Monday, April 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop - Stacked Circles

Good Morning! Today is the day of Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop. This month Nichole has given us a very interesting photo as our jumping off point. The stacked concentric circles and subtle linear elements inspired me to create this card:



Here is the inspiration photo:

A lot of different ideas popped into my head the first time I saw this picture. After a few failed attempts at different designs I finally came up with one that I liked.

I created a set of masks using full sticky backed post-it notes and my Spellbinders Standard Circle dies. Using these masks I sponged the concentric circles in shades of blue, inking only half to create an invisible line down the center. I used a stitched rectangle die to mimic the dashed lines in the photo, added a die cut silver foil and white heat embossed sentiment.

Supplies:
Stamps - Thank You Kindly (PTI)
Dies - Wet Paint (PTI), Standard Circles Sm (Spellbinders), Stitched Rectangles (Lil Inkers)
Paper - Stampers Select White CS, True Black CS (PTI), Silver Foil
Ink - Sky, Dutch Blue, Pacifica, Outdoor Denim (CTMH), Versa Mark, White EP

39 comments:

  1. Ha! Failed attempts make for perfection, and this is perfect! Beautiful interpretaion of the inspiration, which was a hard one! Love the blue!

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  2. WOW!! what a great take on the sketch challenge- great colors

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  3. Love your interpretation of the challenge! Your clean lines and circles make a beautiful card.

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  4. Oh, this is so cool! I love your take on the inspiration photo!

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  5. LOVE this card Connie, and so glad to see that I'm not the only one who takes these photos so literally! All I could see was circles, so that's what inspired my card. I love how you did the shades of blue with your circles too...fabulous card!! :0)

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  6. OH, Connie, I love how you were inspired.
    This is simply beautiful.
    Fabulous design.

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  7. Love this clean and graphic design! So beautifully done.

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  8. This is such a clever take on the inspiration image. And it is very clean and graphic which I love!

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  9. clever and beautiful take on the inspiration piece!!

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  10. Oh my goodness this is perfect! Love your smart design, Connie!

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  11. Well that's just lovely! Beautiful colors, lovely design. Perfect CAS. Nicely done!

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  12. Your card is a fabulous "take" on the inspiration photo! Love how you kept the feel of the photo but switched up the colours.

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  13. Be still my graphic loving heart! Love your concentric circles.

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  14. Beautiful card! Love the circles in ombre!!!!

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  15. Beautiful blues and an a-mazing design!

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  16. Great design! Your card actually looks dimensional to me, like the right side is popped up. Good job!

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  17. WOW!! this is truly stunning!!

    Patti

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  18. Crisp and clean and perfect in every way Connie!!

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  19. I love your card. It looks awesome! We all have our failed attempts. I liked that you changed the colors, too.

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  20. Wow! what amazing stamping you've done for this card! I really really like your take on the photo and the blue is fun!

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  21. Love your layout, design, and technique! Great card!

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  22. Love this card and your design! Great interpretation!!

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  23. So unique! Love the layout and colors!

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  24. Wow! This card packs such a big graphic punch! I LOVE it!

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  25. Wonderful design & perfect use of the inspiration!

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  26. Your card rocks! Such fun half circles and beautiful inking!

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  27. I love the blue circles. Will have to give that a try.

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  28. Wow, this is jaw droppingly beautiful!

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  29. Completely brilliant Connie! The colours are gorgeous and the design is just fab!

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  30. Stunning design, Connie, and perfectly executed. We were both on the same wave length...somewhat. Love your split circles in the blues and silver sentiment.

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  31. Wonderful take on the sketch.. just beautiful and I love the blue.. its so CAS

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  32. Oh, yes! Those half circles are fantastic! Love the pretty blue hues. Great take on the photo! Very retro!

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  33. WOW Connie! So striking! Love this.

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  34. Wow, Connie! this is such a clever take on the challenge! I love what you did with it. Such a striking effect.

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Thanks so much for your kind comments, they always make my day.