Monday, July 25, 2011

July Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Hello friends!  Today is the Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop, the challenge this month was to create a card or project using the photo below as our inspiration.  I ended up creating two cards this last Saturday while stamping with friends, one with more detail and the other more clean and simple.
For my first card I used the PTI stamp set Daydreamer and stamped out the sentiment, grass and three of the flowers.  Two of the flowers I stamped separately and popped them up using foam tape for some added dimension.  I used a PTI die cut butterfly with some linen thread, some My Mind's Eye designer paper and three rhinestones in the bottom right corner.
For my second card I used the PTI butterfly die again and die cut six butterflies in three different colors and layered them together with green rhinestones down the centers.  I adhered the butterflies to a panel that I had stamped with a sentiment from the Signature Greetings set and embossed using the wood grain impressions plate.   The base of the card was randomly stamped using the Mehndi Medallion stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

30 comments:

Kara said...

really gorgeous!! love the layout and i just ordered daydreamer...need to pin this card for future reference:)

Elena said...

beautiful cards! That first one, especially, is a stunner.

Vicki Stys said...

I love both of these cards, Lynn! The first one is so coordinated (love that dsp) and beautiful! The second one is such a clean and simple card and I love the Mehndi background and woodgrain texture. Fabulous job!!!

Marge said...

GORGEOUS cards, but I really am drawn to your first one!!!

Kari D said...

Both cards are so lovely, but like Marge, I am drawn to your first one. I love how the vertical element reminds you of the orange curtains. Your butterfly just floats on top of the card and all that orange. SO GORGEOUS!

jimlynn said...

Both are just GORGEOUS!! Love these.
Lynn

Inkyfingers said...

These are gorgeous cards Lynn, but like Marge and Kari the first one has the edge for me. I love how you have used the rectanglular and circle layers to build up your design. Fabulous.
Hugs
Carol x

Jen Cuthbertson said...

That first card is amazing! I love the layers and those flowers are gorgeous!!

From the Corner... said...

Really beautiful cards ...the first one though draws me in with that beautiful orange scheme.

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them, Love all the butterflies.

Sharron said...

Both are gorgeous! Love how the used Daydreamer on the first one and the fabulous use of the inspiration colors!

The Paper Gardens said...

They're so beautiful I can't pick out my favorite between the two!! haha

Awesome job on both!

Nora said...

What pretty cards!! I love your paper choices for both of them!!

June K. said...

Such a beautiful card, Lynn. You really did a great job with the colors for this challenge.

Magirk said...

Beautiful cards, both of them! I love how you were able to produce two really different cards from the same photo using different colors and elements from it. They are both so lovely. ;-)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Lynn, these are absolutely GORGEOUS! I LOVE the colors and the layout on that first card. . .WOW!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, gorgeous cards, but especially that first one is gorgeous to me! Pretty, pretty colors and layout and the way you cut out those wonderful flowers really makes them stand out!!!
Hugs, Wendy

- elbeth - said...

Clever cards! Love them both!

Kay said...

Holy moley- that first card is sheer perfection! Everything is so well balanced, and the elements and colors just blend together so well, its, well it's, PERFECT!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous cards Lynn. The colors are so pretty and I love the butterflies.

Kim O'Connell said...

Gorgeous, Lynn! Your card jumped right out at me from hgallery of entries!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful layouts on them both, but I especially love the first one! Those dreamer flowers are gorgeous.

Deanna Jean said...

Both cards are amazing. I love the the colors and the layout of the first one...stunning!

Brenda said...

Stunning! I am so tempted to buy that Daydreamer set now that I see what you did with it! Loving both your cards, so different and so totally gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Both cards are so pretty. With the great layout and eyecatching papers, I thought at first that I liked the orange card best (love the thread tied around the butterfly to give it antennae), but as I looked at the details on the blue card, I decided it's actually my fav. Love the colors, the stamped background, the 3 soft butterflies, embossing, sentiment...everything! Beautiful card.

Dawn Easton said...

Wow, Lynn, both are beautiful! Your first card, you picked the perfect papers to match that inspiration piece! Fabulous!
Your second card is perfectly clean and crisp!

Caren said...

Beautiful cards, love the first one. I'm finding it very hard to resist the Daydreamer set!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Hi Lynn! WOWOWOWOWOW! Your card is gorgeous and such the perfect take on that inspiration image. Your aqua butterfly is just the best pop of color. I want to live in that pretty room! Have a good day!

Tracey McNeely said...

Both card are just beautiful.

The Paper Parade said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I seriously love everything about the first one! I definitely want Daydreamer, now, after seeing what you've done with your talented crafting!