Tuesday 30 September 2014

Photo Inspiration @ATSM

Good morning. 
Is it really a fortnight since my last DT for Addicted to Stamps and More?
Well this Indian Summer of ours continues so the trees around here aren't quite in their full autumnal glory yet but a couple of sharp frosts and they will.

This week at Addicted to Stamps and More its our picture inspiration week and this is my interpretation,

and this is the picture we would like to inspire you with -

I took inspiration in the horizontal shuttering, leaves and colours to create my card.
I didn't have an embossing folder with broad stripes so had to think how to make the background. In the end I cut strips of card and mounted them on a small piece of card at both ends then ran my panel through my Grand Caliber. I was quite pleased with the result, not as crisp as a proper folder by I quite liked the slight irregularity.
I'm afraid the Brusho came out again as I think its a great way to get intense colour in a random way. I changed my mind after creating a panel to out out the foliage so cut it out then inked it again with those fab little crystals. I added a strip of burlap/hessian, small tag sentiment and some linen twine to complete.
Why not pop over to the main blog and check what the rest of the girls have come up with I'm sure you will be inspired by their fantastic work.

This week we are sponsored by

who are offering 5 digis to the winner!

OK, over to you and good luck.

I shall be entering the following challenges:-

Just us Girls - Photo
Crazy 4 Challenges - Leaves or a leaf
Make My Monday - Die cuts - punches
edited 3/10 Ruby's Rainbow - Autumn Leaves


  1. Really pretty! That burlap strip is perfect!

  2. Really gorgeous card, Julie! I love how you blended your colors for the leaves, and how you created the raised panels with your die cutting machine...Brilliant! Your little tag attached to the twine is perfect with the burlap, too! So pretty!

  3. That is a brilliant interpretation Julie, love it...the branch is glorious xx

  4. What gorgeous texture and colour here and such a fab take on the photo x

  5. Those leaves are gorgeous! Love how you embossed the background, very creative of you. The burlap and twine really finish this off nicely. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  6. Beautiful inking on your leaves, Julie, and great idea attaching the tag with twine.

  7. This is beautiful, those leaves look amazing !

  8. I love the rustic feel you've created here and what a genius idea to create your own embossed background! Loving your use of Brushos, I bought some a couple of weeks ago but not used them yet! x

  9. Lovely inspired card! the burlap is the perfect addition and I love those lacy leaves!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!!

  10. Gorgeous card. Love the leaves and the burlap trim. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday.

  11. Lots of work to get your embossed background panel, but so worth it Julie!! It makes the perfect backdrop for your gorgeous watercolored leaf sprig. Love the addition of the burlap ... so much texture! Loll xx

  12. Those gradient leaves are totally gorgeous and they look great against that embossed panel!

  13. Love those leaves! This is my favourite time of year and your card has captured it perfectly

  14. Wow...I love the colors on your leaves, Julie...so rich! Aren't you clever to come up with a way to emboss that background? The burlap is just the perfect touch on this too!

  15. So incredibly lovely; you've captured details from the photo beautifully, and the splendor of fall splendidly! Gorgeous!

  16. Gorgeous leaves card! Love the awesome background!

  17. Hi Julie. Love the autumn leaves on burlap, great colours and texture. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

  18. LOVE the burlap and such a beautiful die cut :)

  19. Beautiful card, thank you for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow, hope you will join us again
    Hugs Shaz x


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