Card Recognition

Saturday, June 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop






This month's PTI Blog Hop is an inspirational photo and me, being literal girl that I am, decided to recreate the background with a water color pen and distress inks, now I'm so glad that I've been buying a pad here and a pad there, I'm getting closer to a rainbow, next on the list will have to be green!  Nichole did a similar background with one her release cards with copics, so fun to think of all the fabulous backgrounds you can create.  And I thought about dressing up my dragonfly, but being a CAS girl I decided that I'd just leave it be...  thanks for stopping by, definitely check out the rest of the hop for some fabulous crafty ideas (although if you're like me you end up realizing that you forgot to add too many items to your last PTI order).  The new Embellish Challenge is to use a rainbow and this card is just perfect for that challenge.

Materials: PTI Happy Trails,  Tim Holtz Distress Inks: dusty concord, aged mahogany, mustard seed, fired brick, faded jeans, worn lipstick, Fiskars corner rounder, water color pen and water color paper, versafine black ink

54 comments:

Lisa H. said...

sooo cool! love your background and my eye was drawn to the dragonfly right away!

Rebecca said...

this is just stunning! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Linda said...

Very pretty. Fabulous background!

Marge said...

Great "literal" card -- very eye-catching!!!

Banu said...

Fab fab card. Loved the dragonfly as is. Very pretty.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful, Erin! I love the contrast of the dragonfly over the rainbow background!

Marlena M. said...

So beautiful! ;)

Maureen L. said...

I lovethe watercolor wash background you created. Its stunning, especially with the black stmaped images

Inkyfingers said...

Just beautiful and such an apt sentiment!
Hugs
Carol x

Stephanie Lee said...

Less is definately more - very beautiful card!

Kim Singdahlsen said...

I absolutely LOVE your soft wash of colors - a perfect backdrop to the stamps!

AYN DESIGNS said...

love it!!

Lynn said...

This is fantastic! Your watercolored background and dragonfly are wonderful!

Elena said...

fabulous card! I love your soft background, and that dragonfly fits the inspiration photo to a T!

Scrapthat said...

Great watercoloring with your distress inks! TFS

Karen B. said...

Erin, this is spectacular! I love that you left the dragonfly as it is.

Keva said...

Oh this is outstanding! I LOVE that rainbow and the sentiment is just perfect. I think I need to get this set!

jen said...

This is lovely!!! Loooove that rainbow background & the dragonfly looks just right!!
(number ONE on the hop! woohoo!)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty! Great take on the inspiration photo.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the watercolor background and that FAB butterfly! PRETTY card!

Susie said...

Beautiful! Love the background.

Charlene said...

I thought I saw this design before...you rocked the challenge for sure!

Cassie_lu said...

love the softness of the blending of colors and the dragonfly is perfect with it

Margaret M said...

Great Job on the watercoloring! Love the card

Terri said...

Very cool. Love the background!

Karen said...

Love this! So glad I ordered these stamps so I can CASE it! :-)

Jennifer K said...

I love how you used the watercolor pen with the ink. Lovely card!

Lisa said...

Pretty...perfect for both entries!

Jessica Griffin said...

Love the watercolor technique!

Jessica Griffin
www.canyoupixelthis.com

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, I love, love, love it!! The painting is just gorgeous and those new stamps are the best! Love how you used it, such a beauty of a card!!
Hugs, Wendy

Ravengirl said...

This is a gorgeous watercolor-type background! I think it's just perfect with the dragonfly stamped just the way you have done it!

Brenda said...

Love your background! I have to say that distress inks and PTI stamps have been some of my best buys to date!

Laura B. said...

beautiful card for both challenges!!

Kathy said...

Awesome card! Perfect for both challenges:)

Trinh said...

Love your gorgeous card, Erin! And the dragonfly is perfect the way it is.

Anne said...

Your card is gorgeous!! I love the softness of the watercoloring! I'm glad that you just left the dragonfly be. It's perfect!!

Jill said...

The watercolor effect is fabulous, Erin! Makes your card special. :-D Happy June Hopping!

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous card Erin! You are right - great minds do think alike :) LOVE the dragonfly stamped over the colors. I *almost* used that sentiment too - that would have been really funny :) Don't you love the look of the distress inks on the watercolor paper?!

Gina said...

The watercolor background effect is beautiful. I love the CAS look and the dragonfly. So pretty!

Deanna said...

So pretty!

Lisa said...

Your water color bg is just beautiful :)

Sarah said...

The watercolor turned out so beautifully. Fabulously simple card!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Fabulous card!

Amanda said...

Just beautiful!

Katie Gehring said...

Love this card! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Anthonette said...

Stunning design!

Wendy said...

Lovely card, Erin. How fun that you had a dragonfly to use for this, and the sentiment can't be more perfect.

Rebecca Denhollander said...

Gorgeous card. Its a simple card, but so pretty.

Rebecca
www.polkadotdoordesign.blogspot.com

Christina said...

The watercolor is beautiful! Fantastic job with the inspiration photo!

Tracey McNeely said...

Really lovely, I love the watercolour effect.

Sarah Martina said...

Beautiful card, Erin! So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Trends Challenge! :)

FLEUR de Lo said...

I love this rainbow interpretation!!!! I never would have thought of that. HOLY COW: 52 comments? Rock on, girlie!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Perfect interpretation of the challenge...I love it!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, this is stunning, Erin!! This is probably my most favourite card you've ever made. Now I want that Happy Trails set!!!