Thursday, June 25, 2015

Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge



Hello Friends,
Here with a card for the June Blog Hop at Papertrey.  I had so much fun being inspired by the lovely inspiration photo:




 My card uses the thinner stripe from the Watercolor Wonder stamp set.  I started with smokey shadow ink at the bottom (stamping more than once per inking) and then switched to soft stone ink part way up to get a graduated color affect.  I felt the darker lines at the bottom helped to ground the flower. 

 When I went to stamp the leaves of this beautiful iris from the "Flower Favorites" stamp set I wanted to give them a sort of striped affect or texture so I inked the stamp and then pulled the pad over the stamp towards the top to make this striped pattern. I thought it looked more like real leaves this way.  I was using a small square ink pad from PTI in "simply chartreuse" and the pad makes this pattern when you drag it on the stamp.  I really like the way it looks. 
A trio of bees and some dots of "Diamond" colored Stickles glitter glue for morning dew finish the card off nicely. (I could not find my glossy accents bottle while I was creating....but I did find it later...LOL!)  So nice to have some extra time to create in the Summer time!

Thanks for taking a look!  I cannot wait to see what everyone makes! 
:) Jill 

39 comments:

  1. Jill, this is simply beautiful.
    Love your take on the inspiration photo.

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  2. This is gorgeous Gill and I love those cute bees!

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  3. Beautiful Jill, I love the Black ombre stripes love it.
    Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  4. beautiful card, love the watercolor stripes and the cute bees :-)

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  5. Beautiful card, Jill. LOVE your interpretation! I'd better get that stamp set out and use it - you've inspired me. ;-)

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  6. Gorgeous bold bloom, Jill. Love how you did the leaves!

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  7. Gorgeous, Jill! Love the close up of that darling bee!

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  8. A beautiful summer card, love the water droplets!

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  9. What a lovely card, Jill! That pretty flower with shimmery droplets and trio of bees on the stripped bg is fabUlous!

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  10. Love the way you dragged your stamp pad for the leaves - very creative. Beautiful card!

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  11. i love the ombre lines in the background. And I agree about your leaves, love that pattern that the ink cube creates. Such a beautiful card!!

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  12. Love your iris with it's pretty leaves Jill - the buzzing bees and pretty glitter!

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  13. Oh, my! I love those bees! Just darling!

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  14. Ooooooooh...I love this Jill! I love that stamp set (kind of hooked on the ladybug!!), and your Iris is just beautiful in those colors, and especially against your beautiful striped background! And I love the tip on striping your leaves...I will have to remember that! :0)

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  15. I love it, Jill! I agree with you about the darker stripes at the bottom and I really like those dew drops you made!! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Lovely design. The flower is very striking and really looks wonderful with the stripes.

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  17. Lovely card :) loving the stripes .
    Shaz x

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  18. Great creating your stripes that way and also grounding your flowers. Perfect results on your leaves, too. Super job, Jill!

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  19. Wonderful card with the graduated stripes and bold flower! The bees are very cute.

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  20. This is gorgeous, Jill!! Love the ombre stripes and bold flower. I still need to ink up this set!

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  21. Beautiful iris, and I love your striped detail on the leaves! Those gray stripes are fantastic!

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  22. Jill, this is so amazing!!!!!! Every single detail is just amazing!!!!

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  23. Omg, it's gorgeous!!! I love all the details and the color combo. I'm going to have to get that iris stamp. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  24. Beautiful, Jill! Love the fun ombre stripes and your gorgeous iris! The leaves look great and I adore the little bees!

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  25. This card is AMAZING, Jill! Just like you! LOVE the gray graduated stripes in the BG and your flower is GORGEOUS! LOVE the bees and the dew drops! LOVE the way you dragged the ink on the leaves!

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  26. Fabulous card Jill....love your gorgeous flower, what a wonderful take on this challenge!

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  27. Beautiful, Jill! Love the ombre stripe & stunning flower.

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  28. Gorgeous! I love those ombre stripes!

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  29. OMGoodness, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!!! The stamped background is wonderful and the bees are perfect!! Wonderful!!

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  30. Lovely card!! I just LOVE the ombre effect of the grey stripes. The iris is also one of my favs from that stamp set.

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  31. Love your ombre of stripes! Very pretty!

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  32. Holy Cow, Jill! I love all your cards, but this one just may be my most favorite of all time! I adore every.single.thing about this! Wow, wow, WOW!

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  33. Beautiful creation sweetie :0) I love PI stuff I am drooling all over your blog now <3 Pops x

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Hello Friends! Thanks so very much for visiting Greenwood Girl Cards! I enjoy reading your comments!
Crafty Hugs,
: ) Jill