Sunday, September 12, 2010

Paper Players Color Challenge 15

fall leave 3

Ahhhh….doesn’t this lovely maple tree with all its beautiful colors evoke fond memories of fall, back-to-school, jumping in piles of leaves, cool, crisp mornings, stamping!!  What!?  Of course, stamping lends itself to EVERY season!  LOL!  Ann chose this lovely photo as her Paper Players color inspiration today, with these colors:  Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla!!  I used Mercy’s sketch 90:


and SU’s Trendy Trees to make my fall-inspired card:


Truthfully, I can’t believe I did all those little cross-stitches on the side.  As much as I love cross-stitch, it is very challenging on cardstock!  But I persevered and I like the effect!!!  And that fun dotted paper is actually Christmas DP from Jolly Holiday!  To follow along the polka-dotted them, I ran all three strips of cardstock through my Perfect Polka Dots EF at one time, and the tag is from Lots of Tags die cuts.  My handy-dandy Stamp-a-ma-jig helped me line up my trees just where I wanted them!  I am thinking this would be a good masculine card, so I limited my embellishments to a single button.

I hope you’ll try your hand at this color combo, too!  You can find all the details at the Paper Players blog—even if you don’t have these exact colors, you can still play, and you don’t have to use SU stamps---anything is fine!  Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • Stamps:  Trendy Trees, Occasional Quotes
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive, Jolly Holiday DP
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive
  • Acc:  Nesties, Perfect Polka Dot EF; SAMJ, Needle & Crochet Thread, Button, Paper Piercer, Lots of Tags Die


Have a blessed day!


  1. Very cute card! I just love those trendy trees every time I see them used.

  2. Oh my Leanne! This is fabulous!!!! Your so creative!!

  3. Wonderful card! It really captures the challenge colors perfectly! So many great details!

  4. This is wonderful! I love the stitching. What a great idea! I love trendy trees. I need to pull that out. I love what you did with the paper to make it look like a hill. Your have wonderful ideas.

  5. OMG LeAnne this is adorable - I love the scene you created and that tag is awesome!

  6. What a perfectly put together card! Yes, Pennie and I are both under Tami Waddell. We get to have a little fun at Leadership and Convention at downline dinners.

  7. This is fabulous LeAnne! Such a great use of the challenge colors and I adore the trees on the hill. Your stitching is just perfect! So glad to have you back. :-)

  8. This is so cute! I just love the colours.

  9. Absolutely LOVE how you used Mercy's sketch!! Those trees are adorable as is your "hill" they are on. Fabulous card!

  10. Wow LeAnne! This is one gorgeous card! I love how the rich colours are displayed in the strips and the little hill you created out of DSP. Just beautiful!!

  11. Love Love LOOOOOVE this cards! What awesome colors and SWEET stamps choice!

  12. What a wonderfully fun scene, I LOVE what you've done here! Great use of the colors too.

  13. Stunning design LeAnn, really gorgeous x

  14. Wow! And using an all time favorite stamp set. Great work.


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