Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop

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

Our challenge was to use this beautiful photo as inspiration:


Isn't it fabulous?
I just love it!
In fact, I love it so much that I was inspired to make 17 cards using it. ;)


First of all, I was inspired to make some cards for my Sunday School girls.
I can't believe our year together is almost up and
that next year, they'll be moving up to junior high.
I wanted to give them each a card to remind them how awesome they are...
Since I have seven girls in my group, I made seven cards, using my MISTI.


I actually made eight cards, anticipating that I might make a mistake on one of them...
I started by stamping the popsicles from Summer Sweetness on a watercolour
panel, spritzing my stamps with water after inking them up each time.
On the bottom two, I reinked them again with a different colour.
I added the sticks and drops & then stamped the sentiment
(from SSS Big Scripty Sentiments) in Altenew Evening Grey.


For something a little different, I folded a piece of sweet blush cardstock in half
and used that as my card back.

And remember how I said I made eight cards, just in case?
Well, it was a good thing I did, because one of my popsicle details got stamped
all crooked (a side-effect of spritzing with water!), so I diecut three of the
popsicles from the panel using the coordinating dies and made this card:


I watercoloured the background using some harvest gold and bright buttercup
ink pressed onto an acrylic block, mixed with water.
I stamped a piece of aqua mist cardstock with my MFT Sketched Chevron Background stamp.


I stamped the sentiment (from Summer Sweetness)
and added some wooden stars to finish it off.


And then, when you'd think that 8 cards would be enough,
I was brainstorming ideas for the couples who are getting married soon for whom
our church is throwing a Jack & Jill potluck lunch shower
and thought how, since the shower is centered around the meal,
popsicles could be a sweet image to include.
So, I made nine cards like this:


What do you think?
I stamped the harvest gold/berry sorbet popsicles onto their coordinating diecuts
using the same technique as above.
Using my MISTI (how I love this tool!), I stamped the aqua mist/tropical teal popsicle
as well as the sentiments (from Walter & Winnie's The Big, The Bold and Blessings)
on each card front.


Then, leaving my sentiment stamps in place,
I stamped them onto the popsicle diecuts before adhering them to my cards.
Pretty sweet, don't you think? ;)

Thanks for looking!

72 comments:

Lynn said...

Love all of your cards...the girls are going to cherish them!

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow you ended up with a wonderful collection of icecream cards. I love the two tone ones they made me think of icecreams we have here called Paddle Pops and they have mixed flavours. They all look yummy.

Kristie Goulet said...

You rocked this challenge, Leigh! LOVE all of these!

Karen B. said...

Oh wow awesome job being inspired! Love all of them but the first set is so cool. Great details.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Wonderful cards, Leigh! Thi inspiration poster is one of my favorites! Your popsicle shades are perfect! I think that a Misti or miniMisti is in my immediate future! PS. Your link takes me back to the April Blog Hop.

victoria h said...

fabulous cards

LauraJane:) said...

All are FABULOUS!! My favorite is the 6 treats on your first card. The girls will adore them too!

Shelly said...

Love all your Popsicles! The colors you chose are wonderful! I espcially love the little splashes as accents on the first card. Your Sunday School girls are very lucky to be guided by a creative card maker like you! I tried spritzing my stamps with water before stamping but mine turned out very splotchy. Do you have any tips on how to do this properly?

Nancy said...

Beautiful cards! They all look so yummy!

Melissa L. said...

Ummmm, wow! Yumminess x 17?! I LOVE the first card, Leigh. Beautiful. Now I want that stamp set!

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...LOVE all your cards Leigh! Your water coloring on all those popsicles is just fabulous and I love all the sentiments too! Your Sunday School girls are going to just LOVE these cards...what a great way to share a piece of your heart with them! :0)

Vicki Finger said...

So so sweet and cute! Your girls will love the cards you made for them.

Marlena M. said...

These cards are so yummy Leigh!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

PRETTY, PRETTY, PRETTY!
You got a lot of cards from this inspiration!
That is always awesome.
LOVE your take!

lainey said...

Lovely, lovely summer looking cards. You captioned the colors perfectly!

artful-notions said...

Wow and WOW! How special a teacher are you! What a blessing you are. They will love and cherish their special handmade beauties. You were on a roll, and turned out some a-maz-ing inspired cards!

Keri said...

Awesome cards, Leigh! :)

Gina said...

These are wonderful, Leigh!! I love your take on the inspiration piece.

donna mikasa said...

Wow, Leigh! You were a cardmaking factory! Love them all!

artful-notions said...

Leigh you are a blessing to your sweet girls! They will always remember you for you talent and love! My, you've been busy! So beautiful and full of sweet joy!

Inkyfingers said...

Oh my Leigh! You have surpassed yourself this time with all these wonderful beauties! What a fabulous lesson in batch making:)

Luanne said...

My, You've been busy!! Love those sweet popcycles any way you put them. Great cards!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Excuse me? Eight? You are a MACHINE, Leigh!! Each one looks delicious and perfect to me!! I especially love the detail of the juicy squirts you did on your first one, rather than just dropped splatters! That design element took it to a whole nother level!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Rema said...

Fantastic Leigh! Awesome take on the challenge.

Charlene said...

Beautifully done Leigh!!!!

Karen said...

They are all fabulous, Leigh!

Megan Carroll said...

Wow!! These are all fabulous but I especially love the first one you made for your Sunday School girls. It looks just like the inspiration....gorgeous!!!

Julia Aston said...

Goodness what a great set of cards - and great save making another card out of a 'whoops' stamping! These are so summery and fun!

Connie MacFarlane said...

A fabulous set of cards Leigh! The girls are sure to love them.

Joyce Casaldi said...

I'm just noticing the new blog look, very pretty.

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty cards Lee, I was so into looking at you new blog look I forgot to comment.

Birgit said...

These are all so sweet, Leigh! literally!! I'm sure your ss girls will just love them! What a nice thing to do for them!

Bev Wilkinson said...

Youve inspired me (or rather enabled me lol) to buy this set. It is so cute! Love the way you blended colors!

Bonnie said...

Holy Jeepers Leigh, you have been a busy girlie! These are all so gorgeous - so much thought and energy in your creations - just beautiful!

Greta said...

Great use of the inspiration, Leigh--wonderful cards!

Martha said...

Leigh, what fun & beautiful cards!

Cindy H. said...

Leigh, I love all of your beautiful cards! The colors are gorgeous with the watercolor technique.

Donna Phelan said...

Oh WOW! These are wonderful! So pretty!

Kathy Mc said...

Didn't think I needed that popsicle set, but now I think I do. All of your cards are gorgeous, Leigh. You have definitely been on a roll, and I'm sure all the recipients appreciate you. Great job once again!

cm said...

I have MEGA catching up to do (hope those 'love your creativity' thought bubbles have been reaching you!), but HAD to drop in to let you know how fabulous your popsicle cards are! So fabulous that my sweet tooth is tingling! The first 8 (or rather, 7) will delight your Sunday school girls immensely; the *8th* is a charming 'design innovation'; the 9 *Blessings" are marvelously innovative! You are one creative genius my friend!
Hugs~c

Kay Miller said...

17 cards? Did I read that right?? Crazy!! :D But they are all so amazing! What a treat for your Sunday school girls! Really fun take on the inspiration photo!! I love them all!

Sadie said...

What a pretty collection of cards! You did such a beautiful job on them and good job using up your "mistake" on an additional card. Your Sunday School girls will love them! I love those Popsicle stamps.

Betty Wright said...

WOW GORGEOUS, Leigh! Love your suite of beautiful "sweet" cards! Fabulously done!

Helen F. said...

GREAT cards, Leigh! The girls will be thrilled to get these sweet treats :-)

Bobby said...

Oh my, 17 cards. I'm having trouble getting one done. Those pastel Popsicles are so yummy looking, Leigh, and I'm sure the girls, and the couples, will appreciate your creativity.

Lisa said...

Perfectly summery, each and every one!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! Once again you've rocked this hop and I am amazed at how well the first card matches the inspiration photo!

cards by cara said...

Great take on the inspiration pic and awesome use of the fabulous MISTI! It saves the day yet again!! :)

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful set of cards. I know your Sunday school girls with be thrilled with them.

Sherrie M. said...

WOW Leigh! You've outdone yourself again! Great cards, especially the first one. I love the scattered drips. Nice touch!

Maria said...

Oh, my! All your cards are amazing...so pretty!!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Wonderful cards, Leigh! Love them all :)

Marybeth said...

Saw this, this morning on Instagram and I loved your card! I can’t believe you made so many..... absolutely gorgeous and maybe the hit of the hop, Leigh!

jen said...

I love that you were so inspired- and these are all so fabulous! Your Popsicles are perfect!!

Audrey Pettit said...

I just love your popsicles, Leigh! Such pretty soft colors and fabulous designs! Love the two-tone stamping you did on some of them. All SO fun and adorable!

The Paper Toile said...

So cute. Fabulous colors!

PatQ's Cards said...

Congrats on being featured on PTIs Instagram. Great cards.

Kelly S. said...

These are so awesome, Leigh! I love the set for the girls that is so much like the inspiration piece, what a great use of the stamps.

DIANA L. said...

These are all beautiful and unique.

Patti said...

Awwww each one a Sunday School treat! what a blessing you are to others! The coloring is pefect!

Patti

Judi G said...

Love all the popsicle yummies! They're all so beautiful!

monkeylovesoliver said...

Your cards are just beautiful, Leigh! That first one is knocking my socks off! Related, I am now craving a popsicle.

Joyce said...

Leigh, you are a saint to have made so many of these cards. they are all wonderful. Even with a Misti, that is a lot of work.

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous collection of yummy looking cards Leigh! Love them all.

Lindsey said...

My goodness you created an incredible amount of cards for this challenge...and I love each and every one! You've got me wishing I was one of your Sunday School girls as the first is my absolute fave! Leigh, you are so talented!

bjmartin said...

Oh my, you were busy! I am happy I made one card! All yours are beautiful - especially love the ones for the girls!

Diana K said...

Love your sweet cards, especially your first set for those lucky bum Sunday School girls. Don't know what inks you stamped the popsicles with, but the colours are totally fabulous (not washed out like on my pastel card) and the two tone ones are amazing. You rock, Leigh!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a wonderful set of cards! I love those popsicles!

Jennifer K said...

I so love that first card. It is just perfection!

Lynn Put said...

WOWZA! You knocked this challenge out of the park with your fantastic cards! Love how you used this popsicle stamp set.

Teddra said...

All three versions are very sweet!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

love all these cards, super fun!