Thursday, August 25, 2011

August Blog Hop

     Today is the 25th of the month.  This means PTI is hosting its monthly Blog Hop. The theme this month is based upon this image. 

August Blog Hop Inspiration 
     One is to create a card by focusing on the colors, the motifs, or the idea of incorporating books or book-
print or even jars.  For my card, I was inspired by the suitcase, the color red and the flowers.

  The gardening tools are from Garden Variety.  I didn't have the die so I fuzzy cut them, and only glued the bottom half behind the basket.  They are stamped in Sepia, the same color as the basket. I also fussy cut the watering can from Garden Variety.


The flowers (Flower Fusion #4) are stamped with Berry Sorbet with Cantaloupe (Memento) centers. The leaves are from Harvest Berries.  All the flowers are propped up with dimensionals while only some areas of the leaves are propped up.
    Overall, I am pleased with the way this card turned out since it has so much texture.

Supplies: CS"  Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Vintage Cream, white
Stamps: Flower Fusion #4, Harvest Berries, Garden Variety, Bread basket (Large)
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Cantaloupe, Peeled Paint, Sepia
Dies:  Flower Fusion #4
Other: Copper brads, dimensionals


Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!! tfs!!

Marge said...


I'm Renee said...

Love the creative interpretation...
and that basket is stunning!
A truly fabby card!

Lisa said...

Very pretty Carol! Love the flowers tucked in the basket and the wisps of grass!

Monica K. said...

Very pretty, Carol! I like how you layered the gingko leaves behind the flowers. And it works perfectly with the watering can too! Beautiful card.

Elena said...

very pretty!

Suzanne Russell said...

I love your card! The picnic basket is perfect with all of the other elements. The layering and texture are great.

Leigh said...

I love how you combined all these different stamp sets! Well done!

Joyce said...

Great card. Love the colors and textures.

Kay said...

I love this card- the basket and watering can are just beautiful!
Thank you for the comment on my blog, but no, I'm not a teacher (that made me laugh, you're so sweet to think it, but I don't have the patience)

Mad for Paper said...

Just gorgeous. Nice job!

Terri said...

I don't know how I missed this, Great job! Love all the different elements especially how you incorporated the gardening tools.

Jen Carter said...

I see so many elements from the photos incorporated into your card!! I love your flowers, they are perfect!