"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese
Thursday, August 25, 2016
bountiful blessings... pti august blog hop
Hello!!! Playing along today with this month's PTI blog hop. Nichole provided a lovely inspiration piece that had my thoughts going in all kinds of directions. I really wanted to play off of the way the paint palette looked and so tried an idea that unfortunately totally bombed, lol! But that is why we try things, right? Since I had to take my little guy (seriously I think I have to stop saying that... he isn't that little anymore, lol!) to swim lessons on Wednesday (the day before the hop)evening and I still had to make dinner my crafting time was limited. So I went with an idea that I think turned out nicely. When I looked at the inspiration photo I saw the colors of coral, dark yellow and navy blue. I used Abandoned Coral and, Fossilized Amber distress inks and navy blue cardstock. The PTI stamps I used are from the Brushed Off stamp set and the new Color Pop Autumn mini make it market kit. The brushed off image was stamped in Abandoned color on watercolor cardstock and then blended out with water. I did that to provide some of the depth of color that you see in the inspiration photo. I added some additional color by stamping several of the detail leaf images from the Color Pop Autumn and blending them out with water. The word "bountiful" was die cut from navy cardstock three times and adhered together. The watercolor panel was then die cut with the largest die from the Inside Out die set and a second was die cut from kraft cardstock to provide a little bit of a mat. I wanted to bring in the silver from the paintbrushes and so I added a coil of silver thread to the panel and then adhered the die cut word on top. Finished off by adding the sentiment "blessings" in black ink.
Thanks for stopping by today...
Supplies: Cardstock: PTI kraft and Fine Linen, Ranger watercolor, Simon Says Stamp navy; Stamps and dies: PaperTrey Ink; Inks: Ranger and VersaFine; Silver Thread: Coates & Clark