Monday, April 25, 2016

papertrey april blog hop

Thank goodness for aerobic class instructors with sore throats! Well, not really, but because tonight's class was cancelled, I made a card for the April PTI blog hop.

May I present the inspiration photo. Right up my alley.

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 May I present my interpretation of it. My card.


Yeah, yeah. So the circles. And earthy tones. But did you catch those dotted lines in the graphic? They jumped out at me screaming Stitches and Swirls. (Whoa! Vaulted!) So I backed into my design from there. Thanks to SSS Lots of Dots, Hero Arts white pigment ink and various SSS and HA dye inks, my circles were born.

Topped them with the stitched images and a heat embossed sentiment (one of my faves) from Keep It Simple: Birthday.

Happy to hop today. Can't wait to see how others were inspired!

I'm sharing this card at Penny Black and More's Birthday challenge and at Simon Says too:
Wednesday - Make it Girlie
Monday - Show us your Metal (notice the stapled-on-sentiment-strip?)

35 comments:

Cindy O said...

Oh, love it! You've got it all with the graphic circles, the pale stitch-y lines, the colors, the layered tones... Great card!

Marybeth said...

Love that you saw the dotted lines and used the stitched set! Your card is gorgeous and a wonderful take on the photo! Nice job, Maria!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Awesome!!!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is fabulous Maria! Love your take on the inspiration. The stacked circles and stitched flowers are perfect.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Loved those dotted flowers in the bg !

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Loved those dotted flowers in the bg !

Susi K. said...

To use Stitches & Swirls was a perfect idea and resulted in a fabulous card!

Diana K said...

Wonderful card! Beautiful colours and I think a lot of us were saved by those dotted lines :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love your fabulous take on the inspiration piece!

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous blend of graphic and pretty, Maria ... such a brilliant take on the inspiration! Hugs, Anita :)

cotnob said...

A brilliant card, such a fabulous design - a great take on the inspiration photo.
Pauline
x

Judi G said...

Beautiful card! Love the contrast of the graphic circles and the flowing stitched lines!

Patti said...

Oh yeah!! the white stitched lines add the perfect touch!! This is just a great CAS card!!

Patti

Diane Jaquay said...

This is fabulous, Maria, such a creative and beautiful take on the inspiration photo!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Your simple circles are made so interesting with your clever swirling stitched stamping! Love your card!

Sue Rose said...

Love your card and the stitching. I didn't notice the stitching, just the colors! Very pretty!

Marcia HIll said...

Love all your dotted lines with the Stitched and Swirled set, and those circles behind it are soooo cool looking! GREAT card Maria!! :0)

Greta said...

I'm glad the inspiration was up someone's alley--haha! You nailed the challenge with this beautiful card, Maria!

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing card...just fabulous!

Carmela Hubler said...

Very nice.

Joyously Noelle said...

Great card! Lovely cascading circles!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Love it! You did a great job with that inspiration photo!

brenda said...

A very pretty Birthday creation and perfect for our theme, many thanks for joining in at penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Suchi said...

Glad you could make the card- thanks to the instructor's soar throat-Lol!! I loved your card with earthy tones and circles! :)

Mervi said...

Lovely card, beautifully done!
Thank you so much for entering Penny Black and more Challenge;-))m

Marlena M. said...

Fantastic movement and interest Maria!

Kathy Mc said...

Stitches and Swirls in white on Kraft background totally reflect that inspiration photo. Great card, Maria, and love the placement (and stapling) of your embossed sentiment.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous take on the inspirational photo Marie, love the soft colours.

Hugs
Maarit

shirley-bee said...

Wonderful take on the inspiration photo. I love how you brought the dotted lines to the fore.

Gayatri said...

Unique and fabulous design. I love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Make it Girlie challenge
Gayatri xx

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

cheiron said...

I love your interpretation of the sketch and the use of the flower stamp is just perfect! Thank you so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

FunctionofLight One said...

Love your interpretation. I love layering and you did a great job with it.

LauraJane:) said...

Wonderful! Congrats on the PTI newsletter hightlight:)

LauraJane:) said...

Wonderful! Congrats on the PTI newsletter hightlight:)

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