I'm happy not to miss this month's PTI blog hop! It's a fun one, too.
The challenge is to share a favourite project from 2011, along with a new one that was inspired by that creation.
Hmmm. To pick a favourite is an impossible task - not because I like them all, quite the contrary - upon looking back I always think something like "umm, it's ok, but definitely doesn't make my heart skip". So I browsed through all my cards from last year and couldn't quite decide on anything.
Finally I was able to compromise my fussy self, and picked this one (which is by no means a favourite, just a card that I like more than the others)...
I blogged it back in November, you can see the post HERE.
I chose this one because of the clean design, striking big flower stamp (of which type I'm a sucker for), and the play of colours.
I chose another simple design, although a bit different to the original. For the bold flower, I picked Year Of Flowers: Roses. This time I paper pieced them, instead of colouring - something that I loooove doing with this particular stamp.
I reduced background stamping to the strip of dots from Polka Dot Basics, and played with bold colour combination - this time yellows & olive.
Supplies: cardstock: PTI (Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold), American Crafts (black), kraft, SU! (Old Olive); stamps: PTI (Year Of flowers: Roses, Polka Dot Basics); ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap); border punch: EK Success
Thanks for checking it out!! :)