Sunday, May 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop


Once again, I'm participating in the Papertrey Ink Blog hop.
This month's challenge is...


I decided to use my brand new Life is Beautiful stamps & dies, 
along with my Chevron Stripes, to make my card.


I stamped the chevrons in Versamark & heat embossed them in white.
Then, with my Tim Holtz blending tool, I added some aqua mist & hawaiian shores ink.
I die cut the butterfly from Melon Berry card stock and inked it in Melon Berry ink around the edges.
I stamped my sentiment in aqua mist, cut it out and adhered it to the butterfly,
using some dimensional adhesive for the "beautiful".

Thanks for looking!

66 comments:

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, Leigh! Love that background!

Debbie Gaydos said...

So pretty, Leigh! Great job! I love the graduated color in the background!

Kara said...

Pretty! Love the chevrons!

Alanna said...

This is gorgeous Leigh. I especially love the inked background fading to the bottom.

craftmates said...

Lovely card! Wish I got those butterflies. Love what you did with it!- Irma

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Leigh! This is an amazing design.

Renee said...

Gorgeous, Leigh!
Love the ombre effect you have with the chevrons! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

swoon.. might have to try this.

PiecesByEmily said...

This is just gorgeous, Leigh! Love the background!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Wow Leigh, this is an awesome card, I love!!! the ombre effect!

Marcia HIll said...

SO pretty! I love how you did your background...I am definitely earmarking this one to try later! Thanks so much for the beautiful inspiration, and have a wonderful day Leigh. :0)

A Crafty Person said...

Love the ombre effect. Truly wonderful card!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful Leigh! Love everything about it.

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous! YOU are making me want this BUTTERFLY so bad!

artful-notions said...

Ombre perfection Leigh! Love the elegance!

Diane Jaquay said...

The chevron background is GORGEOUS, Leigh, as is the butterfly!!

Ohhh Snap said...

Stunning card!

Kay said...

Just gorgeous- I love that inked background!

Tracey McNeely said...

Chevrons and butterflies Leigh--swoon! Beautiful card!

DIANA L. said...

I love the ombre effect and the sequins Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
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victoria h said...

beautiful - I love it

Marybeth said...

Beautiful and I love the sequins!

Linda said...

So pretty Leigh. The chevrons look so great with the ombre effect.

A Cup of Cold Water said...

BEAUTIFUL card, Leigh
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Charlene said...

Awesome design Leigh!!!

Julia Aston said...

SO pretty Leigh! love that butterfly - and your lovely inked chevron background!

Luanne said...

This is fabulous. That background is stunning!

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous, Leigh!

Martha said...

Leigh, this is SO pretty!

Kristie Goulet said...

So gorgeous, Leigh! I love the background and the butterfly!

Kim Heggins said...

Absolutely fabulous card Leigh! I love your butterfly and that background, just stunning!

Laura Jane said...

Very pretty hombre AQUA mist!

Barb said...

I love the card and your composition!

Lisa said...

Pretty design Leigh, love the trail of sequins!

Megan Carroll said...

Pretty card Leigh! Love the embossed chevrons on the ombré background!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Gorgeous!

Joyce said...

Just gorgeous, Leigh.

Nora N. said...

I adorable that background!! I also love how you used that new butterfly. Fabulous take on the challenge!!

norine said...

Just lovely Leigh, as always!!

Rema said...

Beautiful! I knew I should have gotten this set....

cards by cara said...

Yay, your package already arrived!! Love this take on the colour combo!

Karen said...

Very pretty! I put this set in my basket at the last minute, and am so glad I did!

Sabrina Alery said...

Gorgeous gradient effect Leigh!! So pretty!

Laurie said...

Wowza!! This is amazing Leigh!!

carol (krillsister) said...

Very pretty!. Love the embossed background and the blending of the colors.

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the ombre background - great design!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Exquisite, Leigh! Hugs, Darnell

Steph Hilt said...

Looks like this release order made it to Canada! Beautiful design Leigh, as always!

Sharon Underwood said...

Wow, how'd you get 40 comments already? I just now got the notice! I love your card -- such beautiful colors for this time of year, and I always love butterflies!

Jen Carter said...

Very, very pretty Leigh! Love your ombre coloring!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOW!! This is just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the FUN Design!! Such a Neat look and take on the Color Challenge!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Memorial Day WEEK!! =)

Sharron said...

Awesome design, Leigh! I love the background and all the pretty sequins.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Wow, this is fabulous!!!!! I love the embossed chevrons and the beautiful inking!

Tonya Jastad said...

Very pretty Leigh! I love all the techniques you used!

Amy Kolling said...

Wow Leigh!!! This card is a stunner and so amazing!

Claire said...

Absolutely love how you've done this background Leigh...I keep meaning to emboss white on white - the added aqua looks stunning!

Diana K said...

Gorgeous, Leigh! Love the gradient effect and white embossing.

karen h said...

Gorgeous card - love the gradient background.

~amy~ said...

Leigh, this is gorgeous! I must buy that butterfly!

kristie sessions said...

thanks for your visit leigh! I LOVE the ink blending job on your card. so so very gorgeous!
in fact, your cards are always gorgeous. I've stalked your blog for awhile now. glad to finally meet ya ; )

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Leigh, Congratulations!! Your card is beautiful and deserves to win. You did awesome job. I love how the butterfly brings out the embossed background.

Kathy Mc said...

Now I not only need Life Is Beautiful but the blending tool. Your results are exquisite, Leigh! Congrats and happy shopping with your GC!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice list of comments - wow. Lovely card that background is amazing!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my goodness...this is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love how you created the ombre' effect with your inks and your butterfly is just beautiful! Really stunning card, Leigh!

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty! Love the butterfly die cut and embossed chevron background. :)

Greta said...

Love this card, Leigh! Wonderful use of the color combo! Congrats on winning!