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Fall mushrooms

Fall mushrooms published on 15 Comments on Fall mushrooms

Ok, having mushrooms means that you have damp ground and goodness knows we can’t seem to get enough rain here in VA.  However, I can create little whimsical mushrooms!  While it was not my usual style of set, when I first saw Funky Four in the catalog I just had to smile.  Something about those little mushrooms (and the rest of the set, for that matter) are just really cute.  So I got it!  I didn’t think about it or rationalize it, I just bought the set.  I am so glad I did!

I saw the color challenge over at The Paper Players this week and knew that I had to play along.  Really, you must go look at the cards they made…gorgeous!!  The colors they chose were Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso…oh so pretty together.  There is also a brand new challenge, S-U Only Challenges, and their first challenge is “Fall”.  So, my brain started crunching and realized how great those colors would be with my funny little mushrooms.  I had also found a great sketch over at Unscripted Sketches that would be perfect.  Ready with the three challenges, this card came together very quickly.  I colored onto the stamp with my markers and stamped the main image panel.  I then added the sentiment from Apple Blossoms (Hostess Level 2).  I liked the idea of color blocking for this layout but wanted to add a little more interest so I chose a piece of Play Date DSP for the side panel (it coordinates perfectly with the Funky Four set!).  This card is for my dear brother-in-law so I avoided the bow and put on a button instead.  Yes, I’m really glad I went with my impulse and got these mushrooms!

See, I bet they make you smile, too!  Nothing more for today…thanks for stopping in.  I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

Stamps:  Funky Four, Apple Blossoms (hostess); Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Play Date DSP; Ink:  Old Olive, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Early Espresso; Accessories:  Espresso Satin Ribbon, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Thread

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15 Comments

Jen,
isn’t it amazing how sometimes you just have to go with your gut and buy a set that calls to you …. no rationalizing… just reacting! I’m so pleased you did get this set so that you could create this gorgeous, whimsical card and join the Paper Players this week. I love the way you used the color challenge.
Love the clean, simple lines and the color blocking. Fabulous!
Hugs
Jaydee

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