Thursday, February 25, 2010

February PTI Blog Hop

I'd like to start off today, by sending out a huge Thank You to each and everyone of you who left me such kind and encouraging words yesterday. Definitely made for a fun day, reading what you all had to say.Now onto the February Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. This months blog hop is in honor of the PTI Design team. The challenge is to select a project they have created, use it as inspiration and recreate a project with your own spin, making it unique. I have always found the ladies of the PTI Design Team to be full of talent and have always looked up to them for inspiration. I count it as a huge blessing to be apart of such a talented team.


I fell in love with this card by Dawn McVey and as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to give it a try. I would have never come up with an idea like this on my own, wouldn't it be awesome to get inside of Dawn's head and see how her creative mind works! Here is my take...
I changed up the layout and the color combo (added Aqua Mist and used White instead of Rustic Cream). Dawns butterfly was created using a larger scaled flourish (from Fancy Flourishes) and its mirror image, I went with two smaller flourishes and the coordinating mirror images.
The Aqua Mist card base was stamped, in Versamark, with an image from Background Basics: Tin Types. Embellished the butterfly with Berry Sorbet vintage buttons (strung with yellow embroidery floss) and a Lemon Tart bow. Stamped the sentiment, from Asian Fusion on a Lemon Tart strip and trimmed the edge with scalloped scissors.

Thanks Dawn for such great inspiration and thank you for hopping by! Enjoy the Blog Hop!

Maile


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48 comments:

  1. Gorgeous as always!!! PS. I love all your cards in the latest PC mag!!

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  2. I love your take on Dawn's card Maile! I have a tribute to one of your cards for my Blog Hop post, as well as a tribute to one of Dawn's! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

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  3. Love it, Maile! You always have the best color combos!!

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  4. That is a fantastic idea and makes the set more of a selling point for me. Dawn will be proud to inspired such a beautiful card Maile! I really like your colours choice and your stamped background on the Aqua!

    I did a tribute to your matching craft kit and card. Thanks so much for your inspiration!

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  5. wow! gorgeous swirl butterfly!! beautiful card, Maile!

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  6. I loved Dawn's card when I saw it and yours is just as beautiful! I thought it was so creative to form a butterfly this way!

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  7. Both Dawn's and yours ROCK! Love all the details...down to the cute little buttons!

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  8. This is very beautiful!! And of course you can play....everyone can be inspired by others, even when they are super inspiring to others!! :) Great job with the challenge!

    ♥Lea

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  9. Your card is stunning. I love the circle layer and the berry buttons just pop with the gorgeous blue background- beautiful!!

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  10. I loved Dawn's card too.....and I love yours just as much!

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  11. Glad to see you are still participating in the Blog Hop! I loved that card of Dawn's too. Great job on creating one with your own spin.

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  12. This is sooooo beautiful!! Love your combo of stamps for the butterfly! :)

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  13. I just made a card with a butterfly like Dawn's, now I need to try one like yours too!

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  14. Love your twist on the butterfly. Very nice. Thank you for your inspiration and welcome to PTI as a designer.

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  15. yellow and aqua...so gorgeous together...ah, you get all the PTI stuff now...lucky girl!! ;)

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  16. love this color combo! I think you did Dawn's card very well!! :)

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  17. I'm tickled that you are playing too Maile, but of course even the BEST can be inspired by others, right? *grin*
    Your colors are lovely and make me think of spring, and the subtle BG really caught my eye. Just lovely.

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  18. Very eye-catching, such a fun color combo.

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  19. Adorable! And I just love the font of that sentiment. That set needs to go on my wish list!

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  20. I like your color combo~Dawn is such a great stamper~I CASE her all the time ;)

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  21. I thought Dawn's butterfly was very creative too. Great card, Maile!

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  22. Gorgeous! And another one that makes perfect bows!

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  24. I loved that card too! Your version is so much fun as well! The color combination is very striking!

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  25. Oh yay, Maile! Glad you played...your cards are so stunning, and even if Dawn "helped" on this one it is still so awesome with the colors that you chose!

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  26. Sooo beautiful & I think both your heads are pretty creative!!!

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  27. I love the flourishes that you and "Dawn" use. This is a beautiful card.

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  28. Well, I'd say your creative brain isn't too far from Dawn's. Don't think I would've thought to switch things up and do the butterfly as you did here. Fabulous!

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  29. What can I say...you sure do know how to make a fabulous card! You are an inspiration!

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  30. This is just lovely! I love the color combo and the design - may have to case you both!! :)

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  31. I love that butterfly too! I am going to have to try it myself! Gorgeous card Maile!

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  32. What a great idea to use those flourishes like this.
    Beautiful card.

    xx Anita

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  33. I remember being wowed by Dawn's flourish butterfly when I first saw it, too. You've made an equally amazing version here. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work!

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  34. This is such a pretty card!! I love your version of Dawn's butterfly!

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  35. I think I'm going to have to CASE your CASE :) Beautiful!

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  36. Glad you played with us. I believe that butterfly is going to be landing on several cards. It's so stunning.

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  37. Glad to see you played. Beautiful card! Love your creations!

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  38. Beautiful! I had forgotten to try Dawn's swirly butterfly! Love your version!

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  39. Oooh - so pretty. Love the colors (lemon is my favorite) and I love how you do circles so easily.

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  40. I just recently discovered your blog and I am becoming a big fan! Even though you CASEd Dawn's card, your style still shows through. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your projects as a PTI designer and blogger.

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  41. This is SO pretty! I love the color combination that you used and the pop of yellow is fabulous! ♥♥ Kay

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