Tuesday, October 11, 2016

SHOPPING OUR STASH #273 - A Color Challenge!

Hello friends, and welcome! This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we have a color challenge! Here is your color pallet to work with:

Here is the card I came up with using these colors:

Once I remembered that I had these leaf dies, this card came together pretty quickly. (and yes, I used a too dark brown instead of a light brown. Oops) I die cut a frame using two of the Deckled Rectangle Nesties, and adhered it on an angle. Then I stamped the sentiment, using my MISTI. After die cutting a bunch of leaves, I just glued them here and there until I was done. I added some clear sequins for a bit of shine. I think the part that took the longest was adding the sequins. I must have spent at least 10 minutes alone moving them around, trying to decide where to put them. Am I the only one who has this problem?

Anyhooo, I hope you find some time this week to play along with our color challenge at Shopping Our Stash! I'd love to see what you create with these colors. For more inspiration, do check out what my teammies, and our October Guest Designer, Gina, have made, and please leave them some bloggy love! 

Remember, that if you wish to be considered for our Guest Designer for November, simply leave a 'DT' after your name when you link up! Super easy! Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:


Stamps: Paper Smooches - Jive Turkey
Ink: Ranger DI - Pine Needles
CS: Bazzill, scraps
Accessories: GC; Lawn Fawn - Stitched Leaves dies; SB - Deckled Rectangle Nesties; Darice - sequins; MISTI
Adhesives: Ranger - Multi Medium Matte, Glossy Accents


  1. Great fairly simple LO! I love those deckled rectangles! I get all OCD with sequins too... sometimes I use the "sprinkle" technique, where Ikind of drop them onto the pair and just glue them where they lie... I feel like it gives a true scientific scatter! Lol. Sequins make crafters psycho...

  2. hehehe, i love the phrase, "once i remembered i had these dies" lol... story of my crafty life!!!!! :) this is glorious! yowza! (& tho it's technically not a swatch that deep rich brown is a lot like the shadows in the inspo pic... just sayin...) <3

  3. Yes I giggled about the dies but mine would be "when I found them". I solved the problem with sequins "I don't use them" anyway awesome autumn card. (I used Dark brown as well but didn't mention it)

  4. Fabulous fall card and wonderful leaves! Love how you framed the sentiment with that frame and the leaves around it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Cards in Envy.

  5. Chris, this is one beautiful and elegant CAS card, love the die frames and stitched leaves, you totally showed the challenge's color palate perfectly.

  6. Love this color palette and love your design! The wonky frame and all the leaves are super eye catching! And you totally rocked the all-cardstock design! Had to smile over your comment about sequin placement..... I can totally relate. Don't know why those suckers are so hard to place! ;)

  7. Your dark brown leaves make for a fabulous focal point on your frame. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy!

  8. I love the colours you have chosen for your card. Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with a Die.

    Emma - DT

  9. What a beautiful stitched leaves! The colors are perfect for Fall season :)
    Thank you for playing along at HLS Anything Goes With Dies Challenge!


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