September 17, 2012

Retrosketches #29

It's been awhile since I had the time to play along with a challenge. I found a few extra minutes over the weekend. I loved the sketch over at Retrosketches so that's what I went with. You just can't go wrong when it's a sketch based off of one of Laurie's cards.

We've had some very brisk mornings and it's starting to feel like fall here. I love the beautiful colors that come with the season and wanted to created a card that reflected that.

I stared by cutting the squares using my die. To make sure my leaves were in the proper place I lightly traced the squares onto my cream cardstock. To get the various colors on my leaves, I started by inking them with Simply Chartreuse. Then I gently tapped the edges with Terracotta Tile and Summer Sunshine. When I was done stamping I erased my tracing lines. So easy and such a beautiful effect.  The acorns were done with Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado.

 I attached everything using my dots for a touch of dimension.

Here is this week's sketch.

Thanks for stopping by,


All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated
Stamps: Autumn Acorn
Inks: Simply Chartreuse, Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise and Ripe Avocado
Paper: Kraft, Canyon Clay & Rustic White
Dies:Take Three &Autumn Acorns   
Button: Ripe Avocado
Twine: Rustic Twine
Embossing folder: Darcie


  1. This is so stunning, Deanna! From the embossing to that button with twine, all so yummy!!

  2. This card is gorgeous, Deanna! Love the warm colors and that great embossed background!

  3. Absolutely stunning! Gorgeous, gorgeous card (and you're making me regret that I sold this set!)

    PS My stamps for my card yesterday are from PaperSmooches Daisies & Paisley set and the check pattern at the bottom were from The Craft's Meow Typically Teen set.

  4. This is jaw dropping gorgeous Deanna. Every detail, the variegated coloured stamping and that awesome embossing folder. Great job!

  5. Love the combination of stamps and dies, along with the colour scheme. I haven't used my Take Three die recently, but will definitely have to try this design.


  6. Gorgeous card. I love your color choices, your cool inking, and that wonderful embossing folder.

  7. LOVE it......since I like threes so much, I might have to add that die to my order too! The embossing folder is fun as well!

  8. This is stunning, Deanna! I love it!

  9. Georgeous card. Love the colors of those leaves. The button with the rustic twine is perfect.

  10. What a stunning lovely design. I have worked for the Print VIP cards company and this design inspire me so much. I would like to try once to design like this, if you don't mind. I appreciate this.



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