Monday, January 25, 2016

January 2016 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Good morning dear friends!!  I'm starting the year off with a crafty focus!!  I've been enjoying my new stamps and watercolor paper from PTI and it feels so good to be active in my craft room again!! I decided to get in on the fun with Papertrey Ink's first blog hop of the year!!  Here's the challenge:

January inspiration
and here's my take on the challenge:
I used the turquoise color as the base of my card and drew in some of the dark colors to add depth.  I added the pretty little flower accent to bring in a light pop of orange.  For the base I used a sheet of polka dot patterned paper from an old Crate Paper line called open book.  I inked the polka dot paper with Aqua Mist ink and layered it over an Aqua Mist card base.  I then colored the blossom in the Bold Blossom Water Color sheet with Copic Markers and I also colored the little flower with a Copic Marker as well.

I die cut the butterflies several times out of water color paper and vellum and layered them over the water color base.  I added a little lace for fun and then added a stamped banner for the sentiment.

Supplies Used:
Aqua Mist Cardstock and Ink
Copic Markers:
C00 - Cool Gray
C1 - Cool Gray
B00 - Frost Blue
B0000 - Pale Celestine
R01 - Pinkish Vanilla
G40 - Dim Green
G43 - Pistachio
PTI Beautiful Butterflies Dies 
PTI Bigger Blooms Sentiment
Lace from my stash

Thanks for stopping by and celebrating creativity with me!!!
Have a wonderful day!!


  1. Kristin, this is just gorgeous! Your layers of butterflies really add to the Bold Blossoms. Your Copic coloring is perfect. Glad to see you back creating and blogging. :)

  2. This is stunning! The CAS butterfly looks amazing against the colourful background blooms!

  3. Wow--the inspiration totally threw me, but you made such a gorgeous card! Love the tiny bit of orange from the flower! Next time maybe I'll remember to just use the colors when I'm stuck!