Saturday, September 18, 2010

fall time with Colour Q 50 Challenge

Hi there peeps!  Happy Saturday to you.  It's a beautiful day here...finally!  The marine layer has burned off and the sun is peeking through.  I even got my run in already and did some blurfing and stamping.  I was inspired to play in this week's Colour Q challenge with their yummy fall color palette.  You've got a sneak peek of my card up top..what do you think so far?  Aren't those leaves so fun?  I finally broke down and got that Leaves #2 Originals die...and so glad I did!  It's got my creative juices flowing for fall ideas.  Anyway, let me show you what the Colour Q #50 challenge looks like:
I love all these colors together and I think the bell pepper print inspiration is fun, too!  So, for my card, in addition to these colors, I was also inspired by a quilt I've been eying at Pottery Barn:
So I tried to mimic that texture by using the Square Lattice Embossing folder.  Here's a look at my full card:
What do you think?  Does it look quilty to you?  I really do love the colors and the stamp set I used goes so well with it too!  It's called Style Beautiful...such pretty flourishes and designs!  I sponge daubered the edges of each of the rectangles with the Early Espresso ink pad and I think it helps the squares pop a little more.  Here's a closer look:
I also embossed the peach parfait leaf with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. I love how dry embossing instantly dresses up cardstock!  Then, I embellished with a bit of baker's twine and secured iwth a little button...and viola!  My first fall card of the season!  One last look at the card for you:
{Fall time styled beautiful}
*Stamps: Curly Cute, Style Beautiful
*Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Peach Parfait
*Inks: Chery Cobbler, Early Espresso, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz
*Accessories: Leaves #2 Originals Die, Square Lattice and Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder, Regals Button, Baker's Twine
 Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your weekend!  Toodles for now ;)


Created By You said...

Absolutely fabulous card Rose!! I love the colors, the texture and the embossing.. you've really stepped it up a notch or two... want to send this one to me?? LOL!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Rose, your card is stunning! Wow, I love those beautiful fall colours and the gorgeous lattice embossing. It really does remind me of cozy quilts!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

such a beautiful card, rose! love all the dry embossing and the colors and the pretty leaves. thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! *hugs* steph :)

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful the texture you added and what gorgeous colors!!!!

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Rose! Your design is so pretty! Thanks for playing the CQC!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Love the beautiful colors and the embossing. Just beautiful:)

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous---you've made me want that stamp set!

Cindy Lee said...

Wow! This is stunning Rose!! I love how you interpret the texture on the quilt to your card! Absolutely stunning!

Juanita said...

What a stunning card. I am wanting to wrap myself up in it!