Wednesday, 25 January 2012

January PTI Blog Hop



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)...

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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.

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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!! :)
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26 comments:

  1. oh, gorgeous!! Both cards, but that flower on kraft is deliicious!

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  2. I love the original AND the new. Gorgeous! ;)

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  3. Beautiful job on your creations.

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  4. Wow! They have a completely different feel! Love the stamp-layering in your original card, and the earthy colors of the new one!

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  5. Both are really lovely Chupa, they are so different and I love the layers on your new card.

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  6. oh my gosh! I love this paper pieced flower!! totally awesome!!

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  7. Wow, girl, this is TRULY stunning! LOVE the clean and graphic design as well as that big rose stamp and how you paper pieced it!

    Naomi
    xoxo

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  8. Gorgeous. I like how you reduced the background of dots to one strip. Lovely flower.

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  9. LOVE your new version! great clean design.

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  10. Gosh, how different they look but both have such charm. Lovely.

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  11. Chupa, you are one of my favorite stampers! Your designs are always amazing, and these cards are stunning!

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  12. Love that flower, so pretty!

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  13. Gorgeous! What a great color combo - I love seeing combos that are out of the box - and look AMAZING! What a great focal point that flower is!

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  14. Both cards are exquisite Chupa but the flower on the kraft card is totally awesome!

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  15. so pretty!! love the layered flower!

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  16. I love this Chupa! I love the effect of paper piecing with non-patterned paper, and I have to remember to use a background stamp strip as just that - a strip - because I love the effect and how it sets off your sentiment so perfectly!

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  17. Amazing card! I love the 3d effect.

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  18. I love ur wedding card - the flowers are beautiful and the polka dots and scallop edge are perfect touches

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  19. I think this is amazing! Love everything about it!

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  20. Wow, Chupa!! I like the first one, but the new and improved version is amazing! I love the colors you chose, and the neat way that you used them in the flower...awesome job :)

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  21. I love the original, and I adore the new version. Both have gorgeous colour schemes. Beautiful, wow!

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  22. Both cards are beautiful. I love the flowers on both. The second one is my favorite only because I like the color orange!

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  23. Oh, this new card is so beautiful. I love that paper pieced rose.

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  24. Well, both of these are just stunning, but I have to say I am a sucker for large floral images, too, so that big fat paper pieced rose really makes my little heart go pitter patter- LOVE IT!!!

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  25. Chupa, I am blown away with your bold approach to this card-absolutely fantastic. The 2011 project was pretty cool, too! :-)

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