Saturday, June 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink June blog hop


Can you believe its time for another Papertrey Ink blog hop? I haven't had a chance to participate much lately, but this month found the time. Below is the inspiration photo, quite colorful, and I had just been playing with my kaleidacolor pads a few weeks ago, so I pulled them out again for a few of the cards below.



For this first card I pulled out Giga Guidelines and a few kaleidacolor pads in Fresh Greens, Desert Heat, Cool Carribbean and Berry Blaze, to mimic the colors in the striping in the inspiration photo. I added an accent strip of Martha Stewart black glitter.
For this card I colored the tulips and the jar with the colors from the inspiration photo (dark to light green, blush, yellow, oranges, reds, pinks and aqua) using prismacolor pencils and put in one poofy element in the bottom right corner of the card with the pink ribbon. (Friendship Jars, Friendship Jar Spring Fillers, Background Basics: Botanicals, Say it With Style)


Using the kaleidacolor pads I repeated the word 'happy' from the Enjoy the Ride set and then used Birthday from Giga Guidelines, and it introduces the aqua or bright blue color with Turning a New Leaf. I almost had enough stickle colors to match the ink choices. In the case of the light green I had to use a container of yellow icicle stickles as I had no good color match. See the little pink accent at the bottom left? That was a oops as my strip of green was too short for the card. I'd like to say it was some deliberate artistic element, but it isn't.

That's it! I would imagine the hop is going to be a very colorful one considering the inspiration photo and I had fun this past week creating. Looking forward to seeing all of your artwork as well.

17 comments:

Kara said...

gorgeous,...love them all!

Elena said...

great job on all the cards! beautiful!

Marge said...

WOW -- these are all very lovely!!!

Keva said...

All of them are really beautiful!

Lisa said...

beautiful...all of them...but I think the tulips are my favorite!!!

Stephanie said...

Weren't you the inspired girl and lucky us!! I think the first card is my favorite - love the kaliedoscope colors. All three are beautiful, Peggysue!

Karen C. said...

Wow. . . these cards are all so different, but are all so creative. I love the boldness of the colours and designs in the first one, the pretty colourful tulips in the second and the way you used the sentiment in various colours in the third. Great inspiration!!

Jill said...

Three cards? Wow, Peggysue, you are prolific and I'm jealous! :-D All lovely, but my favorite is the first one. What a terrific, out-of-the-box use of Giga Guidelines! Way to go! Happy June Hopping!

Sue Lelli said...

Peggy Sue you are quite the overachiever! LOVE LOVE LOVE all three (one LOVE for each!) Especially LOVE the card with the flowers in the jar!

Terri said...

Glad you were able to play along this month. Great job on all of them. I think my favorite is the first one though!

Ravengirl said...

All of these are really wonderful! I am totally drawn to your first card with the gradient colored images that you repeated! Fabulous!

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous cards. Beautiful colors and makes me cheerful and happy :)

Linda said...

You were very busy making three cards for this hop. They're all lovely but I am particularly drawn to the first one. I love the way the inks change and blend across the card. Very, very pretty.

Tracey Cuccia said...

You were a busy busy bee Peggysue!! Love all of them...WOW! I think if I HAD to pick a favorite...awe heck, I can't! :) Gorgeous!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Sooo pretty!! You really got the hang if the color scheme here, it's so lovely!! Love all three cards!!
Hugs, Wendy

Linda E said...

What pretty cards!

Gina said...

Wow! Not just one but three cards from the inspiration photo - and all different, yet I can "see" the inspiration in them. Lovely!!!And I'm impressed that you knocked out three cards!!!!