Well, I've been a bit "awol" from the blog here, as life has really gotten in the way of my creative pursuits lately! So, in order to make the most of the little crafting time I'm able to muster up, I decided to combine three - yes, three - Papertrey Posse challenges on one card! I must say, I'm pretty darn proud of myself! :)
The final Petite Challenge that Jessica posted in June was Fabulous Folds - create a card, layout or altered project using unique folding methods. I even just recently picked up the Martha Stewart Scoring Board, so I was eager to try it out! I kept it simple though and just did a simple gatefold card this time.
Our main July challenge presented by Amy is a color challenge, using PTI Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Melon Berry, and Dark Chocolate, or equivalents. Here is the color scheme:
Back to the Beginning - tell us how you discovered PTI, what was your first stamp set, and then dust it off and put it to good use. Well, I only discovered PTI in early May... and I think I actually stumbled across it purely by chance, when it popped up as a "suggested blog" shortly after I started using Google Reader! The stamp set I used, from my very first ever PTI order, is Through the Trees.
OK, with all of the preliminaries and explanations out of the way, let's get to the card!
I added some patterned paper to the inside panels as well, to cover up the back of the stitching:
This is not my favorite card ever, but I'm happy with it and so glad that I was able to complete some of the great challenges posted by the Posse girls! Thanks for the great inspiration, ladies!
And, a brief update note to my last post, albeit long overdue! I'm so proud to share that my card for Mercy's MTSC80 was chosen by her as one of her five favorite - or a Magnificent Musing! She does such great sketches, and I hope to get to participate in more of them in the future!
Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day!