Pages

Friday, June 25, 2010

Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge


Time for the Papertrey June Blog Hop!


I missed the last two blog hops. I'm so glad I'm able to participate this month.

This month's blog challenge is about color combinations.  You can read all about the details of this month's blog challenge on Nichole Heady's blog here.

Now, when I first read the challenge, I thought it was just about using different colors. Actually, it's about using your favorite color combination.  Well, that's not what I was thinking when I made my card. Here are the colors that I used:
  
 

Being that the temperatures here in Sacramento are reaching the 90's, I thought it appropriate to create a summer-themed card.  Here's the card I made.

Since the layout is so simple, I added a lot of texture and details to make the card special.  I used a different impression plate for each of the strips.  Here's a close-up.


I added glossy accents to the two drinks to give it some dimension.  For the blue flip-flop, I stamped the flower image and covered it with some flock. 

For the orange margarita, I used glossy accents and sprinkled glitter on it to resemble a salted rim.  Notice the tiny pearls on the red flip-flops?


The images are all from the A Day at the Beach stamp set.  I was inspired to use this set because of Katie's Paper Dolls Challenge to use one of our older PTI sets. It was so much fun to assemble the different images.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of this month's Papertrey Blog Hop! 
  
All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps:  A Day at the Beach, Take Three: Summer (flowers on blue flip-flops), For the Graduate
Paper:  Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, SS White, True Black
Ink:  Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf, Orange Zest, Riding Hood Red (SU), Close to Cocoa (SU), Basic Black (SU)
Embellishments:  glossy accents, glitter, flock (Studio G)
Tools:  impression plates-Giga Guidelines 1, Polka Dot Basics II, Tin Types, Argyle, Sunshine

Dimensions
Base:  4-1/4x5-1/2
Strips:  1x4
Image:  4x2
Black Mat:  4-1/8x2-1/8

71 comments:

  1. How stinkin' cute is this!?!? I absolutely love it! Don't be surprised if I CASE it in the near future!

    ReplyDelete
  2. How cute!! Love all the textures and the colors you chose!! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  3. love all the colors.. so happy and bright!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh I just love this Michelle - using a different impression plate on each panel looks so fab!! Love all those cute images from Day At The Beach too - I really don't give this set enough love as I'm never sure how best to use it, haha!

    Thank you *so* much for the really sweet comment you left on my blog. It really meant so much to me and I'm so, so touched. Thank you!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh wow! I just love these colors and the embossed stripes. Who wouldn't want some cold drinks on a hot summer day? Great job and glad you were able to participate this month :).

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! These colors are FAB, and what a great layout for using them all!

    ReplyDelete
  7. WOW!! You pulled out all the stops on this one! I can't believe what a challenging pallette you gave yourself - and you rocked it! It sure looks like summer - and all of your deets are fantastic! I'm so glad you managed to Hop this month :0)!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Cute! So bright and summery! Looking at the swatches I wasn't sure but they sure do make a great card!

    ReplyDelete
  9. What great summer card, love it!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gotta love these tropical colors! :) Wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Darling! Such a wonderful summery card....I love all those textures!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. WOW, what a fabulous idea to use all the textured strips of color -- FABULOUS card!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. In love with this Michelle!!! So fun for summer :) makes me want a margarita! LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  14. The different strips using the various impression plates are a beautiful addition to these adorable images!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Beautiful card!! the colors are really pretty, well done!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Really great job! Love your colors. I can hear Jimmy Buffet in the background!

    ReplyDelete
  17. OMG--I'm totally stealing this, LOL! I love, love, love the embossed panels, and of course the images are so summery-cute! I just pulled this stamp set out to use. I didn't know why, but NOW I DO! This is my favorite card so far, Michelle! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Such a beautiful, bright & fun card! Love the use of colors in the background and the impressions! The stamps are too cute! Perfect summer card.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Glad you were able to join in again. Great color combo. I especially like all the different textures you used in the background.

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a fun card! I love all the different textures and colors!!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is just perfect for summer! I will have to try this combo!

    ReplyDelete
  22. What a fantastic summer card! I love how each coloured panel is a different texture. You've made me realize that I need more embossing plates!! LOL

    ReplyDelete
  23. This is so fun! I love how you combined those sets. Says Summer for sure!
    Kara

    ReplyDelete
  24. love it! its bright and fun!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love all the details in this! Great textures! Very nicely done. :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. To cute!! Love all the textures.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love those colorful background strips with the different textures, and all of the sweet details on the images!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love your card. It is so colorful and great summer colors(and yes, it is getting hot here in Sacto). Very nice touch with the textured panels.

    **June**

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love the colours and the use of different textures too. Thanks for the inspiration :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. What a super cute card, Michelle! Those colors scream summer :) Love the different textures from the impression plates.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Great card- very summery and happy!

    ReplyDelete
  32. This is such a cute card. I seriously love the thought of the glitter for a salted rim and I love that you used the For the Graduate strip but replaced the sentiment. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Love the combo of all the impressions on the back panels...the colors look perfect on your card :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. This is so adorable! I love the fun, happy colors! :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. Brilliant! Loved, loved the cheerful color combo!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Love it! Such a fun card and great layout. Love your details. I'm suddenly feeling like I need a day at the beach.

    ReplyDelete
  37. This is an awesome card! Love the bright cheery color combo and the textures take the cake! I really need to make more cards with multiple textures.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Sucha fun and happy card! Love all the texture on the background layers

    ReplyDelete
  39. Wow! This card is nothing short of perfect. I LOVE the consistency of the colors through the stamped image. Great job!!!

    ReplyDelete
  40. So cute Michelle! Love all the details you added to the drinks and flip flops!!

    ReplyDelete
  41. WOW!!! Love your card and all the fun, cheery colors. The dry embossing is fantastic too. Great job! Happy hopping!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Fabulous! Love the bright colors and the different background impressions you used to create each panel. Cute images to celebrate the season too.

    ReplyDelete
  43. WOW this is soooo cute, love the fun summery colors! And I need to get some impression plates!! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  44. Fun! A great card to celebrate summer! Cheers to you!

    ReplyDelete
  45. What an adorable card! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Ok WOW! First off, you made me put this set in my cart! LOL! I love it! The combo is great and I love how you used the grad set for your sentiment! Awesome card!

    ReplyDelete
  47. So incredibly cute! The "salt" on the rim of the margarita is amazing! Perfect summer card.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Michelle! Those flip flops are adorable!!! I love the colors. What a great job. I am only on #10 in the blog list and I am already overwhelmed by all the talent!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Great color combo-Ilove how you incorporated them all in the panels AND how you embossed each panel!

    ReplyDelete
  50. So love the colorful textured panels and the salt rim. Very clever. Beautiful colorful combination. love it, Michelle!

    ReplyDelete
  51. This is so fabulous!! I also might have to try this!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Thank you for the nice comments on my blog!! I absolutely love this card. This is one of my favorite stamp sets, seeing it makes me want to get it out and use it right now!! I love the different textures, the colors, glitter, gloss, EVERYTHING!! VERY VERY nice!!

    ReplyDelete
  53. This is so dang cute! I love how you put all of the impression plates to use.Awesome card!

    ReplyDelete
  54. WOW Michelle!!! What a lot of fun details you did with this card. Just stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  55. How fun! I love all of the textural details!

    ReplyDelete
  56. Love this card and all of the FAB details! I KNOW how much fun you had making it because we had a party last year and I used this set for the invites! Also LOVE how you used the impression plates with all the pretty summer colors!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Love the vibrant colors and the embossing! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  58. I love it. It is so bright and fun. Makes me want to go to the beach. I love the different textures for each strip.

    ReplyDelete
  59. I love everything that you did here Michelle. The small details really stand out!

    ReplyDelete
  60. What a fun card. I love how you added texture to the background! to the strips! It such a fav of mine to do...

    You have a new follower!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Love all the textures and this set has been on my wish list for a long time! Love the decorated "drinks" too!

    ReplyDelete
  62. How cute! Great summer card and I love the texture!

    ReplyDelete
  63. oh, I love all the embossing :) what fun!!! One question...how did you make the colour swatches for your post? I'm sure it's easy (I hope) but I have no idea how to do it? would you share? my email is moeplut@shaw.ca....

    thanks!!! Maureen @ www.buttonsandbling.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  64. this is awesome!!! so summery and so darn cute!!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Lovely and bright. Love all the texture on the squares.

    ReplyDelete
  66. What a fun summer card! Love all of the different textures you used, too.

    ReplyDelete
  67. I love the background textures! Such a perfect summer-time card!

    ReplyDelete
  68. This is perfect! I was @ the beach when I saw this on my phone and it really made me smile. These colors are wonderful together!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Very pretty! Makes me all cool feeling and summery at the same time.

    ReplyDelete
  70. I'm so late checking these - but this is too cute! I love all the texture throughout it.

    ReplyDelete