Friday, January 25, 2013

based in black {PTI blog hop}

I squeezed in a little time for this month's PTI blog hop.  The inspiration photos were just too.... er... inspiring.  *grins*

based in black.

I started out with a black cardstock panel, and heat embossed florals from "in bloom."  I colored the leaves with a green inktense colored pencil - they're amazing, the way they pop on dark-colored paper!  I heat-embossed the blooms again on watercolor paper, and watercolored them with different inktense pencils.  They were cut out, and layered with different heights of foam squares.

based in black.

The large thank you sentiment is so beautiful, and fancy enough to stand alone on the kraft panel.  I was especially inspired by the tag on the top right:



That's it for me!  Happy hopping, and thank you for popping over here!

72 comments:

  1. Beautiful Elena! I love this so much!! The flowers pop so well and I love the use of the embossing on black too!

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  2. This is beautiful Elena. LOve the kraft with the black and the flowers are stunning.

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the black + kraft.

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  4. WOW! and the photo is just stunning, so clear and vibrant! did you change your method?

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  5. Really lovely! Love the beautiful colors and design.

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  6. Beautiful! Love the white embossing on black and the gorgeous coloured flowers. The kraft panel is a nice touch. Fab card, Elena!

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous, Elena! I love it!

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  8. Simply stunning! Beautiful flowers and my favorite thank you stamp.

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  9. This is absolutely gorgeous! I'm linking this one to my visualize.us account for inspiration.

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  10. This. Is. Stunning! I absolutely love it.

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  11. This is so pretty! I love the popped-up flowers and the kraft panel.

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  12. I don't even know what to say. There is not a single thing about this that isn't gorgeous. I do love, love that you put the kraft panel on there. I think that is what first caught my eye.

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  13. Really lovely card!! I love everything about it. Nicely done!

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  14. Gorgeous card, love the dimension in the flowers and the kraft panel!!

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  15. Unbelievably stunning. No, just kidding -- I believe it-- not kidding about the stunning. In bloom is one of my fave images, and I am pinning your ideas. I've been contemplating those Ink tensive pencils. I think you just sold me.

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  16. Beautiful!!
    Love those gorgeous blooms against the black...
    and that sentiment...
    isn't it perfect?
    Love this beauty! :)

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  17. Gorgeous! I'll be pinning this one for sure!!!

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  18. Gorgeous! I'll be pinning this one for sure!!!

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  19. This card is one of those moments we talked about, just WOW I can't stop looking at it.

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  20. I love the watercoloring... and the variations in the different heights for the bloom is perfect :D

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  21. This card is adorable!!! I love your watercolouring and the big sentiment!

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  22. This is really so stunning! :) Those flowers really pop!

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  23. You will laugh when you see my card, Elena! Looks like we are both inspired a lot by the "Unique Tags" haha! And I almost used the same blooms! lol Love your take on this!

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  24. So pretty! I love the subtle green you added and also the color you added to the kraft piece, just right.

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  25. Oh Elena I LOVE this! Absolutely beautiful!

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  26. Wow!! This is a really gorgeous card!! I loved reading about how you did it! Beautiful work!

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  27. Gorgeous, gorgeous water colored blooms! Back to your old tricks again at number three, eh? Lovely card, Elena!

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  28. Beautiful card. Love the watercolouring. - Irma

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  29. This is beautiful! I love the colors set against the black, and the kraft panel is perfect!

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  30. I love your layout and the bit of color on the top.

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  31. This is stunning! I Love the kraft with the black.

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  32. Oh WOW, Elena, your kraft on black, with the colored flowers outlined in white ... simply stunning!!! Love, love, LOVE this!!

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  33. The is very elegant and beautiful! love the shading around the kraft piece.

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  34. Elena, so PRETTY! LOVE the flowers and the sentiment on the kraft!

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  35. So very beautiful! Love the inktense pencils - may have to invest! Wow!

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  36. wow!!! This is beautiful indeed! I LOVE the kraft on the black and now you have inspired me as well!

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  37. Love this Elena, don't know which bit I like more, the embossed flowers or the black and kraft combination. No, I can't choose, love it all.

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  38. Fabulous card! Love the coloring. Pat Kinkaid

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  39. Oh my! Pure lovlieness - your colors really pop!

    Hugs,

    Jenny

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  40. You did such a great job with this challenge! Absolutely beautiful and so classy!

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  41. So pretty! I love with the sponged kraft. I used In Bloom too!

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  42. really beautiful..love the kraft!!

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  43. very pretty card. Great idea

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  44. Just so elegant and stunning at the same time -- you rocked this card!

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  45. Love the water colouring Elena! I'm definitely going to try it on black! Beautiful card and the watercolouring on your flowers is just beautiful

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  46. Elena, this is so beautiful! I love those rainbow colored flowers!

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  47. Oh Elena, your card is stunning! I love the pretty colors you used for your flowers and the Kraft on black is a perfect combo!

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  48. Gorgeous use of white embossed images. The flowers really pop against the black background.

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  49. So beautiful Elena! I love the brightly colored flowers and kraft! Thanks for sharing!!

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  50. This is stunning! The flowers pop and the black on kraft add an aged yet elegant look! Awesome card!

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  51. Gorgeous card--perfect for the challenge! Thank you so much for leaving me a comment--it made my day!

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  52. The flowers are gorgeous & pop beautifully against the black & kraft!

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  53. Uh, WOW. This is STUNNING. I love every little thing about it!!

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  54. This is a star in the thumbnails, Elena! The colors are dynamite against the black and that kraft panel? Mwah! I'm definitely putting the idea of kraft-n-black in my inspiration folder!!

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