Wednesday, February 11, 2015

papertrey 8th anniversary

It only happens once a year, but what a big party it is. Happy Anniversary, Papertrey Ink!


Talk about finger on the pulse. Check out the new color palette in the badge. Spot on with the subdued hues trending lately.

So I've participated in five challenges and today I'm sharing my projects. Ready? Warning, Blogger has made total ugliness of my photos. Get ready for fifty shades of gray.

Day 1 - DT Inspiration
Check out the post for an inspiration overload from each of the DT members. And for sketch and color combo ideas. I chose these two.



And made this card.


Day 2 - Maile Belles returns
As in she is returning to designing products for PTI. Yippie. She's a genius IMO. So for this challenge we are to be inspired by a Maile creation. Easy. Remember the wonky front panel that she brought to blogland?


And I'm hooking up to Day 5 - Spring into Action too, cuz I broke out an unused set for my sentiment. Building Blocks is perfect for sentiments which you want to cut into strips.

Day 3 - Bagged and Tagged
Gift bags with tags. Kinda my go-to for presents. We were challenged to create a tag to go with a gift bag.


I wanted to create a tag to mimic my square white gift bag so I die cut a stitched circle from the front of a folded tag and painted some watercolor stripes on the inside. Know what inspired me? Maile's watercolor wonder PP. And I finally got to use my PTI ribbons I won ages ago. Simply Chartreuse stitched and Melon Berry satin.


I created another tag, a folded circle this time (extended the fold over the edge of the cutting plates to prevent it from being cut). Also painted watercolor stripes, but this time used a sentiment from Neat and Tangled Dreams


I'm joining the watercolor challenge at Little Tangles with this tag and Day 1 card.


Lots of flower action going on in the new release. This challenge asks for a bouquet created (actually with more than one flower stamp set), but I used only one. And this color combo with watercolors and heat embossing.




Used Meadow Greens. Stamped the sprays first in Archival black. Heat embossed the clusters in white. Applied watercolors and splattered. Stamped the stems and leaves in khaki. Added some aqua to the BG and added an Aqua Mist die cut sentiment.

Whew! Are you playing? Get a move on, you've got until Feb. 15th.


24 comments:

  1. Maria this post was a feast for my eyes! The first and last cards favorites for sure! So beautiful!

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  2. Such a beautiful line up of cards ..I loved each and every one of them ..You have really been rocking the watercolor trend :)

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  3. What a stunning collection of cards, inspiration overload! All beautiful, some elegant but all fabulous!
    Elaine

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  4. these are fabulous! i love the 1st card! just gorgeous!

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  5. These are all so beautiful! I am in awe of the last one though. It is so dreamy!

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  6. you are totally on a roll! congrats on all your recent challenge wins!

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  7. Wow. These are amazing. The first and last ones made my eyes bug out a bit!

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  8. You really rocked these challenges! My goodness, I love your water coloring!!

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  9. Another fabulous collection! You've inspired me to have a go at the Papertrey challenges. And huge congrats on being named W&W Guest Star :)

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  10. Gorgeous, Maria! I haven't played yet, but I'm dying to get at least something made in the next few days. PS GIANT congrats on winning the W&W guest spot!! I was so thrilled to see your name. :)

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  11. Wow, your work is gorgeous!!!Congrats on winning as W&W guest designer!

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  12. Maria...so many fabulous cards. Love them all.

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  13. Dangggg, that first card.....spectacular!!!!!

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  14. WOW WOW WOW....These are absolutely STUNNING Maria!
    Sorry for shouting but I haven't seen such beauties in a long time!

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  15. Oh Maria! These creations for the PTI anniversary challenges are outstanding! I love every single project that you made and I agree with Richard, the first and last cards were awesome! Love the subtle colours and the finishes. Truly works of art! Good luck in the PTI drawings :)

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  16. Head of the class in every instance!! I'm in awe!! Again!! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. What beauties, Maria! The first card made my jaw drop and they just get better. Hope you win a big prize!

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  18. Oh my beauties! Every card of yours should be in a magazine :)

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  19. Awesome, Maria ... every one ... the first and last are especially spectacular ... and gorgeous! Have got a few cards finished for the PTI birthday challenges... who know, may even get them posted tonight! Anita :)

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  20. I so love the way you colored that pansy. I need to try your idea of simple

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  21. Wow, wow, wow, so many yummy cards!! You did a fantastic job with all the challenges. My favourite is the last one where you created a bouquet...its incredible!!!

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  22. All project are really cool. Love the CAS design of your cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Little Tangles and hope to see you again.

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