Monday, April 25, 2016

April 2016 Papertrey Blog Hop


This month's inspiration picture is very cool  over on the Papertrey Blog hop... I took the concentric overlapping circles and used those as my jumping off point.  I created some stencils with different size circles and used some makeup sponges (!!) and Avery Elle/Fresh ink for overlapping colours.  What fun!  I used shades of blues, teals and greens because they were calling to me from my wide array of inks. :)  Here are the colours I used:
Avery Elle: Aquamarine, Sea Glass
Fresh Ink: Pool, Blue Sage, Sicilian Blue, Turquoise
 A very simple card with an unusual layout in the corner on a piece of Kraft cardstock as my base.  I used lots of foam tape behind to make sure it was tacked down properly and a Hugs die using a perfume packaging that I loved the colour of ... :) It is a divine scent that I love called  from Giorgio Armani.   I just love it but only buy it when there is a special as it is not cheap ...  At any rate, the packaging is this pale peachy pink that makes me think of the amazingly talented Debby Hughes ... 
I layered multiple die cuts to make it more substantial and glued it on using my new favourite adhesive - Tombo Mono Aqua.  Clear and fab!
A bit of clear Wink of Stella on the die cut and that's it!  Well, I'm off to hop and take a look at everyone's wonderful creations.  Happy hopping! :)

15 comments:

Diana K said...

Genius on so many levels, Cara! (1) Love your design using pigment inks, which were the perfect choice for the inspiration. (2) You repurposed packaging! (3) You used some of my most favourite ink colours out there - Blue Sage is probably my second most favourite ink colour in the world (after PTI Smokey Shadow).

Patti said...

I'm with Diana! this is an outstanding card!! LOVE the colors you selected!

Patti

cards by cara said...

Thank you Diana and Patti for your kind words. <3

artful-notions said...

Oh how I love the blue hues you used! Gorgeous and sea dreamy. Beautiful layout, and wish I could smell what you described!

DIANA L. said...

The inks are gorgeous I just love your design and the hugs is perfect. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

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Carmela Hubler said...

I love the overlapping blue circles. Nice job!

jen said...

Great take on the challenge! Such pretty colors- and live your upcycling!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

The simplicity of your design is exquisite and your ink shades are yummy! I love your story of recycling for the Hugs! Beautiful card!

lainey said...

I love the shades of blue you used on this and how the panel is popped up and into the one corner. Very nice design!

Cindy O said...

Lovely card! Your overlapping blues are beautiful together.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is wonderful, Cara!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous card Cara! Love the beautiful layered blue circles. Fabulous take on the inspiration piece.

~amy~ said...

Love your colors/design!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow! These colors are so yummy! I love the overlapping, so beautifully done!

Sue Rose said...

I love these colors! They are my favs right now. Your circles are awesome as is the Hugs die. I love how you used a box with a great color. Awesome!!