Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall themed Cas-ual Friday & Colour Q Challenges

Well, it doesn't feel much like Fall around here, except maybe the nights are a little cooler. The leaves are turning - yes, that even happens in Southern California - but it will be a few months before sweaters and boots are pulled out of hiding.

For now I will have to get my Fall fix by playing with paper & ink in the gorgeous colors of the season. Some of my favorites are in this week's Color Q #156.

I combined this color palette with the CAS-ual Friday Challenge 71  to create a Fall inspired project.

CFC71 Create a Clean And Simple project inspired by autumn

And came up with this card.

The diamond pieces were cut from pieces of scrap patterned paper (My Mind's Eye, Authentique, BoBunny) using the Papertrey Ink Harlequin coverplate. I arranged the pieces along the left side and played with the composition (for far too long) before starting to adher the pieces. 

I find it incredibly hard to create clean & simple cards and am in awe of the beautiful inspiration on the Cas-ual Friday challenge blog!

The sentiment is also from PTI and stamped with Memento Toffee Crunch ink.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Very nice CAS card, Jacquie, love the diamond cut outs! thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the colourQ.

  2. Jacquie, this is beautiful! Love what you came up with. I only bought the stamps and I am having fun with them. The actual die is even more gorgeous.

  3. Ok, now I need that die! This is beautiful. Just, wowza!

    We are in for another HOT weekend! Today is nice and cool, but we have marine layer here at our house. These micro climates are wackado! See you tonight!

  4. Beautiful, Jacquie! You found all the right scraps for this color challenge and die cutting them with Happy Harlequins was a perfect way to show them off. Great job : )

  5. I just love the harlequin pattern in the warm autumnal colours...great idea to use patterned paper for some of the diamonds too. Great CAS design :0)
    Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  6. BEAUTIFUL, Jacquie!!! LOVE it...warm, rich colors and a wonderful design...sweet!! Thanks so much for being a part of the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

  7. Fantastic use of this die! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Well this is an incredibly beautiful CAS card. Love the harlequins. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

  9. Your pattern is stunning! Great how you used the colours!

  10. Really cool card design, love the title of your blog.

  11. Just a lovely hostess card! love the harlequin effect:) Thanks for playing at ColourQ!


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