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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop


Welcome to the PTI October Blog Hop!

This month our challenge was to create a card using the following photo as our inspiration.


Isn't that a beautiful photo!?  There were so many directions I thought about taking my card but besides the polka dots, the one thing that really stood out to me were the leaves!! Can you see them very well?  The green leaf on the large pumpkin has blue thread stitched around it! I LOVED that detail.  I took inspiration from her leaf and created a very easy accent for my card.


It would look better if I would have used a blanket stitch like she did, but hey! I was in a time crunch and didn't have time to learn how to do it!  Although I did save a bookmark with a tutorial on how to make a blanket stitch.  That'll be for next time!  I also used a sewing machine to stitch the veins onto the leaf.


Here's a closeup of my leaf embellishment.  I tried to use colors that were close to what the colors were in the inspiration photo for my leaf.


Thanks for visiting!! As always, you can see all of the blog hop participants on Nichole's blog.


Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Autumn Acorns, Photo Finishers
Paper:  Kraft, Rustic Cream
Ink: Palette Orangerie, Landscape & Reflection Blue
Other: Photo Finishers Die, Autumn Acorns Die, Felt from Felt on the Fly on Etsy, DMC floss

44 comments:

  1. This is so fun Jen! LOVE that green felt leaf! Such a fab card!

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  2. Love the big polka dots and the splash of blue against the kraft and pumpkin is gorgeous Jen!

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  3. Jen this is too cute! I love that stitching!

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  4. Love your color choices and those polkadots! :)

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  5. Love the simplicity of this layout, make that leaf just pop out.

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  6. Very nice. Love the felt leaf.

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  7. Perfect! Jen, I zoomed in on the photo and saw the blue stitching there and tried to think up what I could do ... and fell flat...but you certainly did not! I love it!

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  8. love this!!! awesome stitched leaf!!

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  9. Awesome! Superb colors, and I really love the stitched leaf- thanks for the close-up photo! : )

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  10. Wow, I never even noticed the blue stitching until now.. but you did an increadible job!!! I love your card!!

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  11. Love your card Jen and the colour combination is great!

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  12. Like the stitched felt leaf. Nice card, Jen!

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  13. Love the polka dots and felt flower. Great colors.

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  14. So pretty! I love your take on the challenge!

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  15. Wonderful card--the details are amazing. from Martha

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  16. cool card..love how you did that leaf...looks awesome

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  17. Jen, I totally wouldn't have picked out the blue stitching from the leaf. You are amazing with details like this. I think your leaf looks awesome and I like the stitching just the way it is!

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  18. Your leaf is adorable, Jen! I love the addition of blue to a fall color palette, and the stitching adds such a fun texture.

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  19. I love those big, bold polka dots in orange, and that leaf with the blue stitching is too cute. Love it! ;-) (And thanks for the link on the blanket stitching!)

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  20. What a super idea. I hadn't even noticed the stitching on the leaves in the inspiration photo. This is why I love these blog hops, to see all the different interpretations. Great job!

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  21. Wow, wow, wow! That stitched leaf is fabulous!

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  22. Lovely!! It's simple and fun! Love the orange dots, remind me of pumpkins! hi hi! And the edges of the leaf are so pretty!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  23. Great card , love the leaf and the stitching you did on it. Nice take on the challenge .

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  24. Oh I love that felt leaf. And the polka dot strip is a perfect backdrop for the lovely embellishment.

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  25. Oh I was hoping to see a stitched felt leaf during the hop! That element caught my eye in the inspiration photo but I didn't have the right felt. Love the big polka dots on the base too. Great card Jen.

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  26. I love this card....such an awesome leaf! ;)

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  27. So cute Jen, love the stitching :)

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  28. SO adorable, Jen! I love the turquoise stitching on that leaf!

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  29. What an eye. I didn't even pick up on the blue around that leaf. Love it.

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  30. Love the stitching on the leaf, what a great idea!

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  31. Gotta love those photo finisher dies - will have to try offsetting mine ... and what a cute embellishment detail!

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  32. Too fun! Love the mix of elements from the inspiration photo that you incorporated into your project.

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  33. Love the chock of the leaf in the bright colours. Fun!

    Cecilie
    http://ancema.dk

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  34. I love it! The blue stitching on the leaf is perfectly wonderful! Great job! :)

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  35. it is FABULOUS!!! I love that stitched leaf! What a great take on the inspiration!

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  36. Gorgeous! I love the colours and the stitching of your leaf!! Also LOVE those fabulous big polka dots. :)

    I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

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  37. Gorgeous and I LOVE the die being off center. Perfect touch!

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  38. Love this...especially love that little splash of blue! Love the polka dots too...so bold, but yet grounds the sentiment and image so well!

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  39. Super cute! LOVE the felty leaf with the stitching details!! FUN!

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