Bountiful Blessings - The Challenge #46

Happy Monday!  
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Hope all of my Canadian crafty and blog friends are having a wonderful holiday and extended weekend!

And what better way to celebrate than to join us at this week's challenge over at 

It's a color challenge this week!
Lots of yummy fall colors -
Crimson ~ Yellow ~ Kraft ~ Rust

And check out all the 
Design Team's beautiful projects too 
for some added inspiration:

The Challenge Design Team:
Nance Salkeld-You are here!

Featured Designer (monthly) Shona
Guest Designer (weekly) 
Mary Valente

My card - -

I had several ideas mulling around in my head and this is how it transformed onto paper.  I started with a nice yellow leaf patterned paper from my stash. Added some kraft paper using a scallop die from WPlus9.  Then, I made my own main panel -the bright leafy panel.  I stamped the leaves with Versamark on watercolor paper then embossed them with white emboss powder. Then, I used red, a golden yellow and dark orange watercolor paints randomly to color in the leaves and their background and mounted it on red cardstock (wax lips color).  The leaf dies are Ellen Hutson, the banner die is Lil' Inker Designs, label die is Paper Sweeties and the sentiment is Reverse Confetti.  I also used a stitched rectangle die from Lil' Inker Designs on my back background.  Finished the whole thing off with kraft colored candy dots from Stampin' Up.

So let's see what you make!  
Come join us for some crafty fun this week!

Crafty Challenge Blessings!
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I Card Everyone said...

Nancy your card is Gorgeous!! LOve that background paper, every single beautiful layer, and your added leaves ... wow this is spectacular!
=] Michele

Team Clark said...

I love this! Love this! Love this! Fantastic design!!!

Lesley said...

Wow! Gorgeous!!!

AJ Bodine said...

Beautiful colors, all of the elements work perfectly together!

Bonnie said...

I love how your leaf die cuts match the leaves in the background! And that watercolor is gorgeous! The colors mixed beautifully!

Lori said...

Great fall design! Love your watercolored leaf panel.

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this is gorgeous! I love the embossed leaves with all the watercolor! The die cut leaves add so much detail, the sentiment is lovely, and all the layers makes me smile! XX