Saturday, August 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink August 2012 Blog Hop and Moxie Fab Repetition Challenge

It's time again for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. This month features wonderful textures and patterns like burlap, herringbone and chevron. These photos really do remind me that Fall is coming! I'm not ready to dawn coats but I am ready for cooler temps. I just love the colors of Fall and I much prefer adding layers then trying to keep cool!

I must say at first glance these photos were quite intimidating.  I did not have any felt these colors nor did I have any stamps or embossing folders in the chevron, argyle or herringbone patterns.  So I was at a loss of what kind of project to do...where to start!  Then I got to thinking a friend had given me some wired edge burlap ribbon and I could make a paper on my computer to mimic the look of herringbone so thus...

The above card was born!  I used my buttons galore file to cut the butterflies out of the computer generated herringbone paper.  I did omit the button holes and used the negative space for this card.  I backed the butterflies with the burlap ribbon.  I cut the wire edge off and used that for the butterfly antennae.  Another friend had given me this fuzzy beige yarn so I cut out sticky circle, tied a knot in the yarn, stuck it onto the circle in the middle and wound it around to form a flower so to speak.  A flat backed pearl finishes the flower.  The greeting is place on a die cut from my Card Base 2 file.  The greeting is from Papertrey Ink Round and Round 2009 Anniversary Set.

Although I was nervous to begin this card I truly love the way it turned out.  Now I just have to find a use for the herringbone butterflies and are left over!

I am also entering this in the  Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. Click here if you'd like to see more details about this challenge. 

Would you like to see a digital paper pack  (it is printable for hybrid projects like I did) with realistic herringbone prints such as the one I made above?  Please let me know and I will make up a pack to offer for sale in my store. 

If you would like to purchase the files I used for my card please click on the previews below:

 Hurry the buttons file is on sale through the end of this month for 40% off!  Ends 8/31/2012

Shelly's Art Cutting Files:  Buttons Galore, Card Base 2
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Round and Round 2009 anniversary set
Burlap ribbon
Herringbone digital paper-my creation

Thanks for stopping by!  We are trying to squeeze in a little bit of fun before the kids start school this Wednesday.  Adoree is soo excited to start Kindergarten!  Tyler is happy to be starting 3rd grade because that means he'll be in the renovated air conditioned part of the school!

Have a fabulous weekend!  Thanks for stopping by to visit me!  Please come back again!



Jean Martin said...

What a lovely card Shelly! Great idea on placing the burlap under to show through the butterflies like that! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Love those durlap butterflies Shelley!

Kelly Griglione said...

Isn't it amazing what you end up with, even when you first think you don't have any of the right supplies? Good thing you took the challenge!

Leigh said...

I love how you backed the negative part of the diecuts with burlap! Great take on the challenge!

Peggysue Turner said...

Nice job Shelly! Neat butterflies!

kathy serrahn said...

great card, love the combination

Jen Adcock said...

What a textural treat! Well done.

Cath said...

Hey Shelly! Thanks for linking this up to the Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)