Friday, June 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop


Good afternoon!!  It's the Papertrey Blog hop so hang on for a fun ride!!!  It's all about COLOUR today :)  I have 3 projects again, so let's get started.....first up is me playing with some bold, bright colours....I just love  Orange, Hawaiian Shores, and Raspberry Fizz!!  I was so excited to finally get my first fillable frame die and stamps...SO fun to stamp with :)
Next up is a colour combo that Nicole has used in the past and is one of my all time favourites...kraft, spring moss, aquamist, and white....oh, I love how white looks embossed here.  This card is inspired by a card either Nicole or Dawn made (I think last year).  I've put my own spin on it with the giga guide line stamp and the new matte die.  I just love putting buttons on either side of it :)
Okay....now for something really fun!!! LOL  I call it the "WILDCARD"  Colour Combination Challenge (aka... the WaCCCky!!)  I was wondering what would happen if I put ALL the Papertrey Ink colours in a hat and drew out 4!!!!  EEEKKKK!!!!  Some craziness could happen.....and, yes, I was totally honest about it....there were no "do overs."  Here's the master list before cutting and drawing....
And the winners, please.....drumroll.................................................
Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Spring Rain,
Enchanted Evening....
No joke, these are what I drew....mmmmm, not too crazy, but I had to use them to be honest to my Wildcard challenge.  I added white, kraft and black as they were neutrals.  The button is actually an enchanted evening colour, although it looks purple/black to me....but that's what happens on an enchanted evening and the lights are down low....LOL  I hope you enjoyed a few of my favourite colour combos....I have so many more, but it's a hop, not a 4 day hike!!! LOL  Can't wait to see what other luscious combinations come up :)  Thanks for stopping by :)



What's in them?
{Happy Birthday}
stamps: pti fillable frames #4
ink: SU burmuda bay
paper: pti white, raspberry fizz dp; su pumpkin pie
accessories: fillable fram #4 die, buttons, twine, pti ribbon


{Enjoy the Moment}
stamps: pti mega mixed messages, turning a new leaf, giga guidelines
ink: versafine onyx, su kiwi kiss
paper: pti kraft, white, aquamist, spring moss
accessories: pti white embossing powder; matte #2, pti ribbon & springmoss buttons; grandpa's vintage button, circle nestabilities, twine


{Wishing you}
stamps: pti birthday basics
ink: versafine onyx
paper: pti white, kraft, bittybox basics, bitty dot basics, dotty biscotti
accessories: button, floss, apron lace punch, stitching, satin ribbon, pti blossom dies

60 comments:

Nancy L. said...

really pretty! they are all beautiful. love the way you choose your last combo ;)

Marisa said...

What a fun set of cards, Maureen :D Love the bright colours and polka dots on the first one. I agree, the colour combo on the second one is fabulous! Will have to give that one a try myself! Great work on the blind colour draw! You've done an amazing job with them! Noticed every card has ribbon in some shade of blue/turquoise LOL! Hope to see you at the Verve party tonite, if not, have a fabulous weekend - only three more days of school!!!

Lindsay said...

LOVE the cards Maureen and that last one was genious! I am so gonna have to try that! What a great idea when you're stumped for a color combo!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

All of these are *fab* Maureen! Brave and fun to randomly pick out a combo too, and you made it work really well!

Ted said...

Such a fun idea to make it random... and the results...wonderful!

Mariana said...

WOW I love them all, but the first one is just precious!!

BonnieRose said...

all your cards are amazing... tfs.. beautiful creations!

Marge said...

I actually like your wild card combo best -- great creations!!!

Linda said...

Great cards! Love your idea of pulling the colors. I must try that!

Sherry said...

Great cards! And how fun to just put colors in a hat...they look wonderful!!

Lorraine said...

Great take on the "colors" challenge. Your cards are beautiful.

Cathy Weber said...

What a great way to challenge yourself. Either you were lucky or more likely you are super creative. I loved all three of your cards today, but the third was special knowing how you came about it.

Shirlann said...

Really pretty...I especially love kraft, moss and aqua together. Thanks for all three!

Kerri said...

Oh how fun! All of your cards are gorgeous, and I love the idea of pulling them out of a hat!

Kara said...

great system for choosing colors!! sometimes i ask my husband to come in and choose somethings i have to use on a card. it really pushes me to come up with something new!
Kara

Rebecca said...

What a fun experiment! All three of your cards are lovely.

Kim Wilson said...

Love that color combo girl! :) soooo cute!

Terri said...

They are all great. I especially like the first one though. I almost made something with that color combo too!

Jill said...

How fun, Maureen! I love your first two color combo, and the simple, pretty (fun) cards you made with them! And I am so jealous that I didn't think of "wildcarding it" myself! Great idea, and you were so lucky to pick a combo that works together! I would probably have drawn Terracotta Tile and Lavender Moon and screamed! :-D

Jen Carter said...

Love the challenge you gave yourself!! What a fun idea and you did a great job with it too! Your other 2 cards are fabulous!! Great design and color choices!

Rhonda said...

Oh so fun Maureen! Love that you gave yourself a challenge as well.

Michelle said...

I'm really drawn to your first card. Maybe it's because I love those colors too! I like how you challenged yourself with the 3rd card. I like how it turned out!

Anne B said...

Great combos - can't wait to try the first one. Not sure if I'm brave enough to try picking a random one though!

Stamper for fun said...

Thanks for sharing color combo #1 -- it's a combo I would never have tried and I really like it. I can't believe you ended up picking 2 purple-ish shades and two blues.

**June**

Laura B. said...

such great cards! very classy, great color combos!

Dana said...

Gorgeous cards!! Your wildcard challenge is such a fun idea - though admittedly, I would have cheated after drawing those four colors ;-) Great job, Maureen!

Kay said...

Great cards, and I love your method of choosing colors! :)

Mandy said...

These are all awesome, my favorite though is definitely the second one. Great job!

Nerina said...

Wow! This is totally delectable blog post! I can't believe how beautiful ALL of your cards are! I couldn't choose a fave - they're all absolutely perfect for different occasions!

Stephanie said...

I almost did the Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz combo, too!! I LOVE what you did with it - so graphic & bold :)

Great job with all the cards - such inspiration!!

Kelly S. said...

Oh I love love that idea for the wacky color combo...just goes to show that I think ANY of the PTI colors could be put together to make one fab card...love them all but that second one is just puuuure elegance!

Andrea M said...

Oh Maureen - these are gorgeous!!! I love the last wild card challenge - purple is one of my favs! Love 'em all! Happy hopping!

Pam W. said...

Great color combos and I love your cards. You totally made me chuckle with your whacky color combo challenge, but you soooo rocked it! I may try that myself............maybe. hehe

Heather P. said...

Eeeep! These are gooooorgeous!!

Still Stampin' with Sue said...

Your work is beautiful. Hope you are enjoying your summer so far.
A fellow teacher. . .

Debbie Gaydos said...

These are all beeeeutiful!! BUT, I have to say I am awed by your bravery in the "wildcard" color combo, LOL! You made it work wonderfully!

Jessica said...

Great cards. Love the Wild Card idea - how fun!!!

I need to take some bow tying lessons from you - they look fab!

Victoria said...

I love all three cards. You do very meticulous work! I like how you came up with the third color combo. I will have to try that sometime when I want to be adventurous!

Becky Carafa said...

these are all great, and I love how you did the wild card one, lol!

Emm said...

Those first two cards are wonderful! The first is so bright and cheerful and the second is nice and soothing. Great job!

resmith said...

Beautiful cards! I love your system of drawing colors and working with those colors. I am going to have to try it.

Laurie said...

I love all of you cards! What a fun way to pick your combos! I love it!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Have to tryyour technique on picking the colors!! Great cards. :)

Mindy said...

What a great idea to use to come up with a color combo when stuck on what colors to use. Thanks for the idea! Loving all of your fun cards!

Suzanne said...

My favorite one is the Enjoy the Moment one, but they are all great!!

Anika said...

Love the combo in your first card! SO cheery! I think I should try your wildcard technique when I lose my crafting mojo...sounds fun!!

Danielle said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun with this challenge-that is so awesome! All 3 of your cards are great! I love the first color combo-so fun!!

Laural-Lee said...

All beautiful. I love the Hawaiian shores...so bright and cheerful. Lovely Moss and Mist too. Great background stamping.

Sue Lelli said...

ALL great cards! You were so brave with your own personal color challenge! FAB results!

Karen said...

Fabulous cards--all of them, but I especially love the first one with those wonderful bright colors!

Janelle said...

Love them all, Maureen -- and I love, love, love the idea of putting all the colors in the hat and pulling a few out. You did a great job with an, er, odd color combination! Now -- since I've been out of touch, I'm going to do a quick scroll through your 10 other posts that I'm behind on -- probably won't have the chance to comment anymore, but I know they'll all be fabulous!

Amy said...

Maureen, I am blown away by your cards! The first one I'm going to CASE if you don't mind for my neice as she loves pink and orange, the second one I LOVE the label die, and the third one I really like all the sewing (which I don't do). And BTW, all your bows are PERFECT!!

Lori said...

not sure which color combo i like the most!!! great job on all the cards.

colleenk said...

I love the bright colors of your first card the most, but they are all great! Cool idea to draw colors randomly. I am gonna try that too!

Lee said...

Love the second card. I much prefer more subdued tones. Even my clothing choice always leans toward Autumn shades.

jen said...

How fun to challenge yourself in such a random manner- and what a great outcome! Love all of your cards- the first one is so bright & cheery- and you've reminded me to pull one of my all time fave sets out again- giga guidelines!!! : )

Lori said...

Three fabulous cards! Love all of your clean and simple designs--and color combos, even the wild card one!

TannyP said...

Always inspiring and outstanding...I despise coming here for PTI blog hop days because I want EVERYTHING!! =) Thanks a lot!

peggysue said...

All three are great! I think I am drawn to the second card most, but I need to study the third one some more, its very pretty.

Winter said...

Great cards! I love the "new color combo"! :)

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