Thursday, February 25, 2010

PTI Blog Hop



Hey everyone! Welcome to my stop on the hop to honor the amazing PTI Design Team.
Kudos to Nicole in choosing the PTI design team which offers such a wide range of styles. I could expound on the wonderful attributes of these designers, but I wouldn't be telling you anything you don't already know, and you've blogs to visit.

Nicole's challenge to find a project from the members of the design team that is especially inspirational was somewhat overwhelming to me. I mean, I find multiple projects daily that are especially inspirational. So how to choose just one? Well, I went with a card that has special meaning to me. Here's a hint--what is the title of my blog? I love those fragrant, delicate-looking yet hardy flowers with their happy faces. The first card I saw using the violet stamp set was Betsy Veldman's card on February 6, and I was in love with the stamp and with this card.




I love everything about this card. I love the vintage character, the colors, the sparkly petals, and the pearls. Of course, the pearls, I'm a Southern girl.

Here is my simplified version of Betsy's card (along with some violas I rescued from my garden this morning as it was snowing. Poor little things were freezing!)



I'm not going into all the details, but I will explain that I shaded the flowers with Copics and stamped them with Versamark Dazzle in Champagne which is not captured very well with my amatuer photography skills. However, when the light hits the flower just right, there is a nice little shimmer.

Enjoy your evening. I know I will because the design team members aren't the only ones to inspire me.
Cammie

Supplies:
Stamps: Year of Flowers:Violet, Fancy Flourishes, Background Basics: Text Time(PTI)
Ink: Plum Pudding,Ripe Avocado(PTI); Versamark Dazzle:Champagne;Old Paper, Antique Linen(Ranger)
Paper: Plum Pudding, Lavendar Moon, Lemon Tart, Vintage Cream, Rustic Cream, Ripe Avocado, Aqua Mist (PTI);Grandma's Kitchen (We R Memory Keepers)
Other: Copics, Mother's Day Cartridge, Cricut Expression (Provocraft),pearls


42 comments:

  1. You did a great job recreating the card and making it your own. It turned out beautful!

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  2. This is so pretty! Love that Cricut cut you used too! Great job with the challenge!

    ♥Lea

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  3. This is so pretty, Cammie! Love that bold color on the bloom! :)

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  4. What a beautiful combo of colors and textures! Lovely card!

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  5. This is gorgeous! And how fitting with your blog title! I love how you placed the real violas in the photo.

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  6. Beautiful card! Wonderful job with the challenge.

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  7. LOVE this Betsy inspired beauty!! Your card is just stunning!

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  8. Lovely card, and nice to see some flowers from your yard. It will be weeks before anything peeks through here!

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  9. Great use of that die cut for the background and your violet is BEAUTIFUL!

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  10. As your blog is opening, I'm thinking I'll be shocked if she doesn't use the new Violet set! Great interpretation!!! So fun we get Flowers of the Year!!!

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  11. Great job! I especially like the die you used for the background. Glad you were able to rescue those pretty flowers too!

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  12. After seeing your blog title I was not surprised to see something with violets! Really nice job on this card. Very pretty.

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  13. What a lovely interpretation. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Cammie, this card is so YOU!! love your take on it. very pretty

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  15. This is beautiful, and it sure ties in with your blog too:) Love the background you created for the flowers.

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  16. Gorgeous card!! Every detail is just so beautiful! :)

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  17. Elegance, loveliness and romance is what your card exhibits! Your card is gorgeous and a delightful adaptation of a beautiful Betsy Johnson card. Stunning results. I can't wait to uncover more stunning discoveries on your blog later.

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  19. Cammie, this gorgeous and just perfect! I love how you layered your flower.

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  20. Cammie such a beautiful card! So lovely!

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  21. Qu'elle est belle, tu es vraiment très talentueuse Cammie, bravo

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  22. Very pretty! Love the lacy panel behind the flower!

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  23. Lovely card Cammie, love the lace paper used on top of the background!

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  24. Lovely, Cammie. Why am I not surprised to see violets? That doesn't look so simple if you cut that lacework. All the components work so well together. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Thank you for the comment :) it was my first hop so its a lot to learn ha ha! I love your cards! Feel free to add me if you are interested!!!

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  26. Very pretty and feminine. Good job.

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  27. ooh Stunning card. i love how you shaded the flower with copics. that was really neat.

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  28. Soooo pretty! You captured Betsy's process wonderfully! And what a perfect set for you (based on the name of your blog!) :)

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  29. Very Pretty! I love the violets!

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  30. Wow Cammie this is gorgeous!! Betsy is such an awesome inspiration and you did absolutely wonderful!! I loved her violet card too.... so hard to decide :)

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  31. Your card is so beautiful and elegant! I love your interpretation of Betsy's card! ♥♥ Kay

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  32. So pretty - love the cut background!

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  33. Hi Linda! I adore your take on this card...your coloring is so beautiful! Thank you so much for your kind words.

    Betsy Veldman

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  34. What a great card to be inspired by! I love your take! So pretty!

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  35. sweet blossom...it really pops on the card :)

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  36. This is stunning, Cammie! I love that deep purple.

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