Saturday, August 25, 2012

PTI August Blog Hop


Well, I apologize for being MIA on my blog for the last week & a half... Cameron & I took a little road trip with the kids.... to Nanaimo, B.C.! This was our first time visiting Vancouver Island-- my brother lives there with his wife and we went to celebrate our 40th birthdays together and had a wonderful time!

We got home late Thursday evening, but I was able to carve out some crafty time in the evening last night to make a couple of projects for this month's blog hop at Papertrey Ink.

This month's challenge was a photo, along with this description:  This month's inspiration is all about autumn patterns, textures & textiles.  Think warm & cozy woolens, houndstooth, tweed, burlap, felt, corduroy. herringbone and even argyle. 


As much as I love summer and am in no way anxious for it to end, I can't help but look forward to fall, just a tiny little bit, when it means dressing in these wonderful textures! But you know, I can totally wait.... ;)

So, for the blog hop, I decided to make a card using several of these yummy textures. I also decided to go with a beige, grey and soft white colour scheme. Here it is:



I used PTI cardstock (fine finen, smokey shadow), felt (smokey shadow), stamps (happy trails), dies (lovely layers, fabulous frames) and impression plate (simply stripes). I also used some Studio Calico patterned paper and a Crate Paper fabric brad. The one flower die was made with a scrap of fabric, for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Fabric Die Cuts.

With a few patterned paper scraps leftover from the card, I decided to make a layout, too:


I used PTI cardstock (stamper's select white), stamps (happy trails), dies (edgers #5, Block Alphabet upper and lowercase) and impression plate (simply stripes). I added some texture to the diecut letters by running the cardstock through my Big Shot with the Simple Stripes IP before diecutting them. I also added some Echo Park patterned paper and cut some of the arrows out by hand. They point to where my son is standing in the choir:


And the tab gets pulled to reveal the journaling:


Thanks for looking!

59 comments:

Laurie said...

Leigh this inspiration pic had me stumped but you worked it out so perfectly! I love this! The warm colors, the layers...perfect!

Rhonda said...

The color palette is perfect Leigh. Love using the fabric.

Cassie said...

Wow, not one but TWO projects from the inspiration photo! I love the CAS style of your layout, and your card is divine, Leigh :D

Amy Papale said...

What a stunning card, Leigh! Love the colors and design. The layout is awesome too!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. Love your color combination.

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh both of your projects are fabulous! Your card has so many interesting elements and your layout is so lovely, love that yellow patterned paper.

nancy jane said...

I live vicariously through your layouts; not having your life (I didn't want you to worry about a stalker! :-0), but the fact that you actually scrap it and so creatively each time. Great use of the arrows to point out Austin and carry the color and elements throughout the layout. Fabulous card, too.

Kelly Griglione said...

Leigh, your card is so yummy!! Wonderful texture combinations. Absolutely love it. And do you have some sort of sewing stamp?! Your sewn margins are all perfect! We just got back from a road trip too. A last hurrah before school starts.

Nancy said...

WOW! You were busy! I love all the texture and details of your card, and your LO is amazing too! Such a creative way for the journaling!

Lynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous projects. Love the fabulous colors you choose and the layout captures the day so perfectly. Love all the sweet arrows and the journal card.

Luanne said...

I love your card Leigh! Perfect colors and great design! Your pages are awesome too. Beautiful!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great projects, I love looking at this hop because I look at things like your first card and go "Hey I have all those pieces, I could do that", thanks for the inspiration.

Tonya Jastad said...

Totally in love with that card! I really like the arrows and the journal note card on your page too.

A Crafty Person said...

Your card has elegance in its unemblished form. I love cards that can say so much without all the extras that can take away and distract the viewer. Beautiful!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a gorgeous and elegant looking card. And I loved how you tucked away your journaling card.

Deanna Jean said...

Both of these are great. I love the colors you used and all the different textures and patterns.

Jill Norwood said...

Leigh both of these projects are lovely! I just love the earth tones of the card with the texture of the felt and fabric! It is gorgeous! And the layout is beautiful! Two projects to love!

Joyce said...

Wow--you pulled together all those patterned papers and stamps together so perfectly. Welcome back from vacation.

Steph H said...

Very elegant card Leigh. I am in awe of your floral embellishment - all the texture makes me want to run my hand across it! Unfortunately, I don't have a touch screen ;)

Geri said...

Pretty, Leigh!!

Lisa LJ said...

The color combination is very calming, the paper selection works perfect.

Camilla said...

Love the card. You workede well with The colors

bjmartin said...

Beautiful card Leigh - loved the softness of the color combination. The layout was awesome too!

Pam W. said...

Beautiful!

jen said...

Wow! So many cool & texture-filled details in your projects! Love them!

artful-notions said...

Love everything about the card! From your colors to the composition. Well done!
Oh and I love how you used the arrows on the scrapping page.

Cindy H. said...

Leigh, you sure did a super job with the texture in your card - just so warm and beautiful!

Carol said...

Love the card! The colors and layers are amazing!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Lovely card, Leigh. Love that photo frame.

angelabranon said...

Love the colors and design placement.

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous, touchable card and amazing layout Leigh. ;)

Kristen :-) said...

Fantastic as always, Leigh! I love all the patterns you brought together! Great job.

Angela Fehr said...

Leigh, thanks for commenting on my PTI hop post! I love your simple, neutral card - great focal point!

Cheryl said...

Love all those textures on your card! Beautiful job, as always.

Rema said...

Very nicely done Leigh! You always do such a fabulous job...

Luvpurple said...

I also love the texture in your card. Very nice interpretation of the challenge!

Catherine Couch Doucette said...

I love the soft color combo on your card!

Jean Martin said...

Lovely! :)

Martha said...

Love your card and layout! Great job!

Greta said...

What a beautiful card! I haven't inked my Lovely Layers yet & now I really want to!

BethieJ said...

Leigh your card is DARLING! and I LOVE the LO!!! Great job!!

Paula Laird said...

Your card is so cute! Love the layout, too!

Jean said...

You totally captured the feel of the inspiration photo ~ both your card and layout are just beautiful!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Everything is beautiful - I think you layered everything so perfectly on that card - and I love the way you used the arrows to point out your son!

Peggysue Turner said...

Great job Leigh! And what fun to hear the symphony and keep a record; those arrows are perfect!

pamela said...

The felt on the card is pretty!

DoodleSuze said...

Wonderful Projects! Love the layout on the card!

frommycraftroom said...

Great card and layout. TFS. How lucky to have time away to celebrate your birthday.

Cammie said...

Great creative take on this month's theme. Love the layers, textures, patterns and design for both your card and layout. Thanks for the inspiration.

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous card..love the colors!

AOK said...

Leigh, your card is stunning. Really unique.

Lynn Put said...

Such a sharp looking card and scrapbook page using this month's theme! Excellent use of pattern and texture with clean design!

Deb said...

Love your card and layout, Leigh. You always manage to take on a challenge full force! I love it! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Both are very pretty and elegant. Love the stitching and the way you used the colors.

Jen said...

oh, so fun!! i love both the layout and the card!! fantastic job!!!

Jennifer K said...

Beautiful projects. You're always so good about creating both a layout and a card. I should really do that - I'd be further along in my scrapbooking if I did.

The Paper Parade said...

Leigh, this card is simply gorgeous! I love all the patterns you chose, and the lovely layers looks great with the felt. Then a layout, too?! You rock! Love all the arrows :)

craftmates said...

Fabulous card and layout, Leigh! Lovely layers die is perfect on the fab frames.- Irma

Annheidel said...

I love the combination of colors, prints, and textures!