Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop


Hello Friends!
I"m excited that I got the chance to play along with the Papertrey Ink Blog hop this month! I always want to, and try, but it seems like I end up waiting until the last minute and then don't have enough time to get something done.




This month they had this beautiful inspiration photo to get you started. I took many things from this photo. I used the colors, the quatrefoil pattern and the blended look too!



I first cut out the Quatrefoil cutting plate then used it as a stencil to sponged a little distress ink on a watercolor paper panel. I started with Picked Raspberry at the bottom,  Shaded Lilac in the middle, and Peacock Feathers at the top. The bird, the flowers, and the leafy branch were cut out using the Songbird dies from some paper that I had previously sponged with those same colors and spritzed with water.  The leaves I glued down flat to my watercolor panel, the birds and flowers I used foam tape. I added Doodlebug Sprinkles to the center of the flowers and scattered a couple of random ones around. I mounted the whole watercolor panel to an A2 card base.

Papertrey Ink Supplies used:
Songbirds stamp set 
Songbird dies
Quatrefoil cutting plate
Bitty Button Stacks dies

Thank you so much for stoping by today! I hope you enjoy the hop!

Hugs,

Kay :)




66 comments:

  1. This is absolutely stunning- I love those colors!

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  2. That bird steals the show! Such a pretty card!

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  3. Love your card Kay, the ink blending is beautiful well done.x

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  4. Kay this is absolutely my new favourite card of yours ever! You are inspiring me to make one identical to it--gorgeous and soft and lovely. You must have a very soft touch with your sponging! xoxo

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  5. Oh this is simply stunning! Love the colors.....and that subtle background is FAB!!!! ♥

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  6. Oh Kay, LOVE! Soft and sweet. A subtle beauty! That bird... gonna try to come close to that look of lilac loveliness!

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  7. Oh, this is beautiful, Kay! I love it!

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  8. Such a soft pretty background and the branch and bird are so perfect.

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  9. I think you get the award for the most gasps being emitted throughout Blogland today, Kay!! This is truly a breathtaking masterpiece that I can't stop staring at. I'm pinning this beauty!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Wow! This is really beautiful...love it!

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  11. Oh my, your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love your rendition of the inspiration photo!

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  12. Okay, wait one second while I pick myself up off the floor... Okay, I'm back. WOW! This is soooo pretty and soft and lovely. Wow!!! You are so talented and you inspire me. XO

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  13. Oh, wow! Absolutely gorgeous, Kay! So soft and pretty in color. It's a perfect birthday card! One of my all time favs...love it!!!:-)

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  14. Gorgeous! Love the colors and the faded background. You should put these in your store to sell!

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  15. This is absolutely gorgeous. I like how all your colors are so subtle, especially your lightly sponged background.

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  16. pretty coloring and designing Kay! You did it!

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  17. now this is a bit of gorgeous - the faint background and the watercolored bird. its reallly beautiful

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  18. Wonderful card!! Love the soft background and the watercolored bird and leaves!! wow!! Totally stunning!!

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  19. Oh my, Kay! This is absolutely beautiful! I LOVE it!!!

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  20. Wow! I absolutely LOVE this card! The subtle background and your inky scene are so delightful!

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  21. Wow, this is stunning, i love the subtle color in the background and the colors in the image is just beautiful!!

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  22. This is so pretty! The lightly sponged background is wonderful and I love how it fades out.

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  23. Love the subtle background and the repetition of the blended colors on the focal point. Beautiful!!

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  24. LOVE the subtle background, the richly coloured leaves and birdie, the whole scene that you created and the flower centers too! Lovely!

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  25. So incredibly gorgeous and perfect in every way! I couldn't possibly love it more! You totally rocked the challenge!

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  26. REally really wonderful ! Fantastic work.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  27. This card is beautiful!! I love all your work!!!!

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous card, Kay! I love the color combo and your water coloring is just beautiful! Your stenciled background is so soft and lovely, too! Sending crafty hugs to you xoxo

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  29. This is so beautiful, Kay! Love the subtle background.

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  30. Oh my stars...beautiful, absolutely beautiful!!!

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  31. This jaw-dropping stunning. Gorgeous work. I'm going to follow your blog.

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  32. This just makes me Happy!! Love the Songbird:)

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  33. Beautiful! Love how you used the colours!

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  34. Wonderful techinques, beautiful card.

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  35. This is absolutely beautiful. the soft subtle colors on the quatrefoil background are just perfect for the little scene. Just love it!!!

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  36. This is an amazing and beautiful card! Great job!

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  37. This card is stunning! This has always been my favorite colour combination .

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  38. Oh wow, those purples and pinks are amazing.

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  39. Seriously Kay! I love, love, love coming by your blog. Your card is incredible!

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  40. I love how soft and pretty this is! I am also glad I just ordered Songbirds!!

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  41. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! Kay, This is SUPER BEAUTIFUL!! =) I LOVE the AMAZING Design and your take on the Challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  42. Oh my goodness gracious, Kay!! This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. It is absolutely stunning. Your color choices are perfect and the blending is spectacular. It is soft and subtle and glorious. Thank you so very much for sharing your talents with us and for always, always inspiring.

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  43. Oh WOW!!!!!!! Kay,i love this card!! Oh my...everything about it...just perfect!!
    HUGS

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  44. Absolutely beautiful and perfect...love, love, LOVE this card! :0)

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  45. All your projects are so bright, happy and eye catching. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love it:)

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  46. This is absolutely gorgeous!! Perfection....

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  47. Love this card, plus purple is my favourite colour...

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  48. Oh, my, this is such a beautiful card, and with those adorable Songbirds water colored, too. Inspiring!

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  49. Another beauty, Kay! LOVE the details and sponging. The beautiful soft colors say spring to me!
    Hugs to you -

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  50. I love this card! Such gorgeous colors!

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  51. Wow! Your card is amazing. Such a lovely soft bacground and colorful shapes!

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  52. Super sweet card that's perfectly executed. Great job!

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  53. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! The watercolored die cuts with your soft background look incredible.

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  55. This is stunning, love everything from the techniques to the colors. Well done!

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  56. I'm echoing the 'brilliant' others before me, in praising and applauding and swooning (yes, swooning) over the stunning beauty of this card! From the stenciling to the images, to the colours...perfection! Work. of. Art! Love this!
    Hugs~c

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