Sunday, May 3, 2009

PTI Spring Fling Challenge

The design team members of Papertrey Ink were challenged to create a project based off of something that inspired them this spring. They then shared their inspirational pieces and challenged us to pick one of the pieces and use it to create something. You can see Nicole's post HERE for all of the details. This was fun! First, it was difficult choosing which piece to use. I was inspired in different ways and for different reasons by all of them. They were all great, yet so different. In the end, I went with Heather Nichols' piece:

If you follow PTI at all, you know that Heather has a very distinct style. She is an amazing stamper {and stamp designer!} and I haven't seen anyone else quite like her! I used CP Sketch #13 for this card.

So, here is my card based on the inpiration piece that Heather choose and CP Sketch #13:

Photographing this card was truly the challenging part! I have never quite mastered this skill, but this one was more difficult than most. The ribbon has a slightly shiny texture and the flash was really reflecting on it. Anyway, this is as good as it gets, since the sun has long set and the PTI challenge ends by morning!

Thanks for stopping by!

(all Papertrey Ink}
stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Spiral Bouquet, Simple Little Things, Mega Mixed Messages
paper: Vintage Cream, Kraft, Ripe Avocado
ink: Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, Smokey Shadow
ribbon: Smokey Green Stripes
other (non-PTI): Cuttlebug tag die, safety pin, Souffle pen (yellow)-Sakura, sewing machine


  1. Hi Melanie! This is a great interpretation of your inspired piece. The result is simple yet elegant! Cheers, Y.

  2. Very pretty card!! Love how you added the little tag with a safety pin!

  3. Beautiful, it has such a nice earthy feel!! Perfect colours with the kraft, great job with your interpretation.

  4. Love this card Melanie! The colors are terrific, love the layout, and especially love the ribbon you selected. Great job.

  5. Gorgeous Melanie! I love the clean and simple lines here. And the paper piercing.

    Thanks for playing along with us!

  6. Great job Melannie!!! Your card is very much like Heather's style and you did a fantastic job using the CP sketch. So glad to have you join us this week!

  7. I love it! You also have a very classic clean style!

  8. Beautiful job on the sketch and the PTI challenge! I love how serene and peaceful this card is :)

  9. This is beautiful Melanie! You stamped those images beautifully.Love your take on the sketch!

  10. Beautiful card! I love the colors and the layout.