Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

It's time for another Papertrey Ink blog hop!

I completely lost track of the date and didn't make anything ahead of time, so I madly rushed to put something together this evening.

Check out the challenge here

Here is the inspiration piece by Megan Carter:

Don't you just love the grey, yellow, peach and orange tones!! And I am always a fan of bold floral images.

Because I felt a bit of pressure from the deadline, I pulled out an old favorite- Beautiful Blooms II. the colours I pulled from the inspiration piece were: Smokey Shadow, Stormy Sea, Pale Peony, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, and Soft Stone.

After I stamped it all, I realized that Stormy Sea is really not the right grey- something with more pink in it would've matched the inspiration piece better, but it's still a neat colour combination and one I probably would've not come up with otherwise. I used Soft Stone as my light neutral here, just to change it up from the standard white.

I did a lot of fussy cutting with this one. I know there are matching dies for the larger flowers from the Beautiful Blooms II set, but for whatever reason, I am more satisfied with their look when I cut them out. The other stamps used here are Cutaway Tags: Spring and Turning a New Leaf.

Here's a close up shot of the dimension. I used regular pop dots for the grey and pink flowers, since it's extra dimensional. The yellow and orange flowers were popped up with foam mounting tape, which is a little bit less dimensional.

Supplies (all by Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Turning a New Leaf, Cutaway Tags: Spring
Paper: Soft Stone, Stormy Sea, Pale Peony
Ink: Stormy Sea, Smokey Shadow, Bright Buttercup, Pale Peony, Orange Zest
Accessories, etc.; pop dots, foam tape

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A few mother's day cards

I was in the mood to make a large batch of cards. I love this stencil by Bo Bunny and love the ease of blending with Distress Oxides, so it seems like a perfect mix!

I did two versions of butterfly backgrounds- the first version is Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Cracked Pistachio.

I used the Grandma and Mom dies from the For the Girls set and paired that with a sentiment from Simply You

The background for the next version is Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick

I really love how these turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!