Wednesday, July 25, 2012

PTI blog hop & giveaway update.

If you are looking for my "shaping up" blog hop post, click *here.*

Hi peeps!  If you're new here - welcome!

Time for another PTI blog hop!  Here's the color-inspiration photo:


So dreamy, right?  I don't have any of those PTI colors, but I chose copics I thought were a nod in the right direction...


I knew immediately, I wanted to stamp a bouquet of flowers - and this bunch in the "friendship jar: summer fillers" is perfect for a quick note-card.  (Actually, I'm pretty sure I want to go back and make a full set!)  I stamped the jar directly onto the card-base, but stamped, colored, and cut out the bouquet so that I could prop it up on foam squares.  I then added a little bow, from the "bells and boughs" set (can you tell I adore that set?), and added the perfect little sentiment into the jar (from Precious Remembrance's "positive thoughts" set.)  Also, I trimmed the card to 4 inches by 5 1/2 inches.  I love the longer, sleeker look - and the jar 'o flowers fits like a glove across the front.

I don't think you can tell in the photo unless you squint, but I took a water-color brush and a water-color crayon, and added some flecks of light blue over the card-front (before I adhered the flowers.)  I also painted a little strip of blue on the left and right edges of the card.  The spatter and those painted stripes add a softness, and an extra bit of detail that takes this card to a more special place.


Hope you like it!

And now, for the giveaway update:  I got my Gallery Idol prize box yesterday!  Soooo, here's what I will be giving away and mailing out next week to 1 lucky winner:


Woo hoo!  If you want to enter for a chance to win, click over to *this post* and throw your comment in the running :)

47 comments:

  1. Love the cas design focuses all your attention on the beautiful flowers.

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  2. Isn't it fabulous how the tiny details make it pop? Love that vase of flowers :)

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  3. Very pretty, Elena! The bright colors are such a nice balance to the subtlety of the jar and sentiment.

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  4. So pretty, Elena! Beautiful design!

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  5. Gorgeous Elena. I would love to have that bouquet in my home.

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  6. I love how you colored the jar. it is a sweet card, the detail of the bow and button really give it a beautiful handmade look

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  7. Oh, your blog hop card is fabulous, Elena! I love everything about it!

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  8. So pretty, Elena! I love that you fussy cut those flowers, and I also love that you colored them individually like that. Great card!

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  9. You make it look so easy! Hmmm I might have to get that jar stamp.

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  10. Totally adorable!! I had to chuckle when I saw you at number 2 today:) C'mon now, Elena, stop slacking off, and get those quick finger ready next time!!!

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  11. Such a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. ;-)

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  12. Very pretty and I love that you used the copics in place of the inks. Such a lovely bouquet.

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  13. love how you colored only a few of the flowers and not all!

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  14. So pretty Elena!! Love the soft coloring and the summer jar~ looks great!

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  15. Beautiful Elena! I love the dimension and that cute little bow :)

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  16. I just love that little button & bow...the cutest lil finishing touch!

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  17. Oh Elena, this is so *perfect*!!! It has such a vintage vibe to the colours, and it's so simple and beautiful!

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  18. This card makes such an impact on the computer. It must be a stunner in real life. Popping the flowers gives them even more depth.

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  19. Beautiful card Elena! Love the flowers on the jar. -- Irma

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  20. This is just beautiful. All your little details and extra touches just add so much to the card.

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  21. The coloring is super pretty! And I love that little yellow ribbon ♥

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  22. Absolutely beautiful!!! Love your coloring and the little bow is as sweet as can be!!!

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  23. Pretty card. Love your creativity with the watercolor sweeps.

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  24. Beautiful card Elena! I absolutely love how you left some of the flowers uncolored....spectacular result! Congrats on your gallery idol achievement!

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  25. What a great card. I love your jar of flowers.

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  26. This is beautiful! I need to pull that set out again.

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  27. Beautiful card, Elena! Love that jar and your bouquet of flowers are lovely in it :)

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  28. Elena so pretty, just love it!

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  29. Lovely card Elena. The jar of flowers are so pretty... love the popped up elements. Glad you finally got your package!

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  30. Fantastic card. I love how you left some of them uncolored.

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  31. beautiful card...love the flowers.

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  32. I think this is my favorite from the hop! Delightful!!

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  33. This is such a beautiful contribution to the blog hop!!

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  34. I love your pretty card. I have stamp set so I must take it out for a second look. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. Beautiful flowers and coloring ~ lovely card!

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  36. Hi Elena!
    Your card is so BEAUTIFUL! I'm always inspired by your AMAZING cards! Thank you for sharing....have a wonderful day! :)

    Suzanne
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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  37. Just saw your card on the PTI blog hop. Very nice! Like the raised flower panel. :)

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  38. This is so, so, so pretty Elena! I love it!

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  39. Love this card. The colours and the 3D effect are great,Thanks for the inspiration.

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  40. I love that Friendship Jar set too! Very pretty, love the colors!!

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  41. I love this card, Elena! It's so soft and beautiful. At your suggestion, I did squint and saw the flecks. LOL So beautiful!

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  42. Elena, this turned out beautifully! I love the sweet little "hi" inside the jar :)

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