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Sunday, September 29, 2013

piled-on autumn adventures

I didn't notice a common theme in the Sunday funnies this week, but the common theme in card challenges was easily autumn and/or leaves, including at Pile It On!  I started with the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday, with it's twist of Autumn in the Air, but I think the stamp I chose is too large to give me the clean and simple look I was trying for:




 stamp sets - Express Yourself (hostess), Gently Falling; ink - Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze; card stock - Sahara Sand; designer series paper - Sweater Weather; punch - Full Heart

I was trying for clean and simple because they're looking for fall colors & a leaf at CAS-ual Fridays, for autumn/fall at Addicted to Clean and Simple and for clean and simple at Addicted to Stamps and More.  I decided to try again, using fewer colors - from Nacho Average Challenges - and a sketch from Fab Friday whose elements were more similar in size to my chosen stamp:
 stamp sets - Gently Falling, Loving Thoughts; ink - Cajun Craze, Early Espresso; card stock - Pool Party; Simply Scored, Stampin' Dimensionals



That's more like what I had in mind!



    

16 comments:

Tammy Fite said...

Love the simplicity of this one! Thanks so much for playing along with the nachos this week!!

Yapha said...

Both of the cards are great! Love how you used the colors. Thanks for joining us at Nacho Average Challenges this week!

Kylie said...

Wonderful placement of your stamps, sentiment and scoring! Great card. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Kathya said...

What a great stamp set to use with this week's Nacho Average color challenge. I too like the simplicity of your card. Thanks for joining us Kathe!

Christy Lynn said...

Lovely CAS creations, I've been having fun with autumn cards lately too :) It's just the season for fall leaves. Thanks for joining the fun at Nacho Average Challenges!

flubidoo said...

Such a fun, clean and simple idea, yet so effective...the leaves almost look like they've been drawn with crayon - gorgeous card Kathe! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Sarah said...

Both cards are fantastic. I love this little leaf and the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us this week at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

Nonni said...

That's a great card, I love your stamping and you achieved a perfect CAS look! Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM!

Shans Design Studio said...

Beautifully done! Love your use of the Simply Scored as well. Thanks for joining us and hope to see you again soon. :)

Anne Hayward said...

Clean and simple perfection!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Kathe. Great colors for your leaves ... especially love the design of the CAS version with the simple scoring detail - amazing! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll

Amanda Mertz said...

I really like how you stamped the 4 leaves right onto the card front instead of making separate panels for them. The embossed lines framing the sentiment give just the right accent to the sentiment! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

I think it came out beautifully ! I love your leaves and the colors you chose ! Thank you so much for joining us at Pile it On Challenges !

Mayra DTM
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Amy Kolling said...

Lovely fall cards!!! Those leaves look like you've colored with crayon.....love that they are "outside the lines" a bit! Thanks so much for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!!

Amy O said...

This is a great example of a beautiful CAS card! I love the scored lines and the sentiment's fonts. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

Sharon W. said...

KatheD,
I love your autumn cards. They are both gorgeous. Love the colors, the leaves, and the layouts. What a great job with our sketch. I love the dry embossing, to give the sentiment designated place.
Thank you for playing along with us @ NAC.