Thursday, November 9, 2017

Season of Thanks...FUSION Card Challenge~Grateful

Hello,

Welcome to our new FUSION Card Challenge~Grateful.  With US Thanksgiving just days away, this photo is perfect - and although our Thanksgiving is long past, every. single. day, I feel grateful, thankful and blessed for the gifts of family and friends - especially in this warm crafting community - who grace my life.  Heart melting.... 
Anyway, before I become even more teary-eyed, let's  move on to my card.  As you've likely deduced  from my cards here and on IG, I have a 'thing' for Concord & 9th leaves. Yes, I certainly do! Soft grey background panel, ink dabbing here and there on the faux watercolour leaf to capture the colours from the wreath; the veined stamp in deep brown, sentiments in deep grey/rust, respectively.  I'm kind of surprised the grey/browns worked as well as they did; hope you like the result...


NOTE: Honoured to be selected as a Top Chick over at 4 Craft Chicks Challenge #376~Give Thanks! THANK YOU!!

Please head over to the FUSION blog see the marvelous cards designed by my wonderful design team:



Looking forward to seeing your designs in the gallery!

Also sharing at:

Just Us Girls Challenge #418~Thankful

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #376~Give Thanks

Simon Says Monday Challenge~Thanks/Thanksgiving

Thank you for dropping by!


19 comments:

Happy Dance said...

It's easy to see why you have a "thing" for these C9 leaves; this is just beautiful. The colors you've chosen for your design are perfection. I really do like this card, dear friend!! And right back atcha: we're grateful for you, too! Many blessings Miss C. Chat soon, I promise. Bev

Carole said...

Beautiful card...that leaf looks so real!...and yes the grey works well and not a colour I would have thought of putting with browns!

I Card Everyone said...

I'm not AT ALL surprised about those gorgeous colors playing nicely together, c! this card? phenomenal in all its glorious, perfect detail..
=]

Susanne Vargas said...

The loose watercoloring underneath the veined leaf look fantastic! Also love the color combo you chose!

Linda Callahan said...

Yep that leaf is gorgeous! The one beautoful leaf makes such a fabulous statement!

Maria Levine said...

What a beautiful leaf and perfect sentiment! Nicely done and thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls.

nancy littrell said...

TFS your Gorgeous leaf Thankful card, Carole. A real Fall beauty! Hugs

Jeanne said...

Beautiful! Both your sentiments and your card. Extremely well done!

Macimbalo said...

This is stunning! Love everything about it! Thanks so much for sharing with JUGS this week!

Catherine said...

The detail in the leaf is so pretty and I love how the watercolor background peeks through. Lovely design. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Leanne said...

Wonderful, love that leaf, and the sentiment pops! Great job, and thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.
Leanne DT-4CC

Marisa said...

Gorgeous!!

Shelly said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous! Love it!

Karren said...

You do such gorgeous cards with these images, Carol, and this one is no exception! Love it!

Brenda in IN said...

These are great colors together and I love that leaf.

Anita in France said...

You always work magic with this leaf, Carol ... love it in these gorgeous neutrals ... so sophisticated! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

And we are blessed to have you in our crafting community, Carol! Absolutely GORGEOUS leaf...WOW! I love how you made it the star of the show and how you have captured the essence of the colors in the wreath perfectly...I'm so impressed!

Greta said...

Lovely card, Carol!

Bobby said...

With your artistic touch the colors work magic, Carol. This is so soft and pretty.