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Thursday, October 12, 2017

thanks for colored autumn leaves adventure

We're planning to make our annual color tour trip this weekend, and for the first time it will be longer than two long-drive days - I'm pretty excited!  My Card Buffets are scheduled for the days right after we return, so I need to have all my options determined and hopefully also prepared, in the next two days.  I've been working on it all week, and just needed one more autumnal or Thanksgiving card. 

There's plenty of inspiration and several related challenges - Joanne's Colour Challenge at The Paper Players, Blowing in the Wind at Cards in Envy, Autumn Thank you at Cardz 4 Guyz, and the Albert Camus quote from Words 2 Craft By.  Of course, I wanted to use a new stamp set - new is always exciting - but nothing was working for me.  I was finally convinced by some awesome samples - Awesomely Artistic by Jan Clothier and Lovely As A Tree by Tara Angus - that an older set was the answer, but I just couldn't seem to get focused.  Finally I settled on my friend Buffy Cooper's Sheltering Tree card:
stamp set - Sheltering Tree; ink - Chocolate Chip (my Early Espresso is too dark!), Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach; card stock - Chocolate Chip, Peekaboo Peach, Very Vanilla

I love it - thanks, Buffy! - and I think my stampers will love it, too.

8 comments:

LeAnne said...

What a lovely fall scene you've created with our challenge colors this week! Thanks for playing!

Kristie said...

Such a pretty autumn card. I just love that tree stamps with all the beautiful fall leaves. Thanks for playing with us over at Cards in Envy!

Sandy Trefger said...

Love your fallen leaves card under that beautiful tree! Thank your for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Ann Abrahamson said...

This is a very lovely card and creative use of the colors in The Paper Players Color Challenge this week. I love the rake propped up against the tree! Thanks for playing along!

Sybrina K said...

Kathe, I'm with Annie. This card is just so lovely, and that rake is such a great detail! Thank you so much for joining our Words 2 Craft By autumn challenge. :)

Sue - said...

A lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Guyz.

Sherri Thacker said...

Your Fall card is so pretty and the rake makes the card! I love it! Its perfect for our challenge at Cards in Envy.

Marty Fishman said...

What a beautiful card, Kathe! That's an awesome stamp and your image is the perfect blend of Fall colors. I just love your leaves and that rake, too! Thanks for playing along with our Autumn theme at Words2CraftBy!