Thursday, July 30, 2015

Grateful for Freshly Made Sketches

Today I felt like making a Grateful fall card. Heaven knows why. I was just missing the warmth and texture of fall I guess. I'm not ready for summer to be over, not by a long shot, but the feeling didn't pass and I went with it!

The simplicity of the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge felt just right for the kind of card I was thinking of:

I've also been keen to use Delightful Dijon in an autumn design, so this was my chance:

  • Oh, hello, Soft Suede! It's been a while! Good to see you again, and I love how you pair with Delightful Dijon!
  • I dug out For All Things because of the shape of the watercolour wash stamp. It fit perfectly with the square shape of the image panel. I debated a while before picking the acorns for the image as opposed to the sheaf of leaves or wheat or whatever it is, but I chose the acorns in the end because I could use a different colour ink on them instead of the Delightful Dijon I used for the sentiment. Both are from For All Things stamp set.
  • Burlap ribbon has been another stranger lately and imagining the banner in burlap was what really set my mind on a fall card in the first place. I continue to love the texture it creates on any project.
  • I combined the rustic texture of burlap and the sparkle and class of gold when I created the "rat's nest" of thread behind the main panel to add to the texture of the card. If you cut yourself a 12" or so piece of burlap ribbon, trim off the sewing on the edge and pull out the threads, it gives you a wavy piece of burlap thread to use in place of linen thread. The Gold Metallic Thread comes just as you see, wound on a spool, ready to use.
Well, maybe thinking about the colours of fall, the chill in the air that it brings and the return to routine will make you cherish another month of summer a little more!

Thanks for dropping by today, and tomorrow I'll have another design for As You See It Challenges!

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  1. I love Fall also. But I am ready for summer to be gone personally. I live in Florida, so it's pretty much summer year round. So I love it when get a couple of cool days. That is a very pretty Fall/Autumn photo.
    I really like your card, love the colors, and there is always something to be Grateful for! And I like how you used burlap on there. Great job!

  2. I love the textures you've incorporated into your card. The twine is a great addition. It's a fabulous card!

  3. Oh, I'm with you. I am pretty much ready for fall colors too. This is lovely. Such wonderful texture. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  4. Beautiful autumn card! Love all the texture you've got going on. Fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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