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Papertrey Ink January 2016 Blog Hop

on January 25, 2016



Today we are excited to present the BIG monthly Blog Hop that Papertrey Ink hosts for all of its talented customers to show off their skills! The Blog Hop is an ALL DAY EVENT!  An Inlinkz list is posted below and you can add your link anytime up until 11:30pm ET.  And don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to make a project and play along, there is a contest for non-participants as well over in our forum in the designated thread. I look forward to seeing all of your creativity!

A day dedicated to seeking inspiration through projects utilizing Papertrey Ink products.   This event allows all of our customers who enjoy sharing inspiration & artwork with their peers do so through their personal blogs.


Today, 10am EST until 11:30pm EST.


January inspiration

photo source: Rex Ray

I recently ran across the amazing collage artist Rex Ray and his colorful works.  His use of shape and painted textures were especially inspiring to me.  If you have a moment, definitely google him and take a look at his extensive portfolio.  This particular piece seemed perfect for blog hop inspiration.  With a bold, unique color scheme and a unique arrangement of basic shapes, there is a lot you can take away from this!  Substitute other images or shapes for the ovals and rounded squares.  Use your own interpretation of the colors to create a masterpiece!

I owe my design to the wonderful Laura Bassam:

SSS-Perfect Shapes & Big U


My response is:




My supplies:

  • PTI Happy Hexagons :  Stamps, Cover plate
  • PTI Inks and Cardstock:  Spring Rain, Blueberry, Enchanted Evening
  • Hero Arts Woodgrain Rubber stamp background and paper from my stash, Versa Color Brown pigment ink (perfect color!)
  • PTI Think Big Favorite Stamps (Sentiment) + Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
  • SSS – U

I put this together a little different from Laura’s technique (which is definitely the smarter way to go).  I was too lazy to fetch the Press n’ Seal and thought I could put the hexagons in the cover plate and flip it  — Bad idea because my fingers kept sticking to the foam squares.  So I took one of the outlines from the cover plate die and added some light adhesive.  I stuck it to the card from and used it as a template to place the hexagons.  It worked out just fine but I think I was lucky I could remove the template.

I am not sure how I feel about the smiley face — that may go.



9 responses to “Papertrey Ink January 2016 Blog Hop

  1. Katherine says:

    This is such a great card! Love the colors.


  2. Julia Aston says:

    what a great background with the colorful hexagons!


  3. born57 says:

    I love your take on both the inspiration photo and Laura’s card! Just the right about of woodgrain!


  4. klockart says:

    Love your take on the challenge! Both cards are fantastic!


  5. Cindy says:

    Love the brown wood grain hexagon among the blues…nice touch!


  6. Jacquie says:

    Great mix of colors & patterns on your hexagons – love the touch of woodgrain!


  7. Nancy Penir says:

    Wow! You did Laura proud! And beautiful work too. The hexagons are definitely graphic and a great take on the inspiration!


  8. Leigh Penner says:

    Oh, this is so fun! Great take on the inspiration photo!


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