Monday, May 25, 2009

PTI Blog Hop Time!

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It’s time once again for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

This month the theme is YELLOW. Well, having just come back from a visit to northern California, where the state flower is the poppy, I still had visions of those gorgeous golden yellow poppies dancing in my head. I explained how I made the poppy out of cardstock in my previous post, and here it is in sunshiney yellow, just in time for the Blog Hop.

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What I used:
Stamps: Friends ‘Til the End
Ink: Pure Black, Summer Sunrise
Paper: PTI White, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Black & White Basics
Other: Nestabilities (Zinnia and Circle), MS sprig punch, yellow
Flower Soft, Summer Sunrise satin ribbon

Oh, and here’s a pic of the real things, taken at the Ridge vineyards in Cupertino.

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Happy Hoppin!

Carolyn

 

62 comments:

Gwen said...

wow is that ever gorgeous!! I mean W-O-W!!!

Melissa said...

Very pretty! Your flower is gorgeous!

eggette said...

Gorgeous colour! Love that poppy and I will be back to read how you did it tomorrow!!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

gorgeous! the yellow totally pops!!

Mara... said...

Wow! That flower is the perfect pop of yellow!!!

peggysue said...

That is so pretty, really captures the color of the real thing from the photograph below.

Nancy said...

Beautiful!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool!! The yellow really pops off of this card!! tfs!!

Tabitha said...

I love the black polka dotted background with the bright yellow flower!

A wonderful picture to draw inspiration from!

Catherine said...

very pretty!

Maureen L. said...

that flower is stunning! beautiful card! Thanks for sharing

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE that flower!!! Great job!
Have a GREAT night!

Marge said...

WOW, stunning says it all!!!

Lynn P. said...

Beautiful!! I really love the flowers - wonderful job.

Stampin' Pam said...

STRIKING card and fabulous poppy - I'm from California originally and this made me a bit homesick to see all those poppies! I'll go check out how you made the poppy.

Lori Y. said...

Wow! Your colors are very striking. The card is beautiful.

Karen H. (kthaman) said...

Beautiful! That flower is amazing!

Babies- Beth said...

So pretty! I'll be back to figure out how to make that poppy!

Cammie said...

The flower is beautiful!

Heidi said...

Wow! Your flower pops right off the card! I love it!!!

Jessica said...

The flower is beautiful!!

Jenn said...

very pretty!

Lisa said...

Wow, got to love that flower, lovely.

Kay said...

Absolutely gorgeous flower; I'm going to have to try your tutorial!

IamDerby said...

Gorgeous! Love the flower... it looks real.

Sandy Kay said...

Love this card - the contrast is so striking!

Charlene Austin said...

Gasp! That is unbelievably gorgeous!!

Amber said...

ooooooooh love the polkadots!

Jackie Pedro said...

So pretty! Love the flower!

Marisa G said...

This is very striking and bright! Great job.

Sherry said...

Just gorgeous!

cadnileb said...

Stunning flower! Love it against the black!

Scrapping Julie said...

very, very PRETTY!!!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful card!

Deanna said...

Beautiful, love that bloom!

ALLY said...

This is so pretty Carolyn! Love your inspiration!

Kim said...

What a beautiful poppy!

Karen said...

I'm hopping in from Northern California and yup!, your poppy looks like the many I see daily! I love the spotlight of the white circle...it really lets your hand crafted poppy shine! I'll have to come back and read your post on how you made it! :>

Karen said...

I love this card; the colors are fabulous

Cheryl said...

So pretty! I love how clean and simple this is, but it packs a punch.

debbie@countryheartandhome.com said...

Beautiful - i used yellow and black too so love the combo :)

Regan said...

just gorgeous

raduse said...

You did an awesome job making the poppy!! Wow!

Marcie S. said...

The Summer Sunrise and Black are a GREAT combination- it is really eye catching!!

Dana said...

I'm a northern cali girl and your poppy is the perfect match to the sunny bobbing flower heads along our highways and hills. Beautiful :) I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Lori said...

WOW!!!! Beautiful!!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Love the flower and the color combo!

Tracey Cuccia said...

LOVELY! How eye-catching...

Ally said...

Stunning!! What a great contrast with the yellow against the b & w!!

Katie said...

Love it! It just jumps right out at you, but is so simply beautiful!

Terri said...

Very pretty. The flower looks just like the real thing.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Beautiful! I love the brown with the yellow... just the right shades of both.

Terri E. said...

Super fun black and white accent card. It sure makes the yellow POP!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tiffany Heilman said...

Wow. Love that card. The flower is gorgeous and even more impressive when I saw your inspiration.

Barbara DeBose said...

Ohhhh my you took my breath away with your yellow poppy!

Maren said...

That poppy is really, really amazing! I loved this card!

Lisa H. said...

great card. LOVE the flower and how the yellow pops off the card with the black and white background.

Janelle said...

Love that California poppy! Now I've gotta go back and read how you made it. The whole composition of your card is fabulous...love it!

Claire Brennan said...

Startlingly beautiful flower - gorgeous card.

Niki Estes said...

This is so pretty! I love the pop of color from the yellow poppy and the ribbon!

Amy said...

What a cheerful card! I love the yellow against the black and white.

Jennifer L. said...

Wow! That poppy is so striking, and I love the layout.