September 25, 2010

PTI September Blog Hop

I thought I would not be able to make it for the hop this month. That was because last night our water main broke and it was a disaster. Water everywhere and the engineer was not able to fix it. We just had to shut the water mains off and pack and move to a hotel nearby. Never thought we will holiday in the same town we live in! Anyway, its all fixed now and we are back home and I was able to schedule this post.
” One of the most fun things about this hobby is the people you meet, whether in person or online, and the things you can learn from them.  Now is your chance to show off any skills you might have learned from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration they have provided.  Create a project using one of your favorite learned skills and perhaps after a little blog hopping, we will ALL learn some new tips and tricks and continue to pass on the love of this hobby!
Well, I have been stalking and admiring Sarah Martina Parker’s blog — Designs by Sarah Martina
for a very very long time. Love how she does shabby style cards. Just so pretty! “Your style is so so pretty, Sarah Martina! I particularly love the distressed and inked edges, layering stamped images and embellishments. Your work inspires me a lot”. I have tried use her techniques and given a go for this month’s PTI blog hop. Here is what I came up with…
I have used PTI’s Cream cardstock as the base. The red vellum paper is from Webster Pages and the green paper is from Basic Grey, which are stamped with PTI Text Style II stamps and flutterby Friends, distressed and inked the edges and layered with lace, bakers twine, rhinestones and butterflies. This is a card inspired by Sarah Martina Parker! Hope I have done justice…..
Now off to hop and see everybody’s project. I think its going to be interesting to see all the projects this month as the theme for this month can be interpreted in many many ways.
Happy Hopping and Have fun 🙂


  1. What a fantastic card!! Love it!

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  3. Ooh, gorgeous Gayatri!! Love the colours and the shabbyness – so perfect!

  4. Your card turned out beautifully. Great job!

  5. Oh,Gayatri this is stunning!I love all of the layered stamps.

  6. This is such a beautiful card. I love all of the detail. TFS!

  7. This is SO fun! I love the colors and think its really neat and unusual!
    So sorry to hear about the disaster at home..yikes! Glad your back and got to come play!

  8. What a lovely card. So much has gone in to it and it totally ROCKS!

  9. This is the first time I've been able to participate with the PTI fun being from Wales so the time difference never allowed. I'm also new to PTI products and have only just had my first order so am having loads of fun seeing what others create with the items.

  10. Oh I adore your butterflies – they're so sweet and you totally captured Sarah Martina with the crochet lace and twine 😀

  11. Love the colors and the butterflies.

  12. Gayatri, this is REALLY pretty. I love everything about it. I would CASE it but I could never reproduce my own version and like it as much as your original!

  13. Gayatri this is a really, really great card. I love the shabby chic-ness to it. All the elements work so well together. Great job.

  14. I have tried to read this about 10 times but kept getting interrupted and there was no way I was moving on with the HOP until I read very word you wrote. This card is AMAZING and they way you brought all the colors and images together is perfect. You absolutely have done justice ~~ So beautiful Gayatri!!!

  15. Wow, a very eye-catching card, Gayatri!

  16. This is lovely Gayatri! The colors are so warm and welcoming. Beautiful.

  17. So pretty! I love the colors and all the stamping. The gemstones add just the right amount of bling.

  18. Your card is amazing. I love the use of color and of course the technique!

  19. What an AMAZING card this is! I just adore the POP of color you used! I always have to remind myself that color = good when I'm crafting, lol! Gorgeous card, Gayatri! 🙂 And world of thanks for your incredibly kind words… HUGS! 🙂

  20. Your card is beautiful, Gayatri! I love the colors and layout. I'm sure Sarah Martina will be honored by your card!

  21. Gorgeous! I think you did it. This is a great combo of shabby and distressing! So well done! I just love it when I get to look at cards and discover all the little stamps, details, and interest. Such a great card!

  22. Such a beautiful card, I simply LOVE the butterflies!!

  23. What a pretty card, so colorful

  24. This is so stunning in the details, Gayatri! Reminds me so much of Sarah's style! Love the way you stamped on the dp, and your butterflies are colored so beautifully! AWESOME!

  25. I can clearly see Sarah's influence in your card! It's lovely!

  26. love all of the little details on your card. The college of the stamps on the green strip and the butterflies. beautiful job

  27. This is just so gorgeously jam-packed with fabulous details! LOVE it!!!

  28. That's beautiful! I was sorry to hear about your water issues, but glad you got them resolved!

  29. Beautiful, Gayatri!

  30. Gorgeous! Love how you colored the butterflies!

  31. Wow, wow, wow! You've created such a rich collage with vibrant colour- I always find this style so hard to do.

  32. Beautiful, warm card! Great job!

  33. Such an earthy feel to this and I love the grass backdrop for your photo. Beautiful!

  34. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I couldn't possibly love it more!!!!

  35. I love every single thing about your card.


  36. gorgeous card….sorry to hear about your water main break, what a mess, huh?

  37. What a totally BEAUTIFUL card! I love all of the details you've included – and the lace trim is so Sarah Martina!! I'm so sorry to hear about your pipe disaster – hope everything is completely back to normal soon!

  38. Beautiful colors and collage styling! Beautifully done, Gayatri!

  39. Beautiful card!! I didn't even know vellum came in red, but I didn't really know about PTI (except for the ribbons) until July. At this rate, I'm afraid to get out more lol. But seriously, it's a gorgeous card! TFS

  40. LOVE this! All of the text is a FAB detail!

  41. LOVE this card. the distressing is done so well and I love those gorgeous butterflies. great, great card.

  42. Lovely creation, I love the shabby style and the colors are beautiful!

  43. very impressive, the colours are just outstanding….a little centre of Australia about it. Denise in Melbourne.

  44. This is really neat, Gayatri! I never thought to stamp text on the Basic Gray plain colors- but it looks great!!

  45. Very pretty! Love the butterflies.

  46. Stunning! My eye keeps jumping all over the card for all the wonderful bits and pieces you included here. The colors work so well together and the butterflies are just so sweet.

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