Thursday, August 25, 2016
Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge
Funny start to the day when I took Fritz out on the deck. He immediately got his hackles up & started barking--very unusual for him. I couldn't see anything in the yard & then I saw him looking at the sky. I looked up to see a hot air balloon!
Onto my card which I started last night for the PTI Blog Hop. Such a gorgeous inspiration photo this month, although I always have trouble determining colors looking at pictures on the computer. My friend, Rosemary, saw coral, dark yellow & navy--her card is stunning! I saw shades of white, pink, brown & black, so my paints are Distress spun sugar & picket fence; Black acrylic; Brown watercolor.
When I first saw the inspiration it reminded me of this painting & this background technique so that's what I did. The sentiment is from PTI Meadow Greens & is stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black. I've had that ink pad for many years & it still works great. In fact, I used my Mini MISTI, but the sentiment looked perfect with 1 stamping. My blogging friend, Stella, gave me a package of wonderful buttons including this one which I threaded with some twine. I planned to add some stamping to the background this morning, but wasn't convinced it would look as good as leaving it plain. Stella is the queen of using a single embellishment--something I never do. In fact, I had 3 different buttons laid out at first, but hope I made Stella proud using just one--haha! Very simple card & not my usual, but I thoroughly enjoyed making it & do like how it came out. We're supposed to be back near 100 degrees today & I'm good at putting off housework so will be catching up on your blogs. I'm also entering CropStop. Thanks so much for stopping by.