Sunday, November 1, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Plush and Plaid



Welcome to our first November inspiration challenge!  This time round we are celebrating the coolness in the air with this gorgeous stack of blankets/throws.  Makes me wants to curl up in one of them in front of a fireplace with a good book!  The LEAD for this challenge will be invited to be a Guest Designer in an upcoming challenge.  Today our Guest Designer is Nancy Thomas - welcome Nancy :)

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I have come to the realization that I do not have a lot of plaid in my paper collection!  I dug and dug through my stash and this was one of the few pieces I found!  Even though was in a Halloween themed paper pad, it pulls in a lot of the colours in the photo so it was a go - phew!!  Worked with what I had and added extra colour with the leaves to create a somewhat masculine birthday card - for a manly man who can handle a loopy, twine bow {grin}.
 
  Pretty Pumpkins

Nancy Thomas, Guest Designer

Amy Kolling
 Amy Sheffer

Have fun with the challenge and I look forward to seeing your creations in the Curtain Call gallery. 

Challenge:  Simon Says
                   Sweet Sunday Sketch






What's In It?

Stamps:   Leaf Prints (PTI), Amuse (sentiment)
Paper:  Authentique, Only Orange, So Saffron, Kraft, Black (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen
Ink: Black, VersaMark
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Leaf Print Dies (PTI), Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

14 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

I love how you incorporated the plaid with the cluster of leaves! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun plaid background and I see your favorite leaf here too ;)

Cynthia Daugherty said...

Pretty how you have put it all together !

Sheri Gilson said...

I love the cluster of leaves and plaid background! Great masculine birthday card!

nwilliams6 said...

Great card based on the inspiration - your plaid is perfect and I love your leaves. You have always done the BEST leaf cards, my friend! Beautiful card. Hugz

Betty Wright said...

Love the plaid and those layered leaves! Beautifully done!

Lee-Anne said...

Yay...leaves :) Great card...think it's perfectly manly!

Melody said...

Great Layout! Love the cluster of leaves with the texture of the twine

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful fall inspired card!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Love the leaves and the fab plaid!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful! Love your leaf cluster!

cm said...

I want to wrap myself up with those lovely plaid blankets and spend time, all cozy and warm, gazing at your gorgeous card! You don't need much plaid paper to design something amazing, as you've clearly shown here! Once again, in awe...
Hugs~c

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty car Marisa. Love those big fall leaves and the rich colors. The plaid panel looks wonderful in the background.

Nancy Thomas said...

The cluster of leaves match the plaid paper perfectly. Everything pops against the white background.