Sunday, March 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop Challenge

Good day to you all! 
I'm glad to be able to share my card made for the March Blog Hop 2018 at Papertrey Ink which takes place today. I've wanted to play all week long and I'm grateful to have found a bit of time to stamp over the weekend. 
The hop always begins with a photo to inspire us. I loved the one for this month. 

I was drawn to the cascades of pink blooms, an assortment of textures in the plate, old desk and the basket, and the warm homey feeling of all that blue. 
It seemed cozy as a favorite quilt to me and inspired me to make my card with a country feel. 

I began by stamping the roses from the new set Stitching Garden in layered inks on white card stock. I love the possibilities just waiting for me with these stamps! 

These are beautiful in bold colors but I wanted to have a soft pink to contrast with the medium blue. I found that sometimes stamping a layer twice in the same color, or changing the order in which I stamped the layers gave different looks to the roses. My desk is sprinkled with an array of them! 

I knew I only wanted to focus on those flowers for now, with added layering. I brought out blue card stocks, stamping them with Blueberry Sky ink, one with the woodgrain stamp, and the other with one of my favorite floral clusters. 

I used die cuts to layer and embellish with the florals and a tag with a sentiment.  The tag was kind of an afterthought, but I liked adding brownish floss to put in another bit of texture similar to the basket.

This post is getting long, so I will be sure to list the supplies at the end. 

Thank you so much for coming today and for your kind comments. 

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Supplies used are PTI unless noted 
Stamps: Stitching Garden, Stampin' Up! - Woodgrain, Elements of Style
Paper: Neenah Solar White,  Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, Vellum
INK: Blueberry Sky, Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse, Versamark
Accessories: Stitch in Time Dies, Stitching Garden Dies, Shape Shifters - Oval, Dew Drops, White Embossing Powder