Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Clean and Simple


I have thought about this challenge for a couple of days and when I started working on this card, I still wasn't sure what I was going to do. What is the challenge you say? Well, it is to use 5 of something.... at Speedy the Cat and when I finished the card I realized that it worked for my next challenge at The Paper Players where they are doing Clean and Simple. I started with a piece of textured ivory card stock from the Rubber Cottage for my base...I sponged several colors of Tim Holtz' distress inks on another piece of the same ivory and then stamped leaves from Gina K designs set Illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger called A Year of Leaves along with acorns from the same set.I cut them out and after mounting a strip of fresh asparagus by GKD and a piece of her asparagus stitched ribbon I used pop dots on some of the leaves to change the dimension. Except for a few minutes cutting, this was a quick and simple card to make.
Hope that you like it...will see you all soon!

Oh, I meant to tell you to be sure and look at my new watermark...I got it at The Doodle Pantry and Laurie did a wonderful job on all my proofs and was super quick getting it out. I also bought some of other images. Be sure and keep an eye out for my cards using them. Take a look if you have a minute. Thanks!

This card won as Headliner at The Paper Players!

16 comments:

Nilla said...

Awesome autumn card! Love it! Hugs Nilla

Ann Schach said...

Wonderful fall card with a great clean and simple layout! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week.

Patti said...

Very cool watermark and cooler card! Love those leaves!

Laurie Wilson said...

Lovely CAS and such a pretty design! Thanks for the compliment, so glad you like it!

Patti J said...

Oh, Patti, this is beautiful! I love this set of Melanie's! (lol...I love ALL of Melanie's sets! Great job, and yes, your watermark is fabulous! I just need lessons on how to get them on my pictures! lol.... Hugs!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Patti - AWESOME leaves - love the hint of color on them! Beautiful! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

ps I do like the watermark!!

Olga said...

YEP! Love the card and your watermark. Thanks for telling me about it, got your email after we talked, pick me out one and ordered it!!!! I may have to call you to figure out how to place it on top of a card LOL.

Colleen said...

Patti,
This is an amazing card. I really don't know how you continue to make such simple elegant cards. That's a real talent! I love your watermark.

Joanne Travis said...

The fall leaves are so beautiful they look real!
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Lynn McAuley said...

What beautiful work with these gorgeous autumn leaves!!

Thanks so much for sharing this sensational card with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's challenge!!

Virgo5 said...

Wow! Beautiful!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty! Your coloring is wonderful!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Very nice Patti! Love those leaves! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!
Smiles,
Lesley

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You never disappoint us with your beautiful creations! This is a gorgeous Autumn card, Patti!

jaydee said...

Patti. I LOVE this card. The colors are such beautiful earth tones and the layout is fabulous. Really gorgeous CAS card.
Great watermark, too! :-)
Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week - loved seeing your card.

Payne Holler Cards said...

beautiful - gorgeous CAS - love fall cards!
your watermark is soooooo pretty