Thursday, September 25, 2014

September blog hop #1

I don't think I've taken part in any of this summer's blog hop's at Papertrey Ink, but on a decidedly Autumnal day I finally get a chance to kick back and craft for a few hours.
Here is the inspiration picture.
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c64e753ef01b8d06ae1e3970c-pi
The knitted pattern on the sleeve reminded me of the new Tim Holtz "holiday knits" stencil, so I used this for my background, using soft stone and autumn rose inks. As I've said many times before, I have a hard time using embellishments so I'm trying to make myself use them on the basis that practice might lead to some improvement. So I picked the sketch that involved buttons, AND threw a few rhinestones in there to really guild the lily. Still need a bit more practice....

The leaves are from PTI's sweet life. I wanted them muted so used soft stone ink and edged them a little to help then stand out a bit from the same colours in the background.

10 comments:

  1. Oh, this is so sweet & pretty! I love that soft background!

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  2. Very pretty, I really like you use of the TH stencil (I *need* that stencil!) and your color choices. Way to embrace using your embellishments! Nice take on the challenge!

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  3. Beautiful, I love the knitting pattern in the bg!

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  4. This is just as sweet as can be! I love the background using that stencil, it's perfect for this project. I think your use of embellishments is perfect!

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  5. Your card is so PRETTY! That stencil is PERFECT!!
    Have a GREAT day!
    Happy Hopping! :)

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  6. Love the stenciled background & you created a great embellishment cluster.

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  7. This is so soft and pretty. Love it.

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  8. So very pretty! Love the nordic vibe! Happy hopping!

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  9. This really does remind me of a beautiful cozy sweater! I love it!

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  10. This is such a pretty card! I love the stencil design and the soft colors you used with it.

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