Thursday, February 4, 2010

Compose a Card and Papertrey Peeps Challenge

Have you heard? Our new little PTI blog group has started issuing challenges. The first was from Lori and she challenged us to use a button or buttons! Becky Oehlers, a Papertrey Design Team recent alum, has started a new challenge on her blog linked to music, composing a card. I missed her first one but this one I made time to try. The rules are that you have to follow the cutting and color guidelines, the rest is up to you. This challenge was white on white, with five scored lines 1/4" apart and flowers. I like the five lines, they remind me of a music staff (wonder why!) so I punched out my flowers and have them cascading down the side along the lines.

I do have to mention this is the first time I've ever used a scoring tablet. I asked for one for Christmas and gave my family directions to the one I wanted and they bought it for me! It had remained in its package until now, I was too scared to score, but not any more! Thank you dear family for a lovely gift.

The last flower on the bottom right is pink to offset the pink (Hibiscus Burst) bird in the left hand corner of the tree, and if you notice the pink button in the top flower also is pink, to create a color triangle with the brightest color used to focus your eyes more in the center of the card, or at least that's my theory and I'm stickin' to it. Thanks Lori and Becky for great challenges. You can find Becky's blog here and our Papertrey Peeps blog here to look at other creations following these challenge. Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Through the Trees
Ink: Black, PTI Hibiscus Burst, white craft
Paper: white, PTI lemon, aqua, hibiscus and summer sunrise
Other: random Fiskars punch, PTI buttons in aqua mist, hibiscus burst, summer sunrise and lemon tart, white detail EP, scoring tablet

30 comments:

mamareebs said...

I love this card. It is so awesome! I am going to have to use some of your techniques!!!!

Cammie said...

Peggysue, this is so pretty. The white tree is stunning with the flowers and the little bird. Great take on both challenges!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Peggysue!! I love it!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh WOW, how beautiful is this?!! I love the whole white on white thing you've got going on there, with the burst of color on the side! Soooo pretty!

Noora said...

Love it!!

Noora said...

beautiful!!!

Terri said...

Great job! The tree looks beautiful on white.

The Mama Monkey said...

This is gorgeous! I would never have thought to use white for the tree! It is really, really stunning!

Sharron said...

Peggysue, this is absolutely awesome! Love it! The tree is just spectacular in white and the pop of color makes a perfect card!

ashjoy said...

Great job! Love the tree idea. So pretty!

Lori said...

Oh WOW Peggysue!!! I was sold on this set already but you make me wish I had it NOW!!!! Love your card, its gorgeous!!!

Heather P. said...

This is totally gorgeous, Peggysue!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a Beautiful card! I love the white embossed tree.

Sherry said...

This is just beautiful!! The tree is the perfect touch.

Lori said...

I love this card. Your take on it was lovely. The tree is so elegant and you are right, the score lines are like music staff along with the flowers......very pretty

Stephanie said...

The scored lines do look just like a music staff...great card! I'm loving Becky's new challenges - so fun which isn't surprising. I met her at the Stamping Around event in the fall, and she is a blast!!

Live Love and Scrap said...

This is STUNNING....Love it!!!

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

elle est vraiment splendide, très élegante, j'adooore

nat said...

Gorgeous !

Linda said...

This a fabulous Peggysue! I love everything about it. What a way to meet even more than one challenge!!

Grace said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I think your theory is perfect!!! I love the little bird in the tree!!! GREAT use of colors and design!!!

Rhonda said...

Love the white tree. I would have never thought of that. Great spin on the challenge.

Joanne (jojot) said...

I love your white on white tree....what a beauty

Kimberly said...

LOVE this! The tree is just wonderful!

Gina said...

this is really great. I love those pops of color against all that white. Love the scoring too! How great that your family follows directions well!

Traci M said...

I had not heard of this blog...looks like a good way to get ideas and share talents!
Good deal on the score pad...I love my score-pal! Your card is super clever and I see the triangle!

BethH said...

Simply beautiful. I love the tone on tone then the bust of color w/ the flowers.....spring...PLEASE get here soon!!!

Karen Lynn said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the simplicity of it!

Toni said...

so gorgeous!! your talent is amazing!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Simply beautiful!!! I love the white embossed tree on the white cardstock with the pop of the pink bird!! I also liked your advice about creating a color triangle!!