Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Paper Trey Ink's February 2014 Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday everyone. It is a happy day around here because I took a personal day off work today. It is to bring my daughter to the doctor's but I will take it any way I can. A day off is a day off!

I am playing along with Paper Trey Ink's February 2014 Blog Hop. It was to make a card inspired by the images below and to think "spring."


I chose to concentrate on the blue/green and the yellows from the image. I made a sympathy card for someone who lost their husband recently. It might not seem to be a "springy" subject but I thought the rose images and the touch of yellow made it spring enough in design so what is was for doesn't really matter.


I was able to play with some new stamps I bought last month. I used Paper Trey's "Four Square" stamp set for the frame. I stamped it in Hawaiian Shores ink onto Aqua Mist card stock. The stamped sentiment is from "Words of Comfort."


The stamped roses are from "The Sweet Life" and the "Rosie Posie" stamp sets. I stamped them first with Aqua Mist and then Hawaiian Shores ink. The leaves were done with Simply Chartreuse over Spring Moss.



I created the rose background paper by stamping with the medium rose from "The Sweet Life" set onto Aqua Mist card stock.

I really like how this card came out. Does it scream SPRING? Perhaps not but it makes me want my flowers to bloom outside.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!!

Nora

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12 comments:

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

This is really so pretty. I love the tonal quality of the aqua on aqua stamping - just lovely. :-)

BethieJ said...

Your card is LOVELY! I am sure it will bring comfort to your friend, I was sorry to read of her lose..
Happy Hopping!
Have a GREAT day!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

so beautiful! LOVE these colors together!

Joyce said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card. I love the colors you chose and the roses.

ChristineCreations said...

Beautiful colours! What a great design!

Jacquie Southas said...

The bright, bold color palette is so striking - your card is gorgeous!

Tracy said...

the colors are beautiful anda i never thought to combine the two sets - you're so clever!

Rema said...

Beautiful card! Lovely choice of colors...

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh Nora this is gorgeous! Love your photograph with the pretty buttons too!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty!

Inkyfingers said...

This is lovely Nora. I really like your double stamped roses, and the colours go beautifully together.

Kristie Goulet said...

A very pretty sympathy card. Great use of colors.

Thank you for the comment on my box card. This is the tutorial I followed. :)
http://www.mychicnscratch.com/2014/02/card-in-a-box.html

I hope you will share when you make one. :)