Thursday, September 16, 2021

Inspired By #187 - hello, fall!

 

Our weather is still feeling quite Summer-like but I sure do love all the end-of-summer colors, and vibe of our Inspired By #187 hello fall  photo this week!

It was the perfect time to use my gourd - pardon my pun - from Pigment Craft Co. again!  Also, a lovely gift from a darling friend from Connecticut sure did come in handy for my Gingko leaves... here's a peek of the inking I did on those gourds, using Citrine ink from The Stamp Market, and a few greens, and blue-greens from Catherine Pooler.


An old favorite die from Altenew came in handy for the frame, cut from a 
discontinued MFT card stock.
The wood grain paper has been distressed just a tiny bit in order to 
play nicely with the colors on my leaves.  


Remember we have a Christmas version this week, too - and I mean it is GORGEOUS!!  Have a look-see HERE!  While you're there, say hello to all the beauty of Fall from my teammates!

=]  Michele

Pigment Craft Co.: Pumpkin Patch, stamps & dies and Latte Heart Elements, stamps & dies
Papertrey Ink: Leave it be, stamps & dies
Altenew: Rounded Rectangles Dies
Craft Consortium Wood Textures patterned paper - distressed
Catherine Pooler inks: Spruce + Sage, Mint to be + Seafoam
The Stamp Market Citrine ink

20 comments:

Bonnie said...

I love this Fall collage all framed up with the distressed paneling in the background! Super inspiration from that photo, my friend!

Mac Mable said...

The extra distressed paper sure does play nicely with the colours of the leaves. The framing draws your eyes right into the contemporary gingko leaves and never heard of gourds....but they do look fabulous x. Wonderful inspiration from the photo Michele x.

Nora Noll said...

This is amazing!! I LOVE that gourd (I am not buying it, I am not buying it-maybe if I say it enough I won't!!) and your "Wood" background rocks. This is beautiful!!

conil said...

Once again, nailed it. You're a master at working with these muted tones. I'm always bowled over by how you put them together to make one cohesive and stunning creation.

Leslie Miller said...

You have an artist's eye, Michele! How I love this!

LeAnne said...

This is yummy and fresh! Love the background panel, it really makes your leaves stand out! Great colors too!

Cat Craig said...

Stunner.

Lisa Elton said...

I do love that little cluster of prettiness you've framed up! Super sweet card, Michele! It still feels like summer here too. I'll take it!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow the colors you used are fabulous! And oh that background panel….perfect! No such thing as fading into the background on your cards…..each layer shines on its own!

Danni Reid said...

You are a master my friend, absolutely awesome as always, love your details, colors and design!!

TK said...

Really loving this display of color and beautiful fall elements -- such a terrific card, Michele

Ros Crawford said...

Be still my heart... I'm in LOVE with this card...LOVE!!

Jeanne said...

Wow! I say that a lot with your cards. I am usually so impressed with your creative eye. This is no exception. Wow!

lostinpaper said...

How lovely Michele, that bold frame with those fabulous colours makes me very happy this morning!

Marcia Hill said...

Oh my...I love these leaves Michele and your colors are spot on for Fall! Love how you've framed this all up too! A perfect card to usher in the Autumn season!! Hugs. :0)

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful combo of greens on this card, Michele! I love how you framed your focal point and the woodgrain background is just perfect! Awesome card!!! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wonderful take on the IB photo, as always, Michele! The color palette is mature but the fun fall collage doesn't make the card look somber. The little bit of distressing on the wood grain paper is a really nice touch!
Hideko xx

Silke Ledlow said...

So strikingly beautiful..love the bold frame and the beautiful colors you used!

donna mikasa said...

Hello, beautifully layered card! Love the colors, too!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Such incredible autumn loveliness! I so love the colors that you have used, and that wonderful wood grain background for your die cuts and framed in a dark color. That Citrine ink is so perfect for the season. So much ro love.