Saturday, September 6, 2014

Autumn Kindness

Hello Crafters! 

  Are you tired of me yet? I feel like I've been posting like crazy lately :) 
It's either feast or famine around here. 

I'm embracing the feast at the moment because in a few months there will be a drought. 
I don't know what it is about winter but I almost always lose my mojo. 
I think it's the snow. and cold. and general yuckiness. ha! 
Do you have that problem too?

Well you all know that I love me some bright colors. This is important because autumn is on the way. I think this season is beautiful but I can't translate it into a card, like ever. During the crop I recently attended the wonderful Lin suggested using my same "go to" (i.e. flowers. like you didn't know!) but changing up the colors. 
So I tried that. It's pretty okay I think. 

I used a couple of Hero Arts sets and one of their stencils too!
Hello Flowers
Night and Day Flowers
Stone Circle Pattern

I almost never use pattern paper. Buy it? Yep. Hoard it? You betcha! You know what pattern paper I do use? The ones I make :) There is something so satisfying about creating a pattern from plain white cardstock. I HAVE to use it!!

The whole idea here was a little flower growing up next to a rock wall. Do you see it? 

I created my stone wall using the Stone Circle Pattern Stencil. I put down a light layer of iced spruce on my white card stock and then laid down my stencil. I added more iced spruce very heavily with pops of walnut stain, frayed burlap, and black soot. I adore the way it came out. They look like real stones!! Eeeh!

The flower was stamped and colored with more distress ink. I added some detail with a white gel pen to really make the center pop. The leaves and stem are a solid image but I'm a weirdo and have to have all my images match. I stamped them in a light green and then added distress ink over top to get some shading. I outlined them both in black and added a few white dots to them too. Why not?!

The sentiment was perfect to nestle right into that flower. I'll be giving this card to a church friend who called me after we hadn't been for a few weeks. This is how you stay on track people. People who care enough about you to remind you that you've veered to far from your intended path ;) 

All of the products I used are in stock over at A2ZScrapbooking. That stencil is on sale for $4.00! $4.00!!! As always please feel free to use my reader code KELLYL15 to snag yourself 15% off. 

I should also mention that our current challenge over at the A2ZScrapbook blog is Fall or Christmas. You could win a $25.00 gift card to the store :)

Thanks for stopping over!



  1. No u r not posting like crazy :) I love seeing ur gorgeous cards!! Love that stenciling u did :)

  2. beautiful. love that stone wall!!!

  3. I see it and I LOVE it! No mojo missing here, girl! Love that beautiful flower and your white dots make it shine even more! Beautiful card, Kelly!

  4. Gorgeous, Kelly! This is a wonderful fall card!!

  5. Wonderful card and created with a set I LOVE!! Thanks for sharing and hope this year your Mojo lasts year round!

  6. Awesome colouring! I love the white dots you added.

  7. I loved the the way you have created that rock wall looks so real and the bright pop of that flowers against that wall looks so gorgeous !! ..I just adore the way you colors your images and add tiny details to it :)

  8. Hi Kelly! Wida sent me over to your blog, since she mentioned you in a post today. I have enjoyed looking at you cards, very much so! Love your writing style as well. :) Have to agree with you on the patterned paper's as though I wrote those words. I like to make my own more than I like to use the (many) hoarded papers I've got.

    It's nice to meet ya!