Friday, September 17, 2010

It's beginning to look alot like FALL!

I didn't know how hard it would be to create a card with all of the same color family!!!

The Unscripted sketch for this coming week has a piggyback challenge with it - create a monochromatic card.  In other words, stay within one color family.  Do you know what I wanted to reach for first? A multi colored patterned paper!!! But, instead, I reached for this brand new Core Impressions cardstock by Core'dinations.  It is from the new Graphic 45 collection. It is YUM! That great embossed design comes in the cardstock, all it takes is a little bit of sanding.  I let that piece set the stage for my card. 
Next, I picked up a little chipboard house that I had in my stash from Maya Road.  I covered that with a striped piece of paper from BasicGrey, just the perfect combination of colors to stay within the same color scheme and to also fit with the Color Que color challenge at Wplus9 Designs.  The little "home" piece is a rub-on by Jenni Bowlin. 
This last week, it was my turn to post some projects at the Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker blog.  In case you missed that, here is one of the cards that I shared.  The papers are from the Boo-ti-ful collection. I just plain love that Nikki added purple into this Halloween/Fall collection of papers. 
The pumpkins are part of one of the full size patterned papers.  My card combines pieces from the mini paper pads and the full size, 12" x 12" pieces. 

Today is also my day to post at the Flower Soft blog, so pop on over to see the entire card that I added bits of the Citrus Crush Ultra Fine Flower Soft too.

Thanks for visiting,  Linda (lbpost)

SKETCH 73 – HOME card

Cardstock – Graphic 45 Core Impressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – BasicGrey
Chipboard house – Maya Road
Home label rub-on – Jenni Bowling
Fluid chalk stamp pad - Clearsnap
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
Label die cut – Sizzix
Corner rounder punch - Fiskars


  1. Wow, these are awesome Linda! Love all of the details you add to your cards. Just beautiful!

  2. Hi LInda,

    Great cards as usual. I really like the the first one. What an interesting challenge. I might want to give that idea a try.

    Also adorable pumpkins.

  3. Beautiful cards, Linda! I love them all! :O)


  4. Linda.. I so agree with the monochromatic.. it's a challenge for me too! You did a beautiful job. Love the JB rub-on! And that pumpkin card!!! How adorable! :) Always inspired by you.

  5. Beautiful cards, Linda. I especially like the monochromatic one. Hugs, Marcy

  6. I love these Linda. Great job with the monochromatic that and your halloween card is too fun!

  7. Mmmmm, hmmmmmm! This is one fun menagerie-o-card craft, Linda! Let me add, AMAZING card craft! Your use of the Color Cue palette for W9 is excellent! I never thought of that Basic Grey palette - it's perfect! I love the tactile wonder and artful layers and FUN composition! So glad you've shared your talent with W9 - FANTASTIC inspiration! Yee Haw!

  8. Those cards are great!
    Love the definition used with the home card! The texture is gorgeous as well!

  9. That embossed background, on the Color Cue card, is just gorgeous! And that little house is so sweet! Don't you LOVE Jenni Bowlin?!