Monday, April 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop

Today, I'm participating in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop
And guess what?
This is my fifth anniversary of playing along with the PTI blog hop, as I participated
for the first time on April 25, 2011 -- and have participated every month since. :)

This month's challenge was to be inspired by the work of Chad Hagen.


It's a really cool photo, but, honestly, it left me a little stumped.
I finally came up with this idea for my card.
  

I started by diecutting a circle from the edge of a piece of cardstock using my MFT Stax Circle dies.
Then, from the piece left over, I cut the next size circle.
I repeated this step five more times to end up with one circle and six rings.
With my blending tool, I started with the outermost ring and added lemon tart to it.
I then did this to the second outermost ring but added more ink, so it would be slightly darker.
I repeated this step for the next three rings, but with harvest gold.
Then, I did bright buttercup and summer sunrise in the centre.
This gave me a similar effect to the largest circle at the top of the inspiration photo.

I blended aqua mist and Hawaiian shores ink for my sky and green parakeet for the ground.


I stamped the Petite Places: Barnyard onto their coordinating diecuts
and stamped my sentiment Barnyard Sentiments & from KIS: Belated Birthday.

Thanks for looking!

58 comments:

Lynn said...

Wow! 5 years of participating without a miss...that is amazing! Your card is absolutely fabulous Leigh!

Diana K said...

So adorably cute, Leigh! You did a fabulous, and did I say oh so cute, job with the inspiration! Love your happy colours.

Happy Dance said...

Congrats on five years and not missing! Very cool! After seeing the inspiration, I would have thought, "ummm.... guess I'll skip this one." Not you! What you've created is an absolutely brilliant idea. The sun. Sooo right for this! LOVE your card, and how you've turned something cool and difficult into something cool and wowzers! Well done! Bev

Audrey Pettit said...

Omgosh, five years of participation.... that is amazing, Leigh! And I SO love your take on the inspiration photo. Your sun rise design is absolutely brilliant! Such an adorable scene!

Cindy O said...

Love your textured ombre sun circle! and the farmyard scene is a perfect fit for it.

Kristin said...

So impressive Leigh! And I really love this card!

DIANA L. said...

This is super- I love your take on the sketch perfect idea!!

Sheri Gilson said...

Adorable card, Leigh! Love your fun take on the inspiration! Big congrats on five years and not missing a challenge!

artful-notions said...

Love it! Farm fresh goodness with the sunny circles. So sweet!

Vicki Finger said...

This is very clever! My farmboy husband will love it when I show him.

Birgit said...

Adorable take on the challenge, Leigh! This challenge had me stumped too. So glad you overcame and came up with this cute card. I love it!

Martha said...

Leigh, what a fabulous take on the challenge.
Love how you were inspired.

~amy~ said...

How fun!

PiecesbyEmily said...

LOVE your interpretation on the inspiration. WOW, a whole 5 years? That dedication deserves an award! Have a great day, Leigh!!

Marcia HIll said...

Congrats on 5 years of monthly blog hop challenges...how cool is that?!! And your card is a fabulous take on the inspiration photo Leigh! I love that farm set and the sun you made with the circles is just fabulous! :0)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Leigh. Love the scene! The circle sun rays look amazing!

Greta said...

Such a fun use of the inspiration, Leigh!

Luanne said...

Perfect! It's really cur too!!

Marybeth said...

Leigh this card is awesome! I love the sun and little farm scene you created! Such a fun take on that photo!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Great card Leigh! Love the concentric circles. Congrats on five years of participation without a miss.

Danielle Flanders said...

Very cute idea, Leigh!

Karen B. said...

Congratulations!
Love this take...so bright and fun.

Donna Phelan said...

Oooh Happy Anniversary! ;) Beautiful card! Love the circles and the sweet little farm scene!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

BEAUTIFUL card! And captured the photo perfectly!

Mac Mable said...

What a fun take on the inspiration. Beautiful blending and such a fabulous card x

maria f. said...

Well happy anniversary! And this design is so. darn. clever.

lainey said...

You knocked this challenge out of the park! Fabulous card and congrats on 5 years of Blog Hop participation. Have you ever won?

Joyce Casaldi said...

Love that little tractor, and what a clever way to use the photo challenge.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so awesome, Leigh, love how you used the circle dies on your card, and the adorable farm scene!!

Patti said...

Oh Leigh! you always come up with the BEST ideas!! PTI is blessed to have you showcasing their products for five years!! You have definitely sent me shopping a time or two : )

Patti

Rema said...

This is awesome Leigh!!

Sue Rose said...

What a great card! I love how your mind went with the circles of the sun. I just love it! Congrats on your 5 years, too!

Gina said...

I love your interpretation of the photo, Leigh! Your card is wonderful - and happy blog-hop-iversary!!!

Kathy said...

Love the concentric circles around that sweet farm scene! Great colors from the inspiration.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

how cute is this?? and your ink blending is ala Laura Bassen. What a sweet scene you created and great advertising for that petite set too!

Celeste Goff said...

Great take on the inspiration photo Leigh!

Skrater said...

I love this! What a cool card.

Betty Wright said...

This is fantastic, Leigh! Love how you did the sun! Great take on the inspiration!

Debbie said...

Leigh, your little farm is so cute! Love how you used the circles to make the sunrise.

Nora N. said...

WOW!! Five years of participation? YOU ROCK!! I LOVE your card. The way you used that circle die is so COOL!!

Kay Miller said...

Well, WOW! That is one striking card! Seriously this is awesome! I love how you did the background! Such a fun and very creative take on the inspiration photo!

Helen F. said...

So adorable, Leigh. Happy take on the inspiration pic :-)

maryrose said...

Five years! That's awesome, Leigh! I'm glad I wasn't the only one that was stumped with this one. But you really rocked it! LOVE it!

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving that gorgeous sun! What a cool look!

Lisa said...

Now that's a great blog hop participant record Leigh, how fun!! Speaking of FUN, I love your take on the inspiration photo. What a darling card!!

Oreety said...

Wow, such a beautiful interpretation of the image...the circular sun rays are divine!

The Paper Toile said...

So stinkin' cute, Leigh! My favorite on the hop!

Joyously Noelle said...

What a fun and creative idea! Very neat card.

Carmela Hubler said...

That is a great card!! Love the circles for the sun.

Jacquie Southas said...

This is so clever and striking, Leigh! Congratulations on your Blog Hop anniversary & thank you for all your great cards over the years!

Claire said...

So clever Leigh - I love how you've been inspired but used totally different colours. What a great way to use those circle dies!

Donna said...

Love your card Leigh, as always. Congrats on 5 years... I think I've seen each one of your creations. You have a wonderful talent, & I appreciate the tips!

Kathy Mc said...

Oh my, Leigh, what a clever way to create your sun. Love your farm scene!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

ah-mazing! So happy to see your card shared by PTI this one is awesome!!!

Megan Carroll said...

Way to go on participating every month for the last 5 years! This card is truly a work of art!! Amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Participating every month for 5 years is SO impressive! Congratulations - what an accomplishment.

The card is really cute, and your interpretation of the inspiration piece is really inspired.

Josiane

Sherrie M. said...

The inspiration photo stumped me too but you did a fabulous interpretation. What a wonderful farm scene you created Leigh.

Sadie said...

Awe this is such an adorable card!! This was so creative using the sun circles as your take on the challenge! I love how you put it all together.