One of my paper-crafting goals this year is to go outside my comfort zone. I've done that on a few projects. Now, on to something bigger (at least for me).
I am participating in my first PTI Blog Hop. In fact, it's my first blog hop ever!
The challenge this month is to choose one of the designers on the PTI Design Team and to re-create a project they did on their blog. All the PTI designers are soooo very talented, it was hard to decide on a designer let alone one of their projects.
I chose the designer that first made me notice Papertrey Ink and is one of my all-time favorites, Dawn McVey. I love her work! Her creations are clean and simple yet sophisticated and full of style. She can use very little materials and create something spectacular with them. From the stamp sets she designs to the projects she creates to the color combinations she challenges us with, she continually inspires me. I'm so in awe of her!
So, thank you, Dawn! I truly appreciate all you do and your contributions to the crafting world.
I couldn't decide which of her projects to do. So, I picked a month in her archives and went from there. I clicked on July 2009 and selected these cards:
I came up with this card. I love how Dawn takes a simple image and makes it the focal point just by surrounding it with little details and vibrant colors. For this blog hop, I even bought a pin frog to showcase my card, just like Dawn.
I used my Everday Button Bits set. My cardstock colors are Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, and Lavender Moon. I stamped the BB: Diamonds on the base and used Polka Dot Basics on the scallop pieces. The backgrounds were stamped with Versamark Ink and the hot-air balloons were stamped with Sweet Blush.
The sentiment is also from Everyday Button Bits and stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink.Thanks for visiting! Have fun visiting the other blogs on this hop!