Isn't the above photo just gorgeous?! That is what we are to use to inspire us to create a project for the Papertrey Ink October blog hop. I just love the colors, music sheet and that wood background. So these elements are what I chose to concentrate on when making my card.
I stamped some rustic cream cardstock with an old Stampin' Up music note wheel. I had cut the stamp off the wheel and applied some Aleene's tack it over and over again to the back so I can use it with my MISTI. It stamped splotchy but I think that distress look is perfect for this card. I added this to the bottom portion of the card beneath the grey paper.
Next I hand drew some sketchy branches and stamped the ends of them with berries from PTI's bells and boughs.
Third, I set about making my own Autumn inspired paper.
I applied various colors of distress ink with a round ink blending sponge. I didn't bother blending the inks at all. I spritzed and splattered on some water. You can't tell in the photo very well (you can click on the photo to enlarge it)but I also splattered on some copper and gold shimmer mist. I cut PTI's fancy foliage detail dies out of this paper and applied them in a cluster. The leaves are soo intricate that I don't think you really see much of this beautiful paper. Originally I wanted to cut the "thanks" word die out of the paper for my sentiment but that die is too big. I will have to make another card at some point using more of this paper.
Lastly, a sentiment from PTI's Think Big Favorites finishes off the card. Does this look okay? I felt like I still needed something else but I wasn't sure what. But I always seem to have a problem with "white space".
I'll be back later with the details. Thanks for stopping by! Please come back again!