Monday, September 28, 2020

Falling Leaves

I have a lot of stamps - and sadly many of them have not even seen ink. That just shouldn't be, right? That's one of the reasons why I like Barb's Challenge Your Stash group on SCS. Each month we have a theme (we take turns choosing it) and we create theme-worthy cards... but we can't shop for anything. We have to use what we have. 

This month's theme was chosen by Tracie - LEAVES. Tracie gave no restrictions so long a there are leaves on our cards.

I searched through my stash (easily done since I have my stamps inventoried and tagged in Evernote) and found quite a few sets that include leaves. Some of my sets had larger leaves that would be more the focal point of the card, but I chose to use the image from the Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Fay Loves Fall. Why? Truthfully because I have owned this stamp set a long time but had been intimidated by it. The image is large (it takes up almost the entire card front) and yet the items in it are small enough that some of them are challenging for me to color. Sooooo... the set just sat, unused.

until. now.

Once I stamped it and started coloring it, I felt so foolish. It really wasn't hard to color and the image looks great on a card, even though it is large.

The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Lil' Pumpkin (Pure Innocence) stamp set.

I hope Tracie and Barb - and the other CYS gals - like my card. I hope you do, too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Sets: My Favorite Things Lil' Pumpkin and Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Fay Loves Fall stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Pumpkin Pie CS and DP from my scrap file

Ink (for distressing): Lawn Fawn Manatee

Die: My Favorite Things Stitched Rounded Rectangle

Embellishments: Eyelet Outlet Matte Finish Enamel Dots


Tracie said...

I love your card Jeanette. Such a beautiful image. Thanks for taking on my challenge.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Lovely card. Your image is nicely coloured. This certainly fits your requirement to use leaves

Shelly Schmidt said...

How sweet- a darling image- and your coloring is beautiful! Silly how we are hesitant to use certain images, isn;t it??? Once you did, look what a fabulous card this made!!! Wahoo- you rock!

Margaret said...

What an adorable image. You did a fabulous job on the coloring and it looks great on your layout.

Lynn McAuley said...

I absolutely LOVE this awesome card that captures so beautifully the magic of autumn!! Beautiful work, Jeanette!