Thursday, June 25, 2009

PTI June Bloghop

Tonight is the Papertrey Ink June Bloghop.
The challenge this month is to get inspired by the lazy days of summer and reflect your inspiration in a project of your choice! Whether it be the colors in your favorite summer treats, the pattern on your bathing suit & beach towel or even the texture of the sand between your toes, use any or all of these things as a springboard for your design.
Summer is my favorite season. Something I love doing in the summer is to sit in the backyard and read a book while Emilia swims in the pool. Unfortunately the weather has not been cooperating much lately. Emilia and I went with my mom to Hobby Lobby this afternoon and we got caught in a major downpour. It actually looked like a hurricane and we don't have those here. There was so much water on the roads that we had to stop at my moms and wait it out. I am finally home safe and sound now but it is getting ready to storm again though.
For this challenge. I decided to use this beach towel from Land's End Kids for inspiration
This is what I came up with.

I also used CPS Sketch 121 as my layout
I started by stamping the flower images from the Beautiful blooms set with Versamark Ink on New Leaf cardstock. After that I embossed the images with different colored embossing powder. When I was done with that I used a white gel pen to highlight the dots in the middle of the flowers. Next I stamped the flip flops from The Day At The Beach Set on Stampers Select White Cardstock with Momento Black and Raspberry Fizz ink then I cut them out with a 1 1/4" circle punch then I attached it to a plain black circle and a Summer Sunrise scalloped circle. A piece of Raspberry Fizz Saddle Stitched Ribbon and 2 faux Summer Sunrise brads finish it off. The final card size is 41/2x 51/2. I would have liked to have added The Joys of Summer Sentiment on the ribbon but it was missing from my brand new Day At The Beach Set. I think it looks okay without it though. What do you think? I also took the picture on Emilia's swim raft which I think came out pretty cool. I am looking forward to seeing what the rest of the ladies have come up with now. As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great night.

24 comments:

Lori said...

Beautiful!!!!

Regan said...

so cute!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!

Heather P. said...

This is sooooo cute!

Bethany Paull said...

You did such a good job re-creating that beach towel! Fab!

Melissa said...

Great job! Your card really matches the towel so well! i love the little flip flops too!

raduse said...

How cute! Glad you made it home safely.

lynn said...

perfect!

BethieJ said...

Oh this is DARLING! LOVE the colors you used on your card.. GREAT inspiration , and sketch!!
Have a GREAT night!

Jessica said...

SO cool! I love how you made it match the towel so well!

Joni Kix said...

That is just too perfect! I love the card!

Terri E. said...

Adorable. Your colors and fun flip flops are summer. Super job with the fun summer challenge. Thanks for the great eye candy.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Julia Aston said...

What a fun towel - your card is an exact replica!

peggysue said...

That is a great representation of your inspiration piece. And you can always use the towel to dry off after the next downpour. :)

Kay said...

Very cool interpretation of your inspiration piece!

maria fiscella said...

So bright and cheery!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Love how you mimicked the towel. Great use of your inspiration piece to create the background.

Debbie Olson said...

Terri, you did a great job choosing a piece and following it beautifully!

Deanna said...

Totally cute!

Kim said...

I adore pink and green together. Your card is beautiful!

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous card Terri! Great use of the sketch and your piece of inspiration!

Elise said...

What an adorable card and great use of the sketch! I love your photo of inspiration and the great card you made!

Heidi said...

Great card!

Beth said...

Oh wow Terri this is so pretty what a great job with your inspiration matches perfect.