May 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: Aqua and Melon

Hey everybody. I have been stalking the clock for a day now waiting for this blog hop to start because last time I missed it due to my brain miscalculating the time change. Seriously, numbers are hard for this brain of mine!

I remembered last night as I was working on other things (at 1 in the morning!) and I freaked out thinking I had already missed it! It was technically the 25th for me already and I jumped out of my seat before I realised it was still the 24th for those in Papertrey Ink Land.  Whew! 

Luckily, I am here and ready to go (thanks to an alarm on my phone. Seriously people, I mean business this time!)

Ok, this month challenge is to use the colours Aqua and Melon. Work it together and make some magic!

I made two cards cause I liked it so much... 
Here is card #1:

This card came together pretty much how I imagined it (except for the other 2 attempts that were done wrong- sheepish grin ;)  I had to work to get it the way I wanted it. Anyone else LOVE this big bold sentiment? I love this stamp set but I have a heck of a time getting them to stamp straight. Hence the 2 other tries, and this one is barely passable!  I am starting to think one of my eyes is crooked. Is that possible? Probably not, but it sounds like a good excuse, so I'm going with it.

I stamped my flowers in Melon (of course) and Terracotta Tile. Leaves are Aqua Mist (I play by the rules people!) and Ocean Tides for the shading. This card uses the PTI sets Rosie Posie, and Rosie Posie II. 

I have been using a TON of white card stock lately. I love how clean and fresh it is. So I popped the panel up on a white card base. And BAM! Double white goodness. 

I stamped the sentiment in black and added some pearls. Do people still use pearls? I didn't have the right sequins, so I stepped back a trend or two and used what I had. Aaah, that feels good, doesn't it?


After finishing the first one, I just wanted to keep going. I kept the colours and the stamp set but  switched things up a bit. I LOVE background stamping. I love to see it take shape and bring a card to life. In fact I think it was Nicole Heady who opened up my world to background stamping all those years ago. I remember gasping when I saw her make a OSW (one sheet wonder). And from that moment I promised I would do it myself, or die trying.  
So this whole thing here... the cards, the stamps, the paper craft addiction... I owe to Nicole Heady and Papertrey Ink. Thank you so much you guys! I love you!!

Ok, so back to the point of this whole post: I used the honey comb stamp that goes with the Rosie Posie stamp set and stamped it with Aqua, Melon and Terracotta Tile. 

It's a little hard to tell but I colored in some of the honey combs with a Gelly Roll glitter pen to give it a bit of a shine. I added some hexagon sugar dots from Prima to finish things off.


And last but not least, I know some of you have one of these in your life:

Yup, be it a boy or a girl, they sure love posing when there's a card around. The funny thing is, I remember when my oldest was this age and doing the exact same thing. Running around in his jammies, flashing smiles at the camera right when I pushed down the button. What a bunch of funny hams I have.

Ok. That's all for today. Hope you have a great blog hop and a great weekend!!

loves to you and yours,
k



p.s.  Did you check out the results for Gallery Idol? Can you believe it? Little 'ol me is moving on? What? What?!  I seriously can't believe it! Pinch Me! Honestly, I had to rub my eyes and read it again.

But I am so very very excited! (and so very very nervous). I have been crafting like a crazy woman all weekend and still don't like what I have to offer. Oh, Heaven help me. I told my husband he would see me next week and locked myself in the office for the day. He kept coming in to give me pointers. Oh, that husband of mine. I do love him so...

13 comments:

victoria h said...

fabulous cards- love the stamping

Diane Jaquay said...

Both of your cards are GORGEOUS, great work!!

Diana K said...

I love both of them but have to say that the Rosie Posie one is my favourite. Gorgeous flower placement!

Nora N. said...

I am in love with your cards!! The flower one is so pretty in those colors. I love how you used that honey comb stamp too. I have that and would never have thought to use it like that. Fabulous job!!

Kay said...

Beautiful cards, especially those fabulously stamped hexagons!

cards by cara said...

Love these!! I can't wait to get my hands on the Wet Paint series ...

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a pretty card.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOW!! These are just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the FUN Designs!! Such Neat looks and takes on the Color Challenge!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Memorial Day WEEK!! =)
P.S I can't WAIT to see what you have Created for the Gallery Idol Contest!! Best of LUCK!! =) LOL!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the Wet Paint sentiments! Congratulations on the Gallery Idol Top 20 - looking forward to seeing your next creation.

karen h said...

Love the composition on the first card. Sometimes when the font is scripty it is hard to keep straight (I too have problems). I use a long lined block to help me. Congrats on the Idol!

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous cards! And your last photo totally made me smile -- my kids do this, too!

~amy~ said...

kristie, these are great! So is your sweet kidlet!

Steph Hilt said...

Wow! Don't know how I missed these during the last PTI BlogHop. Both are real stunners. Good luck also with your Gallery Idol contest!


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