Friday, August 27, 2010

Enjoy the Days of Autumn - Stamp Simply #154

Oh, MY, how time is flying! It's time for another Stamp Simply challenge already, LOL! Today Sharon has a color challenge for us. Here's what she says:

August 27 - ssnotime154 - A Color Challenge - Today's colors are rich and so pretty together as we transition from summer into autumn. And autumn comes earlier to some of us than others. Our colors are Turquoise and Orange, with White OR Ivory as your netural and as always, adding Black for a little POP is totally OK, but not required.

She has a photo of an inspiration piece on her blog so check it out here.

This JustRite image, from the Autumn Blessings Border & Center Set, is my sentiment exactly! I might have mentioned this before, but I love fall--the leaf colors, the crisp dry air, often with the scent of burning leaves, just makes me happy :) I'm SO ready to "enjoy the days of Autumn".

I might have stretched the colors a bit ;-) I'm not using turquoise exactly--I'm using Baja Breeze which *is* in the turquoise color family, right? So I hope it counts. This patterned paper, from Kaiser Kraft's Peachy Keen 6 x 6 pad that I got from Sharon's store, was a pretty good place to start, I thought. I added some Baja Breeze DSP, some Baja Breeze double stitched ribbon and SU's new Cajun Craze card stock. I was really disappointed when Really Rust was retired, but I'm liking the new one *a lot* and I'm thinking it will make a good substitute, although I did stockpile a bit of Really Rust while I could ;-) I added a little color to the leaves on the image with Copic markers and I'm using CPS #181 for my layout.

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave the link to your project on Sharon's blog using Mr. Linky. Please use the keyword ssnotime154 if you upload to a public forum. Don't forget to check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team and leave 'em some love!

Charlene Driggs - August Guest Designer

Barb Schram--sitting this week out

Janine Orchard

A J Otto--sitting this week out

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Deb Neerman

Thanks for dropping in! I always love it when you do!

Stamps: Autumn Blessings Border & Center Set (JustRite)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze card stock, Baja Breeze DSP (SU!); Peachy Keen 6 x 6 pad (Kaiser Kraft)
Ink: Cajun Craze (SU!); Antique Paper Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinder); ribbon (SU!); sewing machine; leaf punches (Martha Stewart); Copic markers


  1. I think the colors are right on! (but you know I'm always the one that seems to stretch the rules..... so I'm happy to back you up!!!)
    I love thus Autumn set from JR-- must pull it out--- beautiful inspiring autumn card!!!

  2. Absolutely stunning, Barbara! LOVE that DP and that gorgeous stamp ... just a gorgeous autumnal creation!

    Hope you have a great weekend, Kiddo!

  3. I clicked on a link from Michele's blog for Sharon's Store, that is a VERY VERY VERY BAD IDEA!!!!! OMG I saw $$$$ flying out the window!!!!!

    One day you will have to explain these KS Stamps to me, I dontget it... PRETTY PRETTY CARD!!!!!!

  4. the little leaves trailing on the side and the design rocks. Thanks so much for letting me play with you ladies this month.

  5. STUNNING card, girlie! Love the papers!

  6. This is a stunning card!! Those colors are beautiful together!

  7. Very pretty---love the layout!

  8. This is beautiful Barb. Love the colors, especially that DP, just gorgeous!

  9. Perfect papers for this challenge! I guess that quite a few of us thought so!

    Your design is just lovely!

  10. What a GORGEOUS CARD!!! We used the same paper, but what DIFFERNT looks. Deb S used the same pad, too -- LOL!!! Totally FUN to see how different they all are. LOVE your color inspired card with a great autumn set.

  11. Gorgeous card...just love it!!! It's a perfect fall card with beautiful leaves and beautiful paper!!!

  12. This is just how you pulled the blue out of the pattern paper by using that blue ribbon!

  13. What a beautiful card! I love the image and the colors and how great it fits the CPS sketch.

  14. Beautiful! Love that combination of colors!


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