Thursday, February 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop

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

This month's challenge is this lovely inspirational photo:


It totally had me wishing that I had some pear stamps! LOL!

Instead, I decided to focus on the arrangement and the flowers 
and I created this:


I diecut my tag using Tag Sale #7, which I inked with a blending tool and sweet blush ink.
I stamped the Songbirds leaves onto the tag and onto my background,
first in a lighter shade of green and then again, with a darker green that I sponged onto 
the ends of the leaves with my blending tool.


I stamped the Bloomers flowers onto their coordinating diecuts in sweet blush,
with gold centres.
I stamped the sentiment (from KIS: Belated Birthday) and heat embossed it
in white on a strip of black cardstock.

I'm also linking this up to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Thanks for looking!

52 comments:

Karen B. said...

Very pretty and clean!

Betty Keefe said...

so pretty Leigh - love everything about it!

victoria h said...

super pretty

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

So soft and pretty!!! LOVE your card!!! Have a great day Leigh!

Kelly said...

really pretty leigh! i love the way you double stamped your leaves to give them depth and dimension.

PiecesbyEmily said...

This is so pretty, Leigh!

Keri said...

So soft and pretty, Leigh! :)

maria f. said...

I too was totally smitten with that lovely bloom in the photo!

Julia Aston said...

Love the black sentiment popping off the soft colors of your tag and pretty flowers!

lainey said...

Leigh, this is so soft looking. The pop of black looks great!

Marcia HIll said...

A real CAS beauty Leigh...love it!! :0)

Lynn Put said...

This is lovely, Leigh! So pretty! I like how you arranged the cluster of blooms around your tag.

artful-notions said...

Gorgeous in the soft pastels! Love the perfect inking!

Ted said...

Leigh, I always love looking at your cards! You are an artist! Love the blending here. :)

Tonya Jastad said...

Beautiful!

Luanne said...

Lovely! That pinked up tag is great too.

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE this beauty!! A tag element always makes me happy!

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous, Leigh! Love the cluster of soft pink flowers on this sweet tag!

Inkyfingers said...

So soft and pretty Leigh, and I love it!

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Such a wonderful card with the soft pink touches

Joyce said...

Oh, darn, your post got me thinking I do have PTI pear stamps from a long, long time ago. I may have to make another card, but my order is arriving today so we will see.

Beautiful card as always Lee. Hope you and your beautiful daughter are doing well. I always love when I see her crafting with you.


Joyce

Birgit said...

What a soft and lovely card, Leigh! I love the black label sentiment. It really stands out on your sweet card!
Funny, this challenge had me wishing I had Meadow Greens. It's been on my wish list forever!

Patti said...

Did you color your blog to match your lovely card today?! : ) What a beautiful card and blog you have Leigh. The sentiment on black is the perfect pop of contrast. Great job!!

Patti

Jacquie Southas said...

So soft & pretty, Leigh!

Joyce said...

Gorgeous, Leigh. Love how you always find something new to do with those Songbird leaves.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Leigh.

Helen F. said...

This came out beautiful, Leigh...you don't need the pears ;-)

Rema said...

So pretty Leigh!

Lin said...

What a lovely take on the inspiration, Leigh! I love these soft colors, and your design is a pretty way to show them off! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Cammie said...

Great design, Leigh! Love the leaves peeking out from under the tag. Thanks for the inspiration.

Betty Wright said...

This is so soft and pretty, Leigh! Love the tag and layered flowers! Beautifully done!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You never fail to delight with these hops, Leigh! This is so lovely and feminine!! Enjoy the hop! Hugs, Darnell

Karen said...

This is really lovely! I especially like the use of the tag behind the blooms.

Donna Phelan said...

So sweet, so beautiful! Love your design!

Lisa said...

Soft, feminine and ever so pretty!!

Sherrie M. said...

You rocked this Leigh! Love your simple layers!

Cindy O said...

So soft and pretty with the twine bow and delicate leaves. Lovely color variation in your greens and pinks.

Ellen said...

I like the interesting layers you created for your flowers!

Cindy Boney said...

Super sweet!

samantha's cards said...

so soft and lovely!

Gina said...

So soft and beautiful, Leigh. I love this!!

Megan Carroll said...

You always make gorgeous flowers! Great card Leigh!

Kay Miller said...

Just beautiful Leigh!! I love how you stamped the leaves on the tag!!

Diana K said...

Just beautiful, Leigh. You always inspire me.

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful card, Leigh! The leaves stamped on the base, as well as the tag add interest behind those beautiful flowers, and I love how you've included the tag. I always forget I have that option. Thanks for the inspiration, as well as for the sweet comment on my card!

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful! Love the flowers! And I really adore how you used the tag on here. Great touch to have some of the leaves peeking out from underneath!

Kathy Mc said...

Gorgeous, Leigh! Great idea to stamp the leaves under the tag as well as on the tag. Your Bloomers are beautiful with their gold centers.

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a pretty take on that inspiration photo. I love the twine and the contrast from the black sentiment piece.

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love the flowers and the way the sentiment pops!! Fabulous!

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful card! I like the soft colors with the tag.

Martha said...

Leigh, this is so pretty.
I love it.

Lindsey said...

Leigh, this is beautiful!!! Yay for the completely deserved shout out! I was wishing for pears, too. :) Thank you so much for your huge compliment on my card. You always say the sweetest things!