Monday, April 25, 2016

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge: Circles and Arcs

For this month's Papertrey Ink blog hop.  The inspiration piece was intriguing, but also very challenging for me, with its wide range of colors, overlapping circles, lines, and arcs.

I chose to layer some pierced circles with a sort of ombre-striped swoosh, on a background embossed with circles and arcs.  The "hello" sentiment reinforces the focal point and echoes the italic font of the original.  Thank you, PTI, for the inspiration!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Neenah desert storm (light-colored kraft), Paper Source strawberry (a light red - the lower wide stripe of the swoosh), and Papertrey Ink (PTI) berry sorbet (medium orangey pink - the upper wide stripe of the swoosh), sweet blush (pale pink), scarlet jewel (deep burgundy), canyon clay (orangey brown), ripe avocado (green), and rustic cream.  
  • Note: My picture makes the berry sorbet color look blue-toned.  In real life, it's orange-toned, giving it much more contrast with the strawberry color. 
  • Dies are PTI stitched circles, PTI rainbow stripes, and Elizabeth Craft hello.  My rainbow stripes die set is still wired together, so it cuts the narrow stripes for me.
  • Embossing folder is Sizzix retro cirque.
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24 comments:

Vicki Finger said...

Such a great interpretation, Cindy!

artful-notions said...

Cindy, I forgot about those dies. They're just perfect! Lovely colors too!

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful love the dies you used .

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty and fun! Great take on the inspiration piece!

Martha said...

Cindy, this is simply beautiful.

Marcia HIll said...

Love your card Cindy! I especially love your embossed background...how perfect for this challenge!! The colors you used are wonderful too! Awesome card!! :0)

Diana K said...

Love your take on the challenge, Cindy. Graphic is good and I love how you even mimicked (?) the font of the illustration. It's so much fun seeing everyone's interpretations.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful Cindy! Love all the texture and circles. Great take on the inspiration.

Marybeth said...

Awesome card Cindy! Great take on the difficult photo !

Skrater said...

Fantastic card! Love the dies you used,

Joyce Casaldi said...

Great ideas, perfectly executed!

uncbballfan said...

Wow, Cindy! This is perfect - love how you interpreted the challenge!

Sue Rose said...

These dies work perfectly for this inspiration. I love your interpretation. Great job!!

Luanne said...

This is really cool!

Betty Wright said...

This is fun and really cool! Love the images you used! Great card!

Cindy Boney said...

Love this card and the 'retro' look! Fun!

Shelly said...

Love your version of the photo Cindy! Your embossed background really help to tie the circle theme in! Thanks for sharing!

maryrose said...

Beautiful! You really nailed the colors in this challenge!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card...just love your take on the inspiration!

Joyously Noelle said...

Fun card with the stacked circles and neat background

Carmela Hubler said...

I love the texture of your card.

Jacquie Southas said...

That embossing folder is perfect and adds so much great texture to your card!

A splash of color said...

Cute take on the challenge.. I love the "belted" look

Kathy Mc said...

Cindy, your rainbow dies worked beautifully for this challenge. Love your design and colors with that cool embossed card base!