It's time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!
I keep meaning to participate in the blog hops each month, but apparently the week of the 25th tends to be a busy one for me. I managed to squeeze in some time Tuesday night for this challenge. Isn't it a fun one!
Once again, I started the challenge by brainstorming colours, ideas, and images that spoke to me from the inspiration piece:
For images: Ice Cream (obviously, lol), Party Hats. Candy Confetti
For colours: Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Blueberry Sky, Hawaiian Shores, Gold, Silver,
For ideas: birthday card seemed like the obvious choice as well.
I was kind of all over the place when I started crafting for this challenge. At first, I was going to use the ice cream cone from Love Songs, but I really wanted to use something that wasn't retired. And as I was looking through my stash, I realized that the Colorful Treats set was the perfect set for this inspiration piece!
So I started off with the ice cream cone, stamping it and colouring it with Copics. And I liked it, but I just couldn't decide how I wanted to use it on the project with the other colours I had picked out. So I started over! I stamped the ice cream cone once more onto watercolour paper, heat embossed it with white and used the PTI colours I had picked out to paint it. I loved the look a bit more than the Copics version. But I still had the same problem- what was the rest of the card going to look like.
I started to play around with smooshing- I used Berry Sorbet and Sweet Blush and then when dry, I gold embossed the dots from Good Times over top. Once again, even though I liked how it looked, I just couldn't make it work with the ice cream cone.
So.... back to looking through the stash. Finally I came up with something that worked!
I used the Noted: Scalloped Vertical A2 set to finish off the card. I used the larger stitched rectangle piece to cut out some Berry Sorbet. I used the card base scalloped piece on white. Next I stamped two of the greetings from the Colorful Treats set onto the Berry Sorbet and heat embossed those in white. I adhered the Berry Sorbet panel to the card base, and then, last minute, I decided, I needed to add some tone on tone stamping. So since I had already glued it down- I placed several post it notes on the white base to protect it from the ink and stamped a few ice cream cones in Berry Sorbet.
Finally, I was ready to add the coloured cone, which I did using foam tape. The very last step was adding a few sequins.
So yeah... I was kind of all over the place with the process, but that's just the way it is sometimes. If you stuck with me and read all that, thanks!
If you're here just for the pics too, that's okay! Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to seeing others take on the challenge!
Supplies (affiliate links used, whenever possible):
Stamps: Colorful Treats
Ink: Versamark, Berry Sorbet
Inks used for watercoloring: Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Amethyst Allure, Green Parakeet, Bright Buttercup, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Blueberry Sky, Pure Poppy
Paper: White, Berry Sorbet, Watercolour
Accessories, etc.: Noted: Scalloped Vertical A2 dies, white embossing powder, sequins (note: you could use the Colorful Treats dies to cut out the ice cream cone, I don't have the dies, so I fussy cut it)