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.
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