Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Double D - Neutral Fall

Hello Dear Friends!

It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
Diane is hosting today and as you can see by my blog title ... the theme is:

 Here is the fabulous mood board she has created to help inspire you . . .
 I struggled a bit at first with this challenge ... I kept wanting to add
more color but with some encouragement from my BFF
Diane, I was able to come up with this fun creation ... hope you like it!

I've started out with kraft paper then die cut multiple times
using the Impression Obsession 'Birch Trees' die set from scraps of white card stock.
Impression Obsession - Dies - Birch Trees

Next I began creating my various colored leaves using the same die each time
from a very old Spellbinder leaves die set.  While still in the die, I colored
the 'veins' using either an alcohol marker or oxide inks.

The watering can is by Impression Obsession and was die cut from gray card stock.  I've had this die for a VERY long time and it came in handy today.  (did you see the watering can in the mood board?)
Impression Obsession - Dies - Watering Can

The sentiment is a very, very old stamp set from Gina K and I have framed it by using one of the Tutti Designs Scallop Stitched Rectangle dies from the set.

Tutti Designs - Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles

A few little drops of Gold Stickles and my card is finished.

Challenges to share in:
Scrapy Land Challenge #125 - ATG using product carried in the store
 The Three Muses Challenge - Autumn
Try It On Tuesday Challenge - Colors of Autumn
Crafting Happiness Challenge #21 - Fall
The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge - Fabulous Fall (Thanks Sara)

Diane has this fabulous Fall die set up as the
prize to one lucky random winner.  Remember ... you gotta play to win!
 So, come play along using our theme and YOU might be that random winner!! 
 Be sure to pop over to our Double D Challenge Blog and check out what the design team ladies have created ... they are amazingly talented and I'm sure you'll find more wonderful inspiration!  

 Hope to see you there!

As always . . .


  1. Beautiful Darlene, I love the trees and leaves and gorgeous colours..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Beautifully created 'fall scene' and those leaves are like the 'real' thing...gorgeous!!

  3. I know what you mean by having a hard time with fall cards that are neutral. This inspiration tile was wonderful and in the end I had a great time with it. I have to say that your card turned out spectacular and I hope that you are proud of it. There is just something about the birch trees and the neutral fall leaves. Makes for a striking fall card.

  4. Very nice card girl! Love the leaves!

  5. Beautiful Birch trees and I loooooove your Fall leaves. Now I want to go for a long walk! Very Fall like!

  6. Fantastic, Darlene! The leaves are gorgeous...the colors are a great representation of the sentiment too, which is awesome. Friends with different personalities all together! We are blessed by friends!

  7. Beautiful card my dear friend! Love love love the birch trees.
    Bev aka Arsenal

  8. Love how you used the birch trees for the background and framed the sentiment with the leaves. Great design.

  9. Just super lovely my friend, gorgeous colours and great combo of added goodies.xx

  10. I love the birch trees and the gorgeous leaves.

  11. It has that elegant but rustic look at the same time, love the colors for the leaves and the tree background is a great touch!

  12. Your card is beautiful. Love the theme and your trees and leaves are just perfect.

  13. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Crafting Happiness Challenge. Did you know you can see upcoming challenge themes in the sidebar? Check it out! Hope you'll share more of your projects.
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  14. Darlene, your card caught my eye in the gallery at Scrapyland, and I had to come tell you how wonderful it is! That mood board is gorgeous and I can see how you were inspired by it! The challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog is Fabulous Fall, and this would be perfect for it! Hope to see you there!

    1. Tickled pink to see you at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Fabulous Fall challenge!

  15. what a gorgeous autumn card! love it! xo

  16. So beautiful and very elegant. Love the rustic colours and the lovely sentiment!
    Big hugs,
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  17. A gorgeous card and I love your header too

    Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

  18. Adorable fall card. Love how the those leaves really pop up!
    Thank you for sharing it with us over at Scrapy Land Challenge! best of luck, Alina DT

  19. This is a beautifully crafted card-wow!

  20. Your card is absolutely amazing, Darlene! A struggle? I should struggle like this! Wow! LOVE the finished product!

  21. Great inspiration!! Love the way you used the birch tree!!!

  22. Love your birch trees and the leaves are a perfect color combination. Awesome card, and awesome take on the Mood Board.

  23. What a beautiful card. The birch trees and leaves are superb, and overall page design is wonderful. Bravo!

  24. Such a beautiful card Darlene. I love the design with the autumn leaves and tree trunks.

  25. What a lovely project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Scrapy Land Challenges. I can’t wait to see what you create next!.

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  26. Love your card lBig hugs,
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

    ayout and the softer colours of Fall. Beautiful!

  27. Beautiful neutral Fall colors! Love the pretty birch trees and fabulous fall leaves! Thanks for joining The Funkie Junkie Boutique Fabulous Fall Challenge!

  28. Darlene this is so pretty! Thanks for joining us for our challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. Crafty hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio : )


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