Friday, June 24, 2016

PTI's June 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

I thought this inspiration photo for Papertrey's monthly blog challenge (seen here) had some beautiful colours, and ones I wouldn't have thought to put together.
June blog hop

I immediately thought of an underwater scene, but since I don't have any seaweed stamps, I went with Harvest Berries (heat embossed in white), and Turning a New Leaf, stamped in Americana ink, as well as heat embossed in clear powder onto the Aqua Mist card stock panel. 
I sponged the following inks over the stamped images: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, and Blueberry Sky. I added 3 Simple Seashells and then a layer of vellum, to make it look like it was all underwater. One more seashell was added on top, along with a heat embossed sentiment from Keep it Simple: Birthday, to finish it off.


This next one was actually my first panel, but I wasn't happy with the colours. I didn't think it went with the inspiration photo very well, so I made it into another card. I was going for masculine cards, as I have some male friends with birthdays coming up. These colours are out of my comfort zone, but it's good to go there once in a while, right?

Thanks for looking, and your comments make my day!

29 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL cards! Your underwater one is my favorite (of course!) BUT, in both you have totally captured the inspirational photo! Perfect colors. Perfect designs. Just perfect--all around!!!

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  2. Both of your cards are so pretty Kathryn, but your first card is absolutely stunning! You totally captured the underwater feel and the colors are just perfection! This is my favorite card so far...just gorgeous!! :0)

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  3. Beautiful cards! I especially love the first one as it really does look like an underwater scene where you've created lots of depth, too.

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  4. both cards are so pretty!! love the dreamy background you created for the first one!

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  5. Beautiful Take on the sketch , both of your cards are super

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  6. Gorgeous!! I especially love the seashell card. So clever, so inspiring! Lovely job!

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  7. Wow, this card is amazing! The vellum certainly does make it look like it's underwater. Pretty color choices too.

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  8. Two lovely inspired designs! especially love the seashells under the vellum overlay!

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  9. Awe, Kathryn, you nailed it with both cards. Your underwater scene is so surreal and a real stunner! Hope you are feeling better - stamping is a great medicine!

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  10. Both cards are great,Kathryn. The first one is my favorite - love the underwater scene look !

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  11. Both of these are beautiful! Love the layered tonal stamping look! Lovely designs!

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  12. Beautiful card! The sheet of vellum over the first one really does make it look underwater. Great colour choices.

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  13. Both of these cards are great. I love that pink shell!

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  14. Your cards are so pretty! Love the vellum layer over the card front. Really makes the shell pop!

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  15. Lovely cards with layers of color and depth! So beautiful!

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  16. I love both of your cards, but the first one captures the under water scene perfectly. I love the background and how the vellum softens it to perfection. Well done!!

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  17. I LOVE Harvest Berries for your sea weed! Very clever...it is so soft and ...watery...

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  18. Beautiful cards! I especially like the underwater feel of the first card.

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  19. Wonderful card - love how the vellum gives the soft watercolor look to the background!

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  20. Your muted background in the first image is just absolutely stunning!

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  21. These are both so beautiful! I used "Harvest Berries" on my card as well!

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  22. The first card looks amazingly underwater. I did not realize that you had a vellum overlay at first. Delightful.

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  23. Gorgeous! 1st card really does look like an underwater theme! Beautiful shells. 2nd showcases your artful bg. Lovely summery breezy leaves!

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  24. Gorgeous cards! I love how you've achieved that dreamy, layered look in your backgrounds! Beautiful interpretation of the inspiration piece!

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  25. You knocked it out of the ballpark, Kathryn! Totally stunning, both of your cards. But your first one is surreal. It's a masterpiece!

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