Monday, October 26, 2015

Autumn, framed

Hello everyone!


Had some fun with Distress Ink Sprays by Ranger not too long ago, and this is one of the resulting cards.  I LOVE how this turned out! I started with an ivory card base, and hit it with bursts of color. While it dried, I stamped a Fancy Frame from Glitz Design, and trimmed it out. The subtle patterned paper behind the frame was from some saved packaging. Those Tattered Leaves (Tim Holtz) are made of coffee filters, which also had been sprayed with Distress Inks. I made a bunch of leaves earlier this summer with coffee filters and have them on hand to use as needed. 


The Verve sentiment says it all, though I have taken to giving thanks every day of the year, not just on the Thanksgiving holiday. Life is much better with an attitude of gratitude! 

I added a small piece of gorgeous gold braided trim, snugged up underneath the sentiment panel. A scattering of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh dressed everything up.


Our computer is having fits again.  It's slow, sometimes it just shuts off while we're in the middle of using it - with no warning. Very frustrating.  We've got to make due with it for now, too many expenses hitting. 

Thanks for coming by!



Stamps: Fancy Frames - Glitz Design; sentiment - Happy Fall - Verve Paper: white, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink; coffee filters; pattern - packaging Ink: Early Espresso - Stampin' Up!; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Fibers: gold trim; cream twine - American Crafts Accessories & Tools: Distress Ink Sprays - Ranger; Bronze, gold, Espresso sequins - Pretty Pink Posh; Tattered Leaves die - Tim Holtz / Sizzix

4 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING those leaves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness Colleen, this is stunning!! Those leaves are absolute perfection!! Sorry about the computer issues and I hear ya with expenses!

Stella said...

Gorgeous Colleen; I love these colors together; it's a chic and elegant card!

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous! I would probably warp the heck out of my paper spraying all that ink. Maybe your computer problems have been resolved by now? I'm pretty behind in my blog visiting. I had to spend a whole day doing techie things to my laptop recently. Seems better now. I've had that problem before, too, with the turning off in the middle of things. Not this time, though. I think that was a different computer.

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