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June 25, 2014

June PTI Blog Hop Challenge ~ happy

Good Morning!

It's the 25th of the month and time for the June blog hop challenge featuring Papertrey Ink (PTI) over at Nichole's {capture the moment} blog. Using the photo and sketch inspiration provided, here is what I made: 
The specific ingredients are below. The banner had a light wash of color and I used my PTI inks to sponge in more color to follow the color recipe. I hope you can see the triangles both in the embossing and in the patterned vellum.

With or without a flash, it's very difficult for me to photograph vellum overlays when they are colored, so I found it was best to lay the card flat for the photo. (Of course it would have been better without a shadow of my big fat head.) This card makes me happy and I wanted to share it with you without making your eyeballs water. What kind of happy would that be?!

Here is the PTI photo, color, and sketch challenge inspiration that I followed:

June Blog Hop Inspiration

June-color-recipe

June-sketch-recipe-3

Blog-hop-logo

Since I used a vellum overlay on my card, I am also entering it into the current Make It Monday: Vellum Overlay Challenge tutored by the talented Danielle. 
Short and sweet as I'm typing this Tuesday night to schedule for tomorrow. Thank you for all your good wishes regarding my eye appointment. It turned out I didn't need my eyes dilated until my next visit, but it was still a busy beehive kinda day. I'm skootching off to bed so my bunny feet will be fresh and springy for the hop!

(I'll be back with my New Friends Corner in my next post.)

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Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS!* 

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*Life Is Too Short!

Project Details
PaperPTI white and aqua mist; Pink Paislee color wash banner which I sponged with PTI inks
Stamps    None
 InkOrange zest, summer sunrise, berry sorbet, and hibiscus burst
AccessoriesDie: PTI "One-Liners Happy Die"
EF: Lifestyle Crafts "Linear"

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70 comments:

Irene said...

Fabulous Darnell, I love your take on the sketch. And such gorgeous vibrant colours. I love just the Happy sentiment on the card.
luv
irene
xxxx

Redanne said...

I love, love, love this card today, the colours are so cheerful and I am now singing that wonderful song 'Happy' (only in my head so as not to scare the birds away!). So glad you did not need the dilating, you can now enjoy your hopping!

Heard a good one today that I thought you might like - SABLE - Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy...... Big hugs, Annie xx

Lynn said...

I love the way you die cut the sentiment and the banners. The rich colors of the banners are truly fabulous Darnell.

Viv's Visuals said...

My reading list is back!! Thank goodness...otherwise I might have missed this Darnell - lovely card!

Lyndal said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! This card just makes me HAPPY!!!

Andrea said...

Hi Darnell great card I love the velllum and the fresh bright colours . Pleased to hear youve got a reprieve for now with your eye appoitment and you have a more relaxing next few days. Just off to catch up on the posts I've missed
take care and will be back to visit soon hugs andrea x

Carol L said...

This is so pretty with those vellum overlays, and I really like the way you added that die-cut sentiment! This card just screams happy, so let's party! Hope the eyes are rested and ready for another day :)

Marilyn said...

Love your card!!

Valerie Nolan said...

Love the vellum overlays and great card design Darnell! Loving the icecream colours too:)
Val x

Petra Swart said...

I can definitely see the embossing and it looks great, Darnell!!! Lovely way to use all the colours in the photo and I love the 'happy' like that!! Such a lovely cheerful card!!!!

Marilyn said...

Great colours on this cheery, happy CAS card!

Pollard Carole said...

gorgeous CAS card the colours are perfect for that sketch stunning Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

Benzi said...

Very pretty with awesome colors. The vellum overlay looks great with the triangles.

Vanessa said...

Oh, I love your take, Darnell! Beautiful card!

Kim Heggins said...

Darnell...just too darn cute! and great news about your eyes too, I hate having mine dilated too.

Taunya Butler said...

What a sweet colorful card - really digging the colored vellum overlays!! Well done!

Luvpurple said...

Very happy card!

Manuela said...

super,great happy card!! The patternd vellum looks fantastic!!

Irish Cherokee said...

It all looks great to me Darnell. The vellum is glossy but everything shows through. Nice.

artful-notions said...

Lovely eye popping pinks! Speaking of eyes, hope it all went well!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Darnell! I love how you played with the vellum, and how you incorporated the triangles...so clever! Beautiful colors, too! You did an amazing job on this card!

I'm so glad you didn't have to deal with the 'dilation' until next time...whew! Have a great day ~ Hugs!

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell the photo is perfect, I love your vellum overlays. Gorgeous well balanced design! LOVE!

Diane Jaquay said...

Your banner is GORGEOUS!!

Sue said...

I love your cheery card.

the primitive country bug said...

What a fabulous, bright and cheerful card! Perfect with the vellum overlay.

kbrandy4 said...

Really pretty, cheerful card Darnell! xx

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful, Darnell!

Lisa said...

Another one of your fabulous works Darnell, love it!!

dottielottie said...

No watering of the eyeballs for me Darnell, with your perfectly made and named happy card. Love the banners in those yummy colours. Glad you didn't need the eye drops, Oliver required those when he was a child and hated them. Love Anne's SABLE acronym think that might apply to many of us lol
Hugs Lottie x

Anita in France said...

Oooh, my kind of happy, Darnell ... the colours in these texture-y banners are stunning ... they're so perfectly topped off with the happy die cut! Hugs, Anita :)

Deepti said...

This is lovely with all the happy colors on the fish tail banners :) cool design !

Kathleen said...

Fabulous, stunning card and such a brilliant CAS card, love it.

Kath x

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Wow! You did a great job with this challenge! Love the triangles!! Very Cool!!!

Patti said...

As always! stunning!! I just love the pop of color against the white. I really must CASE this one! : )

(((Hugs)))
Patti

maria f. said...

Hop hop. SUCH yummy colors. Why is vellum such a stinker to photograph anyway?!

Geri said...

The triangles are very visible...and they look awesome! Great idea to take the photo at this angle.

I love how your banners (in various sizes & colors) were inspired by the pictures on the wall! And perhaps the headboard and the footboard were your inspiration for the cool "happy" die cut?

Great to hear that 'they' didn't have to mess with your eyes...for now :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great banner card! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!
DoubleClick Skittles Design Team Call!

Brenda said...

What a fabulous card Darnell! I loved all three sketches and the inspiration photo from this challenge. Love your banner and the colors are perfect. I've seen a few people do the sentiment with the long lines. Is that the way the die is or did you do something special to cut it that way? Well it is very cool looking. lol Hugs, Brenda

Jacquie Southas said...

Perfectly done Darnell - love the way everything falls from the "happy" die!

Bobby said...

Your sentiment says it all. This card makes me happy :)

Dana said...

Oh wow!! Awesome take on the sketch!! I love the colors and your embossing!! Awesome card!!

Happy Dance said...

This card makes me happy! Mission accomplished, my friend. I can see all your triangles too. Lovely design and wonderful colors! Love this. Hope your eyes are fine and that you're back tomorrow with another beauty!! Bev

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! I LOVE your Card!! so fun and such a GREAT take on the Challenge Photo!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome card. Love your use of vellum.

Martha said...

Darnell, this is so adorably sweet!

Nora N. said...

You totally ROCKED this challenge!! I LOVE the vellum overlay and how you inked the banners over it. So clever!! I also like the happy in the Agua Mist. Stunning, stunning card!!!

Rema said...

Awesome banner card Darnell!

DIANA L. said...

Awesome!! Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Leigh Penner said...

This card totally makes me smile!

Inkyfingers said...

Love your bright and cheery happy card Darnell and I hope your eyes are behaving themselves!
Hugs Carol x

Celeste Goff said...

What a fun and happy card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous card.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous card.

Diana K said...

All your cards are happy ones! Love this.

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful card! Love the vellum banners in those bright and cheery colors!

Sheila H said...

The vellum overlay technique is fabulous. I love the texture of the card base and the colors overall. The "happy" pops nicely.

Karen B said...

Definitely Happy, Happy Dippy - such a fabulous card with the vellum banners and gorgeous colours.

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Danielle Flanders said...

Beautiful! Love this!
Danielle

Pat Jandacek said...

You've created a lot of detail in this card without making it at all busy - what an accomplishment! It's a beautiful card and it made me Happy. TFS

Gerrina said...

What a great card! Can believe that this one makes you haappy; it is a beautiful sunny card! Super how you used the embossing and stamping pattern! Hugs, Gerrina

Pat said...

Hi Darnell. This is a lovely card with such pretty embossing and those brightly coloured banners and sentiment. So pleased I managed to enter your challenge allbeit at the very last moment - just didn't want to miss it! x

Cathy said...

Love this card Darnell, bright and happy and full of lovely texture, Cathy x

Ros Crawford said...

Terrific card ... Love those banners!

cm said...

Way to combine challenges into such an eye-catching card! Love those vibrant banners! Vellum...I just don't get vellum. I have but one sheet (still....) and it just winds up in the recycle bin. I think it's too 'thick' to be properly and effectively 'seen through.' Apparently some vellum research required! Hugs~c

Karen M said...

Love your beautiful and colourful bunting Darnell - such a pretty card! I hope your having a wonderful weekend - hugs xx

Greta said...

Wow, Darnell--love this!

Jean said...

Just so fun ~ LOVE how you used the colors!!!

Marybeth said...

Oh this is just gorgeous! Love the banner !

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the spool beds in the inspiration photo. Your card is fabulous and you captured the colors from the photo very well.

Joyce said...

Love this bright and happy banner card.