Wednesday, May 12, 2010

If You Don't Have PTI Leaves, Dig Into Your Stash


Amber found some fun hobby room pictures for this week's challenge and her sketch was for a longer size card versus the standard A2 size which is always a nice change. 

Even though I don't naturally gravitate towards blue, this room caught my attention because it was "swimming pool blue" - ya think LOL!  In addition, my eyes were immediately drawn to the rug with the leaves because I just love leaf images.  Of course, my first thought was " I sure wish I had PTI's Turning A New Leaf set", but since I don't (not yet anyway!) I went digging through my stamps to see what I could find in the leaf category.  Stampin' Up's Best Blossoms set came to the rescue.

I stamped the leaf image in Tempting Turquoise and paired it with Bashful Blue and white as per the predominant colours in the room.  To finish things off, I added three celery coloured half pearls to the leaves, as per the green on the lamp shade and book on the top shelf in the corner (you can click on the pictures to enlarge them and see what I'm talking about).  I finished things off by scoring the white panel to add some dimension and interest.

That's it for today, other than being in the mood to go swimming after seeing all that blue LOL!  Thanks for popping in and sharing a part of your day with me :)




What's In It?
Stamps:  Best Blossoms (SU), Circular Sayings (Verve)
Paper:  Turquoise, Blue, White
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties, Threading Water Punch, Scor-Pal, Half Pearls, Dimentionals

10 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Wowza! I want that hobby room...so peaceful and beautiful! Oh, and your card is so cute too! :)

Maureen said...

it does look like a swimming pool!! LOL Looks like we all love the leaves!!! How could we resist them? Such a strong fabulous image :) love the scored lines...perfect texture for this card :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh this blue is so fresh, love the leaf image.... I have that set I think. hee hee Great take on the cool room.

TrishG said...

I love the details. Beautiful job with the leaf. Lovely card!

liz said...

I think it's spot on with the room! I love it!

Dawn B. said...

This is the perfect stamp for that rug.. I like the blue card.. Not sure I could look at the blue room all day.. Great job Marisa.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

I love blue and I love this card!!! Wonderful design Marisa and the blue and white combo is so clean and crisp!!! Love the scored BG and border punching, not to mention the pearl accents!!! :)

Renée said...

I sure wish I had PTI's leaf image as well! (I don't have any PTI stuff... yet -- I'm waiting until all their felt is available in all the colours!)

Love the monochromatic feel of the card, Marisa! Great layout and details :)

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Beautiful! My fav color, blue, is looking so awesome on your card! I love everything about this...the design, the embossed background lines, the image with pearls and the punched edges. LOVE IT!

TannyP said...

Blue-tiful!