Well this is a series of firsts!
- This is the first official post on my blog (although I’ve had the blog for a while I've been a bit nervous about posting - LOL!)
- This is the first time I have taken part in a PTI challenge (although I've only ever taken part in two other challenges previously)
- This is the first time I've followed a sketch, and finally
- I don't think I've ever used as many colours on one card (I'm really into monochromatic cards at the moment)!
So it’s official – I am WAY out of my comfort zone!
When I first saw Nichole’s entry for the PTI challenge on her blog and looked at the colour palette for my name I was pleased as I thought it was a lovely combination (“N-S” palette: kraft, smokey shadow, scarlet jewel, sweet blush & vintage cream) and thank goodness it wasn’t the colour palette for “H-M”! Then I re-read the instructions and discovered that you had to use your online user name and not your actual name – Agggh! Yes, as you can clearly see from my blog header I fell into the “H-M” category after all: white, ripe avocado, raspberry fizz, orange zest and terracotta tile.
Well it took me a while but I got there in the end (but boy I am going to be tired at work today as it was a bit of a late one as I finished work late last night and then went straight on to a very belated New Year dinner (it was postponed from the original date due to the snow in case you were wondering!) before I even had a chance to start on the card.
Anyway, on to the important bit - the card!
Stamps: PTI Background Basics: Petal Power, PTI Turning a New Leaf, PTI Signature Greetings
Cardstock: PTI Ripe Avocado, PTI Raspberry Fizz, SU Whisper White, SU Only Orange, SU Ruby Red
Ink: PTI Ripe Avocado, Versamark
Accessories/Tools: SU Scallop Border Edge Punch, SU Scallop Circle Punch, Green Pearl Papermania Brad from Stash, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun
You will notice that I did not have some of the PTI colours so had to go for some substitutes from my stash. I made the flower by merging two ideas from different blogs (one being Dawn McVey’s, the other I can’t remember or find - sorry! - EDITED to add Julie's blog). I used the SU scallop circle punch twice on PTI raspberry fizz cardstock and then scrunched them up so much that eventually the edges of the cardstock started to separate and I was then able to peel each one into two. As a result I ended up with 4 layers. I then cut into the scallops of two of the layers and then used these as the “inner” layers of the flower and curled up the “petals”. To hold it all together I used a green pearl Papermania brad from my stash. Voilà!
A la prochaine! Amitiés!