Thursday, September 20, 2007

Fall Leaves

Well, if these cards aren't perfect for today's weather I don't know what is. Although I am in a grumpy mood today the weather is gorgeous so I might have to think about snapping out of it. I just spilled an entire grande mocha all over my car! ug! Not a good way to start the day. I seem to have gotten cleaned it up pretty good but should probably get the floors shampooed.

This card was inspired by a card that Debbie Olson did a few weeks ago. Here is her GORGEOUS card!I have been behind on my challenges all week so one of these cards is a few days behind, but I still wanted to post. The card with the leaves was for the sketch challenge on Splitcoast. It was a good opportunity to get out my new With Gratitude set from Stampin' up. I love this time of year, but I will admit that the colors are not the kinds of colors that I gravitate towards, but I do like them.

Stamps: With Gratitude, Canvas background stamp
Ink: Late November
Paper: night of navy, really rust, whisper white
Accessories: earth elements brads, old olive grosgrain ribbon

This second card is a card I did for Julie's "Who's got Mojo Monday" sketch challenge. I was not happy with this one, which is not too unusual for me. I just got this set from Stampin' up. It was one of the sets offered this month for 30% off with a $30 dollar purchase. I used Stampin' up markers to color it in. I am thinking using the watercolor paper and the aquapainter might have been better. Maybe I will do another one and try that. I did get to use my new river rock ribbon which I have been trying to find a way to use since I got it. Well, on with the recipe:

Stamps: Thoughtfully thankful
Ink: really rust, garden green, chocolate chip, more mustard
Paper: choc. chip, apple cider dp, really rust
Accessories: river rock double stitched ribbon, photo corners punch, horizontal slot punch, 1 3/8 circle punch


Jules said...

I like all the layers on this card! :) Julie

Tina said...

Super fabulous cards. So pretty!


Pattyjo said...

Wow they are both gorgeous! I really love the 2nd one. Debbie does make beautiful cards and I have been inspired by her myself so many times.

Shadowcatcher said...

Both cards are great. Love the photo corners on the mojo card. Thanks for playing! :)