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