Friday 2 October 2020

October’s elements

Dawn has chosen a lovely picture for inspiration for our ‘elemental’ challenge over at Daring Cardmakers this week.  As ever, just choose at least three elements to kickstart your project. 

I picked the cable knit, book page, twine, autumn leaf and airmail envelope stripes for a collage-style card.

We recently had a good clear out prior to getting our dining room plastered and there were a couple of books that were too shabby to donate to a charity shop so I “rehomed” them in the craft room and used a page here. I embossed a torn piece of kraft cardstock and layered up with a stamped leaf and some twine. I’d just finished a book of airmail stamps and there’s a little sticker strip along the edge of the book so I used that to underline the sentiment. 

Retro Rubber’s current challenge is “anything goes” and as I’ve had the leaf set for five years or more, I’m playing along there too. 

Falling Leaves (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous - I’ve had mine five years or so)
 Sentiment from Say It All (Hero Arts, retired)

Bristol board
Old book page

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)

Crochet thread
Copic markers
Cable knit Dynamic Impressions embossing folder (Stampin Up!)
Airmail stripes from book of stamps

Here's the inspiration picture if you would like to join in with us at DCM this week:

Thanks for stopping by!


Dotty Jo said...

What a fabulous take on the picture inspiration - I love it! Jo x

papierelle said...

Wow, your card is great!! You have implemented the requirement perfectly.

Claire Grantham said...

WOW! Great way to interpret the inspo photo. Your paper/embossing looks like a sweater. Wonderful fall card. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Jan Clothier said...

Love this! Your collage is fabulous. The book page holds the ground for that fabulous cartouche of cable knit. The leaf is real show stopper. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Wavejumper said...

You have a good eye. I don't think I would have thought of the airmail idea in the corner...nice design. Invokes the sweater weather of Fall. :)

Neva Cole said...

What a great way to use the theme, and of course re-purposing your old books into cards is a wonderful idea. The card is simply lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with Retro Rubber for our Anything Goes challenge.

Dawn said...

This is just beautiful and perfectly matches the image. x

Svenja said...

This is sooo beautiful! The colour of that leaf is absolutely gorgeous and I have never seen embossed cable knit before.

Cindy Beach said...

I love the elements that you've combined here! Beautiful colors and textures. I have to remind myself to use that cable knit EF - it works great here! The airmail trim is genius and ties everything together.