We have been given a wonderful inspiration photo to jump start our design and challenged to use the faux chalkboard technique on a fall themed card. You can check out all the details here, including a link to Betsy Veldman's faux chalkboard technique tutorial. For this card, the faux chalkboard panel was made first using a Graceful Greetings sentiment and a few sprigs from Birds & Blooms.
A number of leaves were die cut from watercolor paper using Leave It Be dies and then colored with watercolor pens. The edges curled up nicely as the leaves dried.
A Smoky Shadow panel is embossed with a basket weave pattern, the leaves adhered to this panel and then the chalkboard sentiment panel adhered on the nest of leaves. I love the way the vibrant leave colors contrast with the dark gray!
This card is also being linked to Seize the Birthday where the current challenge includes using dies.
I'm looking forward to seeing all the fabulous cards linked to the Blog Hop today. Thanks for stopping by,