Thursday, 28 January 2010

Inspired by Nature...

Hey!

Happy Friday Eve! LOL! How's your week been so far? Mine has been busy, busy though if you've not noticed already, I've found some time to decorate the blog a little...I was wanting a fresher look so what d'ya think? I'd love to get three columns sorted on here but my HTML skills aren't so hot after long days at work so that'll be work-in-progress I guess and will involve some major sucking up to my super geek guy ;D

Anyways, I thought I'd share a card with you that I made for our current challenge on our PTI blog!


The idea is to be inspired by nature. I'd love to say I've got these beautiful blooms outside my window but that would be fibbing. I can't wait for spring to come around now, I have to say I'm bored of winter now!

I've never been a huge fan of Melon Berry but I was determined to throw myself outta my comfort zone and get stamping!


I used a masking technique to stamp my blooms and leaves so they overlap nicely without the images merging into one another. I've also kept the masks I've made and already used them on another card that I'm really kinda excited about - though I'm saving that card for another day ;D

As the card base is Dark Chocolate, I decided to stick a nestie shape cut from vintage cream inside and stamp an additional bloom.


That border was soooooo easy to do - simply decided to draw around the acutal nestie with a white gel pen. I like the effect of that border. Now I only wish I had a gel pen filled with Vintage Cream ink....

Card Recipe
Stamps: Friends til the End
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate/Melon Berry/Vintage Cream
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Cream Vintage Buttons/Vintage Cream Satin Ribbon/Cream Ribbon Twine/White Gel Pen


Full deets of our challenge are on the PTI Blog. We had a fabulous turn out for our last challenge with plenty of inspiration so I'm hoping the same will be true for this challenge! Obviously I would love for you to play along, you need only use one PTI product on your creation to qualify!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous FRIDAY!

Catch ya later!
Aimes
x

23 comments:

Emma said...

Ooooh very swish - I LOVE the new look Aimes and your most excellent and intricately worked masked flower card. As always with the innotive things with the gel pen around the frame - genius :D

It's nearly Friday - hoooorah :D

Kate Lewis said...

I love your new look hun - it's very you!! I'm sure you and Chris will figure out the 3 column thing - I had to pay someone to do mine lol!

I love this card - the colours work great together and those flowers look fabulous masked, I'm going to have to try that!

Speak soon! K xxx

Heidi said...

Aimes this is so pretty! The colors are so fresh and fun. I love your flowers and I can't wait to see the mask card.

~amy~ said...

Hey sista...delish card...I love the design!!!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Pretty card! Love how you outlined the nestie with your gel pen. Great idea! Excellent look to the blog. Yes I think we all would like warmer days to come and stay now. I know I won't see any signs of spring until almost May! Thanks for the challenge.

Heather P. said...

I love the new look on your blog, it's super fun!! :) And the card? Absolutely gorgeous! Looooove that white outline around the nestie, such a great detail!

Sharron said...

Beautiful card! I love these colors together. We are due to have snow this afternoon. Know how you feel--spring will be so welcome!

Terri said...

The new look of your blog is great! The card is wonderful too. I was not a fan of melon berry either but just opened it a few days ago and am using it with dark chocolate now too. They make a great combo. Love the masking and the inside as well. The white outline is a great added touch too.

Shery said...

nice one

Melissa said...

LOVE this! The masking is great and it white outline is amazing!

Nerina said...

I LOVE everything about this card - the masking - the die shape, the white gel outline, the love it got inside - it's all totally, absolutely, deliciously amazing! I saw it in the PTI gallery earlier and didn't realise it was on your blog - so I left some love there too! Yum-a-licious!

Cammie said...

The blogaroonie is looking good! And the card is wonderful. Great job of masking, and the he inside of the card is striking!

Maureen said...

mmmm, melon and chocolate...how perfect is that? And some vanilla icecream? I am ready for spring too...January and February are long and cold. Great job on the inside of the card too..I'm still too lazy!! LOL TGIF tomorrow!!

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

Wow!! Aimes j'adooore, ta carte est splendide, bravo

Vicki said...

Loving the new blog Aimes, very Laurence Lewellyn....lol. Thanks for your comment on my invites, believe me I was a crazy lady by the time I'd finished them....lol

Hugs
Vicki x

Caryn said...

Gorgeous Aimes - I love Melon Berry teamed with Chocolate - looks so rich. Love your masking technique too, must have a play with that again.

I'm sitting here twitching the curtains staring down the road willing the Parcelforce guy to arrive. I can barely contain my excitement!! Lol

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Nerina said...

HAPPY FRIDAY!! Especially if you've headed over to Nichole Heady's blog lately :0) CONGRATULATIONS!! Your cards are awesome!

Linzi said...

fab cards as always - and 3 columns really isnt dificult, have a look here

http://www.thecutestblogontheblock.com/blog-secrets/145-how-to-get-a-3-column-template.html

even i managed to follow it and get 3 columns!!

Lori said...

Aimes this is such a beautiful card!!!

peggysue said...

I like the fresh look on the blog and the fresh look on the card too. And congratulations!

IamDerby said...

This is an amazing card! I love the color and the layout, and the inside! Heck I love it all!

Vanessa said...

Hey you Superstar!! Huge Congrats on your PTI win!!! And this nature card is fab, too! You are one talented girl!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Shauna said...

Such pretty work. That's a great flower stamp, and I especially love the first one you did (light blue and brown).

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