Wednesday, September 8, 2010

InStyle Stamps Color Challenge

Its time for the InStyle Stamps color challenge this month! Taylor has picked an inspiration photo that has me truly yearning for the colors and smells of autumn. It just cannot get here fast enough for me.

Sep 8, 2010

So, from this photo I pulled out my inspiration pattern paper...can't help it, that just how I create anymore. I am a complete paper junkie. The little strip of glittery leaf paper to the right edge of my card is from a new collection by Best Creation. Not a paper brand I normally gravitate to, but I really liked this one!

I chose Jet for my image since he looks so ready to go back to school in his cute sweater and khakis! I even hand-drew an argyle pattern in his sweater to pull the look together and add a bit more color to his ensemble.

My card base is 5.5 x 5.5 and then I trimmed about an inch off the top layer so that there is a wide strip exposed on the bottom. Thats where I put my leafy paper. My next layer is a scrap of Olive that I ran through the Cuttlebug with the Argyle folder. My leaves are cut from the Spellbinders Maple Leaf Nestabilities dies that were also embossed with an Impressabilities Flourish. All pieces were distressed with Tim Holtz Old Paper. As you may have noticed, I am not so into the distressed look as I was years ago, But I am trying to get out of the proverbial box!

Ok, so if you'd like to play along with us this month you have a few weeks! We have 3 challenges every month which each run for a whole month, so there's plenty of time! The winner will receive either 1 or 2 digi images from InStyle Stamps depending on whether or not you used an ISS image for your creation.

So be sure to head over to the InStyle Stamps blog to get all the details and to view some more eye candy! Thanks for stopping in with me today!



  1. Awesome-ness, love, love, LOVE the argyle sweater and the background!! NICE!!!

  2. I love it Cyndi! I love how you color Jet... He's cute! I love the embossed leaves!


  3. Cyndi, this is adorable! Love the way you colored his vest in! super cute!!


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me a comment! Every comment makes me smile :)