Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop








I am on vacation, but still wanted to participate in the June Blog Hop which is a photo inspiration challenge. Here is the photo:


 I admit the photo stumped me for a bit.  I much prefer sketch challenges and this photo in particular was very difficult for me to come up with something.  There were, however two things that jumped out at me.  First, the rainbow of colors painted on the wall and the second was the little white baskets at the bottom of the little storage unit.  I immediately thought of the new vintage picnic set that I have been itching to use.  Here is my card:                
I used a vintage cream cardbase stamped with a rainbow of Chevron Stripes.  I tried to get them as close to the colors in the inspiration photo as possible.  I embossed the cardbase with the Linen impression plate.  I cut a couple of circles with nestabilities and stamped my sentiment with Hibiscus Burst ink, bending the sentiment stamp just a little to curve around the circle.  I had to work a bit to get the basket to look similar to the picture and still show up on the card.  I tried white embossing powder on white first.  Didn't show up enough.  Next I tried white embossing powder on vintage white paper.  Still no good.  Lastly, I tried white embossing powder on kraft and it looked pretty good.  I smeared a little fresh snow ink with a Q-tip to make it look a bit whiter and I think that is as close as I can get.  I added a few little roses for no other reason other than I thought they were pretty.  The card still seemed a bit bare, so I added the two layers of ribbon and the Simply Chartruese button and twine at the top.  I think the card turned out pretty, and very loosely reminiscent of the inspiration photo.  Thanks for taking a look!

31 comments:

I'm Renee said...

Aawww...
love it!
How you used the basket...
the linen weave IP...
the color chevrons...
it turned out fabby!
I think you did great with the inspiration photo...
brought in a lot of the elements!
Beautiful! :)

Lori said...

a perfect take on the challenge!!! Great job, I love it.

Keva said...

EEk!! This is so dang cute, Cathy! Love the chevrons (of course) and the ribbon at the top.

Oh my Cathy... your card takes my breath away! I love the sweet details like the stacked ribbons, the basket of roses and the chevron stripes. Top notch!!

Marge said...

Very BEAUTIFUL!!!

Joyce said...

This is such a great card. You hit all the elements in the inspiration photo. I love the chevrons, and how you got that basket to look just like a vintage white basket. Love looking at this card.

This card is amazing! And it reminds me that I need to break out my Chevron set.. Thanks! :)

Linda said...

Everything is so pretty. You can never go wrong with a few roses!

Magirk said...

Very nicely done. ;-) I love the vibrant colors you chose, and I think your interpretation and execution of the picnic basket is perfect. I think the flowers are a nice addition, along with the coordinating linen weave IP - they pull everything together so well. Great work! ;-)

Lisa said...

Pretty, happy and summery!

Terri said...

Great job! Love the basket and the flowers are a great addition. Hope you are having fun on your vacation!

Anne B said...

Love all the different textures and the chevron stripes are fab :)

Jill said...

Cathy, I am right there with you with photo challenges being, well, a challenge! But . . . you knocked it out of the ballpark, girl! Fantastic card! The roses look FAB peeking out of the basket--and the basket in white? Genius! I love, love, love this card and am adding it to my inspiration file! Great job! Happy June Hopping!

Really nice card for the Blog Hop. So pretty.

Suzanne said...

I adore how you used the roses in the basket - the whole card is so pretty, Cathy!

Ravengirl said...

This is so sweet! I love all the detail that you used here.

Shirley said...

I love your chevron colors and the rest of the card just radiates wonderfully around it! Beautiful!

Gayatri said...

Very Pretty! I love the basket and the flowers on them :)

Jennifer K said...

Your basket is gorgeous. Love it with the pretty flower in it.

Marlena M. said...

Wow, I love, love, love that basket of flowers. Very pretty! ;)

Laurie said...

Cathy!! I love that little basket and those flowers? LOVE! Your card is simply gorgeous!!

Marybeth said...

Wow, Cathy you have been busy making many wonderful cards. Your blog hop card with the basket of flowers is just perfect.

Lovely! I relaly like the chevron rainbow and the real flowers in the basket - great job!

I am crazy about your card! Love the chevrons and I can't use the picnic basket enough! Great combination of products.

Soooo lovely! I love the colors of the chevron stripes!! Fun and pretty!
Hugs, Wendy

Kelly S. said...

Oh your basket is just bursting with flowery goodness, Cathy! I love the way the basket looks distressed with white ink. The Chevron stripes paired with the impression plate make an absolutely stunning background, too!

Gina said...

Oooh, I adore the white basket! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo.

Jen Carter said...

I LOVE your interpretation of the challenge! The rainbow chevron stripes are so cute!! The flowers in the basket though steal the show! Adorable!!

This is AWESOME, Cathie! I love the chevron stripes behind your beautiful basket of flowers, really GREAT card!

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