Sunday, November 1, 2015

Stamp Review Crew: Lighthearted Leaves










A friend recently wrote to me that she liked that my cards and blog reflected what was going on in my life.  She's right! I often choose colors and images that reflect the season and happenings around me.  The beautiful fall colors of October have faded here so I reached for Sahara Sand to stamp my leaves.  We have turned the clocks back and are settling in for the dark chilly month of November.  But it's not all bad! The hint of red and green in my card is a sign of the festive holiday season to come.  In the meantime I am going to enjoy the month of quiet before the chaos begins.  I have the Outlander series on DVD to finish, the new John Grisham book on my nightstand and a peck of apples waiting to be baked into pies.......and there is always a card or two to make!

So brew a cup of something warm and settle in to enjoy the Stamp Review Crew's hop featuring Lighthearted Leaves.


Hop back to Nikki Spencer's blog if you missed her wonderful work or keep on going to see what treats Holly Krautkremer has in store!






The layout for my card came from the wonderful sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!



22 comments:

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love that you stamped the sentiment over the leaves, and colored the little dots in red. I also love the layout of the elements, and the color scheme. Such a beautiful and soothing card!

Dawn Tidd said...

Fun card, Linda, for the start of November. The gathering of leaves in the corner is almost a reminder of mistletoe! But we'll save that for December. Enjoy your DVDs and your book…before the chaos!

stampwithamyk said...

So pretty! Love the "late fall" colors, perfect for November. :)

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card, Linda! I love the subtle fall colors.

Robyn said...

I love what you did with the sketch! Gorgeous!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This card is so clean and graphic. Love the sketch you chose and your choice of colours for the season. Enjoy Outlander :). Warning - the second series is a little gruesome!

Jess said...

Beautiful card Linda. I love the colours you've chosen - just soft and gorgeous.

Rochelle Blok said...

Just gorgeous Linda! Love the colours and the masking of the layers is fantastic. Rochelle xo

Michelle said...

What a beautiful card! Great use of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Kylie Bertucci said...

Amazing! Colours are gorgeous and I love the embellishments. The feint stamped images under the sentiment are so beautiful. TFS Linda!

Martha Inchley said...

Beautiful Card! I Love your hint of Christmas to come, I completely thought that before reading your post.

Mike said...

Linda, your color choices are so beautiful. The Mossy Meadow (?) really pops against the neutral background, and the button is the cherry on your sundae!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

I love your card Linda... very calming. Not a lot of color but it packs a big punch of style. Love the touch of color too. Hugs.

PS: ... I LOVE the Highlander! I can't wait for it start again... do you know when that might be? Love the whole story!

Jen Timko said...

Fabulous!!! Love the colors! And I totally agree. Your cards always reflect where you are and I LOVE that!!

Nikki Spencer said...

It's beautiful Linda. I love your cluster stamping in opposing corners, it's a lovely balance and the earthy colours are very calming. xx

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh I love this Linda! This is absolutely gorgeous!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Tanya Boser said...

I love the flow of this card, and the pop of pattern used to mat the main panel!

Cindy Beach said...

What a beautiful card, Linda! No surprise at all that you were the winner at the challenge!
I love the way you threaded gold thread through the button. Beautiful in every way!

Dianne Ayers said...

Congratulations on your challenge success! (Not that it was a surprise, your card is a knock-out, so beautifully designed and coloured.
Di

Sue Plote said...

Hi, Linda! This card is wonderful. I love the leaf "cluster"...and the way you use another image to ground the sentiment is perfect. Well done!

rubberredneck said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and the little details to it. :)