Thursday, May 24, 2012

may blog hop + mim 67: key to my heart

It's been awhile since I played along at PTI, but I love the inspiration photo for the May blog hop (black & white patterns with chartreuse) & the Make-it-Monday (combining patterns from several different packs).  I needed to make something EXTRA special for my hubs who surprised me Mother's Day with black diamond earrings (one birthstone each for the twins who turned one in April). 
I couldn't resist folkart lovebirds.  Or trip-hop funky & washi tape.  Yes, I added in a little more color.  It was fun - the design & execution flowed quickly this time!

Tricky bits:
 1. The colored green dots on the left panel really tone things down;
2. I masked a horizontal sentiment to go vertical;
3. The heat embossed key has brown baker's twine colored black;
4. I added white dots to the bird pattern to tie things together (hard to see).

My one regret... I'm out of foam tape or I would have 'popped' the panels :(

I can't wait to see your creation for the hop!
xoxo,
Christy
SUPPLIES:
stamps - PTI Lock & Key, Friendship Jar Spring Fillers (heart)
ink - PTI true black, hibiscus; Versamark
paper - PTI true black, stamper's select white, Black & White Basics, Bitty Star Basics; Basic Grey Urban Prairie corn stack, meadow,
dies - PTI Lock & Key
accents - PTI chocolate button twine;  washi tape, Copic #YG93 (Grayish Yellow)

15 comments:

Kim said...

Beautiful card and love the key and the little love birds, just so sweet.

Joyce said...

Beautiful card, and what a sweet gesture by your husband. Those love birds are the best--they must be you two!

Lee said...

What a great card for your husband! Those birds are so cute.

Leigh said...

Pretty card! I love the mix of patterned papers and how you cut out the birds and raised them up with dimensional adhesive!

Renee said...

A fabulous card...
love the mix of all the papers!! :)
And those sweet lovebirds...
just gorgeous Christy! :)

Marybeth said...

Very pretty and I like the mix of colors on your sweet card .

victoria h said...

Gorgeous card.

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a lovely card, so sweet!

Angela Fehr said...

Love your funky style! And you are the mom of 1 year old twins - glad you found the time to play along. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, too!

Laura B. said...

Adorable card!

Kelly Griglione said...

What cute birds! And I hear you on the horrors of being out of foam tape ... I'm very low and questioning the worthiness of every use now.

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. Great patterns. Cute songbirds.

cards by cara said...

What a fun combination!! Very pretty!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love that key and those patterns!

Danielle said...

I love everything about this card! Those folk art birds are gorgeous!