Friday, October 21, 2016

Shades of Autumn

The challenge at 
Fussy and Fancy 
is being hosted by our very talented and creative Jo
and she has chosen the theme
'Shades of Autumn'.

Out sponsor is Wild Orchard Crafts.

I love Autumn
(well most of the time, once the leaves fall it's kind of 'ugh' then,
not near as much fun raking them as seeing them in all their glorious colors)!!

But I also love to create for the Fall months,
So many pretty colors to work with!

This card came together very quickly
by using a few of my favorite die cuts (listed below)
and flowers I bought on clearance this Spring.
Thought it was about time to use a few
put together in layers along with a few 'neglected' brads!

I added a strip of burlap form my stash on a newly
purchased EB folder called 'Heather's Lace'
of course I managed to cover most of it up
with my flowers and leaves.
A little birdie (can you see him?)
was added that I had snipped off another die
and saved for further use, guess this was!

So head on over to the Fussy and Fancy blog
and see all the beautiful and creative projects
my teammates have created!

Entering the following fun challenges:
Cardz 4 Gals ....Use At Least One Die (x)
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG (x)
Crafty Catz .... ATG/optional Embossing (x)
Die Cut Diva's .... Emboss (x)
D.R.S. Designs .... Color Challenge (x)

Products Used:
Stamps:  SU Happy Harmony
Dies:  Poppy Stamps Sylvan Sprig, 
         Cottage Cutz Large Leafy Flourish,
          Memory Box Tiny Tendril
Flowers:  Recollections
EB Folger:  Cuttlebug Heather's Lace
Punch:  SU Round 1 1/4"
Other:  Hemp Cord, Brads


Ros Crawford said...

What a gorgeous fall card! I love the flowers and the hessian and the touches of orange and yellow really make this pop!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Diane, this is stunning!! The texture is amazing!! I love the flowers and leaves and the pretty bird!! What a gorgeous autumn card this is!! Have a great weekend my friend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Diane! Fabulous Fall colors, and a beautiful floral arrangement. I especially like the burlap in the back with the burlap colored flowers on top. It's a wonderful creation! Thank-you for joining us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. We love seeing your paper crafting projects, and are so happy you have joined us! Please check back to see if you have won a badge!
crafty hugs,

Darlene said...

This is awesome Diane! I love your cluster for flowers and the added bird is a perfect touch. You are so clever to use that strip of burlap and the fall colored flower centers! GREAT card and I agree ... love this time of year when the leaves are in such glorious color ON THE TREES ... not so much once they've fallen! LOL

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, wow! Love the flowers on burlap and those pretty fall colors on a yellow background. Oh, and the bird perched in there. This is fantastic, Diane!

Shona Erlenborn said...

The burlap strip is such a pretty contrast to your fall colored bouquet. Very pleasing palette!


Beautiful fall creation!

Thanks for joining our challenge at Cardz4Galz!

Aly DT member C4G

Jo Rice said...

Wonderful DT inspiration Diane, I love your colours and the way you have used your embellishments to create such a beautiful floral display.

Shelia said...

What a beautiful card this is with those lovely flowers and the burlap background!! Love it. Thank you for playing along with DRS Designs this week!

Cindy C. said...

So beautifully done! Thanks for joining in the fun at Die Cut Diva's.

PaperDaisies said...

What a stunning card. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Arlene said...

This card sings Autumn. Beautiful.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas..