Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Rubber Cafe - an elegant fall

In Chicago, you know that if you don't take a few seconds to enjoy fall, you'll miss it.

Well, this weekend we've had some fall-ish weather which was proceeded by warm high 80s and will be followed by high 70s.  So despite the fact that fall is in fact here, we haven't seen it for too long and well...the way things work here, we'll soon see snow.  Sooo not looking forward to that!

Anyway, The Rubber Cafe challenge helped put me in the mood today as I delightfully created some beautiful leaves with autumn colors.  I once again used my new Sophie cartridge from Cricut and purposely cut the "filled in leaf" in white cardstock so that I could blend distress inks on them.  The leaves were a bit smaller than I intended, so this proved to be a messy job.  All absolutely worth it, don't you think?

I wanted the leaves to the highlight of the card, so I kept the rest pretty simple.  I also pulled out the embossing gun and powder and was quickly reminded about how much I loved that added depth embossing can give a stamp.  A touch a gold helped this pop on the chocolate brown cardstock.

I'm also posting this for the Our Craft Lounge Color Challenge that asked us to focus on Brown, Pumpkin and Goldenrod.  The leaves have oodles of variation of pumpkin and goldenrod (though it's a bit tough to see in this picture), and my main background is a deep chocolate brown.

1 comment:

  1. Oh very pretty, love the Clean and Simple look. Thanks for playing at OCL this week.