Thursday, November 11, 2010

Three Leaves

Hello friends.  I hope the day is beautiful where you are.  The sun was shining with the temperature nearly 60 degrees today.  We couldn't have asked for anything better ... given the Autumn season.

My inspiration comes from two favorite blogs with the most amazing Design Teams.  The colors are warm, cozy, and soooo gorgeous at Colour Q coupled with the simple delightful sketch (just how I like them) offered by the wonderful designers at The Waltzing Mouse.

A new stamp set arrived just when I needed it.  I have been wanting to create something colorful and perfect for the fall colors outside my window.  French Foilage stamps were exactly what I had envisioned.  Using Watercolor Wonder Crayons, I colored my stamp then spritzed with water before stamping onto Whisper White cardstock.  A few snips of the scissors, a bit of Mod Podge with a very fine dusting of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and they were ready to sew on.  I kept the stitches toward the center so that the edges could curl up.  I love the result.

My card base is So Saffron cardstock with Cajun Craze cardstock and scrap strips of Designer Series Papers.  One DSP (at the top) is retired the other two are from our gorgeous Deck the Halls collection - Christmas themed I know but too wonderful to pass by ... the colors are perfect for this Autumn delight.  My doily is dyed with Always Artichoke Classic ink  applied with a Brayer.

The ribbon is seam binding dyed in So Saffron Classic Ink then dried and scrunched to perfection.  A big button in Always Artichoke from Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons with a saffron stick pin helped to embellish the bow.  The greeting (stamped in Cajun Craze Classic Ink) is from our "Because I Care Hostess Set" and makes this sweet card perfect for nearly any occasion.

I have friends coming on Saturday for some chatting, laughing, eating, and of course making art.  They are the best group of ladies and I so look forward to our monthly get togethers.  I am truly blessed! 

Have a wonderful evening and thank you for stopping by.


  1. Everything that goes with the theme of Autumn is on this card. My oh my the colors you've used; gorgeous! I enlarged the picture and those leaves are perfect; what a great idea to stitch the leaves in the center. Perfect card and lovely to look at; fabulous!

  2. Gorgeous card Joanne! Love the shimmery leaves! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

  3. Beautiful use of the colors, Joanne! Everything is lovely. Isn't fall great? Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge this week!

  4. Such a pretty mix of elements on this card, Joanne! I especially love the ribbon treatment, with the clustered button, pin, and tag. Thanks for sharing it with us at the ColourQ!

  5. Gorgeus card, Joanne! The details are amazing, I had to take a 2nd & 3rd look!!! Thank you so much for playing with the colourQ!

  6. Absolutely Beautiful! love the details.

  7. Joanne, been peeking around your posts here and I love your unique style. I am becoming one of your followers right now! THanks for sharing your amazing art.