March 25, 2009

Blog Hop night!

Well it's that time again. Yes, it's blog hop night with PTI! Last month was my first one and I was so inspired by all the samples, that I decided to participate again.

Here was the challenge: For this month's Blog Hop, we want to see all of your very best backgrounds. They can be created with a set originated for that purpose or a reinvention of images that were not.

I wanted to use a set that wasn't intended for making backgrounds, so I dug out Limitless Labels. Although I've used it frequently for mini chocolate gifts, I wanted to see what I could do if I tried to make my own PP with it!

Here is the sheet of CS that I stamped using raspberry fizz, summer sunrise, and new leaf inks. I added the sentiment in black.
When I cut it up to use on my card, I decided it needed more "umphfff." So I stamped the flower in new leaf ink all over the background to fill in the white parts.
Doesn't that look better? Working with these bright colors is not generally my style, but branching out is always good, right? *grin* All supplies are PTI except for the white ep.
I have a book discussion tonight at the library, but I can't wait to come home and hop around checking out everyone's backgrounds!
Thank you for stopping by this evening...have fun continuing on your blog hop!

36 comments:

Diane said...

What a cute card! The colors and design are fabulous!

Babies- Beth said...

Limitless Labels- what a great idea!

Regan said...

holy heck..dana this is genious!!!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh I love how you used Mixed Messages! So cute!

Lisa said...

What a great idea with the limitless labels

BethieJ said...

Oh this is sooo CUTE! Love your background and the colors you used!

IamDerby said...

limitless labels... who would have thought? nice job!

Cindy Sinars said...

What a good use for limitless labels! Definitely will try that in the future.

Lisa H. said...

I'm just lovin' all the ideas here tonight! your background design is wonderful and so orginal! TFS!

Terri E. said...

I do like how you added the green. This is tons of fun. You rocked the background challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cool card!!! tfs!!
-t

Kacey Elliott said...

What a great background - and card! Love it all!

Scrapping Julie said...

ooo, this is beautiful. love it

peggysue said...

That is so elaborate and crraaazzzyyy! Love it!

Jessica said...

Whoa, I have never thought of using that set this way! Just fabulous!! And love what you did with the ribbon!

Deanna said...

Awesome Dana! Love it!

Melissa said...

This is great! I love the colors and what a wonderful idea to use the label set as a background!

Melissa said...

This is great! I love the colors and what a wonderful idea to use the label set as a background!

Verda said...

I love this background paper. Great job.

Ally said...

Very pretty! Love your background!

ALLY said...

Love your stamped back ground Dana! Cool colours! Love your card!

Dana said...

Dana! OK, seriously! I had decided I did not need limitless labels...who knew it made such a gorgeous background paper? WTG girl!

Karen said...

Kudos to you for using a set that isn't intended for backgrounds! And it came out really cute! And a great color combo to boot! Thanks for the inspiration! :>

Cindy said...

Great pattern you created and wonderful card.

Jennifer L. said...

Clever use of Limitless Labels!

Daniela said...

This is so cute, love your BG design.

Lynn P. said...

Super way to use that set - very pretty

carabecca said...

Very creative!

Anonymous said...

I like your card alot!

Heather P. said...

What a fabulous background! And that ribbon? So yummy! :)

Lizzie Jones said...

The way you built your background is so clever! I'm going to have to try this sometime. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tamara said...

Fabulous card! I have limitless labels, but didn't think to use them for a card. I love the bright colours.

kristie sessions said...

Dana- Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments! I love your card too! All those bright colors are fabulous (you may have noticed I LOVE bright!) It is such a creative way to make a background which is so wonderful to see. And boy your card slide show on the side is just fantastic! You are just oozing talent!

Terri said...

Very nice. I especially like the color combo. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments and birthday wishes too.

eggette said...

Fabulous background! Love how you used Limitless Labels - you are limitless in your creativity!! lol! I am still trying to get around to all the participants - sorry this is late!!

Red Queen said...

Black box sent me here to visit with you. Just wanted you to know that it works. I am very impressed with your cards- a great gift indeed.

Your family is precious. Be blessed!