How was your weekend? Were you able to get lots of crafty time in? How's the start to our week? My weekend was pretty great. The temps have cooled off significantly, and I feel like I've got lots of energy and creative mojo working. This was my last weekend to work the part time job, for a few weeks. We've got lots of stuff planned this month, starting this coming weekend. My daughters birthday gift this year is tickets to see the Broadway play Wicked, in Kansas City. We're super excited! The weekend after that we're on our last college visit, the University of Nebraska, and then the weekend after that we have senior pictures and the Art Club sponsored Haunted House at school. My daughter is the President of the Art Club, so this mama gets to spend all weekend helping at school. I love it though. Halloween is one of my favorite times of year, and I love seeing all of those cute, adorable kids in their costumes. Whew! Talk about a lot of activity! I will be taking a much needed nap the final weekend of the month. lol
Anyway, onto why you're visiting today. There is a new challenge posted at House of Cards. This month the challenge is to use colors and/or texture from the inspiration photo.
Such a great fall inspired photo. I love the texture from the gourds too. Here is what I created for this months challenge.
I wanted lots of white space, so I could add pops of color from the inspiration photo. I also used a stencil and embossing paste, to create my textured background. I die cut the word Hello from Simon Says Stamp, five times, and layered them on top of each other for more dimension. For a bit more added interest, I added some silver twine under the sentiment, and called it done. I love how this turned out! It was almost exactly how I pictured it in my head, and I know the recipient will love it. She loves lots of texture.
I'm going to submit my card for the following challenges:
CAS Colours & Sketches: Sketch #143 (my loose interpretation)
Inkspirational Challenge #92: Fall Themed Inspiration Photo
Less Is More #243: Something Shiny (my twine is metallic and is shiny)
Addicted To Stamps And More #164: CAS
Simon's Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
I'll be back soon with another something crafty. I hope you'll head over to the House of Cards blog to see what my friends have created for you this month. Don't forget, you have until the end of October to join us, so hopefully you'll get to play along. I'd love to see what you do with this months inspiration photo, and visit your blogs to leave some love.
Have a wonderful week!
What's In It?
Paper: Neenah Solar White Cardstock, SU! Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, Hunter Green Textured Cardstock
Ink: Fossilized Amber Distress Ink
Accessories: Embossing Paste, Silver Twine, MFT Blueprints 20 & 21 Dies, Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello Die, Simon Says Stamp Circle Dots Stencil