Thursday, February 25, 2010
PTI Blog Hop...pick a Designer!
So with awe and a little trepidation...I chose THIS CARD by the lovely Melissa Phillips! When you scroll down (past the "Out for Publication" icons, YAY!)...you will see a sweet little card featuring Take Three: Spring with bunnies and pom-pom tails, and a side panel featuring Background Basics: Tin Types.
Here is my card:
The violets from Year of the Flower: Violets stamp set were stamped on watercolor paper with Stazon Timber Brown and then I sponged them with various Tim Holtz Distress Inks. If you don't have this set, you NEED to get it! I almost never purchase flower sets, and I am SO glad that I did! I was afraid I couldn't color them correctly, but SPONGING them? Now THAT I can do. It is the equivalent of scribbling with a sponge! The side panel is Background Basics: Tin Types (LOVE) with White Opal Liquid Pearl Centers (more LOVE). Melissa always puts snip-its and scraps of her favorite things on every card. I used a snip of my fave turquoise mini ric-rac and some vintage white buttons collected from a garage sale!
I chose the sentiment because Melissa shows us in her posts that "Every day is a gift." She talks so lovingly about her daughter and her family, she makes the gloomiest, "sleet-iest" day sound just perfect, and you can just smell the delicious recipes she is baking in her kitchen as she describes them. I truly love visiting her blog, and whether you are a stamper or not, every visit will leave you with the biggest smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart! Thanks for inspiring us in so many ways, Melissa Phillips!
Stamps: Year of the Flower: Violets, PTI, Background Basics: Tin Types, PTI, sentiment from Everyday Button Bits, PTI, Weave Backgrounder, Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream cardstock, watercolor paper
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress inks (Broken China, Mulled Lavender, Concord Grape, Tea Dye), Stampin Up Retired Bliss Blue, Stazon Timber Brown, yellow marker, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Other: White Opal Liquid Pearls, Stickles, vintage white buttons, mini turquoise ric rac, PTI's Lavender Moon Grosgrain Ribbon, sponge daubers, dimensionals