Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Inspiration Challenge #34: Crate & Barrel prints

Ah, fall... it's definitely here! The leaves here in Massachusetts are really turning, and I hear by the end of this week it'll be quite chilly. So for today's challenge, here are some fall colors for you! I thought these Medley Prints from Crate & Barrel were really cool. Sorry that my photo here is so awful. Click here to see a better image - if anyone can tell me how to capture an html image of a dynamic photo, please do!

The colors in this artwork made me think of the Season of Friendship set and the Autumn Vine papers, both from the holiday mini catalog. ETA: I just realized I used the same set for last week's challenge... oops! At least this card looks totally different, LOL.

I stamped the tree image a couple times on very vanilla cardstock with chocolate chip ink, then added leaves in more mustard and really rust. I cut 1 5/8" squares from the branches and layered onto 1 3/4" chocolate chip squares.

The bird in the center is stamped in rust, with chocolate chip leaves, on one of the Autumn Vine prints. I used the same paper for the sentiment (from Thank You Kindly), which I punched out with the designer label punch and layered onto a wide oval chocolate chip punch. I added a couple vintage brads and some chocolate chip taffeta ribbon.

For mounting I used another print from the Autumn Vine collection for the background, on another layer of chocolate chip and a vanilla card. The branch squares are mounted flat, with the bird up on dimensionals, as is the sentiment. This is a pretty quick layout that I've used a couple times now, and I think it works really well here!

Come play the challenge - and yes, I'm posting early because I'll be out all morning tomorrow. This week's keyword for SCS is DSIC34. I'd love to see your creations!


Julie said...

Hi Lori! I'm happy to say that I finally joined in and did my first challenge ever! I just uploaded my card (although it's not yet approved). I primarily used the colors as a jumping-off point for my card (rather than using a tree image). Thank you for getting me to finally play along! Hope you're continuing to feel better.

Julie said...

This is where the card should be, once it's approved:


teresa kline said...

Lori, here is my card:


I luv fall, it is my favorite time of year. Here in va. the leaves are just starting to turn....it is soooo beautiful. I would luv to visit mass. at this time of year, sounds like a wonderful motorcycle trip one day. thank you for a super IC! *~*