Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge

Blog Hop Inspiration
PTI Photo Inspiration
Good thing they send e-mails as I completely forgot about today's PTI Blog Hop!  I needed a card for someone facing surgery & I wanted to try the MIM challenge to anchor a focal point with border dies. Here's my card combining all of that. My attempts at making a watercolor background totally failed, so I decided to sponge on shades of pink, blue & purple.  The inks are PTI Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening along with Distress Inks milled lavender & dusty concord.  I stamped an image from PTI Year of Flowers Collection in Memento Gray Flannel as well as the background colors.  Then I used my Hexagon coverplate with the Mock Mosaic technique from last year's SAF. I don't have PTI butterflies or border dies so I used my Memory Box butterflies & MFT border dies.  I backed the butterfly with a gathered piece of white tulle, added Stickles to the solid butterfly & topped the border dies with a white button threaded with purple floss. The sentiment from PTI Tag-It's #3 is stamped in Gray Flannel on a double layer of vellum cut with PTI Mat Stack 3, using just the rounded top. 
Took all day, but I finally have a card I can send to brighten her day.  I'm also entering Anything Goes at SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday. Edited to add: Also entering the Spring challenge at SSS Work It Wed.
If you're in the path of the next winter storm, stay safe & warm inside.  We're about to get rain, but can't complain as we really need it. Thanks so much for stopping by.
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24 comments:

  1. Such a visually harmonious creation!

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  2. I can see why this card took all day. It is gorgeous and there is a lot of cool stuff happening with this card. I think the tulle against the hexagon is really pretty. I'm looking forward to the rain.

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  3. A pretty take on the inspiration, Greta - love that delicate butterfly, too! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  4. the background you created is just beautiful, greta!! lovely take on the hop inspiration photo!

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  5. Beautiful background. Love the look of the delicate butterfly & tulle together. Hopefully your failed attempt at watercolor background don't stop you from trying again. I'm sure it'll be wonderful next time.

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  6. Gorgeous stamping and blending! Beautiful card!

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  7. She will love it, GG! It's beautiful and you did great combining the challenge with the hop!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. A beautiful job Greta, so lovely and peaceful! This will be the perfect pick me up for the surgery patient.

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  9. Wow!! What a beautiful card! Love how you created the background!!

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  10. love the beautiful layers of colour. awesome design Greta!! :)

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  11. Beautiful take on the challenge, Greta! Love the colors, too.

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  12. Gorgeous, love the background and colours. Take care, shirleyxx

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  13. This is so soft and soothing Greta. You did sort of a collage background, I technique that always escaped my artistic abilities ;) I like your use of just the top of the Mat Stack 3, sort of a tab-effect. Your addition of the tulle really softens your overall look. Am sure your friend will be happy to receive this. (I didn't get to participate this month, but am wishing I had made a card before we left on vacation. Such a great theme!)

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  14. Gorgeous card Greta, your someone is sure to appreciate this.

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  15. Gorgeous card. Love your sponges background.

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  16. Your card is so beautiful! Love the fabulous background and the butterfly. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  17. Greta....this is just beautiful. What a wonderful background you created. I am in awe of you!

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  18. Oh so pretty, Greta! Your background is just stunning!

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  19. Love your beautiful feminine take Greta!!

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  20. These cards are hard to make - this turned out lovely & just perfect for the situation :)

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