October 8, 2011

OCC: Fall Color Challenge

Good Morning! 

It's actually a sunny Fall morning in Washington - one of my most favorite things about the year. There's something really special about the cool, bright, sometimes slightly foggy mornings that make me feel alive and vibrant. Seeing Mt. Rainier lit in shades of pink and red as the sun is coming up is pretty awe-inspiring.

This week on Our Creative Corner, we're working with a color challenge from Lori and its all about Autumnal color.

Isn't it a pretty combination for fall?

I thought I'd take another run at the stamp resist technique I learned at the Inspiration Showcase online card class taught by one of my favorite paper crafters and stamper extraordinaire, Jennifer McGuire

I love this technique. It is really easy to create the color background of your choice like I've done here incorporating this week's challenge colors.

I love layering the butterfly dies and punches - they are oh so dainty and beautiful. 

So join us this week by creating a paper craft using the fall colors above as your inspiration. To get your ideas in motion, check out what the other designers have done this week with this rich palette.

Tui Nathan

Have a great week!


  1. Holly this is absolutely gorgeous! What a great technique and it Is a fabulous way to showcase the colors together. So pretty! Thanks for sharing the link, I would love to try it out. Your layered butterfly is a beautiful accent, too. Have a great weekend! Hugs! :)

  2. Wow ... Holly,your card is breathtaking .... You have done a magnificent job here, I love this technique and you have executed it beautifully.

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous, Holly. Wow, the background is just stunning. I love that you let the backgound shine and went simple with the rest of the design. Lovely!
    Cindy Porter

  4. Love this Holly, your BG looks amazing!!!

  5. What a wonderful background stamp that it is and it looks amazing in the white embossing. Beautiful sponging job too - I must do that more often! That's a really terrific way to bring in the colors for the challenges and they look so pretty together like that. Super take on the color challenge.

    Sounds like your weekend is off to a great start. It's raining buckets here in Miami both Saturday and Sunday. I'd love a taste of that cool weather you mentioned!


  6. Wow, how gorgeous! The resist technique is fabulous on your card. I just love what you did with the colors!