Tuesday 6 September 2011

Challenge: Design Team Inspiration

Hello folks and welcome to a brand shiny new challenge here on the A Passion for Papertrey Blog.  It was fun to have an anything goes challenge last time and we enjoyed a record number of entries too.

Our new challenge for the next fortnight is to find a card or project created by one of the amazing Papertrey Ink DT members and let it inspire you to create something from it.  It doesn't have to a direct case of the card or project but we do want to see how it inspired you.  With such awesome talent to choose from I can't wait to see what gems you all come up with.

The hardest part about this challenge is picking just one talented lady to emulate - unles you want to try them all - no limit to how many times you enter!!!  I chose the queen of PTI herself, Nichole Heady.  She created this card back during the May 2011 release and I loved the simplicity of it.

And here is the card I was inspired to make:

Stamps: Damask Designs, Butterfly Dreams
Card: White, Kraft
Ink: Versamark, Scarlet Jewel, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: Black fineliner, Gems, Butterfly die

Over to Aimes:
The Papertrey Ink DT member I chose to be inspired by is Lisa Johnson. I've always been a fan of Lisa Johnson's work - in both her creations and the stamps sets she's designed!

After admiring her gallery, I finally decided upon this card as my inspiration point:

I know. I'm a sucker for green :)
And here's my card:

I kinda stuck to the layout and colours but just mixed up the stamp sets a bit (gave me the perfect excuse to ink up some new PTI stash *wink*)

Card Deets
{Thank you for your kindness}
All Papertrey Ink Supplies Unless Stated
Stamps: Peaceful Garden, Iconic Images (Sentiment)
Ink: Versamark/Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock: Ripe Avocado, Fine Linen
Accessories: Dark Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon, Wooden Buttons, Linen and Canvas Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)

Over to Kate:..."If I ever need inspiration I head straight for one DT member  - Maile Belles. I love everything about her style and she never fails to inspire me. This is the card I chose:

And here is my take on it:

Card Details:
Stamps: Aloha
Card: Vintage Cream/Dark Chocolate
Ink: Memento black, Dark Chocolate
Other: Vine Die, Argyle Impression Plate, Copic Sketch Markers, Corner Chomper

And the prize this time?  A cute little Fruit Fusion: Cherries stamp set!

Here are the deets

* All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify (please state what is PTI as sometimes it's hard to see :D)

* All entries must be newly created (well, new to Blogland anyways!).  Please don't link to old posts that might happen to fit the brief of the challenge!!

* To enter, use our inlinkz thingy at the bottom of this post. Please leave the correct URL for your entry post and not just your generic blog address! If you're having problems then just leave a comment with a link to your post featuring the project on your blog or online gallery.

* Worldwide entries are more than welcome to share the inspiration and can be in with a chance of being a Top 3 PTI Passionista, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe!

* Challenge closes on Monday, September 19th 2011 at 9.00am GMT

* As well as a randomly picked winner, we'll select the top three creations we like the most and feature them on the Blog. The top three PTI Passionistas will have chance to display a Top 3 Passionista Blinkie on their own blog.

 We can't wait to see what you come up with - wonder who the most cased design team member will be!

Caryn, Aimes & Kate


Anonymous said...

Yay ! I like this challenge - I find the designers (and you guys !) so inspiring !

I also really like that you've changed the rules to 'all entries must be newly created' (nice way of wording it, too !) I know I've taken advantage of old posts in the past, but this will encourage me to get off my butt and prioritise my crafting a bit more, as well as shoogling the creativity lobe !!

Thanks again !! Now, who to choose.... !

Margaret C

Maureen said...

eek! I want to play!! Just going through my fav PTI designer's gallery :) I LOVE this challenge :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh I agree with Margaret - so much inspiration coming from the challenge!! I had to play :) Thanks!