Wednesday, September 12, 2012

CTD#209 - Autumn Blessings

Hello there!  I'm excited to be your hostess this week over at the Color Throwdown blog!  I don't know about you but fall is my favorite time of year, with the cool crisp air, warm sweaters, colorful leaves, the cider mill and so much more, so the colors I chose for this week's challenge are warm fall colors. I found the terrific wreath picture below on the Internet for our inspiration, I really liked all the different textures within the picture, everything from the woodgrain of the fence, the leaves & sunflowers to the grapevine of the wreath.

I hope you can join in on the challenge this week, I'd love to see what you create. If you don’t have these exact colors, it’s no problem....just substitute with what you have that’s close to this week’s colors. Once you’ve finished your card/project, be sure to add a direct link to your creation using the linky tool provided on the CTD blog so we can see your creation. If you upload to an online gallery, don't forget to use the keyword CTD209.
For my card I used a combination of Papertrey Ink stamp sets and dies, I started out with a chocolate chip card base, then a panel of naturals ivory with a really rust panel on top of that which was embossed using a PTI woodgrain impressions plate and sponged around the edges.  Next I added a one inch strip of chocolate chip cardstock with scallop border to the lower portion of my card, then added my ribbon, sentiment and buttons with twine.  Then once I was done playing with the arragement of my leaves, acorns and sunflowers (which I added some shading to with Copic markers) and had them taped down to my mat stack die cut pieces I added that to the top portion of my card to finish it off.
Supplies: Simple Sunflower + dies, Autumn Acorn + dies, Mat Stack dies, Woodgrain Impressions Plate, Lables die, Scallop border die, Ribbon, Buttons, Twine, Copic markers, Foam tape.
Be sure to check out what the other design team members have come up with for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge!
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Kerri Michaud - Cards by Kerri
Denise Marzec - The Paper Landscaper
Sherry Cheever - Walkin' on the Bad Side! - our September Guest Designer
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." George Eliot
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Vicki Stys said...

Absolutely perfect use of these colors, Lynn! Love how the yellow really pops! Great textures and shading, too!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous!! Love those dies! Your layering up of all the elements is perfect!

Vicki B. said...

Gorgeous Lynn, You know I LOVE those sunflowers!!

Lori said...

Beautiful, Lynn! Love the layered arrangement of the different fall elements--so pretty!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE that fall floral collage! Wonderful colors, Lynn!

Denise Marzec said...

So adorable! Love the buttons with twine!

Kerri said...

What a GORGEOUS collage you created with those sunflowers, leaves, and acorns! I love it!!! Loved your inspiration pic too! Thanks for the great challenge this week:)

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous fall design, Lynn....your arrangement of sunflowers, leaves, and acorns is absolutely stunning!!!! Thanks for the great colors this week!!!!!

Broni said...

I loved these colors and your card is so perfect! I love your sunflower/acorn/leave arrangement!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Really gorgeous card! I'm so happy it's Fall! (even though it was 96 degrees here today)! Have a good week Lynn!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Sweet card, Lynn! LOVE all that die-cut Fall foliage!