Friday, October 26, 2012

Color Me Beautiful #9-Fall for fabric

Fall is in full swing in Indiana!  The leaves seemed to explode in color about two weeks ago and now, just a short time later, many of the trees are bare.  While I am sad that the gorgeous color show is coming to an end, I am thrilled that our unbearable hot and humid temperatures are a thing of the past.  In case you haven't picked up on it yet, fall is my absolute favorite season! Time to pull out the sweatshirts and sweaters, build campfires for family cook outs, go on hikes in the woods without being eaten alive by bugs, and snuggle in on the couch with a cup of coffee and a good book.  And don't get me started on the joys of Thanksgiving!!

It's no wonder that this week's challenge at Color Me Beautiful made me so happy!  Just look at those gorgeous leaves  inspiring us to use the wonderful Stampin' UP colors!!

When I saw the In Colors for the first time, Summer Starfruit was probably my least favorite...for about a week.  Then I started combining it with other colors and realized that it was incredibly versatile, picking up shades of orange, yellow, and even brown, depending on what was next to it.  As a matter of fact, when I saw the challenge colors, I looked for my source of Summer Starfruit first and then built my card around the beautiful strip of fabric I rolled into a flower (have I mentioned how addictive these things are??).

While it's not really a 'fall' card, I think it still has the feel, if that makes any sense!!  Plus, it uses all of the colors.  As much as I would love to take credit for the layout, the original design for this card can be found here.  Sandy also has a great tutorial on how to make these flowers at the same spot.  Be sure to visit her blog, and check out the gorgeous creations made by the design team at CMB!  Who knows?  Maybe you will be inspired to share your own creation with us!!

To help put you in the fall mood that currently surrounds me, I'm sharing a few pictures I took last weekend while the girls and I went for a walk.  The leaves were already beginning to fall, but there was still plenty of color.

I hope this has put you in the mood for fall and maybe even to play along with our color challenge! Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting!

Card Recipe: Cardstock-chocolate chip, crumb cake, very vanilla, Orchard Harvest DSP, Subtles Stack DSP, Stamp Set-Wacky Wishes, Ink-chocolate chip, Accessories- Comfort Cafe fabric, Jumbo Sticky Rounds, Framed Tulip embossing folder, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Big Shot


  1. I really like the colour combination Margaret and your card is beautiful Love your twisty flower.

  2. I can't tell you enough how much I love fall and its colors Margaret! Wow, your card is beautiful and so are your photos! AMAZING!!!

  3. I love all the textures and colors on your card. Fabulous fall photos, too !

  4. Your card is beautiful. I love that fabric flower.

  5. Well color me jealous!! Hee hee! We have green ... and more green! :) Beautiful photographs and truly you are blessed! Love your card creation! x0x0

  6. Margaret, I have to tell you, Summer Starfruit is still my least favorite color - but I'm totally loving this card! That flower is just so beautiful. Love everything about it!!!

    Amazing photos too! We don't have any fall yet around here but even when we do, it's nothing like this! Gorgeous!


  7. Oh my....I'm in love with those colours and I have to say that your LEAST fave is my BEST's actually a colour I wear a lot...goes well with my rusty hair...hahaa!
    Back to the gorgeous card.....your flower makes it for it!
    Those photos could have been taken on the lane where I live.....and we've had a few SNOWFLAKES today.....yaaaaay! Have a lovely weekend, Margaret. x

  8. Beautiful card and such pretty pictures! :) Wonderful use of the colors and your flower is the bomb!!

  9. Love the pictures, you are making me homesick for Indiana! LOVE your card and it's got me thinking that maybe I should give summer starfruit another chance.

  10. Oh, gorgeous color combo. I like your fabric flower in the center! The pics of your trees are pretty, too, fall is my favorite time of year!!

  11. I sat on the couch last night with the hubby and admired this post on my phone. We are only a tad bit jealous of the vibrant colors. Granted it's still fall here, but the intensity of the reds, yellows and oranges are not this amazing. Thank you for posting beautiful!
    Your card is glorious and I'm still going to do one of those flowers :)

  12. Love the card Margaret and those pictures are very inspiring, the deep red is lush!
    Hugs xx

  13. Gorgeous card Margaret!! I love how you've used the colours and that fabric flower is stunning!! The pictures of your autumnal trees are magical. The colours at this time of year are just amazing aren't they? Natures way of easing us into the dark days ahead!
    Have a good week.


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