Friday, July 25, 2008

Papertrey Bog Hop #2 (for me anyway!)



Here we are again for Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop! Woo-hoo! Thank you all for visiting, and I hope you are having fun!

The challenge for this month was to use vellum on your project. My first thought - YIKES! I don't like vellum (well at least I thought I didn't :-P). I have so many packages and rolls of vellum that up until now I never used (kind of like that paper crimper we all have and haven't used in years - you know the one...). But after just a few short days I had so many ideas flowing I was writing things down in the middle of the night! I just had no time to implement them :-( So I went with my first thought and I hope you enjoy it. But be warned... now that the vellum is out, you will be seeing more of it!!!

I actually used Taylor Vanbruggen's Cupcake Challenge Sketch #25 from about a week ago - cute sketch. I punched the flowers out with two different EK Success flower punches. I used plain old see-through vellum that I had on hand to make the large flowers. I smooshed them into Versamark, and pounced some Pebbles Shimmery Chalks onto them and sprayed them LIGHTLY (from a good distance) with some acrylic sealant to make the chalk stay better.


The small blue flowers are made from a roll of Martha Stewart blue vellum called Ice Water (which I got for $1 at a Michaels Clearance sale about six months ago!) Then I glued some pearls on to add a little elegance.

This card is very pretty in real life, not so sure I captured the shimmer and the softness in the pictures. I tried :-)

Simple, soft, shimmery and so worth it! I had a lot of fun, and have a lot of ideas. Thanks for the challenge!

Well, I was so glad to have you here tonight. Hope you have a fabulous night and an even better weekend!

What I Used:
Paper: Kraft, Cream (Papertrey Ink), Patterened Paper Prima Paper Sasha Collection, Ice Water Vellum (Martha Stewart), Clear Vellum (?)
Stamps: PTI Quilter's Sampler Sentiments
Ink: Versamagic Dew Drops Sahara Sand
Accessories: Pebbles Shimmer Chalks, Half-Pearls (MAMBI), Scallop punch (Martha Stewart), Scotch foam tape, Aqua Mist Satin ribbon, embroidery floss (to tie ends of ribbon), EK Success Flower Punches, Ek Success Corner Rounder


45 comments:

Claire Brennan said...

I love how you coloured your card it's so fresh and clean - beautiful work.

cadnileb said...

Wow, this is so pretty! I love how you added the chalk on - such a great idea! Will have to try it sometime!

Latisha said...

very very pretty! Love how this turned out, its great.

travelingmama said...

Love your flowers! Gorgeous card!

Frogwoman said...

Very pretty. I love the layout design and your color selection.

IamDerby said...

I LOVEthis... definitely casing this card.

Anonymous said...

Very Beautiful!! Great job!
~Lacey Stephens
www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

Handfullofstamps said...

How beautiful!!! Love everything about this card!!!

Kristy Vernon said...

So pretty! I love the line of flowers.

Lori said...

This is gorgeous! I love the color combination and the look of the chalked vellum.

Donelda said...

Wow Kacey this is so beautiful! I love the flowers and I can see how shiney they are...I can only imagine how much better they look in real life (we all know that pictures never do the shiny stuff justice!). And I really like your color combo!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Regan said...

beautiful card- great colour combo!

Jak said...

Beautiful card and the kraft card works perfectly with the aqua mist

Niki Estes said...

This is so pretty, Kacey!!

Jenny Mick said...

Love this card! What an excellent idea to chalk the vellum! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cindy (Myosotis) said...

This is beautiful - I love the glittery flowers.

Karen said...

Beautiful card! I love those flowers!

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful! I love the chalked vellum!

Marie Cramp said...

The flowers down the middle are sooo pretty. Lovely card.

Marie
http://scrappingworld.blogspot.com

Janette said...

so soft and pretty- very nice!

amber said...

If your picture does not capture how pretty your card is, then it must be GORGEOUS in person. I love the colors and the design. Nice take on Taylor's sketch.

Kimberly said...

Oh, Kacey, this is just lovely. It is so pretty! Have I told you that I love your style?!?!?! :)

Jeanne said...

Very nice. Love the soft pastel flowers. Great card!

sarita said...

pretty! and ok now i'll go get that crimper out and use it!! :^) love the flowers! thanks for sharing

Annapurna said...

I would love to get hands on that vellum. Very nice. Love the colors.

Stampers said...

Thanks you for the inspiration. I bought some of her vellum also for that great price also. VEry pretty card.

Debbie Olson said...

Love the flowers--soft and beautiful!

Marge said...

Absolutely gorgeous; love it!!!

Maria Matter said...

Kacey, this is a gorgeous card!!! I love these flowers!!

Bonnie in California said...

Very pretty :) Love the flowers and colors are so fresh!

maria fiscella said...

This is so fresh and so pretty - I can't wait to try chalking vellum. TFS!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh Kacey, this is just gorgeous!

Kim Marie said...

Very very pretty and what a great card to receive! You did a lovely job on your second hop!
Kim Marie

Terri said...

Nice job. I especially like the colored vellum.

Chris said...

very pretty!!

Karen from PA said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love how you used the vellum to make the flowers.

Katie Renz said...

Great use of the vellum - so pretty! I think its amazing all the creative ways I've seen for using Vellum!

Tamara said...

very cool way to colour your flowers. Very nice and clean card.

the whimsical butterfly said...

Kacey this is simply GORGEOUS!!! i LOVE it! The flowers look amazing and the clean lines along the quote is striking. AMAZING!!! love, the pinkgirl :)

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Heather

Kathleen said...

Very pretty and a great use of some many cool tools....where is that crimper I bought so long ago---thanks for reminding me I have it! ; }

Marcie said...

Awesome card! I will drag my chalks out now and experiment with them again! :)

Chatty Kelly said...

You are so talented. I still have the 40th birthday card you made me. One of my favorites! (1,2,3, floor).

And what I'm really jealous about more than your crafting abilities, is that you got 42 comments on your blog! That is enough to get me to make a card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kacey! Your talent continues to amaze me. This is a beautiful card.
VK

Radiogirl said...

This is quite nice. I like the colors.