Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Season of Gratitude


I am so excited to participate in the Papertrey Ink blog hop tonight. The challenge is to create a project inspired by any aspect of fall: colors, fabrics, textures, etc. Part of the challenge is to try and work a little outside of your comfort zone. Well, CAS definitely is my comfort zone. So that didn't stretch me. The thing that did was adding more than one color to my fun little leaf stamps. I've never done the "rock and roll" technique or added more than one color to a stamp in quite this way. I'm sure to many people that's not a challenge at all, but to me it was. I am glad I tried it, because I think the multi-color leaves look really neat.


So that is the card I came up with. I had so much fun using these leaves and can't wait to make more fall/Thanksgiving cards with this set. I love it in fall when the colors start to change and the weather starts to turn. I used to not enjoy the beauty of fall as much as I do now. Fall meant winter and winter meant cold weather and snow. Then I met my husband and we started dating in the fall. Now, as soon as I feel that crisp fall air, it brings back a lot of great memories for me.
That's all for now. Happy Hopping!

Stamps: PTI Fall Elegance
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry, Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel, Summer Sunrise
CS: PTI Kraft, Ripe Avocado, White

49 comments:

Scrapping Julie said...

great job

ashjoy said...

Very nice!

Aimes said...

I love the CAS layout and your leaves look fab with the shades of ink - so realistic!
Aimes
x

Terri E. said...

Your card has such a simple elegance. I love your multicolored leaves. You really projected the warmth of the autumn season.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Melissa said...

Beautiful! Your leaves are so realistic and pretty!

Sue Pardue said...

Beautiful card. I love the leaves!

resmith said...

Very pretty!! Love those leaves.

Jamie said...

I love this card! It is simple yet very elegant!

Stampin' Pam said...

Ooooh great job with CAS - I really struggle with CAS but you rocked it - love the multi colored leaves - layout etc. SUPAH DUPAH!

Marcie S. said...

Glad you had fun coming up with this! I've had fun looking! Great job.

Belinda said...

Simple yet so pretty!

Marge said...

WOW - fabulous!!!

ChristineCreations said...

So pretty, what a great CAS card!

Lori said...

So pretty!! You did a fabulous job with the rock and roll technique!

Sandy said...

I love the beautiful simplicity of this card. The leaves and colors are so pretty.

Regan said...

perfection..I just love it

peggysue said...

Rock and roll is a fun technique, glad you tried it. Pretty results!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

how perfect fpr the Autumn theme your card is!

Chris said...

simply beautiful!

Steph said...

Wow. This is a stunner!!

Michelle said...

The rock and roll thing is cool - - aren't you clever. You do know that there are ink pads that come that way, don't you? LOL But you are crafty that way and this card is super pretty!

Heather P. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pretty card! Love how you used the rock n roll technique with the leaves! :) TFS

Janelle said...

Love those leaves. Perfect technique for the fall -- gotta remember that. Love your card!

laurie said...

I love fall and leaves so I think this card is awesome!

Terri said...

I think your leaves look great. Nice job!

Sharon Harnist said...

Your multi-toned leaves turned out wonderful -- beautifully CAS card!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Very pretty!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Love your leaf colors!

Amanda Sewell said...

What a pretty card!!!

kimosabescraps said...

love the simplicity of the falling leaves!

Deanna said...

So simple and stunning!

Amy said...

Love this CAS card! So beautiful!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

I love CAS and this card is truly gorgeous! Love the multi colors on the leaves.

Mara... said...

Your leaves are beautiful!! I love the different colors on the leaves.

Natasha said...

Wow! What a stunning card!

Antje said...

just stunning, love the C&S -look!

Linda said...

Beautiful colors and use of technique. Love everything about it.

Amy said...

This is gorgeous--so crisp, just like fall!

Bonnie said...

Love your card - Beautiful colours! Waiting oh so impatiently for my stamp set!

Purple D said...

Love, love, love how you made the leaves! Beautiful card.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

You are one of the CAS Masters! The different colors on the leaves really add that little extra something. I did not get this set, but I did get Autumn Abundance.

Mindy said...

Gorgeous leaves! Love it!

Lisa H. said...

simple and so sweet! love the colors with the kraft.

Banu said...

Very pretty.....Loved the CAS style..

Cammie said...

Simply elegant! I haven't done the roll method, but I think I need to give it a try. These leaves are beautiful.

*LittleMissT* said...

Great CAS card!

Babies- Beth said...

Your leaves are drop dead gorgeous! Way to go with this CAS but beautiful card!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Such gorgeous colors on your leaves. Love the kraft background.