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:

Lindsay said...

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

Kara said...

love it!!

Lynn said...

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

Laurie said...

Jen this is too cute! I love that stitching!

Diane Jaquay said...

CUTENESS, love this, Jen!!

Audrey said...

Love your color choices and those polkadots! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

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

Joyce said...

Very nice. Love the felt leaf.

Suzanne said...

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!

Unknown said...

love this!!! awesome stitched leaf!!

Kay D said...

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

Meredith MacRitchie said...

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

Inkyfingers said...

Love your card Jen and the colour combination is great!

Gayatri said...

Like the stitched felt leaf. Nice card, Jen!

carol (krillsister) said...

Love the polka dots and felt flower. Great colors.

Leigh Penner said...

So pretty! I love your take on the challenge!

golf_meg said...

Wonderful card--the details are amazing. from Martha

Annette Allen said...

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

Amy Kolling said...

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!

Christina said...

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

Ally said...

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!)

Lee said...

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!

Unknown said...

Pretty! I like the leaf!

Anonymous said...

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

Wendy ten Hove said...

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

Marybeth said...

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

Ann said...

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

Sara Mac said...

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.

Marlena M. said...

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

Anonymous said...

So cute Jen, love the stitching :)

Kelly S. said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Linda Suarez said...

Cute!

@JoyceCasaldi said...

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

cards by cara said...

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

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fun leaf!

Lori said...

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

Cecilie @ ancema.dk said...

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

Cecilie
http://ancema.dk

Suzanne Russell said...

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

jen said...

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

kasia c. said...

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!

Kristin said...

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

Katie said...

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!

Lisa Petrella said...

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

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