Monday, September 26, 2011

Papertrey Ink's September Blog Hop.










Finally a skerrick (and I do not exaggerate) of natural light to capture my card for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  YAY!  The inspiration photo for September is a bolder, lighter, infinitely more linear image than has translated into my card.  I did try to lift the wattage of my card while crafting it,  but my more dusky, vintage predilections hopped into the drivers seat once more.  So, I hope you don't mind that I have shabbed or rather grubbied up the colors a bit, but I dare say I know no other way.  I was captivated by the golden aspects of the inspiration photo.  Hence, the introduction of the golden lace flounced edge and the gold acrylic painted edges along the card. I followed the more linear, stripey cues present in the photo with my pattern paper from Sassafrass Lass and the PTI Fine Linen cardstock impressed with the Canvas and Linen Impression Plate from PTI.     Love.  The actual shine of the flooring and what I suspect is the corner edge of a white lounge or Ottoman in the photograph spoke to me and an attempt to recreate this was made by simply heat embossing in clear, the white gray spotted paper bloom made with PTI's Bloom Builder # 1 with the center pearl brad.  I then distress inked the bloom and saturated it in Pearl Glimmer Mist to really attempt to highlight and encapsulate the shine.  The layered bloom was first stamped with the petal-like images from PTI's Sending You stamp set.  And lastly, the fairytale "Happily Ever After" sentiment is from the 2010 anniversary set from PTI that I really love so. The particular font used in this set, although a bit quirky with its seemily unorthodox tails, is one that I have come to adore.  Nice.

Well that's me done for this month.  Thanks for stopping by and happy Hopping! 

17 comments:

Kara said...

ooooo!! beautiful...so glad you were able to post this lovely card!!

Leigh said...

This is so pretty, Jen! I love your take on the inspiration photo!

Deb said...

Love your take on the photo! Great job!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!

Keva said...

This is so pretty! LOVE that flower and the layout is great. Very pretty, Jen!

Kelly S. said...

Carmelized loveliness! This whole creation looks sweet enough to eat. I would never have thought to use the Sending You dies that way, they make such a lovely flower. Love the mix of soft colors on the petals and the lovely golden hues throughout. Such a light and stunning creation! Always love to read your write-ups as much as seeing the designs. I feel like I am right there creating with you!

Tracey McNeely said...

So, so pretty. That flower is awesome. A lot of hand work went into that.

Amy Papale said...

Love this card! The dimension and soft colors are perfection!

Linda said...

Beautiful! You did a great job!

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous card. I love the muted colors of the stripes. That flower is awesome. Like your take on the white ottoman.

Stephanie said...

Jen........This is just absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love the muted colors and your flower is just amazing. The pearl in the middle is the perfect touch! Love what you did with the inspiration!!!!

Kay said...

Oh wow! Way to tone down those bright colors in the inspiration photo!
I think your card is absolutely beautiful- the flower is stunning, and I love the shaped edge panels- love!

Danielle said...

Love your interpretation of the photo- how you went with a softer look. It is just beautiful!

Betty said...

love the vintage look of your card and the soft muted colors. i am always so literal when it comes to colors in a challenge - beautiful job.

Joyce said...

You did such a great job of turning the sketch into something totally your own style. It's just beautiful.

Michelle said...

I'm so drooling over this card!!! It is soooo stunning!!!!

Elena said...

beautiful card! and, I hear you on the lack of natural light - I'm looking into tutorials on building my own lightbox... it's on the crafty to-do list!