Tuesday, October 25, 2016

October Papertrey Blog Hop Challenge

Hello and welcome!

It's a beautiful autumn day here in Southern Illinois. The sun is shining, the leaves are changing colors, the air is crisp and football playoffs are happening.

The inspiration photo for this month's blog hop is as inspiring as always. You can check out the photo and get all the details to play along by clicking HERE

Here's what I came up with:

After using mostly die cuts for the most recent challenges, it was good to use multiple stamp sets!  I was first drawn to the sheet music in the photo so I used Background Basics: Sheet Music as the base of the image. First, I stamped two pumpkin outlines from Autumn Pumpkins. The Pumpkins were masked so the sheet music could be added over the top but not cover the Pumpkins. I always forget how easy it is to use a masking technique and wonder why I don't do it more often.  I used the solid image stamps to add color to the Pumpkins.

The sentiment is from Autumn Abundance (one of my favorite stamp sets ever!  Change up the colors and it can be used year round.).  There was a bit too much blank space at the top so I added a partial leaf swag also from Autumn Abundance.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the beautiful blog hop projects.


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Make It Monday #263

The technique for this week is to build a background using frames.

I used a frame from the Framed Out series to make a holiday card mixing traditional and non-traditional colors. The sentiment is from Holiday Folk.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!