Friday, August 26, 2011

August Papertrey Ink Blog Hop and My Monthly Mojo and a Good Cause All in One



This is the photograph that inspired Papertrey Ink's August Blog Hop.  I used one of my favorite Papertrey Ink stamp sets, Friendship Jar and the daisies from Friendship Jar Fillers. I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used Memento markers to color them. I used repeated strokes to add shading to the flowers.

This also is my entry for Sasa's My Monthly Mojo. Every month she interviews an artist about their creative process and has a place to link a related piece.  This month we're supposed to include some notes about our creative process and why we like to share our work. Now this is a lot harder for me than just making stuff, but in the spirit of community (and a chance to win a great stamp set), I'm dipping my toes in the water :D.

When I saw the photograph for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, I knew I needed to do the mason jar and the flowers. Especially as I had stamps for those lol. I picked up the suitcase element by rounding two of the card corners with the Corner Chomper. Sometimes I like to pick up the feeling of the whole photograph (like I did last month) and sometimes just an element or two. I also made the card to donate to an event organizer who had asked My Pink Stamper readers for cards for a breast cancer survivor breakfast. And because of that I combined the red and white colors as a pink. So it's a threefer card!

Now the reasons why I like to share are usually a little less clear than my inspiration, but it's usually a combination of not having access to a lot of real-life folks who are thrilled to bits about giving feedback to my papercrafting projects and a means of keeping track of things I've made. It's also a way to give back to the online community I've learned so much from. In a larger sense, it's also given me more freedom to just put it out there for it's own sake, not so much for the feedback I get from others, if that makes sense lol. But I really do love comments. So that's me in a nutshell, full of contradictions lol.

Materials:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Fine Linen and Sweet Blush.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Memento Dual Marker Summer Sky (jar), Dandelion (flower center), Pear Tart (leaves), Angel Pink (flower petals) and Rose Bud (edge around the Fine Linen mat).
Tools: Corner Chomper (1/4").

13 comments:

Cecilie said...

Your flowers are perfect and clearly inspired by the picture. Very sweet.

Ally said...

I love the flowers, too. So nicely done. I also love the simplicity of it, as I'm a simple girl at heart. ;-)

Laura Isham said...

Simple and lovely. Love how the picture inspired you!

Lisa said...

Love your clean simple and fresh summery card!

Marge said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL!!!

Rhonda said...

Clean and simple. Very fresh!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

AWESOME! Perfect composition and placement.

Teresa said...

What a lovely card and so cool that you are donating it. The rounded courners are perfect! I have the jar and several sets but still need that one.

sasa said...

Love the simplicity and pure design. The flowers really look like they are in that vase! Love how you've used the colours in such subtle way. thank s for sharing with My Mojo Monthly - just great! Stay inspired...Sarah

Suzanne said...

Love the clean and simple lines with the pop of yellow from the flower centers!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a great card! I love the vase stamp!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

The Paper Parade said...

Your card turned out so pretty and dainty :) I actually used the jar and flowers on my entry, too! :)

Elizabeth said...

This is a very pretty card - I love that stamp. And got to say that I also share my projects and how they are made as a means of keeping a record and to get some feedback ... I craft in a creative wildnerness as far as my family & friends are concerned :)Elizabeth x