Monday, February 6, 2012

Inspired by

well its the last day of school holidays and I'm home with my two munchkins. I've been feeling ick with an undefined icky germ since Thursday but was definitely cheered by the opportunity to see what the first day of PaperTrey anniversary festivies would bring. But seriously thought I was feeling too icky to play along (even told a dear friend that!). I was wrong!! As soon as I saw Dawn McVey's post I had the urge and the idea and even ickiness was not going to stand in my way!! And the result - well here it is.

I stayed pretty true to Dawn's layout and used her background to inspire my own version. I went with a kind of blue/green version - one of things I really admire about Dawn is how she mixes and matches colours - I would never have thought hot pink and red would look so good together but she makes it look awesome every time! I pulled out a few things that I hadn't used - Bloom Builder 3 and the starburst flower stamps (Botanical Silhouettes) and some I use alot Woodgrain and Linen/Canvas Impression plate and Double ended banner dies. Finishing touches include Chamomile inking about all the edges, subtle glitter on the flower and a button - of course! In the end I was really happy with how the card turned out - its a bit vintage but a bit modern, its simple but not too simple - and its going to go a special friend  and that makes me happy too :)

Thanks for visiting,

Stamps: (PTI) Botanical Silhouettes, Mat Stack one collection
Cardstock: (SU!) Confetti White, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, (PTI) Aqua Mist
Ink: (PTI) Aqua Mist, Chamomile Tea dye, (SU!) Chocolate Chip
Accessories: (PTI) Mat Stack Four die, Turning a new leaf die, Double ended banner die, Bloom Builder Three die, Woodgrain Impression plate, Linen/Canvas impression plate, Chocolate Button, Chocolate Baker's Twine, Atiyou Spica glitter pen, SU! Dimensionals


  1. Wow...your ickiness certainly didn't effect your creativeness, gorgeous Kim, love your colour & stamp choice.
    Hope your feeling better soon. xxx

  2. How fabulous are you! I'm so impressed that you put this gorgeous card together when you're feeling so crud. I love that beautiful big flower with the button and twine. Refreshing to see a blue colour combo too. Well done my friend x

  3. This is a beautiful card Kim! I must admit, I haven't looked at all the PTI anniversary stuff yet. Really should go and check it out.


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