PTI DT Colour Favourites – Lisa

By Taheerah | 9th February 2010 | 3 Comments

Hey everyone,

[[Previously on *Fill Your Paper With The Breathings of Your {Heart}* … ] Sorry, it’s really late here and I’m exhausted, so I’ll add the description etc for these cards tomorrow or another day. In the meantime I just want to quickly post 3 cards I did for the latest PTI Challenge.]

Well, I finally got around to writing my usual blurb for my posts!! Hope you can forgive me for the delay, lol!

I’m loving the PTI Challenges so much!! I can’t wait for the ‘Make It Mondays’ challenges to start. I don’t know about you but I found my mojo really kicked up a gear with each challenge!!

The most recent challenge issued my Nichole was a DT Colour Favourites Challenge. Each member of the DT picked a favourite 4-colour combo and we were to create cards using them. I really love colour combos and so I dived right in!! I didn’t get a chance to make all 12 but I plan to go back and rectify that when I’ve a chance!!

The first combo I took on was for Lisa’s colours:

What a great combo!! Quite different from my normal combos with Kraft!!

I decided as well as being challenged with the colours, I would also challenge myself on the designs. I decided to make a series of mini cards (3.5″x3.5″) but have each one with a different design to really make my mojo work, lol!!

Here’s my design for Lisa’s colours:

I love this little card!! Just because a card is small doesn’t mean it can’t be bold and pack a punch!! That’s what I saw in my head with these colours and I’m really pleased with how the idea translated!!

I started with a Kraft cardstock base, then built my design. I wanted to use Blooming Butotn Bits again and opted to stamp the flower trio and the largest bloom using True Black ink. To change it up I stamped the largest bloom onto Vintage Cream cardstock and the smaller blooms on Kraft. I only used two of the trio and have one kept back to use on another project at some point!

For the largest flower I picked out a gorgeous button from my True Black buttons. Love the mother of pearl effect it has!! I picked out some cream buttons from my Cream & White mix buttons and used those for the smaller blooms. Buttons adhered with Pinflair as always!

I then stamped some of the leaves onto Vintage Cream cardstock using Spring Moss ink. Love the delicate colour of them! I worked out how I wanted to compose my design then adhered the blooms and leaves with more Pinflair, as usual having different dimension for them all.

I wanted a smaller accent of Vintage Cream so I punched a strip of it with my new SU! punch. The punch is made by EK Success but was a freebie from SU! for an order I placed with a fellow PTI Forum user. Really pretty design so thank you Angy for organising the order for me!! As my sentiment leaned to one side I decided to make the edge of my punched strip matched that so it was cut at an unusual angle. I think it ties in nicely!!

The sentiment is from 2009 Autumn Tags Collection. I have been after this set for *ages* as I completely fell in love with the font when the set came out!! I finally got it with my massive January order and am thrilled with it! The sentiment was stamped with True Black ink.

So what do you think of the design? I’m really loving changing up my style and going for something bold for a change!! I’d love to know what you think of my efforts!

3 thoughts on “PTI DT Colour Favourites – Lisa”

  1. Oooh I picked this colour combo too and also did a tiny card! Great minds think alike eh?! LOL!
    I'm on a tiny card kick at the mo. Have you ordered the 3×3 envies from PTI? The Kraft ones are DELICIOUS!
    Loving your design, so bold and beautiful!

  2. great job! You have inspired me to try and shake off this cold/flu and try a couple of the color challenges. We shall see how far I get..thanks for sharing. Wonderful examples for us to see.

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