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September 18, 2011

Nothing will be Impossible

Happy Sunday evening - hope you've been having a great weekend!  I honestly thought I'd have to postpone my posting for this weekend, as our ISP was not being very cooperative!  Think it must have been the week for thing to go on and off, as our landline phones were out on and off this week, the Satellite was doing the same thing, and then the ISP.  So you think with all that downtime, I'd have locked myself in the studio, well I did have some creative time, and I look forward to sharing those things with you later this week.

When blog surfing for sketch inspiration this week, I came across this wonderful sketch at Cardabilites, and combined it with the  Our Daily Bread DesignsFall Colors or/Theme challenge.  I just love fall colors, and tend to use that color family throughout most of my papercrafting.  There's a few colors I struggle with, and I'm definitely not a pastel type of gal, but these colors just bring out my creativity!  Or at least I think so!

I pulled my colors from a favorite Basic Grey paper pack, and paired it with the wonderful verse from Our Daily Bread Designs Seed Packet set.  You can't see very well in the photo, but I embossed the strips of paper for a more vintage look.  I dyed some Seam Binding with Rangers Distress Stain (love this), added some Zva Pearls and a flower from Making Memories.  To distress the flower a bit, I added some Rock Candy Stickles.

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Seed Packet
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival, Chocolate
Card Stock - Vanilla, Chocolate, Dusty Durango
Other - Zva Creative Pearls, MM Flower, Ranger Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Ranger Distress Stain, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Distress Tool, Sponge Dauber, Basic Grey Pattern Paper, Texture Fades Folder, Big Shot, Spellbinders Scallop Edgeabilities Die, Non Stick Craft Mat

Additional Challenges - Gingerloft Vintage or Distressed, Scrappy Frogs Vintage, The Squirrel & The Fox - Anything Goes, Aly's Sunday Sketch - Bows

Thanks for stopping by!


Terry said...

Lisa, you have such the way with designer papers! Love how you combined these Fall colors so elegantly. Beautiful background for that sentiment!

E. Marie said...

Lisa, this is so beautiful. Caught my eye right away. Love the way you created the background with the different papers.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Great way to use up scraps with this design, gorgeous papers and so you!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the different papers you coordinated on this card, very pretty!

Rose said...

WOW, stunning colors, love the pearls, I can see the embossing and your ribbon and flower are beautiful embellies. A beautiful card and a lovely sentiment.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

I love the vintage look to it. What an awesome way to use my scraps. I like that you used black paper to frame it all, makes it all stand out nicely.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous way to use scraps, creating a beautiful card. Tracy x

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Lisa, this is just 100% gorgeous. Love the papers and torn black base plus all that lush added texture on the left. Beautiful!

paige said...

Lovely papers and details on your card. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft!

Linda Carson said...

Picture perfect!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful Lisa!! Love your combo of paper, the distressing and your flower. Gorgeous use of fall colors. Thanks for supporting the Shining the Light challenge!!

Saints Rule! said...

Love how you incorporated the strips of paper! The overall card is striking to say the least!

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