Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge



Good Tuesday everyone! I'm playing along with PTI's October Blog Hop Challenge where they have this incredible fall photo for our inspiration!  My card was inspired by the woodgrain background, the music and of course, the berries, leaves and pumpkins.  

Here's my interpretation...




I stamped the wreath using PTI's Wreath For All Seasons stamp set with Baked Brown Sugar and Riding Hood Red inks (SU).  The sentiment was gold embossed and includes one of PTI's Tiny Tags stamps and dies - probably my most frequently used products from their company aside from their white CS that I use for nearly all of my card bases!  The pumpkins and leaves are dies by Simon Says Stamp which I used with some leftover watercolor scraps.  The flag banner was die cut from paper (Strathmore Bristol smooth surface) that was printed using a 3" x 5" Gelli Arts brand gel printing plate. I randomly added about 2 dabs each of Liquitex Basics acrylic paints: Yellow Oxide, Cadmium Orange Hue, Cadmium Red Deep Hue, Light Green Permanent.  I first reviewed this YouTube tutorial for beginners since it had been many months since I used this technique.  You don't want to mix the colors up very much with the brayer or it will just appear muddy.  I used Tim Holtz stencils - burlap then bubble. I still had a good amount of paint on the gel plate after "printing" a couple of times, so added a few tiny dots of gold acrylic paint to the plate, brayered lightly, then placed one of the TH mini stencils (looks like hexagons or boxes) from his stencil set #13.  You never get the same results with this technique and I learned to keep all "prints" even if I don't care for them.  You can add layers of different colors until you get a desired result!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you would like to join in the hop, you have until midnight tonight EST to add a card to PTI's blog post HERE.

13 comments:

Linda said...

Lovely fall card and take on the challenge.

Rosemary said...

just beautiful!! I love the way you used the different elements from the inspiration photo!!

Birgit said...

Wanda, this is perfectly gorgeous!! I just knew yours would be a favorite of mine. I always leave here feeling inspired!

Talitha Wright said...

Beautiful!! I just love this wreath and this is a great interpretation of the inspiration photo. May have to try and adapt this for one of my cards. Thanks.

artful-notions said...

Beautiful card, Wanda! You captured each element of the inspiration photo, and made a sumptuous fall card! That tag is gorgeous!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful card and layers Wanda! Love the music panel!

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous card. Love the wreath for all seasons stamp. Those pumpkins are beautiful.

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful take on the inspiration photo!

Marcia HIll said...

Oh my...this is just gorgeous Wanda! I love your background, and that wreath and the pumpkins are just the icing on the cake! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Cindy Boney said...

Love the layering on this card, Wanda!! The tag reminds me of weathered tin, and the music on top of the weathered wood background is stunning!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

So many beautiful elements on your card! Great take on the photo!

Sunny said...

I love making my own patterned paper and your flag pattern just stole my heart! Please post more details or a link to the technique? I absolutely adore your card!

Joanne said...

Beautifully done, Wanda!