Monday, April 25, 2016

PTI's April 2016 Blog Hop

Good Monday morning, everyone!  It's time for PTI's April 2016 Blog Hop.  I don't know about you all, but this month's inspiration photo wasn't one of my favorites, but that's what is fun about art, including card making, we are all inspired by different things.  It was hard to come up with an idea.  It took me until Saturday to figure out what I wanted to do.  I'm happy with the completed card.  It did come out like I envisioned it.

This painting reminded me of the 70's.  My mom had brown appliances, one aunt had Avocado Green appliances and another aunt had a red/orange shag carpet in her living room or the rec room that was in the basement.  I don't remember which room.  When Al and I moved into our house in 1987, about 6 months after we were married, we bought a well-used refrigerator and stove in Harvest Gold and in that deal for $150.00, we also got a white washer/dryer set, too.  The stove didn't last too long, neither did the washer & dryer, but that fridge wouldn't die!!  I had to beg for a new one and finally got a stainless steel french door fridge back in 2007.  The fridge did die as soon as we moved it into the garage, though.  I'm not too anxious to bring these colors back anytime soon.


Gina K's Pure Luxury White CS
SU's Mossy Meadow CS
SU's Crumb Cake Ink
PTI's inks in Ripe Avocado,  Canyon Clay, Harvest Gold and Terracotta Tile
PTI's Friendly Flowers stamp set
MFT's Hello There Die

I lightly sponged the white card stock with Crumb Cake ink.  I did think the flower I used from the Friendly Flower set screamed 70's to me.  When I showed my finished card to Al, he asked me if I was trying to bring back the 70's.  He made my day.  He got what I was going for and he hadn't even seen the inspiration picture at that time.




Thank you so much for stopping by, I love it when you do.  Happy blog hopping!  I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with.  Have a great week!


29 comments :

  1. Very pretty I love all the shapes in various color and how the hello is camouflage

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  2. Oh, this is so cool and fun! Great take on the inspiration piece!

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  3. Oh my gosh, I completely see where you got your inspiration! And you pulled it off perfectly! Yes, unfortunately I remember the 70's, and the Harvest Gold appliances were in my kitchen too!

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  4. Perfect 70's vibe! And lol about your fridge! ;)

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  5. Sue, what a lovely card this is.
    Fabulous take on the challenge.

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  6. Fabulous card Sue!! I love the flower you used...it is so perfect for the inspiration photo!! And the hidden "hello" is great...love it! And I really like the memories the inspiration photo brought back for you, and how funny that Al knew exactly what look you were going for! :0)

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  7. Love how your really fun card turned out and the story of how you were inspired. And it's so true - our shiny new appliances never last as long as the old Harvest Gold ones :)

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  8. Wonderful design, Sue! You did an amazing job with the inspiration photo! My mom did the avocado with a touch of pink, but I remember those colors too!

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  9. Great card Sue! Love your 70's inspiration. Love the colours and the die cut sentiment.

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  10. You definitely rocked this challenge! What a gorgeous card design and brilliant use of repeated stamp image! The diecut sentiment looks amazing too!

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  11. Love the popped hello, very nice!

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  12. Love it! that Harvest gold and Avocado Green DO bring back memories!! sweet take on this difficult challenge!

    Patti

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  13. Very nice, my mom still has Harvest gold counters, I love them!

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  14. Wowzer! I was intrigued by the interlocking circles and how the color was intensified, but I could not figure out a way to show that I my card. You do a fantastic job. Love this.

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  15. You made me smile with the trip down memory lane: harvest gold and avocado appliances and orange shag carpet. I think I had all of those at one time or another!

    Love your take on the inspiration photo with the multi-colored medallions and the raised sentiment.

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  16. This is too cool and fun! Great design!

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  17. What a wonderful design! Like all the colors you used.

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  18. What a fabulous effect you created with your beautiful card, Sue Rose! The camouflage 'hello' is very cool :-)

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  19. Your post made me giggle (& remember!) & your card is wonderful! Now I see another way to use Friendly Flowers & I'm so glad I'm not the only one who wasn't too impressed by the inspiration photo--haha!

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  20. What a fun card and neat how your hello pops out. Reminds me a little of those 3D books you stare at till an image pops out =)

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  21. This turned out really great Sue! I love hidden sentiments like that. A great take on this tough challenge!!

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  22. BEAUTIFUL! Love how you used that hello die!

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  23. Oh my, Sue, I laughed while reading your blog post about the "colorful" appliances of that era...and shag carpets also. Your card using Friendly Flowers is a great interpretation of the photo. Love your inlaid, stacked "hello."

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  24. Fantastic card Sue. Love the flowers stamped repeatedly to cover the background... the die-cut word looks great. Great take on the photo. It does look like something from the 70's.

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  25. Thanks for your nice comments on my blog! I think your card is awesome and lucky you you are a winner!!!! Love the way you stamped that background and how you placed that word diecut. Very creative.

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  26. I enjoyed reading your post! They don't make appliances like they used too. Your card is amazing and absolutely perfect take on the inspiration peice!

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