Monday, February 8, 2010

PTI's Paint by Numbers Contest

Whew! I'm staying up late so I can join this contest.
This is my color palette. I was excited about my color combo because I love vibrant colors. Raspberry Fizz and Ripe Avocado are two of my favorite PTI colors. I've also developed a fondness for Orange Zest and Terracotta Tile. I just never thought that I'd be making a card using all these colors.

I first thought I'd be using all the colors in cardstock. But, it wasn't easy getting the right balance of cardstock using all the colors. So, then it hit me! Why not do what PTI stamps are great for...make my own patterned paper using all those colors.

I decided to have the two oranges be the main color of the card and the Raspberry Fizz and Ripe Avocado to be the accent colors. I used my favorite PTI stamp set, In Bloom, and stamped the flowers in Orange Zest and Terracotta Tile. I then stamped the leaves in Ripe Avocado. I needed to incorporate the Raspberry Fizz in the pattern, but I wanted to use a tiny image. I ended up using the triple berry stamp from Out on a Limb.

Here's how my card ended up looking. I was able to use all the colors in my pallette and keep it balanced.

The scalloped Raspberry Fizz piece looked really bare so I stamped the same flower image using Versamark ink. It added some interest without adding any more color.

 Here's my sentiment. One can never have enough birthday cards.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Took a look through all your most recent cards Michelle - gorgeous work!!

  2. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and becoming a follower! You have some lovely cards. Nx