Friday, October 2, 2015

Back to Nature: Cut It Up Challenge DT Inspiration

Hello crafty friends! TGIF!! I have to say I am enjoying this beautiful Fall weather- crisp and cool mornings and evenings!  Last Saturday we went for the first hike of the Fall season and it was incredible.
Along the way to the peak I was taking in all the sites and looking for some inspiration for this week's Cut it Up Challenge Back to Nature. Believe it or not the leaves are already starting to change color-so there were so many beautiful colors of leaves along the edges of the trail I decided to use this for my project focus this week.

I used Tim Holtz's Tattered Leaves die for my die-cut and cut the leaves from Kraft Glassine paper after coloring with Alcohol inks and wrinkling to get the look of tattered leaves.
I placed all the leaves in a pile of sorts onto a background I had made previously. 

Alcohol Inks on Kraft Glassine looks amazing and the texture once crinkled looks exactly like a real leaf!
I encourage you to get outside, take a walk or a hike and look around-take in nature. You will be surprised how much inspiration abounds!
Thanks for joining me this week and I hope you join in the fun for the Cut It Up Challenge-Back to Nature!
Embrace Imperfection!


  1. My kind of colors. Love the fall for this very reason. This is gorgeous, what a delightful pile of leaves, you just want to dive in!

  2. Pam, this is stunning! Love the look of the leaves and the sparkle is amazing. This card is fall at its best!! Thanks for sharing about the Kraft Glassine.

  3. What a great Fall card!! Have a great day.

  4. Fabulous effect!!!! I love the leaves and the splatters! TFS!


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