Michelle Wooderson a.k.a. Mish, Mishee, Mish Mash - is one of my very favorite sources of inspiration. I stumbled upon her blog from Spellbinders. And got hooked. Me who never had any interest or desire to read a blog was checking back each day to see what Mish had to say or check out her vintage finds or be inspired. Mish is probably one of the reasons I started blogging. And she's definitely the reason I started checking out and then buying Papertrey Ink stamps. And then I found the forums over there. And decided to jump in with both feet. So not being very knowledgeable about blogging and having previously had even less of an interest in participating in blog challenges - I joined a newly formed blog group.
So far it's been kinda fun. But my turn to pick & post the blog challenge came up quick! I wasn't even thinking about how many challenges we'd have already done (or not as the case is) when I choose my date to host. So here I am, starting to panic a little and decided to turn to tried & true sources for inspiration. Nichole's blog always features such amazing cards the "Morning After" a release. And then I went to the new release galleries to see what else could be found.
And was struck by all the tags the design team created as part of their very different projects. Tags have been a favorite of mine for ages. So there it was. My challenge. Create a card that featured tags. And as an added twist, it should be inspired by one of the PTI designers.
Here's my entry for the challenge. Inspired by none other than Mish of course. I grabbed scraps - the red patterned piece was from a swatch book I picked up at CHAS from October Afternoon - a favorite of both of ours, the blue flower was a left over from a notepad a made a while back, another Mish inspiration. The green backing is actually two pieces glued together and then I covered the seam with the blue patterned piece - clever huh??! The cream cardstock for the tickets was still on my desk from the card I created for our second challenge.
Mish also tends to use a lot of tickets - something the Just the Ticket stamp set was perfect to recreate! She also likes to embellish her tickets - lots of times with felt flowers and buttons. And lots of times her tickets are found on tags, kinda like the manilla tag here. One more PTI designer inspired detail is the ribbon tied with a Baker's Twine bow. I just dig that. I added the mini safety pin 'cause that's just something I often tend to do.
Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with! And even if you're not a member of the Playhouse I'd love to have you play along!
Supplies: card base & env - TPC Studio, ink - TPC Studio, Just the Ticket stamp set & die cut - Papertrey Ink, red & white Baker's Twine - Papertrey Ink, blue ribbon - craft store, buttons - unkn, safety pin - craft store, manilla tag - American Tag Co, cardstock - core'dinations, patterned paper - October Afternoon, flower die cut - Quickutz