Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Thinking of You with Fall Leaves

Where we live we're experiencing fall-like weather--in August! It has been about 52 degrees at night and only about 80 in the daytime. I'm sure that has influenced my stamp and color choices for this card.  I was inspired by this week's Color My Heart challenge #156 to use the colors to stamp leaves. Now that I finished this card, I keep thinking of so many alternatives with the same design. The colors I used were Hollyhock, Goldrush, Colonial White, and Kraft. Come back and check my next post tomorrow for another fun example of this great color combo.

Would you believe I still had some CTMH Goldrush organdy ribbon from 11 years ago?!! That year we could buy ribbon in 25 yard spools. I really need to use up my supplies a lot faster! I also used one of the leftover goldrush-looking gem from a retired CTMH Halloween Assortment, although it didn't catch the light well to show the color in the photo.  So here's the first card using this fall-like color theme:

 The Fallen Leaves stamp set I used will be available September 1st, next Tuesday, when the new idea book goes live for customers.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Color My Heart Color Dare #156 - Hollyhock, Goldrush, Colonial White, Kraft
Crafty Cardmakers #146 - No Patterned Paper
Get Creative Challenge #22 - No printed paper
Quick Quotes August Challenge - repeat shape 3x -  Hollyhock oak leaf repeated 3x
Really Reasonable Ribbon #124 - Autumn colors with ribbon or trim
Word Art Wednesday #197 - anything uplifting

Thank you for visiting! May God bless your creative endeavors and help you bless others with what you make!


Natalie said...

Great design! Very nice leaves!Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Beautiful card, Vickie! I have that Goldrush ribbon (among many other spools of CTMH ribbon) in my stash too--I'm glad you got a chance to use it on your lovely card. Thanks for joining the Color Dare again this week!
:) Marie

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card...I'm keeping the idea for a fall stamp class.

Lin said...

Gorgeous card Vickie, your colours are just perfect for an Autumn (Fall) inspired creation.

Thanks for sharing in my 'no patterned paper' challenge.

Crafty Cardmakers and More

Connie Mercer said...

beautifully done~thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This is quite lovely. I like the colors. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 198th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Michelle said...

Beautiful! The delicate leaves behind the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is gorgeous, Vickie. Thanks for sharing in our Autumn Challenge, and please join us again soon.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO beautiful and festive. Thanks for sharing your talents with us, Vickie. I always enjoy having you join us.
Word Art Wednesday

Golden Goddess Designs said...

great job! this card is so lovely! thanks for sharing it with us at Quick Quotes this month!!


sarahstone said...

Pretty card, nice stamping, great choice of theme for these colors! Thanks for playing at Color My Heart.


Gretchen Stumme said...

Very clever card layout, Vickie. The leaves look great and the embellishments add so much. Thanks for joining the Color Dare.

Josephine said...


Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

Jenn Cochran said...

Love your card. Very pretty.

Thanks so much for playing along with us at RRR. Hope to see you again soon.