Wednesday 25 January 2012

DIY Kite...


Happy Wednesday! Over half way to the sweet weekend :)

I'm flying a kite this week. Well sorta. I'm flying a kite card-making stylee:

let your dreams take flight

We've got a brand spanking new challenge over on A Passion for Papertrey in which we want you to be inspired by a book during your inky adventures this next fortnight. My card is inspired by a brilliant book, The Kite Runner.

The kite was created from scraps of DP, ribbon and twine (I don't actually own a kite stamp!) and I used a negative die-cut cloud as a stencil to ink a soft, cloudy background as well as using my beloved linen impression plate (what else?!)

We'd love to see how a book inspires your own creation; simply ensure you use at least one PTI product on your project to enter and share the inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back in the early hours of tomorrow morning with a brand new CASE Study to share :D

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{let your dreams take flight}
Stamps: Happy Trails (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)/Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Spring Rain (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Fine and Dandy True Blue Collection (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Twine, Ribbon Scraps, Clouds Die, Linen and Canvas Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)/Cuttlebug


Tammy said...

I love it! I especially love your idea of using the negative of your cloud die as a stencil--must try that!!

Caryn said...

This is gorgeous and so summery Aimes - I just love the little ribbon bows and the patterned paper looks almost 3D - very clever.

Big huggles,
Caryn xxx

Katrina Turner said...

I love this card Aimes and think you made a fab kite out of the DP!

Katrina :)

Lynn said...

I just bought cloud dies...thanks to your gorgeous inspiration! I kept putting it off and finally said click add to cart :) I love how you created the kite. Fabulous Aimes!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Amazing! I love this not only because it is super sweet/cute/clever, but also because the bows make me thing of bowtie pasta...and I love pasta! I wish I had a kite with pasta on the tail :)

Jenny said...

This looks like a fun challenge Aimes and with a steadily growing collection of PTI stash I should find something inspiring to use!!
Love your kite, such a simple and cute design :)
Jenny x

Debby said...

Perfect colours Aimes. I'm just transported to a summers day looking at your card which is quite amazing when I look out of the window!

Rhonda said...

Stunning Aimes!! Makes me wish for spring.

Karen B. said...

Beautiful, yet fun. Great color mix too!

Lindsay said...

Ahhh, a breath of summer right there! I love this card Aimes! Just what I needed on this cloudy, cold day.

Maureen said...

oh, I love this challenge!! The new studio is being installed this week so I may break it in with this challenge!! GORGEOUS kite, Duchess! And those amazing clouds only you know how to ink!

Jess said...

So fun, colourful and just so cheerful! Gorgeous! Love the ribbon and the soft clouds of the background.


Andrea M said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! So fun and fresh! Beautiful work Aimes!

Sharron said...

Fabulous, Aimes! Love your clouds--must try that technique! And the colors are so wonderful--yellow & bows make the perfect 'happy' kite!!

Chunyuan said...

what a bright and fun card. I need to use my linen impression plate more.

Christina said...

Adorable kite and such a cheerful color combo! I love the tall and skinny shape of the card, too.

*denise* said...

wow it makes me long for SPRING very cute card!! *denise*

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