Thursday, February 25, 2010

February PTI blog hop!!

Time again for another PTI blog hop, wow, how the months fly by. This month for the February blog hop challenge, the instructions were as follows:

"Since we just finished up our 3rd Anniversary Festivities, we thought we would do something extra
special for this month's Blog Hop! Design Team Appreciation Day! Your challenge is to go through the
Design Team gallery or any of the Design Team Members' blogs and find a project that is especially
inspirational to you! Then recreate the project with your own spin, making it unique! Be sure to share a
link and photo of the original project that inspired you! And you can also use this opportunity to thank
the team for all their contributions this past year! "

I really do wish to thank the design team for all the wonderful inspiration they provide, the jaw dropping creations, the color. There's a reason why we call beautiful things in this hobby 'eye candy.' The design team always provides wonderful eye candy and I think I especially appreciate it in the winter when most everything around me is white!

We were supposed to choose a designer's creation to emulate and I would have liked to have done one from each, maybe I can make that a side trip for myself over the course of the next few months. They're all so talented and I almost felt guilty just choosing one. I selected one of Betsy Veldman's projects found in this post of hers here. I liked the strips of images on kraft, the paper piercing and the scallops. This is Betsy's card below:



For my creation I used vintage cream on kraft instead of white and different stamp sets except for the Giga Guidelines. I turned my card on its side as well because it just seemed to fit the teapot shape better. I was not fortunate enough to snag one of the scallop dies on release night so I used a 1/2-inch hole punch to cut out circles and create my own scallops. I also liked the look of Quilter's Sampler with the teapot and couldn't quite figure out how to incorporate it without covering up too much of the kraft background. You do that paper piercing and you want folks to see it! So I made little buttons out of the quilt squares by first layering them on regular cardstock for firmness, punching two holes in them and then putting on a nice thick layer of crystal effects glue. To me they kind of look like little potholders or something or a trivet to place the teapot on.



The ultimate designer at Papertrey is of course, Nichole Heady and although she didn't seem to include herself as a member of the design team, I thought I would take one of her recent creations and make a sample of that as well. Papertrey wouldn't exist if she hadn't started it and she deserves kudos aplenty! Here is her card from the introduction of Asian Fusion. I liked the colors, the simplicity and the buttons.



I decided to see if Green Thumb could achieve this look. I don't know if I reached zen, but here is my take on using Green Thumb to make a version of Nichole's card using Asian Fusion.



Teapot Card
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Damask Designs, Giga Guidelines, Background Basics: Spots and Dots, Hearts, Tea for Two, Quilter's Sampler
Ink: SU Pink Pirouette, black stazon, PTI vintage cream
Cardstock: PTI vintage cream, kraft, SU Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey DP
Other: glitter, twine, crystal effect, labels nine nestability, paper piercing tool

Aqua Card
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Green Thumb, Background Basics: Spots and Dots
Ink: Versamark, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Avocado, Chocolate
Cardstock: PTI white, Aqua Mist
Other: random ribbon, PTI aqua mist ribbon, Avocado buttons

54 comments:

Lea L. said...

These are both beautiful!! I love the colors, and the added glitter on the first one! Great job with the challenge!

♥Lea

Stephanie said...

These are both soooo gorgeous! I love the vintage cream on the kraft - I've found PTI's cream & white inks are the best for stamping on kraft (or other colors for that matter).

I'm hoping that the items that I tried ordering at 12:30 the night of the release get back in stock soon....I need them even more when I see your lovely creations :)

Traci M said...

The first one is so clever with the quilt square buttons, and the second one is prim and pretty in those darling colors, Peggysu!! Great work!!

Diane said...

Peggysue, these are beautiful. Your first card is to die for!!!!

Cammie said...

Peggysue, these are wonderful!! I love your interpretation of Betsy's card and those little buttons are the perfect addition. How clever to use Green Thumb for your second card. The simplicity of the image is perfect for the card.

Heather P. said...

These are SO pretty! I absolutely *LOVE* the piercing on the first card, it's gorgeous!

Tricia said...

Wonderful cards! The tea and quilt card is my favorite!!!

Anika said...

Love that paper piercing! Great job!

Tanja said...

Awesome project - love all the piercing and the colors are great

resmith said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love all the piercing on your first card.

Dana said...

WOW. I don't know where to start! I love the double circle scallops on your first card...they are so clever! and you second card is just lovely! I feel inspired to case your case!

melanie said...

I'm definitely going to case the teapot & quilt, if you don't mind, so pretty. These are 2 of my favorite stamp sets and kraft is used on many of my cards also. I think I'll be bookmarking you to see all your future creations. I haven't used the quilt set much because I couldn't think outside the box, but you have inspired me!!! Thank you!

Lori said...

Both are fantastic Peggysue!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are both pretty, but the first card, WOW, I love the piercing, and all the gorgeous detail on this card!!

ashjoy said...

Very pretty PS!

Karen said...

Both cards are wonderful, but I just love the first one.

Kelly S. said...

Peggysue these are amazing! Your paper-piercing on that background is fantastic. Love how you showcased those sets...Sometimes we get so taken with our new ones, we forget how much we love the old ones! Great challenge cards!

Nadine said...

Beautiful, beautiful job on your teapot card! The details are exquisite! I had to enlarge the image so I could take it all in. And I see that YOU got my scallop die on release night, Im still waiting for my 2nd order to get here!

I thought you did a fabulous job on the 2nd card too. Definitely zen-like!

Marge said...

Both cards are great, but that first one just took my breath away!!!

Cathy Weber said...

Both of your cards are cute. I love the little teapot and the way you made your own scallops! I didn't get them either, but you didn't let that stop you. Very pretty cards.

Lizzie Jones said...

I love the detailed piercing on your first card! Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fab cards....just love your buttons made with the quilt pattern...that is one awesome card...high fives, gf

Rhonda said...

Peggy Sue, absolutely love the quilt buttons. The paper piecing is the perfect finishing touch.

Rosanne said...

Love your interpretations of the DT cards!

Cindy Holshouser said...

Beautiful cards. The square button details on the teapot card are neat. Great job.

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful card! I love the piercing - adds such a nice touch! :)

honugurl16 said...

Beautiful. I especially love the first card. So shabby chic.

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them! I especially like the quilted look on the first card.

Shay said...

You did a stellar job on both cards! They are beautiful and elegant! I can't wait to discover more beauties on your blog later.

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

Oh la la tes cartes sont plus belles les unes que les autres, je ne saurai dire laquele je préfère tellement elles sont belles
Bravo

Sue Ann said...

The Tea Pot card is GREAT!!! I have stayed away from the tea pot set because I do not want to cut it but you showcased it here perfectly with the nestie and love the paper piercing above and below ........ great job!!!

Taheerah said...

Oh wow, your first card in particular is *so* stunning Peggy Sue!! I think I'm going to have to expand my PTI collection to include some of those sets that I clearly need!!

colleenk said...

I love both cards but that pieced background on the first one is soooo awesome! It is beautiful! I am definately going to have to try that!

kolling143 said...

Your cards are beautiful "takes" on the originals! TFS

Sharron said...

Peggysue, both cards are just beautiful! The teapot card is fabulous--love the piercing and the unique little 'buttons'! And how clever to use Green Thumb on your 2nd card--great job!

Karolyn Loncon said...

OMGosh, Peggysue! You ROCKED both of these cards! I love the piercing on the teapot one, and those little quilt squares with the buttons - yummolicious! Great work, my friend!

Linda W said...

These are fabulous, Peggysue! So many great things going on. I love your "made" scallops and the piercing. The colors are fantastic.

Meg Sp said...

Beautiful cards! Love what you did with Green Thumb! Thats one of my fave stamp sets!

Kim Wilson said...

Thank you for the comment :) it was my first hop so its a lot to learn ha ha! I am following your blog now, I love your cards! Feel free to add me too if you are interested!!!

Pat said...

Your teapot card is awesome. Great idea to use the quilt squares as buttons.

Shiloh said...

Love the layers of patterns! beautiful cards!

Kay said...

Lovely cards! Beautiful colors and wonderful stamp layering! ♥♥ Kay

Karen H. said...

PS This card is so wonderful! I love your border with the quilt squares.

Michelle said...

Both cards turned out great! The paper piercing on the first card is a work of art. And, such a great idea to use the watering can for the second card.

Betsy V said...

Peggysue, these cards are beaaaauuutiful! I love, love, love the piercing you did on the first one and the buttons you made from the quilt squares. I am so honored that you chose one of my creations as inspiration! Your Nichole card is beautiful too...so fresh and pretty and I love Green Thumb! Just used it today!! :-)

Betsy Veldman

AnitaRex said...

Love all your paper piercing! That is a labour of love! Love your sedond card too, your right about Nichole!

shelly said...

they are certainly beautiful cards!!!

Maureen said...

love the scallop edges and colours you chose...great inspiration cards :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Great cards for the blog hop! I like how you used Green Thumb to imitate Asian Fusion.

JenMarie said...

Oh WOWza, these are FABulous!!

Mary said...

Awesome cards!! Of course you can't go wrong with PTI but these are all sooo nice!

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