Thursday, September 26, 2013

Retro Birthday Leaves

Every morning, I have the best intentions of hitting the craft room early and spending the day creating in my stamp cave.  But first I have to check email, walk the dogs, do the dishes, and whatever other chores need doing and then it's almost always after noon before I even get into my craft room at all, and I only have two or three hours before I have to get ready to go to the gym.  One of these days, I actually *will* spend my entire day in my craft room...well, today I did spend quite a bit of time in there but I was organizing photos, not creating.  Unless you count creating a mess ;)  But then I finally got my stamps out and made something!


Obviously I cannot get enough of fall cards.  As soon as I saw the color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary this morning, I knew exactly what I was going to do.   I love it when that happens; it's even better when a card takes like 15 minutes to make, start to finish, and I like it when I'm done : )  Here's the challenge logo:


I added Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla as neutrals, and then paired the colors with this lovely sketch from Retro Sketches:


Aside from making my card rectangular instead of square, I think I stuck pretty close to the challenge this time around.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a lovely and creative day!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Gently Falling, Label Love
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather DSP
Accessories:  Brights & Regals Candy Dots, Corner Rounder, Artisan Label & Bracket Label punches, Dimensionals

7 comments:

CCsMom said...

VERY nice. I do like the blues in with the traditional fall colors. But who doesn't like a turquoisey color? It goes with A LOT of different colors. Such a happy color. I like it!

Margaret Raburn said...

What a bright and happy fall leaf card! I love this two-step stamping set and how the colors combine on your card! Great layout too! So glad to see you back on Create with Connie and Mary Challenge this week!

Debbie Henderson said...

Great card Christy. I love how you used the different inks for the two-step stamping and the little sliver of DSP on the bottom. So glad you played Create with Connie & Mary this week!

Deb said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the Bermuda Bay leaves! So bright and beautiful! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Gorgeous fall card!! The little bit of black really makes the colors pop! Thanks for joining us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

Oh these colors just look SOOO great together on your card...so happy! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie said...

GORGEOUS background of stamped leaves! It really POPS off the card! Love the details! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!