Thursday, June 25, 2009

PTI June Blog Hop


It's time for another Papertrey Ink blog hop! The theme this month is summer - we were to draw inspiration from something that reminded us of summer - food, clothing patterns, photographs, etc. I chose to use this picture that I took a few weeks ago when I was visiting my parents in the town where I grew up. These beautiful dunes line the parking lot and the walkway to the beach and I just love the colors of those flowers (click the photo for a closer look). The day I took this photo, my mom and I went to the beach for a breakfast picnic, so I used two images from the new PTI set Vintage Picnic - the picnic basket, and one of the sets of flowers.


I had a terrible time trying to get a photo of this card, but just know that in real life, the color of the flowers, the polka dot paper, and the felt flower all match beautifully! The flowers and basket were colored with Copics and I cut out the basket and mounted it over the flowers for a little dimension. The entire scalloped circle was then popped up on foam adhesive dots for even more pop. For the flower embellishment, I thread some embroidery floss through a vintage button and the felt flower to tie in all the main colors.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies
Stamps: PTI Vintage Picnic (images and sentiment)
Ink: Palette Noir, PTI Raspberry Fizz, G14, G28, RV17, RV19, E55, and E57 Copic markers
Paper: PTI white and Aqua Mist cardstock, PTI Raspberry Fizz Bitty Dot Basics
Other: Marvy mega circle punch, giga scallop circle punch, Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Edge Punch, PTI Aqua Mist Swiss Dot ribbon, clear gemstones from crystal wheel, PTI vintage button (white & cream collection), DMC embroidery floss #964, felt floral embellishment

38 comments:

  1. I can tell that they all match and they look very nice. How beachy your photo is, reminds me of trips we've taken to the outer banks.

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  2. That is such a pretty card! I love it!

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  3. Breakfast on the beach, how awesome! Your flowers & basket are too cool.

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  4. I love that you have a picture of your own to draw inspiration from. And those pink daisies are a perfect paper rendition.

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  5. Your flowers are a perfect match to your inspiration. Pretty!!!

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  6. SO PRETTY! and what a sweet memory too.. picnic on the beach with your mom! love that!
    Have a GREAT night!

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  7. Love it! I wish I had your coloring skills! I can't even color with crayons! Can't imagine what it would like if I tried with markers!

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  8. love your inspiration picture and your card!

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  9. I love the beach! Such great summer inspiration! I love the card!

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  10. Very pretty! Great job coloring!

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  11. OOH, so pretty! Love those flowers, gorgeous inspiration...love how you put together all the details to really pull in the memory and the water and the flowers!

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  12. I love how you set up your card to mirror your inspiration - great colors and scalloped edge - and the basket is just so sweet! can't wait to ink mine up!

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  13. Beautiful photo, and such a great translation into a card; I love it!

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  14. Super fun edge punch! Love the fun color combo as well. Wonderful summer card and great eye candy.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  15. I love how you used an activity as inspiration and not the photo itself. Great card, love the color combo. And I think the pinks look like they match perfectly.

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  16. Wonderful card Jess! Love that you pulled inspiration from a personal photo! Great colours!

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  17. What a beautiful picture!! ANd your card is just as lovely---thanks for playing~~

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  18. Beautiful picture and beautiful card!

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  19. Gorgeous! The colors are so pretty...you captured that inspiration beautifully!

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  20. Fabbulous colors, and such a fun summer look!

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  21. Beautiful! Love the Rasp. Fizz with the Aqua Mist--going to have to try that one.

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  22. Wow, the colors are perfect together!! Great card!

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  23. Very nice. Definitely looks like cool place to visit.

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  24. Very pretty! That stamp's on my wish list!

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  25. fun card! love your coloring!

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  26. oooo! I love that ribbon right next to the paper border.
    COOL!
    Great card - as usual :)

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  27. Perfect card. Love the colors and how you appropriately placed the basket of flowers to mimic your inspiration photo. Great job!

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  28. WOW this card is way too cool. Love the way you have colored the flowers. Amazing...I was so inspired by this card....Thanks.

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  29. Really cute. I like the use of polka dot basics around your image. Nice card!

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  30. Super cute. And don't you just love this set? :D

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