Melissas Paperie

Saturday, June 25, 2011

June PTI Blog Hop

Welcome! I'm participating in the June PTI Blog Hop, and the challenge this month is to create a project based on the inspiration photo, below.



When looking at the photo, I noticed the different colors, the silver insect pegs, the hanging dresses, the cubbies,and all the various kid things stuffed in. I can relate to a lot in that photo--cubbies with random kid apparel and toys shoved in, pretty princess dresses, but I do wish I had a beautiful wall like that!

I just couldn't help thinking of my kids when making this card, so "your color my world" is the perfect sentiment -- as they sure do add color, and meaning to my life!

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I used a butterfly, which is seen in the inspiration photo, and embossed them several times with silver embossing powder, and then colored with them with Copic markers. The Just a Ticket die mimics the cubbies and provides a landing spot for my butterflies, which I embossed into the white cardstock. In contrast to the photo, I left my background white so the butterflies could shine.

Thanks for taking a look!
Melissa

"You color my world" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams and Happy Trails
Ink: Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Memento) and Copic markers
Paper: Stamper's Select White
Other: Just the Ticket die, detail scissors, silver embossing powder, glue dots

26 comments:

Elena said...

l-o-v-e the embossed ticket strip behind those butterflies! They do fit perfectly into their "little cubbies" - great job!

arlyn mason said...

cute card!!

Joyce said...

This is just so clever and beautiful. I never would have thought to use that just the ticket die, but it is perfect. (That die is one of my fave's--so fun to see another use for it). Great take on the inspiration photo.

Linda said...

Nice interpretation. Clever use of the ticket die. All together a very lovely card.

Marge said...

I too love that embossed ticket die -- very smart!!!

Jennifer K said...

This is great Melissa - I LOVE how you embossed the Just The Ticket die. It's the perfect place holder for those gorgeous butterflies.

Lisa said...

Pretty, love the emboseed row of tickets as your backdrop!

Terri said...

Very nice. Love the butterflies and you use of the ticket die too!

Jill said...

I looooove how you embossed the ticket die, Melissa! Outstanding! It adds so much to this clean, classic CAS card! Happy June Hopping!

Anne B said...

Love those pops of colour and the embossed ticket effect too :)

LittleSurferGirl said...

Oh my gosh. LOVE the embossed ticket die behind the butterflies! It fits perfectly! Can't believe how crisp it is! Beautiful card, Melissa!

Laura Isham said...

Melissa, this is just perfect! I always love the way white cardstock looks with beautiful pops of color, and this card is such a gorgeous example of that! Love, love, love it!

Sue Lelli said...

Melissa, LOVE the embossed image and your BEAUTIFUL butterflies!

Suzanne said...

Oh my gosh I absolutely love what you did with the ticket die! This is fantastic Melissa!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Love it! Those butterflies are the best ever! Very nice!
Hugs, Wendy

Ravengirl said...

This is very pretty, especially with the ticket die behind it!

Gina said...

I love the ticket die behind the butterflies as their "cubbies" Such a beautiful card!!!

Laurie W. said...

Melissa this is so pretty! I love what you did with the ticket die!!

Amanda said...

So clean and still detailed. Love the ticket die!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Lovely!!! Great idea to emboss the ticket die.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

This is so clean and sharp, I love it! I love how you used the ticket die to emboss your card base in order to set off the butterflies... beautiful!

Lee said...

I absolutely love this CAS card and your interpretation of the photo.

Sue Ann said...

LOVE IT!!! CAS and full of BEAUTY!!!

Leah said...

So pretty! Love the butterflies all in a row:)

Linda said...

This is so pretty! I love the embossing!

Jen Carter said...

So pretty! I love how you used the ticket die impressed into the background strip!