Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge 197 and Inkspirations 64

Saturday, April 2, 2011

This week is a color challenge over at Inkspirations.  A self-described "autum-ny" color challenge!  And almost any time I see "autumn" I think of one of my all-time favorite stamp sets:  French Foliage.  If this set doesn't make it into the new catalog this year, I'll be really surprised.  I hope it does, so that anyone who didn't buy it when it was in the holiday mini, will have a chance to.  It's all kinds of awesome!

Anyway, I checked out the Stamping 411 sketch challenge and although I did finally make a card, I had a hard time with that sketch!

It looks so straight-forward, but I just couldn't get it to cooperate with what I had in mind!  I'm not sure what my issue was, but once I started I had to keep going.  My precious autumn leaves were at stake!

It seems funny to make a card like this when spring is (technically) here already, but the weather where I live is not cooperating with what the calendar says.  It actually feels quite autumn-like.  For some reason winter does not want to give up its grip on us yet (it actually snowed here yesterday)!  So, I feel somewhat vindicated making a card with wonderful leaves like this.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have time to stamp today!

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13 Responses to “Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge 197 and Inkspirations 64”

paperpotter said...

THANK YOU for bringing back French Foliage .... I so hope Stampin' Up! brings this back to the main Idea Book in July. VERY pretty card!

H2 :) said...

Love your FF leaves Jen! Great layout & use of the colours. :)

Allison said...

This is beautiful!
We're still snowing here too!

Heather B said...

Beautiful card!

Vicky Hayes said...

It really is the most gorgeous set and I always love what you do with it Jen!

Jessie Lubyk said...

Very nice, I love the colors....they are so nice and rich. tfs

Kerin said...

You rocked it out again Jen...this is awesome! I love that set, and combined with your clean style & great colors, it's just perfect!

Rosita said...

I like the way you play with the sketch.... Love the color.....

Thanks for sharing...

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

One word...GORGEOUS!!!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love this!! I, for one, miss this stamp set and am hoping it makes it into the new big catty this summer!!!! Great job with the sketch too!!

Connie Babbert said...

I'm with you...winter does NOT want to leave! But, I love the leaves...gorgeous interpretation of the sketch!

Selene Kempton said...

Breathtaking take on this weeks' sketch! The layout, your composition.. it's all just perfect!

Patti Chesky said...

Stunning! I am kicking myself for not ordering this stamp set. I am hoping it makes it to the new catty so I can play with it! Thanks for inspiring us all with your beautiful card!