Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Papertrey Ink's 9th Anniversary Celebration Challenges, Day 2 & 3

Today, I have two cards to share for Papertrey Ink's 9th Anniversary Celebration Challenges.

The first one is for the Day 2: Dress Up Inspiration Challenge.
I bought this skirt last year at Old Navy and thought it would inspire a fun card:


I decided to pair my PTI Phrases and Praises stamp set with the sweet birds from Wee Folk.


At first, I thought I'd just pull the colours from the skirt and stamp the birds in different colours, 
but I decided to stamp them in black and colour them in with my Zigs, to match the skirt.
I added a few flourishes from Wee Folk as well.


On the side, I stamped some of the larger flourishes from Wee Folk in berry sorbet,
onto a piece of berry sorbet cardstock, for a soft tone-on-tone effect.

My second card is for the Day 3: Grab & Craft Challenge.

Now, when I had first gone looking in my closet to try and figure out which outfit/item of clothing would inspire me for the Day 2: Dress Up Inspiration Challenge,
I saw a scarf that I love, which has a white background and yellow, black and grey flowers.
But then, I remembered the skirt and chose that instead.

I decided to still use the scarf for my inspiration to make a card, so I quickly 
grabbed my Brushed Blooms stamp set, some ink and cardstock,
and white embossing powder and made my card:


I was super happy with how it tuned out!
I used some Stormy Seas ink and cardstock.


The sentiment is from Bloomers, which was sitting out on my craft table.

Thanks for looking!

24 comments:

Lynn said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the movement on this first one. Amazing!

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous cards, Leigh! LOVE the first one and your skirt!!!

Karen B. said...

Both cards are beautiful! I love that skirt too!

Birgit said...

Oh Leigh! Your brushed blooms card - WHAT A BEAUTY it is! Super super pretty!

Ally said...

Beautiful cards, Leigh. Fabulous color combo on your Grab & Craft challenge card - love it!

Susan (rainy) said...

Both cards are so amazing! Love how the first one flows... so graceful. And the second one is such beautiful stamping/design. And those colors! Lovin' the Stormy Seas with the black and yellow.

Lisa said...

What a cute skirt and you've captured it perfectly in your card!! The flowers are so pretty on the second!

Kathryn A said...

I absolutely love both cards! Terrific colours!!

Lisa Lara said...

Such beautiful cards Leigh. I love how you were inspired by the fabric.

Linda Batson said...

Leigh your cards awe wonderful.love how you have shown inspiration can come from anywhere.

Beth H. said...

I just love your style! I look forward to emails from your blog posts:)

Anonymous said...

Love both cards, Leigh! Using fabric as inspiration is so fun, and now I cannot wait to get down to the sewing room to drag out the spring/summer fabric!

Kara said...

awesome! love the birds and the choice of color for the flowers!!

Joyce said...

Love both of your cards Leigh.

Audrey Pettit said...

My gosh~ Awesome! Such cool designs, and I adore how you let your clothes inspire your designs. I've yet to try something like that. I love what you've done! You are SO creative!

Betty Wright said...

Both of these are beautiful, Leigh! Love the arrangement on the first and the color combo on the second! Great designs!

Miriam Prantner said...

Really loving all the black on these cards, so striking!

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful cards. Love how you added color to the birds. The second card is stunning. The colors are awesome.

jan metcalf said...

Love your brushed blooms in these unexpected colors! Gorgeous! Also congrats on winning a PTI anniversary gift!! Cheers!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

So happy for you to get that $90 prize for your sweet card. I love your design!!

Lindsey said...

I remember seeing (and liking) that skirt at Old Navy and I live the card you created from it. I really love the brushed blooms card as well...such an unexpected color combo on the blooms and it looks fantastic! So thrilled you won!

Bobby said...

Way to be inspired by your clothes, Leigh. You did a great job interpreting them.

cm said...

Another duo of WOW, Leigh! Two marvelous clothing-inspired cards! That skirt has really caught my eye...what a wonderful wardrobe you must have! Mine is, alas, pretty duldrum frumpy, solid colours, mainly black/grey. Blech! Maybe a couple new things might cheer me up...need to plan a 'mall' date *grin*
hugs~c

Svitlana Shayevich said...

They're so pretty! Love how you used black.
I often is inspired by clothing patterns :)