Challenge with special guest!

This week the challenge at the Monday Challenge blog is to be inspired by our special guest – Tammy Tutterow. If you’re not familiar with her work – you want to be! She shares amazingly detailed tutorials and projects that are so beautiful. Five of my favorites include:


(left to right) fabric tag, metal 3-D star, Doily wrapped tag, Faux fused glass pendants, and this Wish pocket card.

So the challenge is to be inspired by Tammy in some way! Simon is, as always, offering a generous $50 voucher that will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries each week. For your chance to win a $50 voucher you should hop on over and join in the challenge here.

50dollar_voucher_600pxI decided to be inspired in general by Tammy’s use of Tim Holtz products, layering, and detail that she always adds to her work.



1. Take 5×5 square of Tim Holtz fabric, stamp (with black archival ink) pumpkin, and then once set place on top of paper towel and mist with water.

2. Use paint brush to apply distress paint to pumpkin. Because the fabric is wet it will bleed and blend – add more water as needed to get the desired effect.

3. Cut fabric down, then fray edges by pulling out a few threads.

4. Color white cardstock with distress stain, then stamp and set aside.

5. Attach (with tape runner) fabric once dry to brown cardstock. Stitch around edges with gold thread. Then mount onto orange cardstock (stamped in previous step) and use zig-zag stitch. Adhere this to a green square of cardstock – this will be your card front.

6. For the charm, use Halloween rub-ons and then coat with matte finish gel medium to seal.

7. To finish card add linen ribbon, stamp edges with gold, and add the tag as shown.


I love the texture the fabric adds, and how much fun it was to paint the pumpkin using the distress ink.


I really focused on keeping the pumpkin my star, but adding lots of fun detail and other textures and bits to my card.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my card for this challenge – and if you’re so inclined please do join us!

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16 thoughts on “Challenge with special guest!”

  1. May, your layered card is so pretty! I love the blueprint pumpkin and how you used it on the frayed and stitched fabric patch. This card is absolutely darling! <3 Candy

  2. Lovely layered card May, I particularly like the bleeding around the pumpkin, giving it a real halo effect. Love that you stamped the pumpkin onto a piece of fabric too and I always love to see stitching on creative pieces, it adds so much. Love your little charm with the spider too, lovely little touch and adds wonderful dimension. This pieces looks so tactile. Tracy x x

  3. Your card is stunning! Thank you so very, VERY much for featuring me. I am so totally blown away by you and your team and their amazing art. I am so inspired by all of you!

  4. I make it no secret I’m pretty much obsessed with Fall, so you know I’m going to love everything about your card!! Pretty pumpkin & cool technique!

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  5. Wow! I love this! The touches of gold are PERFECT for this Autumn awesomeness. The soft color around the pumpkin is such a cool look. Great project, May!

  6. This is stunning! I stared at my computer screen so long that my husband thought I’d gone into a coma, but I couldn’t help it! I was taking in all of your clever elements. I love the “hazy” look you gave the pumpkin and the frayed edges of the fabric are really cool. I also love how you used rub-on’s on the enamel tag. I really liked this piece and feel inspired to try some of these great ideas myself!

  7. Sweet soft hue around the pumpkin! Love the use of the fabric as a layer on your wonderful card!

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