Friday, September 8, 2023

Inkspirational Challenge #298 - Mood Board - Best Day Ever and Everything has Beauty (TH Artsy Leaves)


Time for a Mood Board challenge and this one, hopefully, will get your creative juices flowing. We were given permission to use this board from the designer who, in her original posting, described this transition from summer-to-fall board as being "bright and a little edgy but also rich and deep." Absolutely right! What catches your eye? The images? The colours (the designer focused on magenta, persimmon, powder blue and graphite)? So many possibilities....

When I first saw Tim Holtz's Artsy Leaves, I figured I didn't need them; plenty of leaves in my collection. But...something kept calling me back and ohmystars. In LOVE! So glad I ordered them; they make me happy.
Two cards featuring leaves inspired by the colours in the left photo. Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord, Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon for the ink blends and, though a bit hard to see in the photo, graphite mirror cardstock from Concord & 9th for the leaves' veins Waffle Flowers Postage Collage dies provided the backgrounds. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE these leaves? I do...most certainly do! They will be showcased on a few of my upcoming posts, just sayin' (as will some other new TH goodies...apparently I'm smitten with his stuff, of late).

Looking forward to your takes on this Mood Board!

Thank you for dropping by!


  1. Ugh - I was saying the same things about the leaves - I have several past years sets of TH leaves and I DON"T NEED any more - then you create these beautiful cards with them - LOVE the colors you used and the dark gray and gray rectangles you layered them over - Beautiful!! Julia xx

  2. Such awesome cards - you inspired me to play along - just made a card. It will have to wait until Thursday...

  3. Excellent leaf cards! Love the coloring and the postage stamp background! You rocked these out :)

  4. OH, I like these! What pretty cards, Carol!

  5. Lucky you to have these leaves dies in your stash, and like what you’ve made with them so far. You nailed the colors!
    I will publish my card in a couple of hours, sitting on a bus on my way home now:)

  6. oooh, I love these artsy leaves Carol! Such clean designs~

  7. The colours are beautifully blended together o these leaves.great design withe the grey and the fancy edges