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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink March 2012 Blog Hop Challenge


 Welcome Spring!! 
That's what this inspiration photo says to me!! 
Papertrey Ink has challenged us to make a project based 
on the colours and/or design  from  this site.  It's a warm &
sunny image called "Sunshine in a Box".  How fun!!

                         

 Here's my card, using lots of these spring colours and goodies!
I think it could be called "Sunshine in a Basket" !!


I created a card using the colour scheme: Lemon Tart and Aqua Mist and
some of the patterns from the inspiration photo: polka dots and gingham.

I wanted to keep this post short, so I've just listed the card details below. If you wish further information, please leave your question in the comment section and I will respond.

Card Details: PTI (unless noted)
Picnic Basket = Vintage Picnic stamps and die; Polka Dot Parade Paper pack
Flowers = Friendship Jar: Spring Fillers; Copic markers; Sakura Gelly Roll pen
Butterfly/Trail = Sweet Spring;               Sentiment = Tag-Its #3
Lower Background = Background Basics: Gingham; Label Basics (double line)
Upper Background = Sponging technique: Spring Moss & Aqua Mist inks; Copic Markers 
Inks = Aqua Mist & Spring Moss; Memento Tuxedo Black; Close to My Heart Buttercup 
Card Stock = Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist;  Bella White    Other = Linen Impression Plate; Nestabilities Ovals & Big Scalloped Ovals;  yellow brads; small sunburst punch; My Mind's Eye Lime Twist "Together" Twine 


Inside Details:
Sentiment = Vintage Picnic Sentiments
Other = Clear Dollar Stamps:  Happy Rainbow; Copic markers




Thanks for visiting today. enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop!!
Karen C.

26 comments:

Kara said...

love it!! your little scene is so cute..so spring! love how u used the twine too!

Leigh said...

So sweet & pretty, Karen! I love your polka dot picnic basket!

kacee said...

Oh soooo pretty. The picnic basket looks so cute...great job Karen!

Barb said...

Hi Karen!
I participated in the PTI blog hop, too. I love your card! The flowers in the basket is just darling! I think you and I were thinking along the same lines when we were creating! :)

Audrey said...

What a cute spring card! I love the combination of stamp sets you used!

Pam W. said...

I love those flowers in your little picnic basket. So cute!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a darling basket of flowers, lovely card.

Kristii said...

Oh so pretty!! Love the soft aqua frame and the flowers are soooo sweet!!

missy said...

love the paper pieced picnic basket! great card!

Dana said...

Wow!! Lovely card!! I love th soft yellow cardstock! It goes great with the basket and flowers!!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Adorable card Karen! You did a fab job with the coloring and embellishments!

laughadaisy said...

Love your beautiful 'welcome spring' card. ;-) I'll take all the Spring I can get! Nice job on the challenge. ;-)

kari bell said...

great coloring karen. i love the polka dot basket too.

Suzanne Russell said...

Great way to use your Vintage Picnic set! Adorable card!

Stephanie said...

Karen, your card is so adorable! Love how you did the twine across the bottom! Perfect little basket!

Renee said...

This is most definitely rainbows and lots of fabulous sunshine! :)
Love that precious basket with that so adorable butterfly!
And the pearls in the corner...
fabulous!
A gorgeous card! :)

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. Love how you used the flowers & baskets to create a lovely scene. I love how you did the twine at the bottom!

Mayol said...

Love your cards! The first one is so sweet - i love the picnic basket and the twine! Your second one is simply too cute!

Rema said...

Your cards are great! So simple and cute...

Karen said...

I just love Vintage Picnic and so often forget about it. Your cards are great!

Lisa said...

How cute is this!! Love the fun polka dot picnic basket ;)

Terri said...

Great card. It could definitely be call Sunshine in a basket.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so wonderful, Karen! I learned two new techniques: the detail on the brads and the detail on the twine. Thank you so much. The card is perfect!

Anne B said...

Definitely sunshine in a basket, Karen. Love your paper pieced basket and your cute little scene :)

The Paper Parade said...

Karen, this is just so sweet :) I love the flowers in that little polka dot basket, and then the neat tassels you made with the twine!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Karen. Especially love the sun peeking out of the cloud image and the pretty paper-pieced basket. The tiny brads look great. :o)