Monday, June 25, 2012

Papertrey Blog Hop 6/25/12

The challenge:
Green and yellow pillows with ruffles and pleats.


I struggled with this all day today, I had lots of ideas that when it came right down to it, didn't work.  I ended up making two cards.

This is the first card I made:

It's okay.  What grabbed my attention from the example photo was the back of the grey chair.  It looks really cool.  I am not sure if it is part of the chair or a throw but I like it. 

This is the second card:

 It okay too.  I think it is the color combo I am having trouble with.  I really like the Happy Day stamp set though I have used it on almost all of my cards for the last week!

Thank you for stopping by!
 

26 comments:

  1. Both of your cards are so pretty! I love the patterned paper on your second card!

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    1. Thank you Veronica. The paper on the second card is from DCWV Spring Fling. It has glitter on it that doesn't show up in the pictures.

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  2. Lovely cards Tonya, both so pretty.

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  3. Both are pretty Tonya. I had a hard time with the color as well I wanted to add white. Love the second one.

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    1. Thanks Marybeth, I am glad I wasn't the only one! The second one is my favorite too.

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  4. How'd you do that fabulous background on the second card?? It's awesome! I thought it was paper, but it sure looks like Pretty Peonies?

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    1. Luanne, it is just one of several pages from the Spring Fling mat-stack from DCWV that look like the PP flowers and this one was close to the example photo colors so I had to use it! Thanks!

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  5. How observant. I totally missed the gray in the background.

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    1. Angela I could see how you could miss it with that pretty bright yellow pillow! I just noticed today that the small round pillow had a softer yellow toile like fabric on it.

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  6. Very pretty cards! I'd wondered if someone would use the grey wicker as inspiration-- I love how you did with your first card! And fabulous stamping on your second card!

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    1. Thank you Leigh! I wish I had stamped the background on the second card it is actually a page from DCWV that looked like PP stamps. I will however be trying to stamp that background with that set now! :)

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  7. I didn't like the color combination on the photo either. Love the way you pulled in the chair, I didn't even notice it before!

    Jessica Griffin
    http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

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    1. This was a tough combo for me. I would really like to know what that is on the chair, a throw? I just want to feel the texture, I keep rubbing picture on the screen but it just feels flat...

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  8. I feel your pain when a great idea doesn't turn out as planned, but both of these look great! I really like the brick background on #1 and the totally different, vintage look of #2.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne! I like the background too and will have to see what else I can use that on.

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  9. Both cards are lovely! It was a tricky colour combination, but you've done beautiful work with it!

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  10. Both cards are very pretty ~ the patterned paper really captures the inspiration quite well. This one was a difficult one for me also. I usually have too many ideas, and struggled to make just one this time.

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    1. Jean, thank you for the kind words! This one was really weird for me. I had lots of ideas (not usual for me) but once I tried to put them on the card they just didn't work together...

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  11. I especially like the second card. Funny, I never even saw the grey chair. Very pretty.

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  12. Thank you Linda! Nice to see another Washingtonian on here!

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  13. Love the grey texture on the first card! The second card is such a beautiful floral!!

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  14. Nice job on both of them. I especially like the patterned paper on the second one. Where did you get it?

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  15. Thanks Terri! The paper is from DCWV Spring Fling Matstack, there are quite a few nice patterns in the pack.

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