Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink's May 2011 Blog Hop.



The theme for this month's blog hop is all about flowers.   But at the moment I am not really into a floral groove and this posed a slight problem when it came to creating a card entry for this month's hop.  Hmmm? Especially since I have been having such fun working with more muted vintage-y colors and a muted vintage flower can look, um, er, like it needs to be tossed out in my humble opinion, seeing that they are less than vibrant and look as if they are about to give up the ghost, more to the point.  I am sure I could have come up with something a bit jazzier than I did if I prepped for this hop before today (funny that).  Yes, looks like Last Minute Larreena has struck again.  Nevermind.  I did manage though to come up something courtesy of Papertrey Ink's Aloha stamp set that I hope will be somewhat passable and still nods to my current penchant for all things postal and vintage-a-licious.  Plus, I had fun.  So, fingers crossed. *wink*


Thanks so much for hopping by!

Supplies:


  • Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Aloha and Handwritten Notes, Hero Arts Vintage Palm, Tattered Angels Rockin' Renaissance Screen Prints
  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores, Vintage Cream, and Rustic Cream, Crate Paper (? Yikes! I can't remember the exact collection)
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 17, Papertrey Ink Woodgrain Impression Plate, Signo Gel Pen in Canary Yellow, and PTI Bakers Twine in Chocolate

14 comments:

Amber said...

Love that postcard peeking from behind the flower! Great card.

Keva said...

This is really gorgeous, Jen. I love hte color scheme and woodgrain is always always awesome!

Leigh said...

What a great card! I love the design and images you used!

Karen C. said...

Love this postcard card, Jen. The palm tree is a great addition as well. that turquoise paper really makes me think of a beautiful beach and lots of warm water. Ahh... great memories!!

Jill said...

Ooh, Jen, it's like a postcard from WWII era! Awesome! Very vintage, yet bright and cheery too! LOVE IT!

Cathy Weber said...

Jen, I actually think this card has a very vintge feel to it. Kind of like WWII, Pearl Harbor kind of feeling. I love that palm tree and the coloring on the flower is gorgeous. You have a definite style and it comes out whether you intend it to or not! Perfect floral card for the blog hop.

Tracey McNeely said...

So beautiful. Love the colour choices.

Wendy ten Hove said...

This card soooo makes me want to do to the sunny Hawaii!!! Love the colors and the stamps are really pretty!!
Great card & wishing you a sunny day!!
Hugs, Wendy

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Great card! I like the combination of images; the palm tree/flower/postcard/sentiment. It all work so well. And the detail on the postcard is so fun - now why have I never thought actually writing something onto postimages?! Brilliant!

Kristin said...

seriously wonderful... love all of it... you do such amazing work!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Excellent card! I love the vintage feel to this. Nice muted shades and then the pretty colored flower.

Gina said...

As I was scrolling down to comment, I noticed Cathy said something about the card having a very WWII feel to it - and I was thinking the same thing!! this is a lovely, lovely card!

Kristii said...

Such a pretty card! I love the vintage feel!! So very inspiring! So vintage and timeless!!! Absolutely wonderful!

Kelly S. said...

I haven't gotten around to commenting very much on this blog hop, but HAD to come see your creation. Knew you would rock the flower challenge, Jen! I love how the little postcard is tucked behind that lovely dahlia, and the dp with the palm and the added twine are perfect touches for your vintage beachy theme!