Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop - January 2012




This month, in honor of the new year, we are challenging you to pick your
favorite project from 2011 and share it with al of us!  To take it a step
further, you are also challenged to create a second card that is inspired by
the favorite project you select.  Your new version of an old favorite could
carry over the color scheme, the layout or the stamp sets.  We look forward
to seeing your best creations from 2011 as well as one of your first projects
for 2012!
Picking "a" favourite project from 2011 is such a difficult thing to do. Na.... I could not do it. I pick a bunch and finally narrowed it to two. Here is my first favourite card from 2011


I made this card for MIM and love to create my own background using stamps. Recreated another card using this card as an inspiration. I created a background using PTI's Rosie Posie stamp set. Here is the card for you

Happy Birthday card

I wanted a modern looking background and Rosie Posie stamps are perfect for do that. I also choose lighter colours and kept the sentiment simple on a banner diecut.
Supplies:
Cardstock: SU's Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and White
Stamp sets: Rosie Posie and Butterfly Dreams from PTI
Inks: Amuse's Bubblegum,Pappaya, Grass and Ocean ink and SU's Basic Grey ink
Accessories: Spellbinder's banner die, cuttlebug.


Second card which is my favourite is this one


I love Modern Basic Stamp set and the striped background I had created. Wanted a modern take on this one too and so changed the colours but kept the layout.

Brighter card

I love grey and any colour together especially orange.Bright and modern and perfect with that sentiment.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Canyon Clay from PTI and white from SU
Stamp sets: Modern Basic and Think Big Favourite from PTI
Ink: Tangerine Tango and Basic Grey from SU and Stazon Black Ink

Thanks so much for visiting! Happy Hopping :)

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43 comments:

Elena said...

Wowee - they're all gorgeous cards! The rosie posie background is beautiful!

carol (krillsister) said...

Very pretty. I know it is hard to pick a favorite; it's like picking a child. you did an awesome job. Love the coors of the Rosie Posie.

JJ Bolton said...

Both of your cards today are lovely! The top card is so happy and bright! And the orange/grey card is so striking!

Jen W. said...

Your stamped backgrounds are AMAZING! Why are you designing patterned paper? :)

Tracey McNeely said...

All of these cards are vibrant and beautiful Gayatri. I love the backgrounds you have created. You are just rocking these days.

Kelly Jo said...

I especially love the 2nd and 3rd cards- stunning!

Sara Paschal said...

Your Backgrounds are Beautiful you have done a fantastic job on all of your creations.

Ally said...

I love all your cards! The originals are great, and the new projects are so sweet, too. Love the Modern Basics cards - the colors you used are fabulous. And the cards with background stamping look flawless - I wish I were THAT good at background stamping! Great job. ;-)

Kay said...

Ooooh!!!! You are a background stamping MASTER! I really love these, and I'm definitely going to be CASEing that awesome Rosie Posie card!

Marlena M. said...

I remember the original second-stunning! All of your cards are perfectly placed and colored. You are very talented, Gayatri! ;)

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, I love the backgrounds you created with modern Basics. Its a set that I haven't got but you force me to put yet another one on my wish list! Its so refreshing to see backgrounds take centre stage.

Lisa said...

Gayatri these are all wonderful! Such bright happy colors on your floral cards and I love the second version of your Modern Basics background.

Marybeth said...

All are beautiful, I do like the second choice of colors in the second card great colors by the way.

Joyce said...

I remember both of these original cards, and the new ones are just as stunning. You are doing amazing things with color, and I get so much inspiration from your posts.

Luanne said...

I can't pick a favorite! I love them all. I love your different color combinations, and you've inspired me to do more stamped backgrounds. :-) Thanks!

Mary said...

Excellent background stamping! All are beautiful...

Kristen :-) said...

I agree - how to pick just one? Love both of your takes on each card! So bright and fresh - just what I need in Chicago while buried in snow! :-)

Laura B. said...

love all four of these!! you are so talented at creating background! beautiful!!

Annheidel said...

Great old and new cards! I love the cheerful Rosie Posie card, and I also love the colors you used for the new Modern Basics card.

Marge said...

I need to make my own BGs more often & your AWESOMELY GORGEOUS cards are a great reminder of how beautiful the results can be -- great job on each of these beauties!!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful work. I am in love with the stamp "Take a moment to Remember how special you are & How lucky the world is to have you in it." I have searched and searched the Paper Trey Ink website and have not been able to find it. Can you tell me what stamp set that is from? Thank you so much

tammyK.

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous cards!

maryrose said...

Great colors! So vibrant!

Deb said...

All of your cards are so beautiful!!! Love the design, the colors, well, pretty much everything!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Both cards are wonderful. Love all the colors on your first one. A nice bright and happy card.

bjmartin said...

I love the different color combinations. Your backgrounds really sing!

Terrance Doxie said...

I'm pretty sure your Rosie Posie card is going to be my favorite of the hop! Love how you used the set. Great color combinations of BOTH cards. Really wonderful. - Trell

victoria h said...

Fab background stamping with gr8 colours

Cassi said...

WOW! you built beautiful backgrounds, they are both wonderful cards.

sugacatz said...

I adore how bright and colourful your cards are. Amazing. I really want to use some bright cheery colours now. Great inspiration. Lesley

The Paper Parade said...

I think you are the color queen, Gayatri!! Each and every card shown here is so vibrant...LOVE it!

Suzanne Russell said...

I love all four cards! The color updates are well chosen and the modern, fresh vibe is great!

Kara said...

these cards are awesome!!

Michelle said...

Two beautiful updates, Gayatri! I love all that colour. :-)

Kelly S. said...

Gorgeous background stamping, Gayatri! I always love your vibrant color schemes, so rich and elegant. I would never think to put these together myself, so inspiring!

Leigh said...

These are all fabulous!

Katie_Bolinger said...

I heard and audible OOH when I saw the last card. Just gorgeous.

Lizzie Jones said...

I love how bright and cheerful your first revamp is, but your second revamp is my favorite. The color scheme and the stamps you used are so trendy and modern. Thank you for sharing!

Chunyuan said...

all those cards are gorgeous. love the bright color and modern feel of both cased cards.

Gayatri said...

Tammy, I looked to see if I can email you about the stamp set but cannot find your blog or email. So I hope you look back here to see if I had replied.
The stamp set which has the "Remember...." sentiment is Harvest Berries.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, wauw, wauw!!! These are sooooo pretty!!! Absolutely all of them!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Tammy said...

Gayatri, thank you so much for your reply. I did go back on their website and I found it!! I will be placing an order soon. Thank you again for your help and for sharing with us, your beautiful cards!!

Kristii said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful and truly inspirational!! The color combinations are beautiful and your stamping is fabulous!!! Thanks for the inspiration!