Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop 2011



Its time for another Papertrey Ink customer blog hop. The challenge this month was to use a set you either haven't opened or one you hadn't used in a long time. I bought Friendship Jars last summer and never got a chance to use it, so this is the first time. I paired it up with the Tiny Treats: Valentine's because I had this image of the little goldfish you win at a school fair . . . those usually come in plastic bags, but I thought the jar would make a nice substitute.

For the jar I embossed the edges in black, wish I'd had some UTEE it would have made the lines a bit thicker! Then I drenched it with water and using three different shades of blue reinker, plopped some color down on the water and moved it around a bit with a brush. There is a name for this technique I know, its just escaping me at the moment.

It was fun to be able to use some very bright, primary colors. Thanks for looking and happy hopping!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Friendship Jars, Tiny Treats: Valentine's
Paper: SU Pacific Point, Cool Carribbean, PTI white, DP
Ink: Black craft, black
Other: Fiskars edge punch, Martha Stewart edge punch, rhinestone, Waterfall stickles, PTI button, cuttlebug embossing folder

54 comments:

Sharron said...

Peggysue, this is adorable! Love the bright colors--so happy and the perfect background for your little orange fish!

Sarah said...

So cute! I love the fish in the jar! Very creative.

Audrey said...

This is so cute! Love the bright colors. Just the other day, I stamped that little fish in the friendship jar... he look so at home :)

Tessan said...

so cute with the little fish! love your card

Aimes said...

Super duper clever idea to put the goldfish in the jar!!! I LOVE it!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Runnergirl Creations said...

I love the jar & the embossing on the papers! Great job! Thanks for sharing! :) Blessings!

Keva said...

What a sweet sweet card! Love that little fish..

Rhonda said...

Oh my, the jar is PERFECT for the fishy. So clever.

Sam said...

This is such a sweet card Peggysuez! I love the fishy in a jar idea and all the blue/greens look so beautiful together.

Lisa said...

Love the lace.
The water thing sounds coll will have to try that.

Lisa said...

*cool*

Heather Jensen said...

What a wonderful idea to use that jar for an adorable little fish. :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the little fish in the jar, so cute!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Super cute....

Cammie said...

This is so adorable. I love that happy little goldfish swimming in the jar. Beautifully done!

Shirlann said...

Hi neighbor! Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog. I admire your technique for the water, and love the bright fun colours..cute little fishy in that jar!!

Karen C. said...

Great combination for these two stamp sets. The fish in a jar is just perfect. I really like the little jar topper border with the hearts - very cute for Valentine's Day.

Kay said...

I love the idea of the little fishie in the jar- too cute!

ashjoy said...

So cute, you are so creative! And I love the doily heart punch.

Rosanne said...

Cute! Love how you used the heart border on the jar.

Pam W. said...

Too cute! Love the "plopping" technique and the little fish inside the jar is perfect.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Peggy,thanks for the comment you left me!I love seeing what people do with the same stamp - you water effect is fantastic.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovin the colors on this fun card!

Mariah said...

Fantastic card, so cute! Love it! You could use UTEE to cover the whole jar to make it look like glass...

Terri said...

Very cute! What a great concept! Love all the embossing and glitter too.

Jen said...

Oh my giddy Aunt! This is too cool. So innovative. Love it!

jen said...

This is SO FUN!!! I looove it- and I thought of the goldfish in the bags as soon as I saw it! :)

Kelly in Canada said...

your colours are so peaceful...love blue and orange together.

beckynoelle said...

too too cute!

Karen H. said...

Oh PS that is so cute (and clever). Love the watercolored jar!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Peggysue!!! This is SO cute...love that little fishy...fun colorful layout too...clever girl...

Kelly S. said...

EEK this is so adorable, Peggysue! Love the whole oceany theme working in the background with the blues and the bubbles :) That fish in the jar is just too clever!

Becky Carafa said...

What a cute idea!

Nerina said...

LOL - I love the thought process behind this one!! The colours are absolutely FANTASTIC and I love the lacy topper and big button! Hope the winner of the fish is kind and he goes to a good home :0)!!

eva said...

this is very cute! love the dots and the hearts!

Camilla said...

hahah what a sweet little fish. Looks like he has a big ocean to swin in.

Sweet card - made me smile :)

Becky said...

How adorable! Very creative Peggysue.

The Mama Monkey said...

This is darling, PS! And I love how you did that reinker thing to it! I have only seen that done on flowers!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is too cute!

BethieJ said...

Peggysue this is DARLING!! I LOVE that idea of the little fishy in it!
Have a GREAT day!

cindy holshouse said...

So adorable! And I love seeing cards that can be used for a guy because my mind goes blank when I make masculine cards. Great job.

Lorraine said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the water colors on your jar!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you made the lace around the jar lid! LOVE all the dots that remind me of fish bubbles!

Amy said...

Aww...this is adorable! I love that all the polka dots mimic bubbles!!

Cheryl said...

LOVE the goldfish in the jar! Such a cute idea.

Amy Beth said...

So cute!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

I'm loving this hop for all the great ideas! Pairing the jar with the little fish from tiny treats is excellent! Cute card!

Christina said...

How original and super cute! I love the look of the "water" in the jar and the embossed "bubbles".

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Very fun! I really like the fish in the friendship jar!

Chris L.

Angy said...

Peggysue, this is so sweet! Love that little fishy!

Pat said...

How creative of you! The use of the jar as a fish bowl and the jar topper - great job!

Linda said...

Love how you put the fish in the jar! Very cute card!

Stephanie said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the shades of blue and that darling little fishy!!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

What a cute idea, and love the colours you used!