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:

  1. 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!

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  2. Beautiful card Great, love the herringbone.

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

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  4. 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

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  5. gorgeous card - love the texture you created

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

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

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  8. Love the detail you put with the sentiment.

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

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

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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.

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  13. Love how you used the fabric. Brilliant!

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  14. 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.

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

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

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

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  18. Love the faux texture and stitching!

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