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Happy October! It’s the first Thursday of the month so it’s time for the Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge! Our inspiration pic today is from

My version is a very literal interpretation of the inspiration picture. I started with some speckled ivory c/s and masked off the squares in a checkerboard pattern. On the corner squares, I sponged on tea dye Distress Ink. On the remaining squares, I used antique linen Distress Ink.  I stamped over the squares with one side of the paper cube (Stampendous) with the same inks.


DDIC13 Fall is in the Air 3533a2 The leafy branch (PTI) was inked with Really Rust and stamped across the left corner. I added some detail on the stems with a brown maker. The scroll (FP) was stamped down the right side with the rust ink.

I had my sewing machine out and thought some real stitching might look nice, so I stitched around the edge and also around all the squares using rust colored thread. The sentiment (SG) was stamped in two of the squares.
DDIC13 Fall is in the Air closeup 3530ac

The trees (LYTB) in the center square, were inked w/ sienna and chocolate inks. I used a tree leaf image (Stampendous) and inked it w/ the Kpad to get the varied fall leaf color. After cutting with a Spellbinder square nestie, I left the die on top and sponged in the ground. The rust layer was cut with a larger square. The dark brown layer is part of a paint chip. Finished card measures 5.25 ” square.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I know the rest of the Divas will have some fantastic art for you, so be sure to visit them. We’d love for you to join in on our challenge and if you upload to Splitcoast, please put DDIC in your keywords.

Lori (chanteuse)
Chris (glowbug)
Keri (stampinupconsultan)
Anne (jdmommy)
Donna (donnaire)
Kerri (girlydecou)

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stamps: Papertrey Ink, Fancy Pants, Stampendous, Love You to Bits, Studio G
paper: speckled ivory, r. rust, dk brown paint chip
ink: Ancient Page sienna & chocolate, Kaleidacolor Autumn leaves, SU really rust, Distress Inks in antique linen and tea dye
accessories: thread, sewing machine, foam tape, Spellbinders square nesties, dk brown marker

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