Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Blog Hop

It's time to celebrate Spring and we are hopping with Paper Makeup Stamps today!  You should have arrived here from the terrifically talented Tangii's blog.  If you didn't, then you need to go back to the beginning at the PMS blog and check out the big inventory sale details while you're there too.  {wink}

For today's card I followed Repeat Impressions Sketch A611 and colors from Playdate Cafe PDCC76.   I used markers to ink up the flower from Faith Hope Love and stamped on glossy cardstock.  That gave my flower its mottled appearance - you just have to be patient in letting the ink dry so you don't smudge your image.  I inked up the word art When the World with the wasabi ink pad, then used a tissue to gently remove the ink from just the word "Hope".  That way I only had to marker one word, instead of all of them with two markers to get the different colors in the saying. 

Thanks for the visit and now off you go to the lovely Lisa K's blog for more Spring inspiration from Paper Makeup Stamps!
Stamps: Faith Hope Love and When the World by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Glossy White, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: SU! Wasabi Ribbon, SU! Markers, Dew Drops

25 comments:

Carma said...

I love the look of the flower on the glossy paper. Beautiful card!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous card, I really Love the flower, looks like an Echinacea, it's beautiful. Great use of the colour story. Thank you so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe, Tracy Evans x

designbydonna said...

Beautiful card. Very elegant. I love the flower.

Lisa M. said...

Oh this is lovely Michelle! I'm totally casing it someday...the colors are so soft and cool. Love it!

Schell said...

Such a pretty card! I really like the idea of Spring :0)

jan farnworth said...

your card is very pretty like how it showcases the great wordart.

Dawn Mercedes said...

oh wow a great layout! love the dew drop accents!

Julie Ranae said...

Such a gorgeous design and a terrific use of the colors from our challenge! Thanks so much playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe : )

alienanessa said...

Love it!! And the positioning of those dew drops is extremely eye catching!!!

Lisa Kind said...

So pretty Michelle! Love the fresh colors and that flower is just gorgeous! Nice layout too!

Jenn said...

Oh wow! I really love your card! Great color combo!

Fun blog hop!

Jenn
www.jaxbeanstalks.blogspot.com

Randee E said...

I love highlighting single words. PMS sentiments are PERFECT for that - this is gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Hi Michelle, Beautiful card. I love the colors and layout. Very Springy...

Thanks for your nice comments on my blog too!

Maria said...

Pretty card with lovely flower...great job!

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

lovely sentiment. love the spring colors.

Alice Wertz said...

very pretty colors. beautiful card!

Rae Finke said...

I have enjoyed checking out your blog! What beautiful cards you make! Momo sent me! I am a new follower and I can't wait to see what you create next...

Rae
www.wahoocrafts.blogspot.com

Nana Connie said...

Lovely card. What an inspirational sentiment. Wonderful that you made it your focus point. Great color palette!

paulssandy said...

Oh I love this. The flowers looks fabulous and the sentiment is so nice. I love the pebbles (is that what they are called) along the edge too.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Michelle! Love this angular layout, which is a great contrast to the softness of the flower. THanks for playing with The Play Date Cafe!

Andrea Ewen said...

This card is gorgeous Michelle! That sentiment is so profound and truthful! Love what you've done with the colors, especially that lovely flower! Great work...thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe!

Anita Hovey said...

BEEEEEEUtiful! Love it...and I thought that color combo would be too hard LOL

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Great use of the RI Sketch. Lovely card! ;)

Ruby said...

Such pretty use of our colours this week, a lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

A gorgeous clean card and great use of this week's colors. Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe.