Tuesday, August 25, 2009
August PTI Blog Hop
It's time for another PTI blog hop! :) It's been awhile since I've had a chance to play so I'm super excited to play this time around! This months theme was to be inspired by autumn. I've always loved watching leaves fall off the trees so I decided to play off of that theme.
Heh, this card is the first one that my hubby has gotten excited about. He was asking about how I got the leaves the way they looked and what the background text said. So cute! :)
Anyways, enough babble and onto the card deets! I really wanted to create a "tree" look rather than just one branch so I stamped the branch from Out on a Limb a few times. Then I wanted to give the leaves a fun fall look so I inked them up in Summer Sunrise and randomly dabbled poppy ink over it. I say randomly dabbled since it's really hard to roll the leaves . And I wanted to get some of the red on the inner leaves as well. Such a fun fall look though!
I also did the same thing for the separate leave and to create the falling look I sketched a trail in pencil and then pierced. Erased the line once I was done piercing -- easy peasy! I also added a touch of glitter to the leaf falling to bring a little more emphasis to it.
Since I hadn't inked up my text backgrounds yet, I decided it could brighten up the scarlet jewel paper just a touch. The scallops are just circles punched out and then I added a little bit of summer sunrise as a continuation of the sentiment and the leaves. I'm actually surprised at how much I love the summer sunrise with the scarlet jewel. I kept trying other colors but this is the combo I kept coming back to.
Hope you all are enjoying the hop! Can't wait to see all the great projects!
Stamps: (Out on a Limb, Out on a Limb Additions, Everyday Classics, Background Text) PTI
Paper: (Summer Sunrise, Scarlet, Dark Chocolate, Cream) PTI
Ink: (Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, White) PTI
Accessories: 3/4 inch circle punch