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!