Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bee Happy - PTI Blog Hop

Hi everyone! It's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop. This will be my first time participating. Where has June gone? This year is just flying by. The weather has been super hot here this week - up into the 90s! Work has been crazy busy so that explains my lack of posting and creating. The theme for this month is Summer Inspiration. When I think of summer, I think of flowers and gardening. My card was inspired by a painting titled Wildflowers by Brian Simons. [Click <-- Wildflowers for a photo of the painting] I don't quite recall how I came across his work, but I saved the link so I can take some time to look over each one at a later date. Isn't his work just stunning? I would love to have talent like that. I used PTI's Honey Bees set and had fun creating the flower and bee scene. One of the flowers, the Hibiscus Burst, is from Little Lady though. I plan to make a card using the coordinating papers for each of the flowers colors. This one is Ocean Tides. So far I've got Lemon Tart and Plum Pudding complete. For the layout, I used Stamp and Smiles Sketch Challenge #19. I hope I get some time to get some cards done soon. I have many challenges saved that I want to work on. Some are over two weeks old, but they're great to save for future sketchs and ideas. I do have Monday off, but I hope to squeeze in some time this weekend. I thank you for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful evening. Ciao!

Recipe:
Stamps: Honey Bees, Little Lady, Background Basics: Spots & Dots
Cardstock: Kraft, Ocean Tides
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot Basics
Ink: Jet Black (Staz-On), Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides, Hibiscus Burst

20 comments:

Lori said...

Beautiful!!!

Jessica said...

So pretty! I love all the colors!

peggysue said...

Lovely piece you chose for inspiration. And I haven't seen the honeybees set used so well in quite a while, you've created a nice card.

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty card!! tfs!!

Bethany Paull said...

I love all the colors you mixed together for your wild flowers.

raduse said...

I love it. Great project.

BethieJ said...

Happy 1st Blog Hop!
Your card turned out so PRETTY!!!
Have a GREAT night!

Heather P. said...

This is so pretty!

Julia Aston said...

Love your design with the circle on the square card - you created a wonderful garden here!

Terri E. said...

Love your little bees. Super job with the fun summer challenge. Thanks for the great eye candy.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kathleen said...

pretty card~ love your flowers~~

Debbie Olson said...

Great inspiration piece, and beautiful use of the Bees set!

Amy said...

Gorgeous, I love these colors together.

Regan said...

nice colour combo...great card

Deanna said...

Beautiful!

Kim said...

What a pretty card, I love the variety of colors.

snarflemarfle said...

Great interpretation of your inspiration piece! I love all the flowers!

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous! Love your card design!

Janelle said...

Great job on your first PTI Blog Hop! I agree that the painting is beautiful -- as is your card. Glad you participated!

Norine said...

love the card so pretty
Hugs
Norine