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Monday, October 7, 2013

autumn adventure

Unlike last week's card, this one was one idea right from the minute autumn and this sketch
bumped into each other - I just needed a color combination.  I probably would have come up with shades of yellow, orange and red, on my own, but I would most likely have put them on Crumb Cake or Very Vanilla.  Not a bad combination, but unoriginal, maybe even boring...

Then I thought about the colors at ColourQ - although I don't have any Cool Caribbean, I thought Coastal Cabana could stand in, and represent the sky on one of those beautiful sunny days we had last week:
stamp set - Yippee-Skippee!; ink - Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red; card stock - Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Whisper White; Big Shot with Autumn Accents die; Stampin' sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals
It looked like the card was going to nearly make itself, but it was just a little too clean-and-simple when I laid it out, so the leaves needed to be sponged, and then they needed to be crumpled and get a little direct-to-paper inking.  After everything was mounted, the card edges needed just a bit of light sponging, as well, so I did put in some thought and effort, so I'll also link it at Addicted to CAS for their autumn/fall challenge and at Catherine & Cathy Create, where the ladies are looking for cards with elements in threes!

7 comments:

Anna K. said...

Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Cathy and Catherine Create! Your card is awesome - love the pop of turquoise! I've been doing a lot of crumpling and inking leaves too - fantastic :)

Kylie said...

I love your crumpled and sponged leaves!! Thanks so much for playing along again at ATCAS xx

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous card-- I love your textured leaves!
Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch!

Sylvia said...

Love your card, Kathe, your leaves are lovely as is the background! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

Betty J. said...

Ohh, your leaves are so cool. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

Christine said...

I LOVE your bright xolors with the aqua-background. just adorable!
Thanks for playing along at ATCAS!
Christine

Cathy Caines said...

Fabulous, fabulous - I love that you crinkled it up! Fantastic!