Saturday, November 5, 2016

CUTplorations November

November's here! Halloween over. Election Day upon us. And we're heading toward Thanksgiving and Christmas. Wow! I think this month's CUTplorations inspiration photo captures the weather mood of November perfectly. Still pretty in some ways. But often wet. Here in Germany at least.

image source: Smashing Magazine

OK - what do you see? Playful? Grim? Autumnal colors? Rain? Cartoon images? Even the numbers along the bottom or the faint leaf veins in the gray BG? SOOOOO much to work with. I was overtaken by the colors which reminded me of an old Basic Grey PP - Indian Summer - which I bought cuz I loved the colors.

I started with a panel of PP. Heat embossed leaves from Trendy Leaves onto it in white. Then I took Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmelade and Vintage Photo Distress Inks and applied them around the leaves where those colors were prevalent in the PP design.

A stamped sentiment from Vignette: Chevron and Arrows and a die cut Birthday Word finished off my card.

I hope you'll join us this month - our only requirement is that you use a die cut and one STAMPlorations store product on your project. (There's always a free digi here.) You can read the challenge guidelines here and find the gallery to link your project here.

I'm linking up at The Artistic Stamper where November's challenge is Autumnal. Cuz it is!


  1. Rendered speechless by your amazing interpretation of this photo! The embossed leaves over the pp is brilliant! Autumn awesome!

  2. Just beautiful! Love the colors..perfect fall leaf colors!

  3. Wow....stunning card! Those colors are just wonderful.

  4. Gorgeous, Maria ... the depth and richness of the colour is fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)

  5. Yep. I like this one. Tons. You have captured the essence to the inspiration image perfectly. What you've done with that patterned paper is unique and brilliant. Both in the idea itself, and in the colors. This is just fantastic. I love this!! Bev

  6. This is such a beauty! LOVE that background Maria!! :)
    Suchi xx

  7. That is the perfect PP for the challenge! Loved the picture and love your card!

  8. I love the white embossed leaves on this favorite BG paper! Hugs, Autumn

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper challenge this month x


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