Tuesday, October 3, 2017


this week's challenge at shopping our stash is called "give thanks" and you can choose to make a thank you card OR any project with a thanksgiving theme.

vintage paper painted with many autumnal shades of colorburst pigment powders, then diecut with timholtz/sizzix tattered foliage dies as well as some ancient provocraft/cuttlebug leaf dies; edges inked with prima's dark bark chalk ink and a small amount of various neutral shades of distress stickles were randomly applied with a small paintbrush; patterned paper: gold matte metallic cardstock from paper anthology, american crafts POW gold glitter cardstock, cosmo cricket lined paper, paper source birch bark textured giftwrap; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine 

this is much, MUCH more stash-centric than it looks, because all of those gorgeous diecut colorburst leaves were leftover from an autumnal make-and-take i devised for last november's anniversary party at paper anthology* and i just stumbled upon them while cleaning out for this year's garage sale. and sort of re-fell in love with them. because the combination of saturated color, vintage paper, and a tiny bit of sparkly just *always* looks good to me. the rest of the card is pretty simple, so the leaves can really be the star of the show. i've attached them quite loosely, to make it look like they just sort of drifted in, on the wind. a look i find much more appealing on a card than all over my yard, but you cannot argue with mother nature, lol.

since this week's theme on the simon says stamp wednesday challenge blog is "ANYTHING GOES" i am linking up with those fine folks! 

for more amazing and inspiring ideas the SOS gang is always a great go-to; why not hop over just now? 

*this year's paper anthology anniversary party (#6 if you're counting!) will be in november, and if you're in or around central new jersey you won't want to miss it! sign up for the newsletter today so that you'll be the first to hear about cool events! ♥


  1. As always your collages are fantastic!!! gorgeous colours and a beautiful card.

  2. Mission accomplished... those leaves definitely look like they fluttered onto your collage! Everything about this appeals to me, right down to the addition of that gold paper. Beautiful!

  3. So fun and colorful, the colors are stunning. So glad to have found you through the SSS challenge!


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