Those earthy colors are gorgeous, Leigh! 3 beautiful cards!!!

Geri said...

If you had a comment from a 'jonah' earlier, Leigh...it was really me!!! (sorry!)

Kara said...

great cards..love your inspiration!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Gorgeous cards, Leigh. Love each one!

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Love all your projects but especially the feather card that you made with the pieces from the cover plate-very cool!! I also love your "space". Wish mine looked that neat!

victoria h said...

fabulous cards

Alrik Gerlach said...

Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

Petti said...

OMG this is such a spectacular card! Love the gradient effect!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Leigh, I love the pretty feather.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx