Friday, May 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop May

Even though I am in the midst of making banners, wine tags, decorations and a cake topper for my son's wedding next week, I managed to find time to participate in this months blog hop sponsored by PTI.
The inspiration this month was:

http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c64e753ef0168eb83a036970c-pi 

 I focused on the colors, the hydrangea and the checkerboard pattern.


 The checkerboard design is made from 1/2 inch squares. The hydrangea is from Stacey Stamps. The leaves of the stamp are actually colored with green Copics (YG 93, YG 95) that just happened to photograph as brown. There are 2mm pearls sprinkled on the hydrangea which was stamped in Simply
Chartreuse and then lightly shaded with a green  pencil to give the petals a greenish tinge.
Thanks for stopping by.


27 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol what a fantastic card! Your argyle pattern is awesome.

Leigh said...

I love how you made the checkerboard pattern on an angle like that! Very pretty!

Elena said...

gorgeous card!

Luanne said...

Very striking! Don't you just love this color combination? :-)

Veronica Z said...

Your card is beautiful! I love all of the elements you added to your card, perfect!

Karen C. said...

I like the way you've created the checkerboard/diamond effect using squares of card stock! Very dramatic look!

christy compton hall said...

Love your homemade checkerboard - wow!

Rhonda said...

A lot of work for the checkerboard bkgrd but so worth it. Lovely card Carol.

Deanna Jean said...

You made your own checkerboard? Wow..love it. Beautiful card.

Kim said...

Love your background design, just so clever. Love your take on the challenge photo, such a beautiful card.

Jill said...

Carol, your card is striking! It's bold, graphic, and soft all at the same time--now that's tough to pull off! I can't believe you found time to make this in the midst of all the preparations for your son's wedding--Super Mom! Great job!

Renee said...

A fabulous card...
love that checkerboard!!
It's so striking! :)
And hope you find some rest soon...
what a huge project to take on...
a wedding!!
Congratulations to your son...
and to you! :)

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

What a beautiful and elegant card ! LOVE your take on the inspiration picture!
Wishing you a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

Marybeth said...

Carol , this is so beautiful! Love the checkerboard you made. Such a pretty layout.

victoria h said...

Love the pearls on the hydrangea. Gr8 card. Best wishes for a fab wedding day next week.

Linda Monroe said...

Love the simplicity of this card with the color combination. Very nice. Enjoy your son's wedding. I hope you aren't too crazy busy this week to miss out on the fun. thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment.

Terri said...

Great card! I especially like how you made the checkerboard pattern.

fishydesign said...

Love the hydrangea!

cards by cara said...

This is stunning - and congratulations on the win!! Yippee! You are so deserving and I am glad you were one of the three!! <3

Marybeth said...

Congrats on your win! So happy for you!

Nancy Guse said...

Congratulations Carol, your card is beautiful!!!

Jen Adcock said...

Wow! Pretty fabulous! Congrats on your win. It really was the obvious choice. ;-) Flawless!

Joyce said...

Beautiful take on the sketch. I love that flower, and your checkerboard is just perfect.

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow, I assumed your checks were one big stamp ... great job with that square! Nice card, Carol!

Jean said...

It is a lovely card ~ Your handmade checkerboard pattern is great!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty! Love how you made the checkerboard.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This card is gorgeous Carol! Love the big flower in the middle!!