Monday, May 25, 2009

PTI May Blog Hop


Tonight is the Papertrey Ink blog hop and this month's challenge was to use yellow. Seems pretty simple, but I fussed and fussed way too long over creating one card. Eventually I decided on the polished stone technique to give the teapot some shine and color variation. IRL it looks a bit like a real china teapot. I used four different colors of ink, including pink pirouette, rose, yoyo yellow and marigold and the colors when they dried are a close match for PTI berry sorbet and lemon tart, but they look a mix of rose petals to me. The yellow paper in the corner elements and the panel behind the teapot were made using homemade glimmer mist, so the paper has a bit of a shimmer to it. Again, I used yoyo yellow in the glimmer mist mixture, along with pearl colored pearl ex and when it dried, it looks a lot like lemon tart. I coped layout elements from a project Betsy V posted in the April blog hop, also copied her little tea holder for some gifts I gave to friends in Colorado earlier this month. Thanks for looking. 
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Tea for Two
Ink: Black Stazon, Gold craft, four reinkers for polished stone: pink pirouette, rose, yoyo yellow and marigold morning
Cardstock: vanilla, berry sorbet, white sprayed with homemade glimmer mist, random DP
Other: yellow GG ribbon, rubbing alcohol, cotton balls, gold EP, pearl ex, vintage corner die cut, PTI button, fiskars decorative scissors, threading water edge punch


59 comments:

Tracey Cuccia said...

PeggySue - this is absolutely stunning girl!! Love the warmth - and that teapot? too precious!

Maureen L. said...

The polished stone on the teapot is stunning! absolutely gorgeous! thanks for sharing

Gwen said...

this is just gorgeous! I too used the orange & yellow...totaly different look though!

Terri said...

Very nice. I especially like how the polished stone technique looks on the teapot.

Melissa said...

This is beautiful, such a wonderful warm feeling!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very, very pretty card!! tfs!!

Marge said...

Oh my, this is just fantastic - gotta get that tea set myself!!!

cadnileb said...

Love the fun technique for a great look!

Mindy said...

Love that teapot! Cool!

Karen H. (kthaman) said...

This is gorgeous peggysue! I love the treatment on the pot!

Michelle said...

Love all your little details...the border effects...the shimmer - really nice.

eggette said...

This is gorgeous but I had to click on the photo to see the whole thing! I am going to look up that polished stone technique because you have sold me on it!

Lisa said...

Beautiful job.

Molly B said...

That tea pot is beautiful. Great job.

Heidi said...

Your teapot is fantastic! Great card!

KatieTurtle said...

PeggySue I love the treatment that you did for the teapot! What a great card!

Stampin' Pam said...

super striking card - I had to click on the photo to see the whole thing but once I did WOW - it's impressive.

Tabitha said...

Very neat idea. I've never tried the polished stone technique but it looks wonderful!

Amber said...

Love this!!!

Anabelle said...

Beautiful!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Gorgeous! Love the polished stone technique!

IamDerby said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Cammie said...

This is gorgeous. I'm going to have to return to case more carefully. Thanks for sharing.

Kay said...

Beeyootiful! The teapot really does look like rose petals to me- fabulous colors!

Carolyn Mustopa said...

This is just beautiful! What a great idea!

Mara... said...

WOWOWOW!!! This card is absolutely stunning, I love it!!!

Marisa G said...

What a beautiful card! Love the coloring on the teapot.

Deanna said...

Totally cool, love all the little details!

Linda Borneman said...

Hi PS! Wow! This PT card is outrageously beautiful! I love the polished stone technique, your cuttlebugged flourish corner embellishments, your layout and well, just all of it! I always love your cards, PS and they just get prettier, and prettier!

BTW, you're gonna have to tell me how to do the PT blog hop...maybe next month? Let me know the deets, okay?

Hugs, girlfriend!

Karen said...

Really beautiful creation! Love the polished stone teapot! :> Great color combo! :>

Regan said...

wow, totally stunning!

Bama Bella said...

I absolutely luv these colors PeggySue! The teapot is too cute and I, too, love the polished stone. But then again, I always luv your work!

Lori said...

Oh wow, this card is so pretty!!!

BethieJ said...

PeggySue I LOVE this... what a FUN technique the polished stone! I have never tried that before!!! I want to now! :)
Have a GREAT night!

raduse said...

Love your teapot card. It's awesome!!!

Ally said...

Wow...amazing! What a beautiful card!

ALLY said...

Gorgeous PeggySue! Love the marbled look to your teapot!

Diane said...

Peggysue, this is just beautiful and worth all the time you put into it!

Jackie Pedro said...

LOVE the polished stone tech on this card! Beautiful!

Terri E. said...

Such fun and lovely details. It really is a stunner!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Traci M said...

Peggysue, is this ever gorgeous...can't believe all the techniques used in creating this!! I love the tea holder you gave me and would really like a link to the instructions, but I'll look too! Lovely, and you did all this while nursing a sore finger??
I will try to participate next time, I didn't know the dates, or forgot them.

Dana said...

Oh cool technique on the teapot. I adore your fancy corners too...so elegant :)

Crafty Num Nums said...

Sooo pretty!!!! I LOVE these colors together. They were my pick too :)

debbie@countryheartandhome.com said...

Love the colour combo - its really warm looking!

Scrapping Julie said...

OH MY! how gorgeous! i love this technique!

Lisa H. said...

very nice!great technique on that teapot.

Janelle said...

Very pretty. What a great idea to use the polished stone technique.

JazzyH said...

I love the colors!

Claire Brennan said...

Gorgeous - it's like a hug on a card!! so warm and cozy!

Lee said...

What a beautiful card. Gorgeous colours.

Babies- Beth said...

Easily the most beautiful card in the hop! Hugs to you!

Kim said...

Great idea to use the polished stone for the teapot. The gold embossing also adds a pretty accent.

Kim said...

I LOVE this card. Using the polished stone technique on the teapot was an awesome idea!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Oh peggysue....this is absolutely the cutest...love every choice you made in creating this beauty...love it

Val said...

Adorable card. Love the look of it and the design.

laos348 said...

This polished stone technique was an awesome choice - the card looks great!

Kay said...

I love that set. I've been trying to resist buying it, but seeing cards like yours is NOT helping. Love the polished stone technique on the teapot - inspired!!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous with a capital G!! Love that vintage corner stamp :)

Maren said...

Loooove those teapots! :) Beautiful card!