Artsy Leaves for Color Throwdown
Coffee - for Addicted to CAS Challenge #99

Rust, Gold and Green for Just Us Girls #365

Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.  This is the second of my posts for today.  If you are interested in my Addicted to CAS challenge - you can check out this link

Tonight's card is for the Just Us Girls Color Challenge which is a very fall inspired  - and fabulous color challenge:

I was also inspired by the challenge across at Simon Says Stamp - it's ..... an irresistible challenge :-)
I began with a piece of Canson Cold Pressed watercolor card and white heat embossed Artsy Leaves - yes.. I know... I've used that already this week - but it really is a very versatile set :-)  This time, however, I paired it with the Halftone Happy from Altenew.  I used my Zig Clear Brush Markers to color the leaves and the background.  I love the fact that these colors are really so appropriate for fall and decided that the sentiment should also carry on the fall color theme.  I love the texture that the cold pressed watercolor paper makes, especially with the texture from the leaves and the sentiment.  Here's my card:
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I hope that you will play along with us this week.  If you are looking for some inspiration, you have to look no further than the amazing creations from our design team.
On a personal note:
Today was my last day on vacation and I must admit, I have thoroughly enjoyed the time off to relax and just chill.  Of course, I still have two more days before having to go back and I intend to make the most of the time.  I shall be changing out the summer drapes for the fall/winter ones as well as changing out the cushions and other accoutrement.  I am NOT ready for winter, but I still enjoy the cooler nights and warm colors of fall. :-)
If you are unsure of my passion for fall.... here is a reminder of why it is so amazing!  I took this photo on our little sojourn to Wisconsin this week. How gorgeous are these leaves:
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How beautiful are the yellows, reds and rusts against that pale blue sky?  Really... I am always amazed by how beautiful Mother Nature is!  I wanted to share a photo that I took from under the deck last week.. the colors of the trees were just coming in:
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I'll be back later with my Addicted to CAS card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight - including little Eva.
card recipe:
  • Stamps:  Artsy Leaves - Fun Stampers Journey.  Sentiment:  Halftone Happy - Altenew
  • Inks:  Zig Clear Brush markers