Saturday, August 25, 2012

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge



Autumn Textiles is the theme of this month's PTI Blog Hop Challenge.  Our weather is certainly changing with days a little cooler & nights a LOT cooler, even though we still have sunny days.  I chose to use Herringbone on my card & tried something new to get it.  I inked up my Cuttlebug embossing folder with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate.  Then I cut a piece of left over tan cotton blend fabric & ran it through my die cut machine--instant faux texture!  Then to get a feeling of yarn, I hand stitched the edges with dark yellow floss.  The PTI stamp set is Trendy Tree Tops.  I die cut the trunk on kraft paper & then ran it through the crimper & inked it with the same brown.  The top was stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy & cut out with a Spellbinder's circle.  The leaves & butterfly were colored with markers & a bit of Stickles was added.  Finished off with the sentiment piece popped up.  Alway lots to see in a Blog Hop, so thank you for taking time to check out my card! 
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20 comments:

Nancy said...

Hello Greta! I love your blog and just became a follower! I have missed seeing your work! Your card today is perfect for the challenge. So many nice textures!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Great, love the herringbone.

bjmartin said...

Love the textures!

Leigh said...

I love the stamped background and how you stitched around the edges! Great take on the challenge!

Sue said...

Hello Greta
Great way of using fabric, I had fun a few weeks ago using the stuff and enjoyed it immensely. You have created a great card, it has wonderful texture.
Smiles:)
Sue

Jacquie Southas said...

gorgeous card - love the texture you created

Robin K. said...

The texture you created in your bg piece is amazing Greta!! Wonderful take on the inspiration!!

Martha said...

Greta, this is beautiful! What a fabulous take on the challenge! I love your creativity and the texture you achieved. Beautifully done!

Rhonda said...

Love the detail you put with the sentiment.

Rosemary said...

fab card, greta!! love all the textures you created... so yummy!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Great sewing on your card, Greta!

Dawn said...

what a clever idea to get your herringbone fabric. Looks awesome. I must try this sometime.

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card with the herringbone fabric, Greta! Love the natural look of it and all the stitching. You might want to enter this card into Moxie Fab World challenge too!

Cammie said...

Fabulous card! At first glance, I thought you had used a scrap of wool bound with leather! This perfectly and creatively reflects the autumn textile theme.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love how you used the fabric. Brilliant!

Joyce said...

Such a beautiful card. You were so clever with all your techniques. Love the sewing on the edge with yarn, and how you embossed and inked your card front.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love the rustic feel to your card! Definitely leans towards the masculine side. Very nice!

Tonya Jastad said...

What a great card! I love what you did with the fabric background and that stitching!

Jen said...

super fun card greta! i love, the textures...so prefect for the challenge!!

Annheidel said...

Love the faux texture and stitching!