Saturday, September 29, 2012

Amazing Grace


The CAS-ual Fridays Challenge is a fun one this week - to be inspired by our own personal blog banner!  My main element of inspiration was the leaves with text on them.  I had originally wanted to go with more green, but then I decided to experiment with a couple of shades of Dylusions spray by Ranger: Squeezed Orange and Fresh Lime - sprayed on a 4" square of Sahara Sand CS.  The leaves were cut using Sweet 'n Sassy's dies on some text DP from the Lost and Found Two "Rosy" pad, then sponged with Tea Dye distress ink.  Layering it on Pumpkin Pie CS then popping it on foam strips on top of kraft gave it some more dimension.  The sentiment is a Plain Jane stamp by Verve.  This is also for the Friday Mashup Challenge to create a fall themed card or use twine or mash it up and use both.  I went with the autumn theme only to keep it CAS.  I plan to give this to one of our two pastors at an appreciation dinner our church is having in October. 

Thanks for stopping by...have a great weekend!  I'm going to be working today and tomorrow evening, so stamping time will be next to non-existent!

16 comments:

Lisa said...

Lovely card! I really like the background and those leaves are so pretty.

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Marisa said...

Happy sigh....a maple leaf and two others tossed in :) Great take on the CAS challenge!

Marlena M. said...

Your header is so pretty Wanda~gorgeous interpretation of it too!

Karen said...

beautiful Wanda...

Angela said...

Really pretty...the background you've created is neat paired with the text leaves!

Patrice said...

Fabulous Fall card!!!

paperella said...

A fabulous card inspired by a fabulous blog banner! And so perfect for the season! I love how you played with ink and mists here :)
Thanks so much for playing with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Joan Ervin said...

Gorgeous fall design, Wanda...the colors are spectacular and I love the leaves made with the text paper!!!!!!!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

I'd sat inspired by the CTD colrs this week as well! This is so simply elegant and pretty, Wanda!

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love that background!!!

Michele Gross said...

I love that you used the texty leaves from your banner :) You have such a pretty banner and so many wonderful little muses in it :) I'm so glad you tooted your horn for us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Heidi Baks said...

Love your spritzed background and text leaves! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Debby said...

Love your inky background Wanda! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Amy White said...

Wow - great idea to die-cut the leaves from the book print style of paper and sponge round the edges (must try that!). Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

Stephanie Washburn said...

Love all the beautiful, rustic colors! Those leaves look amazing! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays! :)

Rita said...

Love those leaves! They are a great inspiration from your header. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!