Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Double D - 'LEAVE' it to me!

Hello Friends!
It's time for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!

Team Darlene is hosting today and the theme is:

'LEAVE' it to me!
(Use leaves on your card/project.)

Here's the inspiration board I have created to help you get started . . .

 If you happen to live in an area (like me) where the leaves change color,
WOW what a treat each and every year!  I love the bright green of early spring leaves then in the Fall you are treated to such a beautiful array of color ... red, orange, yellow, green, brown ... some trees seem to glow in the dark they are so bright in their fall color.
Mother nature is amazing!

Here's what I came up with today ... hope you like it!

I started out by embossing a panel of watercolor paper using one of my new 6x6 We R Memory Keepers embossing folder for texture,  then used a variety of Tim Holtz oxide distress inks to brush on the background color.

Next came my 'fall' tree of color.
Starting with the Impression Obsession 'Split Tree' then I die cut various colors of leaves using the Impression Obsession 'Small Leaf' set (same set as today's prize offering).

I felt my scene needed a picket fence so reached for my Cheery Lynn Designs 'Victorian Picket Fence', which then required some pumpkins (Cheery Lynn Designs 'Fall Pumpkins').  And of course, you can't have a Fall/Halloween design without a black cat (Impression Obsession Cats).

Now that I look at it closer, I guess my cat would have been more comfortable down on the ground next to the pumpkins.  Oh well LOL ... you know you can find a cat laying around just about anywhere!!  Why not on a picket fence!  LOL
Lastly I needed a sentiment so I went with the Tutti Designs Word Set - Hello.  Which makes this card useful as just a note card or even a Fall Birthday card.

Please be sure to pop over to see the amazing creations the ladies have made to inspire you today!  I'm always so impressed with these ladies!!!  They leave me in awe with each & every challenge theme!

Challenges to share in:
CropStop October Challenge #33 - ATG using product carried at CropStop 
 Alphabet Challenge - P is for Pumpkin
 Brown Sugar Challenge #271 - Orange, Brown & Green
Scrapy Land Challenge #76 - ATG using product carried at their store
 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #7 - ATG with a critter (cat)
Animal Friends Challenge #55 - Autumn/Halloween must have animal (cat)

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!
Here's what I have up for grabs to one lucky random draw winner.

But, you need to play to win!!  LOL

Hope to see you there!
As always . . .


aussie aNNie said...

Lush autumnal colours Dar, love this one.xx [aNNie]

Diane said...

FABULOUS card with all your details and of course you gotta know I love the cat, kind of looks like around here, except multiply the cat by 12 or so lol...anyhow very gorgeous card!!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Wow! Stunning! xoxo

scrAPpamondo said...

Mother Nature is amazing, and your card too :) Love any detail!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Darlene
Gr Karin

Vicki robertson said...

Love this fall scene, Darlene, especially the two tone pumpkins. The blue sky background is perfect. said...

Hi Darlene! What a lovely fall card. I love all the colorful leaves!

Stamping Bubbles said...

A beautiful Autumnal card, the colours are perfect for this time of the year. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
Crafty hugs

Leslie Miller said...

How many times have I said it's the little things that catch my eye first? This time it's the eye shine on the cat and the crooked fence. So realistic! I love fences on cards, and this is so perfect with the beautiful fall scene you created. We don't get a big variety of fall color here, other than the trees in man made landscapes. However, we don't have to drive far to see that jaw-dropping splendiferousness. Someday I'll see it in your neck of the woods I hope.

Bunny said...

Fabulous card. Love those leaves and the different colors. [Bunny]

Conniecrafter said...

I love your Autumn scene and the black cat with the fence is too perfect!! Great background!

Christi Conley said...

You have adone so an AMAZING job Darlene {no shock to me!} - Fall is my FAVORITE time of year, but I am sorely lacking for fall dies and stamps. Better go shopping! Hugs!! Your Favorite Pain in the Butt, Christi XOXO

Kathy Krug said...

This is such a wonderful scene. Fall leaves, pumpkin cat and all. Love it all.

Esther Asbury said...

What a fun fall card! Love the detail of those tiny die cut leaves and the subtle curve of your fence! So cute!
Thanks so much for linking up to Cropstop you're helping us towards our goal of 100 links this month!

Dreja said...

Eine wundervolle Karte. Ich liebe Szenen aus Stanzteilen.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
LG Dreja

Tammy said...

WOW Darlene, what a gorgeous fall scene! I love all of the dies you used and that black cat is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
Tammy x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet, good luck!!! Amy DT

Heike said...

Eine wundervolle Karte. Sehr schön gemacht!! Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.

LG Heike

Carol L said...

That beautifully colored and embossed background looks wonderful with all of those colorful leaves on the tree! I just love how you placed the black cat on the fence - too cute!!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful Fall scene. I love the tree and pretty foliage, that fence and the pumpkins too. So great! Oh and that cat, just saw him lol (sorry I am so late in commenting, I have baby Fever lol)

Amelia Breytenbach said...

So many beautiful details on this gorgeous card Darlene! Love all the autumn leaves and the cat is so adorable.

Judy Woodland said...

Such a fun Fall/Halloween card. I love all the die cut leaves, and that black cat is just the perfect final touch. So stinkin' pretty.

Sara Barker said...

Darlene, your Autumn themed card is so beautiful, and I can certainly understand your inspiration! Your mood board is certainly beautiful and inspiring, and you are so lucky to have fall color there. We get very, very little here in the south east coastal area. I'm tickled pink you shared this with us at Scrapy Land! Hugs!