Thursday, November 9, 2017

Autumn Thanks - Winnie & Walter

Hi, Friends.....

I am back with another entry into Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge which closes soon!!!

The inspiration photo Heather chose is just gorgeous, but the colors themselves are not ones that I often would use together. So I decided to play around and get a little out of my comfort zone on this card.....going predominantly brown and gray with only a little bit of the brighter hues. After all, that's part of the fun of a color mix things up a bit and try new combos!

Here's what I came up with.....I still like brighter colors better, but I had fun trying something different. And this has a bit of a masculine feel to it, so might be appropriate at times when a lacy, flowery card just wouldn't be right. 

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie &Walter - In a Word: Thanks Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Versafine ink - Onyx Black
Distress Inks - for tree and inking edges of houndstooth panel
Distress Markers - to color in leaves on tree
Mixed media paper
DCWV papers
Pre-made card base
Neat & Tangled sequins

Well, here in Idaho our snow melted in the night and today is gray and of those days where it seems like it never gets light. It kind of looks like my card! :) Dark days like this make me appreciate our dazzling bright snowy days. Can't wait for another snowstorm!! lol...

Thank you for your sweet comments and visits.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge
2. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #216- Patriotic OR any Thank You
3. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #308-309 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
4. Card Mania Challenge #98 - Anything Goes
5. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper November Challenge - Use patterned paper
6. DL.ART November Linky Challenge
7. Aud Sentiments Challenge #192 - Bingo + Sentiment (I chose the patterned paper, stamped image, faux stitching)
8. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
9. Cardz-TV - Anything Goes Challenge #20
10. Crop Stop November Linky Party #34 - Anything Goes + use product from company that CS sells (I used Distress Ink and Distress Markers)
11. Crafty Calendar Challenges November - Autumn colors
12. Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday Challenge #213 - Anything Goes
13. Die Cut Divas November Challenge - Thankful

14. Dare2BArtzy November Challenge - Gratitude  
15. Craft Stamper November TIMI Challenge - AG with Stamping
16. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving
17. Double D Challenges - Feeling Fall-ish (I was inspired by the autumn tree and lovely sequins.)



  1. This really is a stunning card Janis. Barbxx

  2. that kitty in the bag is so nice!
    love your card

  3. Lovely inking of the background and the fall leaf. Such a pretty card. Thanks of reshaping at Jo's Scrap Shack.
    DT Member

  4. Beautiful! I love how you did the sentiment! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Feeling FALLish’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  5. That's another great version, I love the color combo.

  6. Great card and gorgeous colours thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue Jx

  7. Lovely Autumn card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  8. What a beautiful take on that inspiration photo! Love your pretty leaf and those sparkly sequins!
    Thanks so much for linking this up to Cropstop!

  9. Lovely Autumn card. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  10. Sweet and warm autumn colors. Lovely layers. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  11. Beautiful fall thank you card. I love the colors and the sequins. Thank you for joining the DL.ART November Linky Challenge

  12. I like the impact you created by offseting the sentiment diecuts like that! We're so glad you joined our HeARTful Stamping Challenge!

  13. Oooh, I love how you used the color combo on this card and it's just gorgeous! Could definitely be used for a guy but is pretty enough for anyone.

  14. Lovely card!!! Thanks for joining us Die Cut Divas.....

    Dawn DT

  15. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.


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