Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fall is in the Air

Don't we wish Fall was in the air? Won't be long, though. Then, winter....ugh! My most dreaded season. I am like a chunk of ice until at least 80 degree weather returns.

I made my card for these two challenges: card positioning systems
This is their sketch this week:

Also, the card is make for the Color Throwdown challenge found here.

Using these colors was a little hard for me and I wanted to do an Autumn card but thought I needed to add some cream color for my image to show well. Then, I decided that was too much of the cream for an Autumn card so I crimped my cream base and
drug my Always Artichoke ink pad over it for a distressed look. Roughed up the edges a bit, also. For my side panel, I like the leaves falling gently over the lattice.

Stamps: All Night Media (Posh Impressions) - tree
Stampendous Everyday messages set 2-sentiment
Paper: Stampin'Up! Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum (substitute for Elegant Eggplant),
Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: SU Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant for sponging
Accessories: Cuttlebug Floral Borders die cut, SU oval punch, Martha Stewart Fall
Leaves edger punch (using only the leaves that punched out), Spellbinder's long, scalloped rectangle die cut


Marisa said...

Wonderful use of the colours, Brenda :D Love the lattice with the leaves down the side. Lovely card. I hear you re: being cold in the winter. I'll take heat over cold any time LOL!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Autumn is my fav season too...the crisp air, the deep blue of the sky, the 'bouquets' of leaves covering the ground......only bad thing is that it forecasts winter is on the

great autumnal card...


Carol L said...

I'm an autumn baby and it too is my favorite time of the year. I love how your card puts me in the mind of that great season with those leaves gently falling down. I tried the CTD and could NOT make anything work, so I just give up for this week! Some things aren't meant to be, KWIM? LOL

Emily Keaton said...

This is beautiful, Benzi!! I love this as a fall card. You interpreted that sketch beautifully! I love how you roughed up your cream layer--that looks really cool. Very nice work here :)

Lea L. said...

Your card is lovely, and I LOVE fall. But, I am SO not ready to think about winter yet. Ugh. Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!!


Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Thanks so much for stopping over at my blog and posting my candy. I was peeking around on your's and you do lovely work!

pam124 said...

Beautiful job on the challenges Benz. I love trees and this one is fabulous! I have a thing for bareless trees. Don't know why, but I do. Your border punching and leaves are FANTASTIC!! TFS!!