Thursday, July 15, 2010

a Papertrey Posse Triple Play!

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:
Finally, Amy's first Petite Challenge for this month is 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!

13 comments:

Ted said...

Debbie, this card is fantastic! I love how the tree is the "gate" to the fold and it's a nice, large enough focal image. :) Well done!

Keva said...

Ooh, Ooh....I love it!! The colors look great on your card. I really like the style of the card,too. I never try anything different like this. Love it!

Emm said...

Wow, great job incorporating all three challenges into one! I love your card-it is so pretty!

Jessica said...

Beautiful card Debbie! Way to go on combining the three challenges. Your stitching on this card is amazing. I really need to play with my sewing machine so I can incorporate more stitching in my work.

Anika said...

Great card, Debbie! Love the gate fold...I am always forgetting to try something besides the standard folder, might have to try it today!

Jackie Pedro said...

You go girl!! What a way to combine three challenges!! Wonderful card!! And congrats on being chosen one of Mercy's Musings!!!

Suzanne said...

Lovely card, Debbie! I really like the non-traditional folding cards. Through the Trees is perfect for this layout.

Becky Carafa said...

I am so impressed that you got all three challenges in there, way to go! This is so beautiful!

Noora said...

what a beautiful card, just love that tree, beautiful composition as well!

Amy Beth said...

Debbie - WOW! I love, love, LOVE this!

Danisha said...

Debbie, I love this stamp set as well, it is one of the first ones I bought as well! Great card!!!

Laurie said...

This is really pretty! I love the bifold card! Glad to see you back!

Sarah said...

This is so pretty!