Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop

Our challenge this month was "to create a project inspired by any aspect of fall." Nicole's suggestions included texture found in fabrics and stitching. There is nothing that speaks to me of fall more than my quilts. Those first crisp Autumn evenings, with the smell of that first fire in the fireplace and being able to snuggle under a warm quilt, are heaven to me. While browsing through my fabrics ( and in a quilter's stash that could take days!), I came across a remnant from one of my projects that immediately said fall and the card evolved from there.



In a perfect world, it would be wonderful to go pumpkin or apple picking and then spread out a quilt on the ground for a picnic lunch. This is my interpretation.
I cut a rectangle of the fabric and fringed the edges. I started with a base of PTI Rustic Cream, then Dark Chocolate and 2008 Bitty Box Basics in Summer Sunrise. The upper portion presented a problem with my limited supplies, so I stamped Background Basics: Text Style on a piece of Rustic Cream. The ribbon is a piece of green twill from my stash. For the basket I stamped Vintage Picnic on PTI Kraft and shaded with Copics and adhered with pop dots. The pumpkins are stamped on PTI Cream with Smokey Shadow and also colored with Copics. (I had so much fun with the leaves.) The sentiment is from Autumn Abundance. Click on the photo to see a little more of the detail. I hope it made you feel like fall and that you liked it.

Here's another Autumn inspired card I finished before the Blog Hop deadline. I've found a new love in coloring with Copics. I studied tole and decorative painting for several years and I am using some of the principles of shading, etc. on my cards.



I tried to emulate rust colored mums from our garden and a yellow ware pitcher. This is the first time I've used a sketch from CPS and I went all the way back to #5 for this one.
The stamps are Autumn Abundance. Edging and pearls from my stash. And a huge thank you to Lauren Meader for sharing her tip of coloring embellishments with our Copics (April 2, 2009). I toned down the pearls from Michaels with the lightest color from my flowers. Big difference! True Black and Vintage Cream inks by PTI.
PP is by K&Company, Rust CS by DCWV, PTI Cream and Rustic Cream cardstock.

Enjoy the Hop and thanks for stopping by.

36 comments:

Scrapping Julie said...

awesome. love the little bit of fabric!

ashjoy said...

Very pretty, and love the quilt in your header.

Aimes said...

Just gorgeous cards! Your first one - it's a real autumnal picnic! It has me eager for autumn to come - I just love snuggling in a cosy blanket!
Aimes
x

Terri E. said...

Both cards are great. I like your use of fabric. You really projected the warmth of the autumn season.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sue Pardue said...

Cute cards. I love the fabric you used on the first one.

Rebecca said...

I love the fabric that you used on the top card. It is a perfect fall looking fabric. And I like that you colored the pumpkins {and squash} different colors. Great projects!

resmith said...

oh, this is so pretty!!

Stampin' Pam said...

OMG I love your first card - the fabric swatch is PERFECT for the picnic - I also love that you put a variety of colored pumpkins in your basket - great thinking out of the box! our second card is quite lovely as well. TFS.

Belinda said...

Both are great! The fabric swatch is just the perfect touch!

Marge said...

Both are fabulous & I too love the fabric & how you used it!!!

ChristineCreations said...

They are BOTH just lovely! And what a gorgeous quilter you are too!

Lori said...

Outstanding cards!!

Regan said...

I love love love these!

peggysue said...

Both cards are just marvelous and the use of fabric is wonderful with the images.

Chris said...

gorgeous! love the textures!

Steph said...

beautifully done, it WOULD be wonderful to go apple and pumpkin picking! ;)

Michelle said...

awwww...that fabric looks like the blanket that you are fixin' to have your picnic on - - wonderful cards!

Heather P. said...

These are so pretty!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both cards are very pretty! I like the use of the swatch of fabric on the one & the crocheted lace on the other!

Janelle said...

Both cards are great, but I love the way you used the fabric on that first one. Perfect stamp to complement the fabric swatch. Great job!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Both cards are beautiful--love the fabric on the first and the lace on the second!

BethieJ said...

Oh both cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Great job!

Amanda Sewell said...

Love the top card with the bit of fabric! Awesome!

kimosabescraps said...

so darling with the bits of fabric and lace!!

Amy said...

What a great idea for a blanket to go with the picnic basket! So clever!

Deanna said...

So pretty love the fabric!

Natasha said...

So pretty! Love the touch of the fabric elements on both cards!

Mara... said...

Great cards! I love the fabric and trim you used. Such great details!

Antje said...

Great with the fabrics, looks like one just wants to jump in the card, sit and start to have a picknick - greeat job!

Amy said...

Both of these are super pretty. I love the fabric and coloring on the first one, and the BG and coloring on the 2nd really rocks too.

Purple D said...

Oh, so pretty!! The use of fabric in the first one gives a great effect! The lace and the vase with flowers on the second card reminds me of my grandmother's window!

Banu said...

WOW pretty cards. I loved the use of fabrics. Your Copic coloring is just awesome.

Lisa H. said...

two wonderful cards! love the fabric on the first one.

Cammie said...

Love your interpretation of a fall picnic. Your coloring is excellent.

Taheerah said...

Both beautiful cards, perfect! Love the one with the basket, I'd love a picnic blanket like that!

Babies- Beth said...

Wow, just perfect! I love the little piece of fabric, it's just perfect for the card!