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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Beautiful! Your background is flawless.
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!
Terrific background!! Love the bright, cheerful colours! The large sentiment is perfect with it.
Very pretty! Fabulous ink blending and colours.
Such a pretty background and card.
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)
Awesome idea using the water color sheets. Your coloring was perfect.
Your background is just beautiful! love the little layered butterflies fluttering over it!
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!
Beautiful colors, I love your background, it's gorgeous! Pretty flowers and sweet little butterflies!
Beautiful card. Love the color blending.
What a pretty card!
Beautiful!! I love it.
Thank you for your inspiration!!. Have a blessed day
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So pretty – love the colored background!
Oh this is so pretty! Love that color blended background!
Beautifully done! Great colors and design!
Your blending is awesome. I love the card and the colored sentiment. It just sets off the whole card.
Such a pretty background.
Love the way you added the different colors to your background! Very nicely done.
OH, Katherine, this is simply beautiful.
Great colors, Katherine!
What a fantastic inky background.
A beautiful card! Love your background!
What a fabulous idea–LOVE how this turned out!
Fabulous background – perfect for those bold blooms!