Monday, July 25, 2011

July Papertrey Blog Hop

Whew!  I didn't think I would actually meet the deadline for this challenge!  One of these days I will be early.  I was scraping more paint off the porch all day.  Hubby graciously took over this evening so I could make this card.  The challenge Paper Trey Ink gave us was to use the photo above as inspiration for a card.   Don't you just love the colors!?!  This isn't something I would have naturally put together but I think it looks fab and would love an area like this in my home! Wouldn't you!?!  I also forget that things like these can be a great source of inspiration.   In the past I drew my colors and inspiration from a sheet of store bought patterned paper.  Lately, though I am striving to make use of my stash of supplies by stamping my own patterned paper.  So I need to look elsewhere for color combos.  This is a fantastic resource!  Home decor catalogs here I come!  Where do you get your inspiration from?

Above you can see my card. I am quite pleased with it and will definitely be saving this color combo for the future. I used my Card Base 3 file as a starting point.  You can see the other supplies I used in my supplies list below.  If you would like to purchase my file please click on the photo to be taken directly to it in my store.

Paper Trey Ink Stamps:  Turning a New Leaf (used for all three patterned papers), Honey Bees (flowers and grass), Round and Round Anniversary Set (sentiment)
Rivets? them at JoAnn's when they went out of business...cut like gemstones but material similar to rivets in jeans

I'm happy I had to post to meet the PTI challenge deadline because now I get to share with you an beautiful card by Johanne.  She sure does have a knack for creating elegant works of art! I just love those colors and the gold embossing!  Here is what Johanne has to say about her stunning card:

Cutting Files:
                Card Base 5 from Shelly's Art
                Circle and Frame from Diana's Design
Paper: Bittersweet from Basic grey collection
                HSH326I from Heather's Stamping Haven
                Mouse from the Stamp TV Spring mix
Embossed with gold embossing powder

If you would like to purchase the cutting file Johanne used in her card please click on the image below to be taken directly to it in my store.

Thanks for stopping by!  Come back to see me again please!  Have a great week!



Barracudasue said...

I love, love, LOVE your card! Those colors are amazing as is your stamping! You're incredibly talented my friend!

Johann is also one for attention to detail! Her cards have the WOW factor written all over them! WOW indeed!

Glad you got a break from your porch! Good excuse there, girl! :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Excellent and very pretty card for the hop! Like the layout too.

Tracey McNeely said...

Your cute is seriously amazing. I love all the colour and details.

Kelly S said...

Your card is beautiful, Shelly! I love that color combination.