August 2016 Blog Hop

By August 25, 2016Blog Hop


Today we are excited to present the BIG monthly Blog Hop that Papertrey Ink hosts for all of its talented customers to show off their skills! The Blog Hop is an ALL DAY EVENT!  An Inlinkz list is posted below and you can add your link anytime up until 11:30pm ET.  And don't worry if you didn't get a chance to make a project and play along, there is a contest for non-participants as well over in our forum in the designated thread. I look forward to seeing all of your creativity!

A day dedicated to seeking inspiration through projects utilizing Papertrey Ink products.   This event allows all of our customers who enjoy sharing inspiration & artwork with their peers do so through their personal blogs.


Today, 10am ET until 11:30pm EST.


August Blog Hop

photograph from VSCO 

Even though this photograph features layers of paint with paintbrushes, you can use this as an inspiration for your paper and ink creations. The colors and the way they blend together are a total dream! This leaves the door open for ink blending techniques and al kinds of fun stuff! Pull your color scheme from these soft pastels, earthy oranges and a pop of navy. No matter what aspect of this inspiration you decide to adapt to your project, it is sure to be a masterpiece!



 -Participating bloggers can add their link to the appropriate list here anytime between 10am ET and 11:30pm ET on August 25th within the InLinkz list below. The title of your post should be "Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge".

-Only one entry per person please.

-Customers & participants alike can peruse all of the links and absorb all of the amazing inspiration that will be shared!

-After you have made your way through the list, simply return to our forum and participate in all of the fun!

-You can chit chat with everyone in the Blog Hop forum! Take this time to praise your peers efforts, discuss anything new you might have learned and which projects really offered something unique!

-The three random blogger participant winners will be announced Friday morning on our forum and highlighted here on my blog!

-You can enter our Blog Hop Forum contest. There is a special thread posted in our forum specifically for this purpose asking a question. Please only post once, as the winner will be picked via the Random Number Generator. The forum contest will end at midnight ET and the winner announced Friday morning.

-Create a project while you are here, using the new inspiration you have gathered from the Blog Hop. You can post your projects in the gallery, even if you do not have a blog! We are looking forward to all the fun today!  Thank you for joining us!



Donna Phelan

Donna Phelan created a pretty tag to embellish the front of her project. The lattice work is such a great complement to the florals. I especially love how the vertical flourish helps to add some height where most elements are horizontal.

Linda M

Linda M. made a beautiful background using an emboss resist technique, which pairs perfectly with this month's challenge. Her pop of navy is a nice surprise and helps to add emphasis to the sentiment layer.


Janet W. did some lovely watercoloring to mimic the inspiration photo here. I love the layers of washes she did creating different depths to the color, it is really a spectacular project!

Congratulations to the winners! Please send an email to customer service and provide them with your full name along with the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to. Thank you to everyone for playing along!

Nichole Heady

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