Friday, September 28, 2012

Shabby Autumn...

I have to keep reminding myself it's fall...with temps still in the 90's here, it still feels very much like summer.  But I'm having fun working with autumn colors lately, and this time, I wanted to stray from the traditional bright fall colors to go with some of my favorite alternates...muted shades of golden straw and dark teal.

I've intentionally left off any sentiment, so I have more options when I'm ready to use it...


A couple die cut cardstock flourishes are layered beneath the cluster of paper roses, leaves, and cream cardstock "greenery."  I didn't have roses in the muted golden color I wanted, so I took a few bright yellow and white paper roses and spritzed them with my homemade mist of Tea Dye Distress Ink, distilled water, and a small bit of "Perfect Pearl" Perfect Pearl powder and they turned out just as I wanted.  A little bit of Pumpkin Spice Versamark ink around the edges of the cream cardstock leaves brought everything all together...

A couple handmade pearl wire spirals and a sprinkling of loose pearls here and there throughout the greenery added the touch of "bling" that I always feel the need to add to my cards...  :)

Patterned papers: My Minds Eye Miss Caroline/Dolled Up (gold & aqua); Miss Caroline/Dilly Dally (wood)
Dies: Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork; My Favorite Things Dizzy Border & Royal Leaves; Spellbinders
Classic Scallop Edgeabilities
Lace:      Pearls & paper roses: Prima      Punch: Martha Stewart Medium Branch

Thanks so much for visiting today!


  1. Beautiful card - lovely colour combo and background paper, sweet flowers

  2. Love this beautiful one! Magic colors!!!

  3. what a gorgeous card so beautiful in every way love everything about it stunning work hugs sassyxxxx

  4. This is stunning.. really really beautiful... love it!

  5. This turned out soooo beautifully Kathy!! Love the very personalized autumn colors! and the wood board background...perfect foil against all the soft beauty!

  6. Beautiful! You can make a flower cluster like no other! I need to take some lessons from you!


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