Stil lots to post, still way behind etc etc, but I had to get this card up tonight in time for the Papertrey Blog Hop!
This month’s theme is Autumn and we were asked to incorporate anything inspired by Autumn, be it colours, textures or images etc.
Not owning much in the way of Autumn stuff I needed to improvise! Here’s what I came up with:
I really like the way this little card has turned out. The base is PTI Rustic Cream and I stamped designs from the Floral Fusion set in Autumn colours. I wanted the flowers to actually look like Autumn leaves so I stamped three times using SU! Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Really Rust.
I created the mottled effect by dabbing off some parts of the ink with a tissue. The technique actually came about by accident as my Old Olive pad was too inky and went on the stamp in splodges so I had to tissue some off. It was a real Eureka! moment!! The stem was stamped using SU! Soft Suede, loving this colour!
The little image squares are from the free downloadable sample of the PTI Autumn Abundance paper pack. I didn’t get the paper in my August order but I think it might have to go in my September order! I printed the samples onto Rustic Cream cardstock, trimmed and swiped the edges on my Pumkin Pie inkpad to edge them for definition.
I stamped the sentiment from Day At The Beach using Soft Suede and cut out roughly/not straight on purpose to give a bit of a suggestion of free flowing, lazy days. I adhered using Pinflair Glue Gel for dimension. Finally I tied a few short lengths of PTI Rustic Jute Button Twine together and adhered using Pinflair Glue Gel.
So what do you think? I think the colours really capture the feeling of Autumn and really can’t wait to get that paper pack!!
29 thoughts on “Papertrey August 2009 Blog Hop”
Improvisation sometimes makes the best cards, doesn't it?! Great idea to use the dp samples on your card, too.
A great interpretation of fall. How clever to use the samples of dp.
What a great technique! I need to try this!!
Sweet card!! The sentiment is exactly "fall"-ish! 🙂
Very cool card!
Nice job! You're so lucky to have this set! Great use of color.
Great job improvising! Isn't it great that we can print off samples of the dp from PTI?!
The squares down the side are great!
BEAUTIFUL card… never would have thought to add a beach sentiment.. but it is perfect!!
Very pretty card! I love the color combo. Very subtle & whimsical!
Love your little boxes of patterned paper so sweet!
very pretty! love the dp squares!
I really like the layout of this, neat idea.
I like how you added the punched out squares on the side. And it's fun to see the floral fusion stamp in autumn colors.
SUper cute card – love the creative use of the leaves. Great colors TFS
Very pretty Taheerah! I love those blossoms in autumn colors!
Great dsp and jute. What a fun card. You really projected the warmth of the autumn season.
It's a good life!
Very pretty, love the twine.
What a creative and pretty use of the CHA set. I always think pastels when I see it, but you have really made me think outside the box with your cards.
this is really pretty. love the stamps, love the colors, love the layout. nice work!
I love to CHA set!! great card.
Super entry for the Blog Hop Taheerah! I love your improvisation – I had to improvise too for mine ;D
You need to order the Autumn Abundance DP if this creation is anything to go by!
this is simply beautiful