Papertreyink June Blog Hop

Hello there!

I have been away from the blog for a while this month. I was with my children for a week at our church summer camp that was an absolute blast!

I created this card for Papertreyink June Blog Hop. I love this inspiration picture. Lots of bright colors and design. For my first try, I made a background using embossed shapes and it fell flat.

I decided to press on and try my hand at a blended background using on of the PTI Bold Blossoms Coloring Sheets.

I used several shades of Tim Holtz distress inks (tumbled glass, twisted citron, wilted violet, picked raspberry and mermaid lagoon) and tried to follow the general background colors.

After blending the background, I spritzed a little water and it leaves this cool splatter pattern.

I die cut Birthday Wishes from Aqua Mist cardstock and then cut 3 butterflies from the PTI Make It Mini Color Pop Butterflies kit. I am in love with these mini sets and am looking forward to using them all summer.

Enjoy your weekend, it is a hot on here in GA!

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  1. Rema

    Beautiful! Your background is flawless.

  2. artful-notions

    Agree with Rema, your bg is gorgeous! Love the colors you blended so beautifully! It's hot here too, but we get a dry heat in CA's Central Valley. Not intolerable, but hot just the same! Good day to stay in doors and craft!

  3. Kathryn A

    Terrific background!! Love the bright, cheerful colours! The large sentiment is perfect with it.

  4. Tonya

    Such a pretty background and card.

  5. Marcia HIll

    LOVE your background and your die cut sentiment is just perfect in the Aqua Mist cs! I tend to always use white or black for die cut sentiments, but I really like how you did it on this card! Beautiful, beautiful card Katherine!! :0)

  6. Awesome idea using the water color sheets. Your coloring was perfect.
    Beautiful card.

  7. Julia Aston

    Your background is just beautiful! love the little layered butterflies fluttering over it!

  8. Kathy Mc

    Katherine, you made it look so easy with this beauty. Love how you colored the background, added butterflies inflight and finished it off with the Aqua Mist word die-cut. Pinning this one for sure!

  9. Donna Phelan

    Beautiful colors, I love your background, it's gorgeous! Pretty flowers and sweet little butterflies!

  10. karen h

    So pretty – love the colored background!

  11. Helen F.

    Oh this is so pretty! Love that color blended background!

  12. Sue Rose

    Your blending is awesome. I love the card and the colored sentiment. It just sets off the whole card.

  13. Carmela Hubler

    Love the way you added the different colors to your background! Very nicely done.

  14. Martha

    OH, Katherine, this is simply beautiful.

  15. Greta

    What a fabulous idea–LOVE how this turned out!

  16. Claire

    Fabulous background – perfect for those bold blooms!

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