Saturday, October 8, 2011

Our Creative Corner - Fall Color Challenge

Hello there and Happy SUPER Saturday to you! :) After a crazy week, I am finally back in creative action and ready to share the latest challenge over at Our Creative Corner. This week, the lovely Lori Rider is our hostess and she has whipped up a fabulous fall color combo to try out. 
Now, I will be the first to admit, that ANY color combo with Cajun Craze tends to scare me a little. I don't really know WHY but that color and I just tend to disagree with each other. It's not quite orange, it's kind of rusty...I just never seem to reach for this color. So, this was a bit of a challenge for me, indeed. I also couldn't figure out how to sneak that Pool Party in with all of these rich autumn colors. Gah! After deciding on the Day of Gratitude stamp set, I thought I would add the color as a shadow around the "falling" leaves. It didn't seem like quite enough, so I decided to tie it in with another layer. You can never have TOO many layers, right? 

I unearthed some (ret.) Autumn Spice DSP for this one and updated it with the Houndstooth embossing folder for added texture. It's a fairly clean card, but those leaves are so pretty on their own, I didn't want them to get lost in an overly "busy" card. I added a pop of pearls and some ribbon to finish it off. 
Hop on over to Our Creative Corner to see what the rest of the Design Team has created with this cool color combo. They really created some GREAT projects this week, as always. (...because they are awesome!) We sure hope you will play along with us. We can't wait to see what you do with the colors! 

Thanks SO much for visiting! Have a very HAPPY day today! :) 

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Day of Gratitude
Paper: Autumn Spice DSP (ret.), Cajun Craze, Chocolate c/hip, Pool Party, Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive Classic ink
Accessories: 1- 1/4" Square punch, 1- 3/8" Square punch, Small Oval punch (ret.), Large Oval punch, Houndstooth Embossing folder, Pool Party Stampin' Write /marker, Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dot ribbon, Stamping Sponges (around the embossed DSP), Stampin' Dimensinals and basic Pearls


  1. This is so pretty---the Pool Party threw me off, but I love how you subtly incorporated it into your card!

  2. I agree! This is a challenge!! But you did a fabulous job using all of the colors! I love that you added the layer of pool party too. I always feel like I'm cheating if there is only a tiny bit of challenge color... Beautiful card!

  3. Hi Anne Marie *waves* Beautiful card. I wouldn't have know how to incorporate the pool party into an autumn project, but those little hints are perfect.

    Our UK catty launched a week ago, so I have been working 24/7 for the last few weeks. Today I am resting as UPS has my new catty order right now! :)

  4. SO pretty! Love the clean, crisp feel of this.

  5. This card is absolutely stunning! I just love the color combo, not one I would have put together myself, you did a fantastic job with the challenge! I love the pool party shadow around the leaves and the DSP with the texture!


  6. Hi Anne Marie! Your card is just lovely and I LOVE LOVE how you highlighted each leaf with the blue marker!!

  7. Looks like you met the challenge head-on and had great success with it...your crd is terrific, Anne Marie.

  8. I agree with you, I would have had trouble with the pool party - you have pulled it off with style though! Your card is gorgeous and I LOVE the texture as well! Happy Weekend!

  9. I would never guess you struggled with these colors, your card is perfect!! Love that houndstooth EF!!

  10. Wow, I second Vicki - that houndstooth EF is fabulous and really spiced up the DSP! Your card is a knock-out. I really had a hard time warming up to the Pool Party in this mi, but the way you used it looks fantastic. It's a really wonderful card and an excellent job with the color challenge!

    Glad to hear you are slowing down a bit and getting back into the creative groove. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


  11. Oh my ... Anne Marie I love your take on the colours this week ... that pop of blue around the leaves is gorgeous it really highlights them and draws you in ... love the embossing on the background too ... simply fabulous!!!

  12. Anne Marie, this is so pretty. It was a challenge for me as well but I love what you did with it. How funny that we both used the blue to pop the leaves! I think the blue layer was a smart choice and love the pattern background with the houndstooth EF. Great job!

  13. Beautiful! Love the idea of mounting the leaves separately and then being able to include each challenge color individually. Fabulous card!

  14. So pretty! That is one of my favorite fall sets and I love how you used it. The blue really makes the leaves pop, and tying it in with another blue layer was perfect. Gorgeous!

  15. Oooh, I love the leaf stamp you used! It is beautiful. I think you did a fabulous job with the color combo (even with Cajun Craze)! Your card is beautifully designed.

  16. I'm really starting to like this stamp set!! Beautiful card!


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Anne Marie