Friday, January 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop


This month the Papertrey Ink blog hop's theme is to use black backgrounds!  This was the most difficult theme for me in quite a while.  I tend to use lots of Vintage Cream and Kraft and this month pushed me out of my comfort zone and into the depths of my PTI closet to find some old treasures to use for my card.

I ran out of True Black cardstock (gasp...nothing but scraps!) but found a new pack of Smokey Shadow to use.  I paired it with the daisy from Friends 'Til the End and a sentiment from Script Sentiments.


Whoa...grey, pink, white?  Rhinestones?  A modern design?  Told you it was out of my comfort zone!  I even broke out the Copic markers that are so neatly arranged on a new shelf that I got for my birthday.  Now I need to put them to USE more often!!


To fancy up my dark background, I impressed the paper with the Woodgrain Impression plate and then misted it with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in "Glacier Ice."  The sentiment is heat embossed with fine detail white powder.


Note to self...it may be a good idea to invest in the Friends 'Til the End dies :)  I fussy cut my daisy and added some Sakura Stardust glitter pen details and a rhinestone.

I must try this modern look again some time...just not soon, hee!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Friends 'Til the End and Script Sentiments, Papertrey Ink
Paper:  PTI Smokey Shadow and White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Copic markers
Other:  PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Glacier Ice, Filagree Fine Detail embossing powder in white, Sakura Stardust glitter pen, rhinestones

27 comments:

Craftilicious said...

You should definately go out of your comfort zone more often - this is just beautiful!

Renee said...

I'm going to agree with Tara...
you should step out more often because it IS gorgeous!!
Love the colors...
and that gorgeous bloom!
And the embossed background...
perfect!! :)

Karen (carefree creations) said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is fabulous!

Leigh said...

This is gorgeous! Fabulous colouring, too!

Holly Saveur said...

GORGEOUS!!Love the colors and coloring!

artful-notions said...

Have to get this set! You did it proud. Love you coloring, and that background, WOW!

Luanne said...

This is beautiful! Love it!

Kate W. said...

Yes, you are amazing! Gorgeous card and insane cutting skills!

KayM said...

OH my goodness this is so pretty! This challenged pushed me out of my comfort zone also, but you have really done a beautiful job with it. Your coloring is amazing too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kelly your card is just beautiful, love the flower and your colouring.

Jill Norwood said...

Kelly your card is swoon worthy! I LOVE IT! The fussy cut flower with the sakura pen and coloring is so beautiful! And the color combo overall is one that I could see trying...but I get the comfort zone thing as I usually only use black around Valentine's Day and Halloween! LOL! Gorgeous my dear!!!
:) Jill

Sue Lelli said...

Kelly, that will always be one of my FAV flower sets! LOVE the glimmer and the bling, too! GORGEOUS card!

Kara said...

sooooo pretty!!

Michelle said...

Kelly, this is gorgeous! Your flower is just so pretty!

Annheidel said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I think the same thing every time I use mine. lol

A Crafty Person said...

Kelly, the friends til the end stamp set is one of my all time favorite PTI stamp sets, one of these days I really do have to buy it. Unfortunately
PTI keeps coming out with stamps and dies I want just as much. I love your card!

Joyce said...

Wow--I love everything about this card. I just got this set (finally) and will pin this card for sure. Did you know you have word verification on? GRRR--my eyes, my eyes!

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow, lots of cutting on your flower, looks so great on your black card! That glimmer mist on your black looks really neat too.

Linda Suarez said...

Your card is beautiful Kelly! Your coloring is lovely too! I probably won't be making these kinds of cards much either, but you should because you did a fabulous job!

Sharron said...

Gorgeous, Kelly! LOVE the pink with the Smoky Shadow! Your coloring is so beautiful and I love that the leaves are cream & not green--such a wonderful soft look!

Marybeth said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous Kelly! LOVE your coloring and color. We both used the wood grain, I love it! I love the way this turned out … so elegant!

Cammie said...

Gorgeous card, Kelly! You rock every style!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the misted, woodgrain background - beautiful card! I'm another one that struggles to "see" numbers on word verification :(

maria f. said...

Hey, where's the gingham? Love the pink pop of this. And the bling.

Vickie Z said...

Kelly!! This is gorgeous!!

Suzanne said...

One of my fave ones from the whole gallery, Kelly! SO SO stunning! I love the pink and the bling!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

You are right... very shick and modern, but love the coloring of the bloom.