Thursday, February 25, 2010

Welcome blog hoppers!


I am super excited to be participating in the Papertrey Ink blog hop! I've been wanting to do this for months but my schedule just hasn't allowed for it. This last week my schedule hasn't been too hectic so I was able to create specifically for this event. 

The challenge that was issued to us this month was to peruse the galleries of the PTI design team members and find something that inspired us and then create something on our own based. That was a pretty easy task since they are an extremely talented and very inspiring group of ladies!

The first place I found some inspiration was in Betsy Veldman's gallery. She really know how to do vintage shabby chic proud! Here was her card or I should say gift set that I wowed by. Those tissue flowers were something I couldn't wait to try to recreate. 



and here is the card that I made using my version of the tissue flower.




My tissue paper started out as white and I misted it with Mulberry Red Maya Road Mist.

My second piece was inspired by Niki Estes. 


I loved the design of this card and used it basically as a sketch for my card, just switched things from right to left.



I'm looking so forward to seeing what everyone else has created for tonight. I have so enjoyed doing this and hope to participate again next month!

33 comments:

Shery said...

LOVELY CARDS

Lea L. said...

These are both lovely! I love the glitter on the first, and that fun sentiment on the second one! Great job with the challenge!

♥Lea

Lori said...

very lovely cards!!!!

Lori said...

Fabulous cards!

resmith said...

Both cards are so pretty!

Diane Jaquay said...

Both of your card are so pretty! I love the pretty flower, and the cupcake is darling!

Karen said...

Love both your cards; the cupcake "paper" is just great.

honugurl16 said...

These are both gorgeous, but I especially love how romantic the first one is. Sigh...

Emm said...

I love the cupcake!

Geri said...

Oh..the cupcake card! Love the layering of trims and borders at the top...nice colors too!!

Kelly S. said...

Great embellies on that cupcake, and love the sparkle of the first!

Marge said...

WOW & WOW -- both just gorgeous!!!

Shay said...

Really lovely cards! The first is very elegant and feminine and the second is full of joy and fun. Outstanding job. I can't wait to discover more lovelies on your blog later.

Rosanne said...

Such beautiful cards!

Julie Masse said...

Your cards are both so pretty! that first one is so soft and just lovely! :)

jen said...

These are both incredible! That misted tissue flower is wonderful- Betsy would be very proud! :)

Dana said...

LOL Tonya, your 'real man' comment on my blog made me laugh! Last time I made a masculine card with a single button on it, the recipient's reaction was like 'So nice of you to take the time and make me a card -- but what's that button for??" Haha! Anyways, your cards are both beautiful!! Your tissue flower looks awesome :)

Lizzie Jones said...

Your version of Betsy's card is so elegant! And I love the sweet color palette of the cupcake card, too. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work!

*LittleMissT* said...

Oh my, these are stunning!! I'm in love with the first one - so elegant!!

Dana said...

Both of these are great. You really have a knack with the glimmer mist spray..just lovely!

Gail said...

So cute! I want to try those flowers and love your "sprinkles" on the cupcake!

Marcie S. said...

Oh my goodness! Your cards are just lovely! The are both so fresh and fun!

Meg Sp said...

Sweet, sweet cards!

Sara Mac said...

Both cards are wonderful. You reminded me to give those tissue flowers a try. Love the embellished cupcake on the second card.

Laural-Lee said...

The tissue flower card is gorgeous and the cupcake is super fun!

Juliana said...

These are really great Tonya!

Shiloh said...

So cute! Love that cupcake!

Michelle said...

Your cards turned out wonderful! Love all the little details you put on your cards. The cupcake is adorable.

Rhonda said...

so sweet! nice work.

Betsy V said...

Your creations are beautiful!! I am honored that you chose one of my creations to inspire you. Those flowers are kinda addicting to make, aren't they?! Your Niki card is so beautiful too!

Betsy Veldman

Maureen said...

these are both gorgeous!! love the mocha ribbon and the button and pearls on the cupcake :) I'm hungry for dessert now! LOL

Kay said...

Your cards are SO pretty! Love that darling cupcake!! You did a fabulous job with the challenge!! ♥♥ Kay

Niki Estes said...

Your cards turned out beautiful! I love the different takes on our cards!