"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, October 20, 2012

happy fall.....

hello friends!!  hope you are having a nice weekend.  i was hoping that the weather would cooperate so i could take my boys to an annual halloween event at our local zoo, but it is looking more and more like the rain will be making a comeback after disappearing this morning.  i'm kinda bummed.  (eta:  we were able to go to the zoo... it was cold and rained a tiny bit, but the kids had fun and that is all that matters!)  anyway... have a card that i made for several different challenges:  Less is More - autumn; CAS(e) this Sketch - sketch, CASE Study and ColourQ



the leaves are from a close to my heart set that i purchased several years ago.  the small leaf was inked using su!'s pear pizzazz ink, then the edges rolled in su! pumpkin pie, stamped and then trimmed out.  the large leaf was inked with memento tangelo, rolled in pear pizzazz, stamped and trimmed out as well.  the black card stock was run through my big shot in the su!/sizzix woodgrain embossing flower and then a circle die cut a plain spellbinders circle die.  the white cardstock piece was also embossed using the woodgrain ef.  the sentiment was stamped using pumpkin pie ink and die cut using my fishtail flag dies.  a bit of bakers twine in orange and green were added to the leaves for a little finishing touch.  i did beef up the sketch from CAS(e) this Sketch by adding the die cut circle... thus making it fit the current CASE Study challenge.  love how the card turned out!

thanks for stopping by....

cardstock:  pti white & black; stamps: close to my heart; ink:  stampin up! and memento; dies:  spellbinders & my favorite things; embossing folder:  stampin up!/sizzix.

36 comments:

Ardyth said...

Love the rock'n'roll on these leaves against that dramatic black! (and the tie in to your blog background, which is stunning!)

Chrissie said...

The elements you chose work really well in this sketch... I love the leaves.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Barb said...

Your colorful, whimsical leaves look fabulous against the black circle, Rosie! Lovely card!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Rosemary, love the embossing! We are sunny and 86 today, perfect weather! thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ this week.

Suzilou said...

Fab card, really like the design. Love that embossing folder and your leaves :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Love the way your gorgeous card fits into three challenges Rosemary. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Michelle said...

Beautiful leaves and wood grain, Rosemary! Love the blog bg too!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome!!!

Sue said...

The effect of your Black circle and the dimension with the embossing sets a dramatic effect for your leaves, which adds the necessary warmth. Great card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Vicky Hayes said...

Beautifully autumnal Rosemary!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Great job combining challenges! Love the texture of the woodgrain embossing and the fussy cut leaves. So glad you played along in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

Valerie said...

So striking Rosie the leaves really pop against the black and I love the wood grain embossing:) Loving your autumnal blog, btw it's wet and windy here!
Val x

Kim S said...

Those leaves are so rich on that black circle - such a great use of the colors!

HappyCrafter said...

Beautiful CAS card, that embossed background is perfect to go with those leaves.

mypapercraftworld said...

Dramatic and perfectly autumnal ... love it! Anita in France

LeAnne said...

Don't you just love that sketch? A great way to use those leaf images...so striking! So glad you were able to play with the CQC colors this week!

Lynne said...

Beautiful Rosemary. Love those leaves and they look fab against the woodgrain.
Lynne xxx

Jenny said...

Fab inking on those leaves Rosemary, they really pop against the black bkgd :0)
Jenny x

Kara said...

Love that woodgrain texture!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

lostinpaper said...

Awesome card! Love the woodgrain embossing!
Thanks so much for joining us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

Lisa Lara said...

oh the zoo sounds like fun. I just love how you did your sentiment Rosi!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Love it! Great way to incorporate all those challenges!!! The leaves are gorgeous but I really love the woodgrain background!

Loli said...

Hola Rosemary, thank you for your comment, fantastic design for your card, the background is a great idea and your leaves are gorgeous, great work Rosigirl :D, as always.
A hug from the suuuunnyy island

Brenda said...

I love anything to do with Autumn, so those leaves and that woodgrain embossing really captures my heart! Beautiful CAS card Rosemary!

Linby said...

Love the way the black pops against the white and is the perfect backdrop for the leaves. Thanks for the inspiration.
Linbyx

Jeanne J said...

I love how the color from the leaves just pops off the page!

Judy1223 said...

Rosemary, I adore this crisp, classy CAS card for fall! The leaves are so pretty against the black circle, and the texture on the white card is perfect for fall!

BTW, thanks for picking my card this week at CASology as an honorable mention...what an honor for me!

Lisa Arana said...

love how the leaves just POP against the dark circle. lovely. thanks for playing with CAS(E) this Sketch!

Robin K. said...

Glad you and the kids were able to go to the zoo:). Love how your wonderfully inked leaves look against the black!

Susan said...

Love how the leaves pop against that brown background, and the wood grain embossing really looks great!

Greta said...

Beautiful leaves, Rosemary! Glad you got to go to the zoo! Sure miserable here today.

Linda said...

Fabulous CAS card. Love the vibrant colours of the leaves against the black - really striking! xx

N@ Ali said...

lovely! thank you for joining us at CTS ; )

Debby said...

I love how the leaf colours just pop off the black circle! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week :)

kingstonmama said...

I love those leaves and the textured background panel. so pretty! I'll bet you were at Point Defiance!? We've only been to the Halloween event there once, but have gone to the Christmas lights many times. ann

Sandra Farrell said...

Great card - cool use of the colours. Thanks for joining us at Colour Q this week.