I don't know about many of you, but I am SOOOO ready fro spring to arrive! We've had a lot of snow down here in Tennessee, very unusual for our area. I am ready for the warm breezes to arrive and color to return to the great outdoors!
I challenged the senior design team to embrace what the upcoming season means to them and use their favorite spring color scheme as the basis for a beautiful project that will bring a little sunshine to someone's day!
I had a chance to play along this month and I gained inspiration fro my color scheme from the cover of my latest Sundance catalog. This is one of my favorite catalogs, always full of beautiful photography and lots of inspiration for projects of all sorts. What drew me to this particular cover photo was the umbrella. I loved the unexpected color scheme and how it evoked sunshine and warmth to me.
I decided to interpret those hues into Papertrey colors…
…and then created a spring project with them.
I pulled out one of my old favorites, Garden of Life by Alli Miles. I've always loved the layers in this swirly rose image she created along with the dainty shape of the leaves. I thought that these images would work perfectly with the spring theme I had in mind and I love the way everything came together.
I stamped the sold portion of the flowers with Lemon Tart ink, then followed up with the swirl image using Melon Berry ink. I repeated the process a second time on scrap cardstock and cut out the centers of the flowers. These centers were adhered on top of the focal point flowers using foam dimensionals. The leaves were stamped in Spring Moss and the small dots representing berries stamped in Melon Berry. I applied a bit of Star Dust Stickles to the flowers and berries to add some sparkle. The sentiment from Signature Greetings is stamped in Dark Chocolate.
The polka dots in the background were added to the Lemon Tart cardstock with Polka Dot Basics II using Summer Sunrise ink. For the ribbon detail, I adhered a strip of Melon Berry Grosgrain ribbon across the end of the focal point, wrapping the ends underneath. I then pleated & stitched a strip of Summer Sunrise Twill on top of the the grosgrain using my sewing machine. I love the way that detail turned out. Frilly and girly without as much bulk as a big bow.
Now, in case you forgot, I challenged the other gals to create a special spring project as well. Just wait until you see what they cooked up!
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CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.
CLICK HERE to see more from Lisa Johnson.
CLICK HERE to see more from Michelle Wooderson.
CLICK HERE to see more from Kelly Purkey.
As an added treat today, I thought I would challenge all of YOU to use one of the spring color schemes the design team gals developed. Here they all are, broken down for you into swatches, the perfect eye candy to get you inspired to create!
And, just in case you wanted to save all of these for later, here is a download with all of them assembled together for you on one page…
Download Spring Schemes download
Now, what are you waiting for! Now's your chance to go pull out a few of your favorite Papertrey colors and a spring-like stamp set of your choice and create something! Then send it to a friend who could se a little pick-me-up! Or heck, you can even leave it on display in your studio space so you can look at it as a daily reminder that spring is in the air! So, here's a run down of how you can participate!
1. Make a project using your chosen color palette(s). If you do not have a particular Papertrey color on hand, feel free to substitute with something you have in your stash that is a similar color.
2. Upload a photo of your project to you blog or online gallery. If using a blog, feel free to add the appropriate color palette graphic from above to the top of your post.
3. Add the link for your photo to the Mister Linky box below.
I hope you will play along! I certainly look forward to seeing all of your creations! Thank you for stopping by today! And have a wonderful week!!!!
Stamps: Garden of Life, Signature Greetings, Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Melon Berry, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate
Paper: Lemon Tart, Stamper's Select White, Kraft
Other: Melon Berry Grosgrain, Summer Sunrise Twill, Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), corner rounder punch (EK Success), sewing machine
Finished Size: 4.25" x 5.5"
Sue Lelli says
Nichole, your card is so wonderful! Spring is one of my most favorite holidays because of all of the fresh new colors it brings! Your card just made me happy to look at! I LOVE those two stamp sets together and your ribbon treatment is just FAB! Thanks for the inspiration!
Lea Lawson says
That is such a beautiful card!! I really love the flowers! We have been having abnormally warm weather up here in Montana…so I am totally in spring mode. I am sure it will probably snow again, but that is okay! Hope to play along with this challenge this week!
Love your interpretation. Those flowers are so yummy looking! Makes my hungry for spring just looking at them. The ribbon detail is pretty neat too. Lot’s to love!
Love this and can’t wait to make something springy!!!
Oh my God Nichole, your card is *amazing*!! Just makes me want to go grab this set out of your store right now!! Love the little popped up flower detail, and the ribbon trim! This really *really* puts me in the mood for Spring!!
Sylvia/Little Treasures says
Nichole, Thanks for the Spring Schemes Download. Love it and the Idea of Spring Color. All the DT has done a great job for inspiration on the SPRING THEME. Love your tempting yellow card…
Thanks for the download. I love to keep your color combos nearby when creating.
CherylQuilts at SCS says
Beautiful card, Nicole! How did you know that I’m in a bind and need to make a quick gift set of cards – this will do perfectly! You’re the best – thanks!
Beautiful cards! And thank you so much for the download. I love having things like this for my inspiration notebook!
Susan Lankford says
Such beautiful combinations! Thanks for anticipating that we would like a download of all the chosen colors!
Jessica Rosario says
All the design team members cards and yours are lovely and yes they express so vividly the promise of Spring 🙂 TFS
lovely card,thanks for sharing
Nancy L. says
wow!! all those colors look so yummy together! hopefully i’ll have a chance to play! thanks for the inspiration!
Mary J says
Very lovely card, Nichole!
Lesley Plenderleith says
Loving this contest. This will be my first PTI challenge I have entered. Woo hoo. Lx
jan metcalf says
I think your card came together beautifully as well!! Very nice!!
Jenn Copeland says
So sorry to hear you were ill. I definitly missed you! Your card had me gasping! Gorgeous! I mean, WOW! The colors, the textures the sentiment…I must have these stamps! 😉
Ohhhhhh . . . I love the downloadable color inspiration. Oh, and spring! How timely for someone who has been ready for spring for months! Thanks for the continued inspiration!!
Joni Kix says
Perfect challenge and GREAT inspiration! I am so in the mood for SPRING!
shelly p says
your card is beautiful and LOVE the color combo!
So the website says the anniversary set will be revealed today. What happened? I dont see it anywhere…
Lori W. says
I didn’t know you were in Tennessee!!! WOW!!! I am in Southern Middle TN! HOW COOL!
Cathy Weber says
This was a super fun challenge. I love so many of the color choices. Your card was so soft and pretty.
Tanya Roskopf says
thanks for the fun challenge!!!
Love. love, love the spring colors. Thank you Nichole for such a cool challenge. It is so much fun to see how everyone used all of the different colors. The PTI designers are the best. 🙂
ALL of the challenge colors are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you Nichole for challenging us to dig into our spring colors! Oh, I am so ready to encourage the spring flowers, sunshine and fragrances of spring.
Beth Moore says
This is such a fantastic challenge and I just love your card… well, I love all the designers cards… and all your products as well! Thank you for the inspiration!
Lisa V. says
Thanks so much for the color comb. inspiration. I printed mine right out. The cards are all beautiful as usual.
Cresta Woodruff says
Loved this challenge. I really liked Lisa’s colors. Thanks for sparking my creativity today!
Samantha VanArnhem says
I justed loved every one of the color combinations! Finally got my cards posted!!
Airline Miles says
WOW!!!11 how did you do that! it’s beautiful, i hope there’s another way on how to make different styles.. keep up the good work. Thanks
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