Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #697 where, as this week's hostess, I've selected a fall-themed mood board as inspiration. We're seeing and feeling signs of autumn here in my part of Canada, with a briskness in the morning and evening air, the beautiful changing colours of the leaves and the slightly cooler temperatures. Fall-oriented foods are making an appearance in various shops as well, especially those featuring apples and pumpkins. Hopefully, you'll be inspired by one, or more, of the seasonal images, colours and vibes in the image
Once again, we're delighted to have our September guest designer, Stephanie Lanzalotto, joining us.
As filled-with-inspiration as the board is, it took me several failed tries before I landed on something I liked. My attempts at distress-inked maple leaves were a disaster; my plans to 'bake a pie' went haywire. Finally, I decided to focus on the pretty autumnal colours - pale greens, rust, red, shades of brown, ivory, burnt orange - found throughout the images and created a 'stylized leaf' with Concord & 9th's Poinsettia Quilt die. Joining my card are two felt apples I stitched, using the dies from Poshta Design. These are just way too cute - and I have several more sets awaiting their turn with needle-and-floss.
I'm excited to see your mood board inspired cards/projects in the gallery!
Thank you for dropping by!