Wednesday, October 15, 2014

fall colors (AAA, Time Out, SSS, Make the Day Special)

Happy Fall, ya'll.

Inspired by a 6x6 pad from Simple Stories. Saw the label and decided to put it to use as the sentiment for my card. Next came the idea of mimicking the tree and leaves by using the PTI Mighty Oak and embossing it then applying some watercolors over the embossing. And because the "feel" of the card heads in the direction of warm and cozy... a couple buttons made an appearance too!

I'm playing (can you tell I'm in the challenge mode these days? ;):

AAA Cards - Fall colors

Time Out - #16 CASE Heather with a twist

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Watercolors

Make the Day Special - Try a technique (I brought buttons back to life)

Hope you are enjoying a beautiful Fall if it's Fall where you are. I love this time of year. Thanks for coming by.

p.s. Did you see this post over at Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking? It's about using your tools wisely. They're featuring one of my cards that I really, really love:)

Paper:  Bringmann, PP Simple Stories
Ink : Versamark, watercolors
Tools: rectangle die Lil Inker
Other: buttons, twine


  1. I love how you have some this Maria, the white embossing matching the paper and what a wonderful sentiment. Great to see you at TIME OUT x

  2. Great card! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. Gorgeous, I love your watercoloring around the leaves.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  4. What a sweet label and sentiment, Maria ... love how you've mimicked the tree with the white background embossing ... and I adore the watercolouring around the leaves ... so gorgeous! Anita :)

  5. Oops ... forgot to add that I went over to see your fabulous card at Papercrafts Connection ... oh my goodness, no wonder it was published, it's stunning ... congratulations, Maria! Also forgot to say how delighted I am you played along with us at Time Out! Now, where did I leave that brain?? Anita :)

  6. The combination is unexpected, but awesome!!!

  7. Ahhh yes... Buttons, another thing I hoard along with ribbons and paper and eyelets and....
    Love your arty take on the branch and leaves...thats a technique I've never tried!!!
    Thank you for playing along with our challenge this month at Make the Day Special Stamp Store x

  8. Unique, superb, fabulous design! Your ideas are so very cool :)

  9. So much to see and like on this card! Like the autumncolours and feel and great to try a new/different technique! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  10. So pretty Maria. Love the heat embossed tree in the background with the touch of water colors.

  11. This card screams "bright and fun!" Thank you so much for sharing with us this week. Cheers, Victoria Lavender- AAA Cards

  12. WOW...I card, Maria!
    There are so many beautiful details to admire!
    FABULOUS design!

  13. Love how you did the leaves - Thanks for joining in at AAA!

  14. Fun card, Maria! The layout is fab and I love the combo of artistic stamping/coloring + designer paper! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining us!

  15. Love all of the elements on this card, Maria! The watercolouring on the embossed leaves is a great touch in echoing the paper design. I'm off to check out your Papercrafts card too - congrats on being published. Great to see you over at Time Out :)

  16. Oh, wow, Maria! You used the watercolor resist technique to great effect, I love how there's the colorful "glow" around the florals. Really neat!

    Thanks so much for playing in our Make the Day Special challenge this month – I hope we'll seen you again with your creations next month!


  17. I've had this post open on my iPad for days and only just realised I hadn't commented! LOVE the watercolouring around the leaves. And the splattering. :)


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