Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PTI Blog Hop!

Good morning friends! I am always excited when I actually get to play along with the PTI blog hop, instead of just cruising the gallery and gawking! I am stoked to share today...I did more water coloring and that means I am getting more brave!!
 
I used the current Retro Sketch for the layout for my card, a sketch is always a great place to start, don't you agree! And I loved this sketch...so it was a fun card to make! The challenge for the hop today is Gloss!! I loved this inspiration photo...and kind of got stuck on the beautiful green colors...and who can resist a pop of peacock feather blue!?
 
 I pulled out my distress inks to help me with my water coloring fun--smooshed the ink pad onto an acrylic block, added a few mists of water and then stamped the acrylic block onto my watercolor paper...WAY fun!! And I couldn't think about it too hard...which is perfect for me! I also colored the butterfly that same way--acrylic block smooshing!
 
I used Fabulous Frames--and the photo makes it hard to tell, but it was embossed with clear embossing powder so it is super glossy, as is the butterfly! I used the Happy Birthday from 'Be Happy' and think this is SUCH a perfect birthday sentiment...perfection in a font is what I think!!  I added a few little black hearts that were coated with glossy accents and yes, they are super glossy too!!
 
Thanks a bundle for stopping by today friends!! If you didn't see my post for the new Blossom Cupcards To Go kit...scroll down and take a peek! The kit is FANTASTIC! I will share the rest of my cards from the kit tomorrow...see you soon!!
 
Have a great one friends...and take care!
 


16 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

This looks wonderful, Jen! Such a fun & fresh colour combo!

Martha said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!
I love the pretty colors.

Diane Jaquay said...

Really beautiful, love the watercolor effect!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the color combination - terrific card!

craftmates said...

Beautiful card! Great colours- Irma

Kay said...

I love the watercolor effect on this- very pretty!

victoria h said...

pretty card - love the water colouring

maryrose said...

Love how you framed these images, and the colors are so bright and cheery!

A Crafty Person said...

Jen, What a fun card!! I love the watercoloring effect in the Fabulous Frames die as well as that gorgeous glossy butterfly.

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! LOVING this!! Such an AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL Design!! I LOVE your take on the Challenge!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Nora N. said...

I love your watercolor technique you used. The colors look fabulous together!! Such a pretty card.

Kathy Mc said...

Great design, Jeni, with such fun techniques! Never have bought watercolor paper yet, but must do so to try your ink pad smeared on an acrylic block.

Karen Kelly said...

Love the watercoloring with the acrylic block!

Nicki S said...

Very cool card! LOVE the glossy black hearts!

Kristii said...

What a fun card!! Love all the color!! so pretty!!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Gorgeous smooshing technique!!! Love this :)