Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My First PTI Blog Hop!


I have long admired the classy nature to PaperTrey Ink's stamps, and now I finally have some of my own! So, it's my first opportunity to participate in the Blog Hop. This time around Nichole challenge us to put on our fall sweaters and create something with the theme of Autumn, colors, textures, patterns or motifs.

When I think of autumn I think of the depth of color, so warm rich greens and golds and deep blue skies that have a new crispness in the air. For us in Canada Thanksgiving comes in October, so I always think of it as a season of Thankfullness too. Fall always gives me that feeling of a fresh start and gratitude for all we have.


I've colored these pretty flowers from Friends Till The End with Prismacolor Pencils trimming and layering them. On Kraft I stamped the leaves in some fall colors as well as the deep blue and gave it some good sponging. I created a background for the main card with a few of the sentiments and lots of sponging for depth.

A simple sentiment treatment with the scalloped square punch, some twine and brads in the opposite corner for balance.


Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully I'll catch up with you somewhere on the Hop Tonight!

Recipe: Stamps: PTI - Friends Till The End; Paper: Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Dusty Durango, Pumpkin Pie; Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stump, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch, Sponge, Brads, Scalloped Square Punch, Twine.

60 comments:

Sandy said...

I love this set and you have made it so beautiful with those colors!

Scrapping Julie said...

wow this really pops. awesome

ashjoy said...

Very pretty, love the colors.

Aimes said...

Just AWESOME! Your colouring totally rocks and your colour combo is amazing! That enchanted evening really makes everything else pop!
Aimes
x

Terri E. said...

Your coloring and pops of orange are fabulous! You really projected the warmth of the autumn season.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Loretta said...

Christine, this is marvelous! It certainly reminds me of fall where I am (3 hrs south of you ;) with the crisp, clear blue sky over the rockies.

Stampin' Pam said...

Christine welcome to blog hop - your card is STUNNING - I love the rich colors, the layout, the coloring on the focal flowers - everything - beautiful card - come back ANYTIME for blog hop!!

Melissa said...

Welcome to the hop! Your card is gorgeous- the coloring is amazing!

Traci M said...

Such rich depth of color here...Christine, your card just pops and I love all your creative elements!! Beautiful!!

Crystal said...

WOW WOW WOW Christine!!

Sue Pardue said...

What a beautiful card. I love the bright, vibrant colors

Rebecca said...

These flowers are awesome. You did a great job coloring them. I love the layout, too. Welcome to the fun world of PTI!

Deb C said...

Wow! I'm so impressed that you cut out those flowers. And your coloring technique is pretty awesome too. TFS~

Marcie S. said...

Love those colours! It really pops off the computer screen!

Catherine said...

Really pretty colors! Welcome to the Blog Hop!

Marge said...

Welcome! Your card is gorgeous; great job!!!

Belinda said...

Love the way the enchanted evening makes things pop so much! welcome to your first hop!

Lacey Stephens said...

Gorgeous! Great colors!
~laCEY

Lori said...

Oh WOW Christine, your card is absolutely gorgeous!!

Regan said...

those colours are great together..you are so brave

Chris said...

this is freaking awesome!! love the colors!

peggysue said...

Glad you came a hopping, wow! Prettiest card I've seen yet tonight!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous! I love your mix of colors!

Steph said...

I can't believe your colouring...it's incredible. And the colour combo is awesome. GREAT job!

Michelle said...

That blue with the orange works really nicely....love how you used that set and made it fall.

Janelle said...

Beautiful colors and love the way you transitioned that set into a card with a fall look. And, congrats on your first PTI sets and your first Blog Hop post. Fun, isn't it?!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Love your color combo of enchanted evening and orange!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Beautiful coloring, great card! Love your use of color.

Heather P. said...

WOW, this is gorgeous!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE the colors!! (one of my favorite sets too!)
happy 1st blog hop!!

Terri said...

Glad you were able to join us. You did a great job on the card. Your coloring is fabulous!

kimosabescraps said...

wow, the orange against the blue is stunning!

Amy said...

Wow... absolutely wow! You did a fantastic job with the Primas and the color combo.

Amanda Sewell said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!! Love the colors!!!

Deanna said...

Wow this turned out beautiful!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love how the blue offsets the beautiful color of the flowers.

Purple D said...

The colors are gorgeous and your coloring skills are awesome!

Mara... said...

Wowzers!!!! This is stunning!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Yummy colors and so beautifully colored Christine!! WOW!!

Maile Belles said...

This is fabulous!!! Love the colors, your coloring, layout, it's all great!

Antje said...

WOW, you did amazing coloring very rich card.

Cammie said...

I love these vibrant fall colors. There is nothing like the blue of an October sky. Great coloring job!

creativearts said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the way you cut the flowers, very creative.

Jerri Kay said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Christine! You're coloring is stunning, the flowers look so real!

Banu said...

Beautiful card. Loved it. I really loved the backgrounds you have created using the leaves and sentimetns. Awesome. Congrats on your first blog hop, your project is ab fab.

Linda said...

Welcome to the Hop! Beautiful card. I know a lot of work went into it. Your coloring is fabulous!

Amy said...

Wow, your coloring is simply stunning! Love the layout too.

Norine said...

so pretty love the rich colors
Hugs
Norine

Pam said...

Gorgeous work Christine. I love PTI! I enjoy your creations. Thanks for sharing.
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/
come visit me sometime.

leenda said...

WOW! I'd give it a 10....PERFECT!

Lisa H. said...

so stunning! your colors are eye-popping beautiful! great work.

Tracy said...

beautiful job!!!

Taheerah said...

Wow stunning, wouldn't have thought to put Enchanted Evening on an Autumn card but it really works!

Wendy said...

Not that you need another comment but I love this, outstanding!

Jerri Kay said...

Wowzers girls, this one is knocking me off my feet! Simply beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

You do the most beautiful things with these flowers, Christine! I absolutely LOVE this color combo!

Beate said...

Fantastic card, Christine. Your coloring is beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Rose Ann said...

Your flowers are soooo gorgeous, and I love these rich colors you've used here!! Soooo beautiful, Christine!!

Babies- Beth said...

You made them look just like sunfloweers! So pretty! The addition of blue gives it a classy feel~

Judy Rozema said...

WOW! Totally beautiful colors!