Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

I made it a goal to participate in a few more challenges in 2017 ... Papertrey Ink is one of those.  Today they are celebrating US with a blog hop!  yes.  You read that right ... they are giving us a chance to play cards with their fantastic products - and there is a prize!  How cool is that?

Here is the gorgeous inspiration photo for the Hop:

Blog Hop Inspiration

Now.  I may have lost sight of the colors, but I had those stripes in mind, and those Zigs on my table, and before you know it, I lost mine - mind that is!!  So here goes:

For the Papertrey Ink January 2017 Blog Hop:


I thought their darling Scalloped Cover Plate added the stripes but just a touch of whimsy to the very serious, and beautiful, Botanical Blocks II ... so I hope they agree, and disregard my colors?  Yikes ... only one entry - perhaps I should have gone back to the drawing board.

Thanks for the visit!!

=]  Michele




32 comments:

Kay Miller said...

Oh it is just beautiful Michele and your color choices are lovely too! The scalloped cover plate is so perfect for this too! Gorgeousness all around! :)

LauraJane:) said...

EEK! LOVE that Scalloped cover plate..excellent use to mimic the stripes:)) Of course I like the YELLOW too!

Skrater said...

oh boy this is such a great card! I really love that background and that bright, stunning flower is perfect.

Michelle said...

Crisp, bright and beautiful..... oh,AND the lovely addition of scallops! Love, LOVE!

Joyce said...

That die makes such a striking background, and I adore how you colored your beautiful flower.

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Your stripes are outstanding as is your colouring. Beautiful card.

Barb Ghig said...

No need to go back to the drawing board, my friend! Your scalloped stripes are amazing and your bloom is absolutely gorgeous! You are a real wizard with those Zig markers, too...I love this card! And, I hope you win :)

Sherrie M. said...

Love this Michele! The scalloped background brings a playful touch to your card.

Luanne said...

Totally sweet! And now I must add that Coverplate to my wish list?... ;)

Lisa Petrella said...

Back to the drawing board?!?! I think not, my friend!!! This is an absolutely gorgeous take on the inspiration photo!!! Love it!

Lisa Elton said...

Those pretty little escallops make me happy! They look perfect with the botanical block focal. Fabulous card Michele!

Cindy Boney said...

Super adorable card!! Love the wonky stripes!

jen said...

I love this- colors don't have to be exact- it's how you were inspired!! Those scalloped stripes are the perfect touch!

Bobby said...

The scallops are probably what my cookies would look like if I tried to frost stripes, Michele. ;) They give a whimsical look to your card.

Kathy Mc said...

Michele, that's the beauty of inspiration photos. We can interpret them our way, and there's no right or wrong. I love your card with the wonky scallop stripes.

Michelle said...

Wow! What a beauty, Michele! Your flower colour is amazing!

lostinpaper said...

So gorgeous Michele!

Anita in France said...

The beautiful bold bloom is so striking, Michele ... love how you've paired it with those whimsical scallopped stripes ... they're so fun! Hugs, Anita :)

Birgit said...

This is so pretty Michele! I love that fun scalloped background and how your beautifully colored flower really pops against it. So fun!!

~amy~ said...

Perfect, love your pretty card.

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the look!

Jeanne said...

Look at all the love coming your way Michele! Such a striking card. I like those scallop stripes. They help your coloring shine, that is for sure! Some blooms just want to be front and center and show off brightly like yours. Great sentiment. You are very creative and clever and achieving wonderfully the goal you set for challenges!! Hugs! :)

LeAnne said...

WOwza, the inspiration photo AND your card are all beautiful! Both are delicious!!

Diana K said...

Get out of town! You know how to colour (really well)! Do you even realize how much I love this one?!!

Brenda said...

I just saw this inspirational photo of these cookies over on another's blog. It is so stunning! And talk about stunning-your card!!! Wow Michele, I think you have knocked this challenge out the park! You have the colors, you just added the yellow. Your coloring is amazing as well, yep, I think I'm in love with this beautiful card! Hugs, Brenda

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous card, Michele! I love the bright and bold design :)

Nora N. said...

Oh I LOVE this card!! That flower is perfection and it looks so awesome over the background!!

artful-notions said...

Shhhh, don't tell anybody, but this is a favorite in the lineup... your coloring, that bg die, GORGEOUS! Love whatever you do. And this is striking! Hugs xxx

Sharron said...

Gorgeous!!!

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous, Michele! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

Cat Craig said...

Fantastic love the contrast of the colors with the black scalloped stripes.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love your take on the inspiration cookies, Michele!!!! (...have never had a cookie with black frosting ...they look so beautiful I would not want to eat them!!!!!! LOL!!!!! ...must have taken quite some time to do them!!!!) What I love most about your card is the fact that you lost your mind (LOL!!!!) and created a card that is so different to all the rest and wonderfully unique!!!!! I really love those scallops and the B&W makes a fabulous bg for your beautiful floral panel!!!!! And as for the yellow ...fabulous!!!! This card is simply stunning, my friend!!!
Hugz