Thursday, August 25, 2016

August 2016 Blog Hop Challenge


It's time for PTI's August Blog Hop, and Nichole
has given us this photo for inspiration this month,


Ink Blending was one suggestion to use, and the colors... soft pastels,
with a touch of navy!


I love to layer, it's one of the joys I get from card making. And I took inspiration 
from the layers of color, and the metal on the paintbrushes.


Square frame from Don't Forget to Write.
Had a bunch of die cuts left, so did a second card.



Background was ink sponged with Melon Berry,
then embossing paste applied with the leaf stencil from Garden Gate.
Combination of translucent, metallic gold & metallic silver ep. (Wendy Vecchi)
Circle frame die from Don't Forget to Write
Stamps & Dies: Give Thanks, Paper Clippings: Thankful for You,
Mum's the Word,  Inspired: Blessings.
PTI Inks: Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Melon Berry, Americana, 
Stormy Sea, & Enchanted Evening.
A few clear sequins and rainstones to finish.
Did I mention, I love to layer?

Can't wait to see the gorgeous creations all lined up this month,
a sea of pinks and oranges, with a hint of navy! 

44 comments:

  1. Oh, you've nailed that inspiration photo perfectly! LOVE the mix of colours :)

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  2. Gorgeous layers, Nancy! Love the movement in the background with the embossed images floating along a diagonal line!

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  3. Both cards are so beautiful Nancy, I love how you added all the layers of flowers. the soft colors give it such a delicate feminine feel. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

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  4. Gorgeous! I didn't realize there are coordinaitng dies for the Mums The Word Stamp Set. Off to put them in my cart!

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  5. How fun you ended up with enough pieces to make 2 cards Nancy! love all your layering and your beautiful die cut blooms!

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  6. So, so pretty Namcy! Just lovely!

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  7. WOW... I mean just... WOW!! your card is so gorgeous!! the layering, the stenciling... everything is just amazing!

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  8. What a beautiful card. I love what you did with the embossing paste. It's such a great background look with the die cuts!

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  9. Beautiful layers! I love that soft pink alongside that metallic gold. So pretty!

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  10. Beautiful card! I love the mix of colors and metallics.

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  11. Nancy this is a stunning card and beautiful way to use the colors! The gold and layers sure make for a beautiful card! You post are not showing up on my bloodspot feed, so I may have missed many, sorry!

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  12. Beautiful card. I love how you did the background.

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  13. Nancy this is stunning...love all your layers, perfect for a fall card!

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  14. Oh my...absolutely GORGEOUS Nancy! Your love of layering definitely shows through on this lovely, lovely card! I hardly knew where to look first...my eyes just kept going everywhere and the smile on my face just kept getting wider and wider! The colors, the design, and those oh so beautiful layers make this an outstanding card...LOVE it!! :0)

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  15. Oh Nancy this is just STUNNING - I love it!

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  16. Wow, simply stunning! Love all the details!

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  17. Oh Nancy, your card is a work of art. You captured all of the beautiful colors from the inspiration piece with so many layers and stamps and dies!
    PS: I just love visiting your Blog to make note of what my next PTI order should include :-)

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  18. Beautiful Nancy with all those layers.

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  19. So beautiful, Nancy! No one layers quite like you do. You are so artistic and creative about it, it feels that it was all meant to be. Like Jacquie, I LOVE the diagonal flow of your background embossing. Gorgeous design work!

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  20. Gorgeous, Nancy! Your layering is always mesmerizes me in the most wonderful way.

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  21. Beautiful card! Love all the layers and shimmery gold detail! Happy hopping!

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  22. Your layers of color and cutouts are great!! Love your card! You've done such a pretty job.

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  23. Your layers of color and cutouts are great!! Love your card! You've done such a pretty job.

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  24. Nancy, I can see why you love layering on your cards because you have that artistic talent. Your collage of die cuts is beautifully designed and placed. Truly a work of art, Nancy!

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  25. What stunning work you have there Nancy!

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  26. Nancy, you are a true artist! I love the mix and match of PTI sets here! Your layering is superb! I especially like the gold paste treatment on your background. It's exquisite!!

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  27. What a beautiful Fall card! Love the touches of gold.

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  28. Beautiful collage. It is SO pretty, so we'll done!

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  29. I can tell you love to layer Nancy because you do such an amazing job at it! These are both just stunning! I had to just stare at them for a few minutes to take it all in and actualize what all you have done here! Seriously these are so pretty!!

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  30. I like your fancy fall designs Nancy!! What wonderful and elegant takes on the inspiration photo!

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  31. Miss Nancy, your card is LOVELY. :)

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  32. This is so beautifully done! LOVE the touch of navy in here!

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  33. So many beautiful details, combined in such a lovely manner!

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  34. Wowzer, Nancy! You always come up with something great, but you've gone over the top this time! I'd love to be opening up one of these beauties! You are the queen of layering!

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  35. I love layering too, but you have taken it to a whole new level lol A beautiful one in fact! Gorgeous colors and elements....a total WOW factor!!!

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  36. Beautiful Nancy! Love all the details and layers. A great take on the inspiration.

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  37. Nancy, this is incredibly stunning! You brought every layer and every detail together perfectly!!!

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  38. Truly stunning cards! I love all the die cut details.

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  39. Truly stunning cards! I love all the die cut details.

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