Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop

A huge thank you to everyone who left comments for Sage
over the past few days while she guest-blogged for me!
She is over-the-moon encouraged by your support!

And thanks again, Sage, for being such a wonderful guest blogger!
You're the best!
From the comments received, it looks like you'd be quite welcome
to guest blog for me anytime... :)

It's the 25th of the month, which means that I'm playing along
with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, where this month's challenge is this photo:


I love these pinks, oranges and golds together!
I decided to use the colour scheme (orange zest, autumn rose,
scarlet jewel, sweet blush & gold), along with my new Brushed Off stamp set
to make a couple of cards.

My first card uses my new Leaf Silhouette dies.


I masked off my card and stamped the Brushed Off stamp repeatedly
across my card.
I stamped the sentiment (from Wet Paint) in onyx black.
I added a strip of Bazzill Basics Gold Foil.


I also diecut the leaves (one using the Leaf Silhouette die
and the second one from the Phrase Play #7 die.

On my second card, I stamped the same Brushed Off stamp
in the same colours. 


This time, I stamped the sentiment from Choose Joy
and added a strip of true black cardstock.


I diecut the leaves from vellum using the Songbirds die
and adhered it over the Brushed Off stripes.

Thanks for looking!

53 comments:

Kara said...

Very pretty Leigh!!

Lynn said...

Oh la la...two amazing cards...love the gold with the deep rich colors! Hope the painting is moving along well.

Svitlana Shayevich said...

Gorgeous cards!!! This time I wasn't inspired a lot for the hop (and didn't have quite time). Now looking on your cards I feel bad that haven't joined fun.
Love your cards a lot! This background stamp is amazing! And in combination with gold and vellum - OMG!

Tracey McNeely said...

Very fun card Leigh!

Birgit said...

Wow, two incredibly gorgeous cards!!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

GORGEOUS cards! So elegant and pretty! Have a great day Leigh! XOXO

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE these!!!

Marcia HIll said...

I didn't think I NEEDED the Brushed Off set, but oh how you have proved me wrong Leigh! Both of your cards are absolute perfection and I totally love them! Lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

Lynn Put said...

Leigh, your cards are fantastic! great use of the inspiration colors, I especially love the one with the gold accents.

Gina said...

Leigh, both are beautiful! I always love seeing your take on the inspiration and this is no exception. Such lovely cards!!

artful-notions said...

Lovely! Rich and warm like the photo, and full of yummy colors. Have to go back over your blog to find Sage's posts. You're an amazing mom!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love these... and now you have me adding to the wish list of PTI goodies.

Carol Didier said...

Both cards a beautiful, Leigh. I just love the colors of the inspiration photo, and you've definitely captured the flow of the yarns with the brushtrokes stamp.

Marybeth said...

Absoultly gorgeous Leigh! Wow and I love the colors! The added gold and vellum are the icing on the cake.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Crikey, Leigh, I nearly fell off my chair! These are spectacular designs, so impeccably executed!! I'm pinning these puppies! Enjoy the hop! Hugs, Darnell

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful cards, Leigh! Love the brush strokes of color.

Keri said...

Pretty! :)

Karen said...

Beautiful cards!

victoria h said...

fab cards- love the colours

Kathy said...

They're both lovely - such rich color!

Luanne said...

Love it! Now I have to purchase Brushed Off though! 😍 ;-)

cm said...

Absolutely stunning, Leigh! After seeing this gorgeous creations you've designed, I'm kicking myself for not ordering the Brushed Off and Choose Joy sets! Adding them to my down-the-road list for sure! Truly beautiful cards, my friend! In awe! As for Sage as your guest blogger: nothing short of awesome! Looking forward to her next posts and cards!
~c

Rema said...

Great card Leigh!

Karen C. said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Leigh, but your first one is a show stopper!! The leaves and stamp set are now on my wish list!! Love, love, love the gold leaf die cuts!!

Diana K said...

They're both gorgeous, Leigh. Wow!

Nora N. said...

What STUNNING cards Leigh!! I LOVE the look of the gold on the first card with those fabulous leaves!!

Betty Neville said...

These are just beautiful, Leigh!

Betty Keefe said...

gorgeous gorgeous cards - love them both!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your card is awesome.

I Card Everyone said...

Each card is out of this world, Leigh! LOve that brushed stripe! It was so much fun writing to Sage .. she did an awesome job!
=]

jen said...

These are both lovely! Love the beautiful, bold paint strokes- I didn't think I needed those!! Lol!

Kathy Mc said...

Leigh, both cards are fabulous! Didn't think I needed the Leaf Silhouette dies, but once again I'm wrong. Love the gold with your colorful brush strokes! Worst part about blog hopping is the need to add to my ever-growing wish list. : )

Donna Phelan said...

Soooooo Pretty! Love both of your cards, especially the one with the gold feather accents!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, Miss Lady!!

Joy2Scrapbook said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful!

Silke Ledlow said...

Both cards are just beautiful! Love the gold touches on the first and the vellum on the second!

kacee said...

Lovely card Leigh...I was wondering how you got so many colors since the stamp is wide...great tip, I'll definitely try the masking. Thanks

Megan Carroll said...

Gorgeous card! I just got caught up on Sage's posts....she did a fabulous job!!

Annette Allen said...

beautiful cards..

Larissa Heskett said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL!! =) I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Colors and the Designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

KayM said...

both of them are stunning Leigh!!!

The Paper Toile said...

Oh, so pretty! I love that touch of gold, Leigh. Beautiful!

Helen F. said...

LOVE the die-cut leaves in gold and that Brushed Off stamp set is the first one I thought of (and wished I had) when I saw the inspiration picture. Two beauties, Leigh!

Lisa said...

Sage did a wonderful job and deserved all of the praise she received for her cute cards!! And you my friend, deserve praise for these lovelies!! Well done!

Celeste Goff said...

Gorgeous!!!

sanketi said...

So beautiful ..love them both!

merryf said...

these are both so beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving how you used the brushed off stamps!

Maureen said...

so pretty! You have all the new sets that are waiting in my shopping cart! LOL Love the gold leaves!

Jennifer K said...

Lovely!

Susanne Vargas said...

Absolutely stunning are these cards! They made my wish list just a little bit longer...

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, WOW! These are sooooo gorgeous, Leigh!

C. M. Taylor said...

I love the DRAMA of this card! You did a spectacular job on this piece of art. What a show stopper! TFS