Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Blog Hop!


Hello and welcome to PTI's March Blog Hop! This month's challenge was to build a background. This challenge was right up my ally! I love to build backgrounds, especially with PTI's guidelines and guidelines 2. I have a couple of projects for you, but the first one is the only one with photos taken during the process. The first set of photos shows how I built a background using the original guidelines set. I then colored the background in with copic markers. The last picture shows the finished card. After that I have a couple more cards using guidelines 2. I hope you enjoy them!
This picture shows the building of the background.  You start with the grid.  You then lay in your "tile" stamps.
After stamping the entire background I go back and begin to lay in color as you can see in this photo.  Guidelines 1 lends itself nicely to coloring with markers, guidelines 2 work does not contain as many open designs for coloring.

Here you can see the rest of the colors being laid in. After I finish coloring I usually put it aside for awhile and then come back later to make the card.
Here is my finished card.  I chose raspberry fizz for the background.  I used some aqua mist for the scallops and the tag.  I used a little aqua mist ink on the sides.  The ribbon is aqua mist satin.  I really like how it came out.
This card uses guidelines 2 for the background.  Guidelines 2 is awesome... even easier to use than Guidelines 1.   In this card I used Spring Moss, Hibiscus, and Raspberry Fizz ink.  Its backed on a Hibiscus card with spring moss and raspberry fizz accents.  The button is from Michaels.
This card has my most favorite background paper.  I made this using guidelines 2.  The ink colors are spring moss, avocado, and summer sunrise.  Cardstock is white, summer sunrise, and spring moss.  The ribbon is ripe avocado.  The sentiment is from the anniversary set, everyday classics.  Hope you enjoyed my offerings for blog hop. If you have any questions leave me a comment.

49 comments:

Nancy said...

the backgrounds you created are beautiful!

Karen said...

Wow! Look at all those great backgrounds! I like the multi-colors that you used. And I have not tried coloring in my Guidelines shapes yet....that will have to be next...thanks for the inspiration! :>

Babies- Beth said...

Great! I love how you colored guidelines 1, I don't think I've done that before!!

Lisa H. said...

liked it? um, I loved it! I think I MUST get gridlines 2. all of your cards are stunning. I think the first and last are my faves. TFS!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh Michele!!!! These are fabulous - and your tutorial is fab!! That green one...that's for me...right??!! Lol!!

Debbie said...

GORGEOUS!! I think this is next on my wish list!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Well, someone's been busy making pattern paper! These are all great!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

I have been fighting myself about this set and now I *NEED* it! The first is my fav because of the purple ;)

Jessica said...

Whoa, they are all fabulous!! I don't have Guidelines yet, but now I think I need to just so I can color like that!

BethieJ said...

Michele I LOVE your cards! Love the tutorial.. I get my set next week, and just got some new copics.. so gonna be trying it out!!

Anya said...

Beautiful! I love how you colored your background - it makes it look so intricate (and how easy)! Great job!

Tricia said...

They're all beautiful, but I love the bottom one best. The colors are wonderful!

eggette said...

This is so pretty! I can hardly wait until Guidelines Two is back in stock!

Lisa said...

Great jopb with all your cards, thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Wow, these are all beautiful! I didn't get G2 yet, but I definitely must! It's nice to know that it's even easier to use than the first Guidelines. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Gwen said...

the first one is my fave!! those colors are stunning together!!!

Terri E. said...

Wow! Love the way you colored in the black & white page. Too much fun girl. You rocked the background challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kacey Elliott said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! My fav is the last one, I like earthy colors :D

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are awesome!!! tfs!!
-t

Vicky said...

oh my! these are gorgeous!! i wouldn't have thought to use my copics with this set, but i'll be trying that out now!

Dana said...

Your projects are beautiful! I especially love that you took the time to color the top sheet...that is paper I would buy in a store :)

peggysue said...

What a great explanation and such lovely creations! And don't worry, comments help make my day too, I'm in the same 'pathetic' club.

Jen Caputo said...

Holy cow these are all awesome!!!! Love the color you added to the first one. You rock GL2!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

WOWzer - these are awesome! I have been a bit intimidated by GL2 set when I got it and I am now inspired to give it a try - Thanks!

Daniela said...

I love your cards. That first one is stunning. Love the black stamping and then adding color.

Dorothy said...

Wow! These are impressive.

Heidi said...

Wow! You have been busy making backgrounds! They are all beautiful!

Scrapping Julie said...

absolutely gorgeous. the first one is my fav

Regan said...

totally gorgeous, wow, you rock!

Deanna said...

Wow Michele these are awesome!

Kimberly said...

What a beautiful card! And it was so nice of you to do the tutorial.

Ashley C. Newell said...

Very lovely designs!

Tiffany Heilman said...

WOW! Love how you colored the background. They are all great but the first one..just stunning.

Melanie said...

These are all beautiful, but I especially love the first one with the coloring!! It's amazing!

Lynn P. said...

WOW - I really like all of them but I love the first one. Looks like a lot a work - turned out so beautiful

xiumaiyuki said...

These are fabulous!!! My favorite is the last one. Love those colors together!

Marisa G said...

What a great idea to color in the Guide Lines set! I'll have to try that with my set.

ALLY said...

Wowsers Michele! Wonderful techniques for creating your back ground! Cool card inspirations too! Awesome!

Anonymous said...

The pink and aqua card is my favorite. They are all wonderful. Great job.

Ally said...

So pretty! Your colouring is wonderful!!

sharon d said...

These are all amazing!!

Terri said...

Nice job on all of them. I especially like the one you colored with the Copics.

Jennifer L. said...

The colored one looks like stained glass. Thanks for the inspiration!

deb_rymer said...

Thanks for showing your steps for coloring in the first design - it really made the design pop. Beautiful!

Kim said...

Amazing projects!

Dana said...

What an amazing coloring job...
Your first BG looks like PP I would buy in a store! My favorite card is number 3. The color combo just jumps out at me!

Heather P. said...

Gorgeous cards!

Lizzie Jones said...

Wow! You've been a busy girl. And your cards are amazing to boot! Thanks for sharing!

Emilia said...

Great backgrounds, I am going to color guide lines with Copics as well. Thanks for the inspiration!!!