When I saw the Cardigan from Anthropologie that is this week's Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger, I knew I wanted to find a way to incorporate some of the gorgeous texture of the sweater into my design.
As I was searching through my studio thinking about different possibilities, I remembered a wonderful little pile of 4" fabric squares I had purchased on Etsy. At the time, I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but I fell in love with the gorgeous fall colors and wonderful variation of textures. I decided they were exactly what I needed.
I got out my pinking shears and cute one of the pieces into squares as my starting point. Then I saw this week's Sweet Stop Sunday Sketch, which was the perfect way to incorporate the squares into my design. It reminds me of the row of beautiful buttons on the sweater.
Next, I added a piece of striped fabric with wonderful ribbed texture on some of the stripes.
I added kraft, gold, and dark brown paper to bring in the rest of the colors from the cardigan. I was trying to decide what to feature on my fabric squares, when I remembered this week's Cupcake Inspiration, a lovely fall-themed cupcake from Key Art Studio.
I punched some maple leaves from scraps of specialty paper and Cosmo Cricket Wanted paper, and then added a strip of the coordinating paper to help tie that gorgeous rusty red into the design. The sentiment is an SRM Sticker, that I was able to attach directly to the fabric ... ♥ that.
And fall is certainly here in Iowa. Here's a recent picture I took of the new sidewalk and concrete work we had completed at our house ... with the last of the blazing orange maple trees (that are bare now after a hard freeze this week).