witticisms by Jess Witty

July 14, 2013

Meadow Greens



Welcome back, folks :)

Today's Papertrey Ink countdown post features this brand new beauty... Meadow Greens.
{Just like always, all of Papertrey Ink's newest releases will be available the evening of the 15th.}

Our challenge with this set was to create 2 projects based off of two contrasting inspiration pieces.


It didn't take me long to pick the first one...
 

Love those saturated colors.
Plus, it's a pretty rare day that I'm drawn to purples so I wanted to take the shot to work with them here.

Man... I'm totally loving how it came out...



Meadow Greens is one of those sets that kinda snuck up on me here.
I almost always gravitate to large scale images, though, so I probably should have guessed :)

Those leaves... the perfect size to take up a good portion of a 3.5 x 5" card, which is what I start with most of the time.

 
I wanted those bright pops of white and color so I started with the Meadow Greens flower and embossed it in white.  The rose from Sweet Life and buds from Rosie Posie add the pops of pink and orange.
 
My goal was to frame the sentiment out a bit, so I kept that in mind when arranging everything.  {I almost always start a card by figuring out where I want the sentiment... is that the way everyone else does it...?}
 
 
 
 
I had a little bit more trouble settling on an idea for a contrasting inspiration.  In the end, I went with this sweet paper packet...
 

 
I like that the overall feel is sweet, a bit soft and vintage, and a little homespun (all definitely a challenge for me) but that the look is still clean and fairly simple (well within my comfort zone). 
 
I tried to keep those general ideas in mind as I created this one...
 

The star of the show here is definitely the Queen Anne's Lace image.  To keep it a bit soft, I stamped it with Raspberry Fizz first, then rotated the stamp a bit and stamped it again with Sweet Blush.
 

A vintage button and some stitching around the edges give a bit more of that homespun feeling. 

The new Scrolling Script set is making an appearance here for the sentiment... couldn't resist those pretty fonts :)  To give it the same softer feeling, I went ahead and stamped it twice, just like the flower image. 

 
I'd say this is my take on something a bit softer, a bit vintage, and a bit homespun while still keeping it clean and simple. 
 
And to see the rest of the team and their takes on it, just head on over...
Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman

Seems only appropriate to end with...
have a lovely day :)

Back tomorrow with a little July release wrap-up...



{More Than You'll Ever Know} card
Supplies not available now but available 7/15: 
Stamps - Meadow Greens
Die - Meadow Greens
Supplies available now:
Stamps - The Sweet Life, Rosie Posie
CS - Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst, Canyon Clay; Purple (unknown)
Ink - Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst, Berry Sorbet, VersaMark
Die - The Sweet Life, Rosie Posie
Other - Filigree White embossing powder

{Lovely Day} card
Supplies not available now but available 7/15: 
Stamps - Meadow Greens, Scrolling Script
Supplies available now:
CS - Kraft
PP - Basic Grey
Ink - Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush, Simply Chartreuse
Other - vintage button

28 comments:

jan said...

Gorgeous unexpected color!! Very dramatic! Great card designs!

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh your first card is stunning! Love the deep colors and then stamped with white! Wow! Beautiful work here!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous cards, Jess! This set snuck up on me, too!

Cammie said...

Beautiful cards! I love the richness of the first card and the double stamping of the Queen Anne's Lace on the second. I am so lovin' Meadow Greens!

Kim Edsen said...

You nailed them both - I especially love the first one. Wow.

Holly Saveur said...

In love with both!!

Tami McBeain said...

Stunning cards, beautiful interpretation of your inspiration pictures!

artful-notions said...

Great pairings with the florals and colors on the first card! The bright richness is a knockout. But love how you rotated the stamp on the 2nd card to add dimension. Soft and elegant!

Connie and Jack said...

Your cards are bee-you-tee-full!
-- Connie C.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Stunning cards Jessica! I love the way your colourful elements in the first card pop off of that purple background - absolutely gorgeous.

Ann w said...

Wonderful cards. Love the colors!

paperella said...

Oh, wow!!! Both cards are perfection!

conil said...

you nailed both inspiration pieces... and just look at what you created. Beautiful.

TLady said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! WHAT A BOUQUET!!!!!!:) SOOOO LOVELY!!!!!AND your second card is LOVELY TOO!!!!!!!!:) SUCH TALENT!!!!!:)

Charmaine said...

Wow! The first card stopped me in my tracks and the second one...just as stunning!

Alice Golden said...

Beautiful cards! The color combo in the first one is breathtaking.

Jeanne said...

The bright colors on the dark card are stunning! Well done.

Susan Gosman said...

They are just stunning. Love the unusual, and beautiful, use of the more saturated colors.

Gina said...

I love, love, love the purple card. But then, I love purple so that's no surprise. i also love the softness of the 2nd card just as much. Beautiful work, as always!! :)

Pati said...

Love the bright colors on the deep wine/purple card base and how you made the queen anne's lace pop! Lovely colors on your second card too. Very pretty single layer card with the overstamping of the flower & sentiment..

Pam Young said...

Your first card is breathtaking!! The Brits colors are amazing and go together so well. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

cards by cara said...

Oh, Jess - you never cease to amaze me with your stunning creations! <3

PiecesByEmily said...

I'm a sucker for bold and saturated color cards, so I'm blown away by your purple card. Such a stunning creation!

jintyoo7 said...

WOW! Love the bold colours, absolutely gorgeous :)

Pamela said...

That's some amazing contrasting of colors on that first card!

Lindsey said...

Oh, my! These are gorgeous!

diana said...

Lovely cards! These stamps are going on my wish list! TFS ;-)

Fiona Eaton said...

Amazing job! Love the both cards and the first design is just awesome!

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