Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

Blog inspirationIf you know me, you know I love PTI.  Yellow is not on my list of favorite colors, but somehow in Spring I tend to reach for it.  That worked out great with the beautiful PTI Blog Hop photo inspiration.  I used the color combo of yellow/aqua/white/kraft (wood color), plaid, flowers & dots. Danielle's PTI MIM video was also inspiring, although I had my doubts about being able to do it.  Decided to combine the challenges & actually had a lot of fun making this card.  
I used PTI inks Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart & Classic Kraft with the sentiment done in Versafine Vintage Sepia. The PTI stamps & dies are Watercolor Wonder, Tiny Tags, Friendly Flowers & Wonderful Words Hello.  I made a Melissa Phillips junk bow using ribbon, lace, aqua trim & fabric ribbon.  I added a pearl & Wink of Stella to the flower on top of the bow. 
Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)workitwedbannerSimon Wednesday Challenge BlogThe aqua trim, fabric ribbon & hello stamp set/die are being used for the first time so I'm entering Darnell's NBUS challenge.  Also entering Anything Goes at SSS Wed. Edited to add: Also entering SSS Work It Wednesday
We definitely have Spring as you can see from the pictures I snapped this week:  Hail storm one day & sunbath 2 days later!  Thanks so much for stopping by.


37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Greta!!! Love the lace and embossing you did!!

joy said...

What a beauty! You did a fabulous job with the challenge, Greta. And, a hail storm already?? Today it will be close to 60 degrees here, but we are in for snow flurries come Friday. Winter doesn't want to give up yet. :*(

Danielle Flanders said...

Your card is so happy, I love it! Thanks for giving it a go...I think it's gorgeous!
Danielle

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous patterned panels - love both the plaid & the floral!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Yellow isn't my go-to color either for sure but you did it well here. It looks so springlike when paired with that soft teal blue. Your card is great! The weather gods have been drinking again I see. I'm all about the sunbath!!!!

Mrs A. said...

Pretty colours and lovely design papers. Hugs Mrs A.

Becca Cruger said...

Aaaah! Greta this is amazing!! love the texture and the mix and match of patterns! This beauty is totally going on my Pin board for future ogling!

Lin said...

This is gorgeous, Greta! LOVE these colors together!

Nancy Guse said...

Gorgeous card Greta, love all the different elements you did!!

Jenelle said...

You did awesome creating your patterned papers and they look wonderful togther! Very pretty card!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

I love your card! Beautifully done...

Maria said...

So pretty, Greta! Love the mix of patterns in lovely color! Lovely ribbon treatment and hello die, too! And, great pic of Fritz...too cute!:-)

Rosemary said...

fabulous card, greta!! love the "junk" bow!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love these fresh colors!

Diana K said...

Wow, Greta, you rocked both challenges! Love every sweet detail of this card, including but not limited to, the dry embossing, the pretty junk bow and the shadowed die cut word.

Lisa Elton said...

Way to combine both challenges Greta, you nailed them both!! You did a terrific job making your own DP and I love the junk bow. Wowza, look at that hail!! Fritz looks perfectly happy soaking up the sun!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So soft and so pretty!
Fritz and Papi, they all love their sunbath don't they? It is another 80 degree day here, Papi and I went to the dog park again this morning, he just loves it.

scrappymo! said...

This card is so pretty. I love the plaid with the floral and the dots. Your colours do look so lovely together too!

Kathy Mc said...

Oh my, Greta, you really combined the techniques on this beautiful card. Great job mixing and matching patterned paper (created by you), adding a "junk" bow, dry embossing and all the other goodness included.

Dawn T said...

gorgeous Greta. A really awesome card.

Ros Crawford said...

The more I am seeing these colours the more I am loving them ... what a beautiful card Greta! We had hailstones too!

Karen C. said...

Love the combination of patterns. The floral accent and ribbons are such a sweet detail too.

Nancy said...

I love your gorgeous design, Greta! Beautiful elements together, and just says "Spring!"

Martha said...

Greta, what a beauty you've created!
You combined the two challenges so beautifully.

OH MY, those photos...what a contrast.
Sweet photo of Fritz.

Hettie said...

I love the card you have created. The colours are just gorgeous. So fresh and springlike. I like the photo too...would love my dining room to look like this!! Do you fancy decorating it for me? LOL!
Gorgeous photo of Fritz.
xx

Deepti said...

This is beautiful! touch of kraft looks so stunning in those colors :)

walchowDesign said...

You've created a beautiful card by making your own patterned papers, Greta!

Darnell said...

You rocked combining both challenges, GG! This card is so pretty and so awesome for spring!! Your text is my first encounter with the "junk bow" term. I get it, but I don't like the term. Your bow is anything but "junk!" TFS your examples of what Mother Nature has been up to in your area. She is totally in menapause, lol!! Fritz loves that sunshine just like Duke does! Thank you so much, my friend, for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

Connie MacFarlane said...

Fabulous Greta! Love the patterned papers you created and the way you put them together into this card.

Cat Craig said...

Lovely card Greta!

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Nancy Penir said...

Don't know how I missed this in the blog hop, Greta! Just beautiful. Love all the textures! And your bow is anything but junk, although I know that's the term. It's so elegant!

cm said...

OMGorgeous, Greta! Your card is so rich with amazing details, images and colours, that I can't decide where to begin with the accolades. How about this: I LOVE your card! "Junk bow"? Is that a technique or what you've called your bow...if the latter, no way! Your bow is incredibly pretty! Yep...definitely love this *she says,gazing at it for the umpteenth time*
Hugs~c

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Jingle said...

This is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Kim Heggins said...

Just beautiful Greta...love your challenge card. That plaid is a show stopper and your embossing just adorable. So so sweet!