Wednesday, February 25, 2009
February PTI Blog Hop
It's time for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! I'm so excited to be able to participate again after missing the last few months. This month's challenge was to create a spring-themed project using any images/colors/themes that say spring to us.
This card is very much not my usual style in terms of the color combination. It's not one I've ever used before and I tend not to combine multiple bright colors. Normally if I use a brighter color, it's tempered with something softer or a neutral, but I am actually loving how this turned out! I knew I wanted to use the grass/stems and flowers from With Sympathy, but that was all I had decided. I stamped the grass in New Leaf and then looked at the rest of my PTI ink colors and pulled out 3 (Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, and Plum Pudding) that just seemed to speak to me as pretty and springy. I was a little skeptical about how they'd look together, but as I was stamping the flowers, I started really liking it!
I pulled out the matching papers from the new Bitty Dot Basics collection (LOVE that paper!!), along with some Berry Sorbet twill ribbon, my circle punches, clear gemstones, and the sentiment from Birthday Basics to complete the card. I used the Verve Mojo Monday Sketch#74 to put the layout together. All in all, I'm really happy with how this card turned out and hopefully I've learned to broaden my color combo horizons a little!
Thanks for looking!