Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PTI August Blog Hop


Welcome to PapertreyInk's August Blog Hop!
Nichole has given us this inspiration,


'... The stunning and vibrant colors of the wool dying process is full of interpretations that can be applied to your next paper crafting project!  Experiment with creating backgrounds, perhaps dying or watercoloring die-cuts or your own fibers, dots/circles and stripes, an ombre color palette, layers of twine and more.  Be creative and see where your imagination can take you!'
Rich warm colors, and raw rustic textures. LOVE!

So, did 2 cards,
with some of PTI's older stamps, my order's held up by a weekend :(
Love this time of year, bringing out a favorite, Leaf Print Set, 
and other Autumn stamps!


I started die cutting leaves from an allover inked sheet of card stock.
Tried to match some of those lucious yarn colors
with PTI's reds, pinks, oranges and yellows.
The worn table gave me an idea for the bg.
Made a stencil from Cover Plate Circle, selectively inking with versa mark,
 before adding white ep on Soft Stone card stock.
Embossed sentiment from Sunflower Bouquet.



2nd card was inspired from a catalogue,


Started with a piece of muslin stamped with Autumn Adornments.


Aqua Mist cardstock, embossed & lightly distressed inked.
Banner Sentiments embossed in copper.
Made a corsage of sorts, around a burlap flower, inked with Pure Poppy.

Can't wait to see all the takes on this one!

Play along all day, here, on Nichole's blog:


Enjoy the hop, and thanks for visiting!


This autumn Grandinroad catalogue is a beauty inside and out!
Do you love catalogues too? 

34 comments:

  1. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! Your cards are always an inspiration!! Love your work so much. Have a great day Nancy! XOXOXO

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  2. Wow!!!! So much rich fall beauty in one place! Gorgeous cards Nancy! I love that magazine too and they sent me two so I gave one to my daughter,the little ones love looking at all the Halloween items! Beautiful way to photograph your gorgeous card .

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  3. Wow Nancy, these are both stunning!! Love that festive leafy cluster at the bottom of your second card!

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  4. Love the cards! Especially the rich fall colours and the dots behind. Just lovely!

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  5. Let Fall begin...right here on your blog Nancy!! LOVE both your cards! Really like the simplicity of the colorful leaves on your first card against that beautiful circular background...perfection!! And all the layers of Fall goodness in your 2nd card...oh my...I'm in LOVE!! I really like the stamping on the muslin, and then seeing against that aqua background...so, SO pretty!! I am not familiar with the catalog you talked about, but the cover is beautiful and I think I should go online and check it out! Have fun hopping today!! :0)

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  6. Both are beautiful. I love the background on the first one as your take on the table that the vats are in - that is amazing. And oh, that last card...makes me ache for October and November and reminds me why I love them so!! That one is stunning.

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  7. You are so inpiring!! Thanks for the peek into your process. And, as always, your results are beautiful! I can't pick a favorite, they are both perfect.

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  8. Nancy, your cards are gorgeous!!! So much vivid fall color, wonderful texture and great details!

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  9. Love these, Nancy. You incorporated so much lovely colour and texture. Love how you were inspired!

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  10. Beautiful cards, Nacy!! Adore the background on the second card & all the amazing layers, textures & details.

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  11. Okay, now you're just showing off! Nancy, wow, WOW, these both just took my breath away! Girl, you are the most amazing card artist!! Enjoy the hop! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. I love BOTH of these beautiful cards! There is so much color and creativity!

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  13. Like you, I'm ready for fall gorgeousness!! Your creations are beautiful! Hope your order arrives soon, it's hard to wait.......

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  14. Clean and crisp designs Nancy!!

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  15. Oh my gosh!!! Both are cards are stunning!!!

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  16. Oh WOW!! Both of these cards are STUNNING!! I LOVE the way you created the aqua mist card with that fabulous embossing and the layering. Wonderful design.

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  17. WOW Nancy! These are just gorgeous!

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  18. beautiful cards, Nancy - especially love the one with the circle background

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  19. WOW, Nancy, you were definitely inspired using muslin and lots of layers and textures. Both cards are just stunning. Great idea to color an entire sheet of card stock and die cut several pieces from it. Your embossed stenciling on the first card created the perfect background for your colorful leaves. Great job as usual!

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  20. Love all the texture on your cards Nancy!

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  21. BEE-utiful cards, Nancy! I've pinned them because they're so lovely, and I must remember the stamping on muslin. I love catalogs, too...so inspiring!

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  22. Just stunning cards, love all the details!

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  23. WowZa! Both of your cards perfectly match that inspiration photo, Nancy. Those beautiful leaves are bold and rich with Fall color.

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  24. Simply BEAUTIFUL!! =) I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Colors and the Designs!! Your Flower and the Cluster of Leaves makes me HAPPY!! =) Also, your Pictures are AMAZING!! I LOVE them!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =) P. THANKS SO MUCH for the SWEET Comment you left on my Blog!! SQUEAL!! I WON!! =) HUGS!!

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  25. Gorgeous! Love that aqua background!

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  26. oh my! These leaves are gorgeous! Leaf Prints is one of my favourite PTI sets! Love all the inking to make the sheet of colour!

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  27. Nancy - both these are seriously gorgeous! I love all the textures and layers!

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  28. oh wow these are stunning. I love how you added the color to the leaves.. they just pop right off the cards.. lovely designing..

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  29. Nancy these are so beautiful! A breath of lovely Autumn inspiration in these last days of summer!

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