Monday, January 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop

Today, I'm participating in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

This month's challenge is this fabulous inspirational photo:


I was inspired by the oval shapes and the colours to make my card,
using the Life is Beautiful butterfly dies.


I started with an aqua mist background, on which I stamped a stamp from Brushed Off
several times in aqua mist.
Then, I stamped the sentiment from Phrases and Praises.


I diecut the butterflies from orange zest and kraft cardstock.
On the orange solid butterflies, I stamped the same Brushed Off stamp in orange zest.
On the kraft butterflies, I inked the middle of each one in black with my blending tool.
Then, I swiped some aqua mist ink onto a scrap of aqua mist cardstock and diecut the outside
edges of the butterflies and added those pieces to my card.

Thanks for looking!

64 comments:

!neke said...

Beautiful colors !!!!!!
They jump of the card !!!!!

Ineke XX

Lynn said...

Wow! You knocked the inspiration photo out of the park. This is fabulous Leigh.

~amy~ said...

Leigh, you rocked it! Love how you were inspired.

Michelle said...

So gorgeous!

Ruth said...

This is gorgeous! I love the in,aid pieces on the butterfly. It's beautifully done. Xx

Karen B. said...

Wow is this ever stunning! Bold and beautiful!

merryf said...

what a great interpretation of the inspiration photo! I love how you used that brushed off set.

Marybeth said...

This is gorgeous Leigh , funny we both used our butterflies. Love the colors you have on yours!

artful-notions said...

So, so pretty, Leigh! Gorgeous colors together.

Betty Wright said...

Leigh, this is beautiful! Love those layered butterflies! Lovely card!

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful! Love all the depth in your background and on those gorgeous butterflies...stunning!! :0)

Julia Aston said...

Love the colors on your butterflies - what a pretty inspired card!

lainey said...

Gorgeous coloring on those butterflies Leigh!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty Leigh. Love the sweet butterflies with the touch of orange.

Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful Leigh!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful take on the inspiration photo! Love those gorgeous butterflies!

Cammie said...

Leigh, I love your interpretation of the challenge photo! A beautiful card!

Keri said...

Such pretty butterflies! Lovely card, Leigh! :)

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the subtle color & texture from the Brushed Off stamp. Beautiful card, Leigh!

Diana K said...

Jumped right out of the gallery at me, Leigh. Spectacular choices for everything on this card!

Lynn Put said...

Beautiful card Leigh! Love how your butterflies pop with the orange and blended centers.

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Helen F. said...

Love your card, Leigh. The texture you created on the background and butterflies is spot on with the inspiration photo.

Birgit said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I love all the little details you added to the background and butterflies to make this really shine! Love it!!

Melissa Sibert said...

Love your card. Just got the phrases and praises set, so I appreciate the extra idea on how to use this set.

Kelly Szafron said...

Gorgeous! I love the texture you created with the brushed off stamp.

Birgit said...

Oh, how beautiful! :-)

Skrater said...

Love, love this. Beautiful butterflies.

Rema said...

Lovely Leigh!

The Paper Toile said...

Love those beautiful butterflies!

Linda said...

Great take on the challenge, Leigh. Using the butterfly with the ovals was a great idea. Beautiful.

Kathy Mc said...

Such a beautiful card, Leigh! Love that we both used the same sets with totally different results. Going to Pin this one as would be so pretty in several different color combos also.

Martha said...

Leigh, this is simply beautiful.

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow wow wow, so gorgeous, and those colors!!!!

Shirley said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Oh, you keep evolving or as a Christian I should say creating such beautiful cards, Leigh! WTG!!

Luanne said...

Just lovely, as usual! Love how you used Brushed Off as a tone on tone background. So soft and pretty!

Kathy said...

Love how you added color to the butterflies in a couple of ways. That Aqua is
so gorgeous, as are the Brushed Off stamps.

Megan Carroll said...

Love how you colored your butterflies and added the orange peeking out....great card!

Beth H. said...

You continue to amaze me!

Lindsey said...

So beautiful, Leigh! I love the details you added with the Brushed Off set...you always do such fantastic things with that one.

Arina O said...

Great translation of colors! I love that the sentiment is a psalm...beautiful. P.S. Subscribed to your blog! :)

Susan said...

Love your butterflies Leigh! And I love how they pop on your Aqua Mist background!

Tonya Jastad said...

I love those butterflies! This is beautiful!

Sandra Schroeder said...

I just love this card. Those butterflies are so absolutely gorgeous.

samantha's cards said...

beautiful card

Sherrie M. said...

So beautiful Leigh! Love the depth in color on your butterflies!

Kay Miller said...

So beautiful Leigh!! I love the shading on your butterflies!!

Lisa said...

Beautifully done Leigh!!

Tracy Freeman said...

Leigh i LOVE this, it is gorgeous colours and the background looks great, the orange makes it really pop !
Thank you for stopping by my blog.
Take care and have a great day x

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL butterflies!

Celeste Goff said...

Such a beautiful card Leigh! I love your take on the inspiration photo!

Asha said...

WOW! That colour combo is simply stunning. Awesome butterflies!
x Asha

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and beautiful butterflies!

Clare said...

Gorgeous Leigh!! Beautiful inking on the butterflies!!

Jeni Jenne said...

Absolutely gorgeous color scheme! You did a great job balancing the bold, bright colors...simply beautiful work, Leigh!

Greta said...

Lovely card--wonderful use of the colors, Leigh!

Dawn E said...

wow! What a stunning card!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is so pretty Leigh!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, wow, this card is amazing, Leigh! I love the subtle Brushed Off stamping you did on the background and bottom layer of the butterflies. And the blended ink centers and inlaid die cutting are just stunning!

Lisa Petrella said...

Gorgeous!! I love how you added details with the Brushed Off stamps--so perfect!!

Joyce said...

Love this, Leigh.

A Crafty Person said...

Gorgeous interpretation of this month's hop!! Love the butterflies.

Bobby said...

Beautiful butterflies, Leigh. I love the addition of the brushstroke stamp to the background and the orange.