Thursday, August 25, 2016

August Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Today I'm excited to be joining in the August Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  We had this lovely photo for inspiration.  It makes you want to get your paints out doesn't it?
I was inspired by the pale colors, the splotchiness of the paints as well as the touches of black.
To create my background I rubbed 3 PTI inks over one of my square acrylic blocks - Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush and Classic Kraft - then I spritzed water on a square of Arches Watercolor Paper and pressed the acrylic block - inked side down - onto it.  I lifted the block off and dried the watercolor paper with my heat tool.  You never get the same result twice!
My stash of cards was low in the sympathy section - so I made two cards just changing the color of the button dragonfly.  I added 3 black Tiny Twinkles beneath the sympathy sentiment which is from Beyond Basic Borders, the grass and water circle are from Pond Life
 (Both older sets now in the PTI Vault!)




Now I'm heading over to Nicole's blog to see all the other inspired cards people have created for the hop!

Stamps:  Pond Life, Beyond Basic Borders - PTI
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI, Arches Watercolor Paper
Ink:  True Black, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Classic Kraft - PTI
Accessories:  Water mister - Ranger, dragonfly button - Joann, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, acrylic block for clear stamps.

37 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous! I love your background! I have done this before, but I spritz the ink block with water, not the paper. I will have to try this version of the technique...

artful-notions said...

Wonderful! Can't wait to try your technique! Looks like frayed fabric, which I love. gives such a warm feel!

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. I love your design
Thank you for the idea, I will have to try this Have a blessed day
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Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous inked squares - the feathery edges make it look like mulberry paper at first glance! Love the graceful lines of the grass & water swirl. They are perfect images for a sympathy card.

Rosemary said...

your watercolor background is just gorgeous!! beautiful take on the inspiration photo!!

LINDA M said...

Beautiful card. I love your background with just a very simple stamp design. So subtle, but so lovely.

Susan Watanabe said...

Nice technique of blending colors for the watercolor look! I'll have to give that a try. 😉

The Paper Toile said...

Fantastic background! I love how vibrant yet soft this turned out!

Colleen said...

Stunning card, I am always looking for new inspitaion for sympathy kind of cards...yours is one I will CAS!!

Inkyfingers said...

I love your soft watercolour Julia - great take on the inspiration photo!

cards by cara said...

I love the look you achieved with this card!! The spritzed inky background is simply lovely!!

Kathy Mc said...

Awesome sympathy cards, Julia! Eager to try the inked acrylic block onto wet watercolor paper. I've always just spritzed my ink block, but I love the varied results here.

Donna Phelan said...

Oh your backgrounds are glorious! Beautiful creations....so soft, so lovely!

Marcia HIll said...

These cards are both SO beautiful Julia! Your backgrounds are just so soft and ethereal and really make your sentiment and simple image pop! Lovely, lovely cards!!

Linda said...

Both cards are so perfect for sympathy card. Beautiful Julia.

Diana K said...

Beautiful work! Your background turned out so fabulous.

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Julia! Love the stunning background! Happy hopping!

Helen F. said...

WOW, what beautiful and serene Sympathy cards this technique crated, Julia. I love the soft coloring on both!

Luanne said...

Perfect sympathy cards! Lovely!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh lovely, the background colors are so dreamy and pretty!

dbjhudson said...

I love the colors and now want the stamp set. It makes just the right image for a sympathy card

lainey said...

What a stunning watercolor background to accent your clean and simple card. Lovely.

Sadie said...

Simply gorgeous!! I just love the simple beauty of this card! Nice how you brought in all the colors so nicely.

Kay Miller said...

Theses are both just stunning Julia! Your background are so soft and beautiful! Amazing take on the inspiration photo!

Karren said...

These are gorgeous, Julia! The background with the ink just wicking away from the square looks fabulous!

Greta said...

Love that technique & your cards show why! Perfect design for sympathy cards, Julia!

Redanne said...

Both cards are beautiful Julia, simple but so very effective. Well I say simple, I have never tried the technique but will do after seeing these beauties! Hugs, Anne xx

Sharli Schaitberger said...

{Gasp} these are so beautiful! I would never have figured out how you got the effect if you hadn't explained it! Thank you for not only the inspiration cards, but for the technique! I'm off to play!

maria f. said...

Seeing the inspiration photo and your card side by side - your creation is perfect!!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous cards Julia! Love the way you created the backgrounds. Great take on the inspiration!

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW! Gorgeous cards!
Hugs
Paper Talk with Samra

Karen B. said...

Two beautiful cards! The backgrounds are amazing.

Claire said...

Just beautiful Julia - I love that technique but find it so hit and miss. I think it's the randomness of it! Your background is perfect though!

Sandy S. said...

I love your background! At first glance I thought you had used rice paper!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous cards Julia! I love the 'fuzzy' effect of the background around the edges.

butterfly said...

They are lovely - the soft watercolour effect of the background is so beautiful.
Alison x

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful card! I love the way the colors just blend together so effortlessly.

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