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:
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.
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!