Midnight Quilt Mania

Monday, May 25, 2009

PTI May Blog Hop

Welcome to the PTI May blog hop. Thanks for stopping by to see my projects! The challenge this month was to use the color yellow. Here's what Nichole had to say about the challenge:

"Spring and summer tend to be the most colorful out of the four seasons. One color in particular that
evokes the warmer weather is yellow!!! Your challenge this month is to use this trendsetting color to the
best of it's potential! You can use it in small pieces as an accent or as the main color. Experiment &
play, discovering new color combos that perhaps you hadn't thought of before. No matter what, just
have fun and enjoy the feeling of happiness that this cheerful color evokes!"

Today I managed to steal a few minutes during my darling daughter's nap time to make 2 cards. I already had 2 yellow bases started so then I just had to figure out the rest.

One of the first things I did after getting my goodies from the last PTI release was to try making some plaid backgrounds using Let Freedom Ring and Faux Ribbon. I thought this red and yellow plaid reminded me of a vintage table cloth so I tried to create a card to evoke warm thoughts of home. I liked the bird houses from Bird Watching with this sentiment from Boards and Beams. I wanted to include a button and a little bird so I decided to combine the two by punching out my bird and adhering him onto one of the big chocolate buttons from PTI's vintage buttons collection.

My second card is ultra-simple and uses the beautiful set Friends Til the End set, which I stamped on Lemon Tart bitty dots paper. I love the combination of Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet and Spring Moss. So summery. Like a big bowl of Sherbert, mmmmmm! I also got to use some of my buttons and ribbon stash and some of the wonderful new Vintage twine. It was very hard to photograph this card. It kept turning out looking kind of green and in real life it's such a pretty sunny yellow. I took it outside and that improved it some.

All supplies are posted below. If you want to know any details of the projects let me know. I'm trying to keep the post short since I know you all have a lot of blogs to visit tonight. Thanks for stopping by to see me, I get such a kick out of the visits!

Card #1: Stamps: Bird Watching, Boards & Beams, Faux Ribbon, Let Freedom Ring; Ink: Pure Poppy, Palette Noir, Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans. Cardstock: Lemon Tart, Pure Poppy, Kraft. Accessories: Vintage Buttons, Nestabilities, Copics, Pebbles chalks, punches.

Card #2: Stamps: Friends Til the End; Everyday Classics. Cardstock: White; Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet and Lemon Tart Bitty Dots paper. Ink: Lemon Tart; Berry Sorbet. Accessories: Spring Moss ribbon, Vintage buttons; vintage twine.