Sunday, 24 May 2015

Papertrey Ink May 2015 Blog Hop

For this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, Nichole Heady provided a totally fab inspiration photo ...


I really liked it because so many different things came to mind. As you'll see, I couldn't quite stop at just one idea. It started with this ...


and then, because I loved seeing all those beautiful inks together, moved along to this ...


and then I decided I wanted one using just die cuts made from my gorgeous PTI cardstock ...


and then I wanted to do something with my new Gelatos (bought after Melissa Phillip's last Make It Monday tutorial - that design team never stops enabling!) ...


 and then I decided that was so much fun, I just had to do another ...


I know, I may have exaggerated just a little bit. But only a tiny bit. It was a fun theme! The things that each card have in common, are rainbow colours and a touch of black glitter paper. Like this ...


And that's it for me - I promise!

Supplies: All cardstock, inks, stamps, dies used are from PTI except for Recollections black glitter paper, Fresh Ink Fresh Lavender ink, Mama Elephant smile word die, Canson XL watercolour paper, Lil Inkers stitched circle die, Gelatos and Glossy Accents.

PTI cardstock and ink colours used were Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Enchanted Evening, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy. Plus Smokey Shadow and Stamper's Select White card.

PTI Stamps used were Beautiful Brushstrokes Additions & Sentiments and Beautiful Butterflies. Dies are Party Trio, Wonderful Words: Thank You, Oopsie Daisy, Cover Plate: Harlequin, Keep It Simple Frames, Sparkle & Shine words, Notched Flowers, Turning a New Leaf, Big Hugs.


41 comments:

  1. WOW WOW WOW these are all amzing great take on the sketch with each card-- You have been really busy!!

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  2. Oh, these are all so fabulous, Diana! I think my favourites are the butterflies and the Shine card with the plaid look.... Wonderful takes on the inspirational photo!

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  3. Gorgeous cards! Love that the butterflies are forming a globe! All these cards are so inspirational!

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  4. Wow! These are all absolutely GORGEOUS!

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  5. Wowwy, wow, wow, wow! I would like a half dozen of each, please. Maybe a dozen of the butterfly. I havent received the last cards I ordered, though. These are all lovely, Di!

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  6. Wow! You've gone all out! My favorites of the bunch are the circle party card and the Shine diamond card.

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  7. Wow, Diana you have been very busy. I had such a hard time with this challenge and you have come up with so much inspiration.....Lovely cards. Awesome.

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  8. You were truly inspired! I cannot decide which one I like best. the butterfly one, or the floral Oopsie Daisy one (that one is spectacular) or the...
    They are all amazing!!!

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  9. Oh, my goodness! It's hard to pick a favorite, but I think the first one does it for me.

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  10. wonderful cards- love all the rainbows.

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  11. Wow! What a riot of rainbows! Love them all, but my fave is the "Smile" card! Hmmmm. I think I'm going to have to get me some of that black glitter paper...good enabling, Diana ;)

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  12. Wow Diana you really rocked this one! Love them all the but the diamond one is something else!!!

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  13. Wow, your were busy! Lots of beautiful cards but my very favorite is the last one. I love the shadows you created, it appears as amazing dimension.

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  14. Oh, you girls with your energy and creativity just blow me away! I don't know how you do it! These are all, each and every one, more gorgeous than the next, Diana!! Mwah! Enjoy the hop!! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. Wow, you were totally on a roll. What a fantastic and gorgeous mix of cards. I think my very favorite is the butterfly card. There is so much motion in that card--I really feel like they are swarming around (in a totally good way of course).

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  16. These are all fabulous Diana! Great use of colour and stamps.

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  17. Oh my gosh, omg, omg! Love, love, LOVE them all. Always have to pick a fav, though, so today it's the flower rainbow. Gorgeous!

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  18. You freaking rock, Diana! I love these cards! Each and every one is gorgeous! So in love with the flowers, but the party card, the shine card and the hugs card.......Gah!

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  19. wow lots of awesome cards here Diana, thanks for all the inspiration.x

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  20. I'm in awe, Diana, not only because you created so many, but they are works of art. My favorite is the one you posted for the hop...but I really love them all. WTG!

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  21. Holy Smokes! You have some beautiful creations here! Loving your butterflies!!! Just wonderful!

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  22. WOW! So many wonderful cards! Each of them have such great designs and and bold elements. Very nice!

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  23. Amazing post, Diana! Stunning cards. I love the way you used the cover plate & gelatos to achieve a cool, bold & graphic design.

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  24. Diana you are such a busy bee! You nailed it! Love them all...

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  25. You rocked the rainbow!! I enjoy all your cards.

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  26. wow so many cards, they are all beautiful creations!

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  27. When you got going you really rolled with it. They are all fabulous, Diana. I especially like the one you entered, with the harlequin coverplate offset from the colored diamonds.

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  28. WOW! These are all so cool and very different! Beautifully done! I must say I love them all!

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  29. Fabulous cards, such great inspiration for the rest of us!! Well done!

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  30. WOW Diana! I am SO impressed with all of your colorful and fun cards! Everyone is a beauty and it definitely shows that you were having a great time, which is what it all comes down to, doesn't it?!! Lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

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  31. Wow!! You have been busy! I really loved each one of these Diana. Each one is so creative and different from each other while staying true to the inspiration photo. Fabulous!

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  32. Ok Diana, you wowed me many times over ! You and your cards are amazing! So very creative and gorgeous too!

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  33. OH my...I think you win for most amazing collection of wonderful rainbow cards. You are simply amazing. I love each and everyone of them but my favorite is your card filled with so many sweet butterflies.

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  34. OH MY...OH MY...Diana, you certainly rocked this challenge.
    WOW, each card is simply fabulous & beautiful.

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  35. Wow! You have been busy! Love how you've been inspired...I think the die cut flowers are my favourite...such a clever design!

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  36. WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! These are all just BEAUTIFUL!! =) You've been having FUN!! =) I LOVE the Designs and the HAPPY Colors!! I think the Layered Flowers are AMAZING and I also really LOVE the Layered Diamonds!! Just AMAZING!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  37. What a fabulous set of cards. The variety of colourful designs Is amazing!
    I had a hard time coming up with one idea!

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  38. Wow!!! So many gorgeous cards! I love the bright colors and your designs are awesome!

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  39. What an amaZing array of fabulous rainbow cards, Diana! Each one is totally a work of art!

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  40. You clearly were having a lot of fun! All super cards--my favorite is the one with your new Gelatos!

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  41. Oh my..... HOW did I miss all of these beauties? Amazing!

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All comments are very much appreciated. Thanks so much for your encouragement.