Thursday, September 29, 2011

Play Date Cafe 101 - Faded Fall



Wine, smudge, leather and parchment....don't those color names sound so rich?  Welcome to the 101st challenge of The Play Date Cafe! 

I love these colors together, but they stumped me for a while when it came to making a card.  I pulled together a few things to help form my creation:  two older stamp sets from Stampin' Up! (With Gratitude and Well-Worn Words), a piece of patterned paper in the 'leather' color (K & Co.), a sketch by Iwona Palamountain (aka Chupa), and a free digital download of a ticket.




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Thanks for joining me today.  :-)

Colleen

Stamps:  Well-Worn Words, With Gratitude - SU
Paper:  Crisp Cranberry, Whisper White - SU; patterned paper - K & Co.; white - PTI
Ink:  Basic Gray - SU; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Other:  free digi download ticket; twine; Copic markers; antique brass brad - Mark's Finest Papers; dimensionals

27 comments:

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Colleen, what a fab set of colours! Love the text stamped background, and the wonderful leafy embellishment. A wonderful fall card.

Marisa said...

You rocked this one, Colleen! Love the leaves and the touch of twine with the decorative brad is gorgeous.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, this is sensational. The layout and colors leave me wanting to get in the car and head north to Connecticut. I love how beautiful your leaves are. This is on splendid creation Colleen.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

~Tammy~ said...

Just beautifully amazing! The leaf looks real!

lynn said...

love the text bkgd, and your leaves are amazing, colleen!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, wow Colleen...this card is amazing! Those beautifully colored leaves look incredible against the soft background. An absolute delight for the eyes!

Emily Keaton said...

What beautiful colors and classic design, Colleen! Your leaves are so richly colored--they look so real! Love that text background, as well as the texture that the brad and twine add. Lovely!

Linda Callahan said...

This is one gorgeous card in every way! The colors are so rich - perfect for fall!

Stacy said...

Colleen your card is beautiful and love that brad :)

Bev J. said...

Beautiful card. I have Well Worn Words that I bought from someone who was selling some stamps they no longer wanted. Don't think I have ever used it but like the way it looks on your card. tfs

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! The leaves are stunning!

Linda R. said...

I LOVE this card gilry.. You rocked this color challenge..

Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Are you sure you didn't pick up some leaves and glue them on there? They really look soooo realistic. Great coloring kiddo! That background is pretty cool too! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Chris R. from Iowa

Kim said...

Your card is just beautiful!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love how you colored the leaves! Such a pretty card!

Maria said...

Fabulous fall card, Colleen! Those leaves are amazing! They look very real, so pretty! Great design and lovely brad! Take care, hugs!!:-))

Bonnie said...

Wow, those leaves look like you plucked them off the tree! Such a beautiful Fall card!

Benzi said...

Good job with those colors, Colleen. The leaves are magnificent.
Have a great weekend.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Lovely fall card Colleen! Fantastic leaves!

Sue Lelli said...

Colleen, LOVE your faded look and how the background looks like chalkboard! Your leaves really stand out! BEAUTIFUL!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word, those leaves are so gorgeous! Every inch of this card is phenomenal. I still have the Well Worn Words stamp, too. Love it in gray. Have these leaves, as well. What a fabulous card, Colleen!

Donna Bowman said...

Love how you did the leaves and the background. This card is just GORGEOUS!!

Lisa said...

WOW, WOW, WOW Colleen these leaves are stunning! Such a beautiful card! Love the pretty brad too :)

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE this worn look, Col! Such an AMAZING take on this color story, and a beautiful fall creation!

Tracy said...

Wow, this is great. :)

Debstamps said...

Perfect balance of elements and glowing color; the gray panels are a terrific backdrop!

Shirley said...

Autumn lovely at it's best!!

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