Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Going for the Green

We have another Shopping Our Stash Challenge for you beginning today!  This go-round our theme is Go Green - or - Recycle something!  Be sure and pop over the the challenge blog and see all the creations from the DT.  When you enter, be sure and remember to use up some of that stash!



I decided to recycle something and also go green.  If you follow my blog you'll know I very seldom make a green card.  I must have 20 different shades of green card stock and just seldom use it.  But green is what you get today!  I embossed the light green layer, then added a piece of cardboard that came from a hair dryer box.  The leaves (from Autumn Splendor CTMH) were stamped over the Sanded background (SU).  For my sentiment I wanted to use a sentiment that came with the leaves set that said Falling Leaves.  Somehow I've lost the Leaves and just having Falling.....Grrrrrr....Hopefully it'll turn up somewhere.  SO, I just stamped Autumn for the sentiment and then added the bling.  Oh, I sprayed the image with Smooches - but of course it doesn't show up in the photo..........

I'll enter this in the challenges at Simon Says Stamp and Show (Leaf Inspiration) and Crazy 4 Challenges (Leaves).

Stay tuned and I'll be back in a minute with my {Pin}spirational Challenge post ......deer me........
Lynn 

25 comments:

Tammy said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! Love the pretty leaves and the ribbon is perfect!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

You're right! I don't see you use green a lot!
I really like it!

Those leaves are gorgeous!

Marilyn said...

Wow... I love this shade of green! I like the multi coloured leaves, the embossing and that lovely bow!

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, Terrific card. Unlike you I tend to use green a lot. maybe too much. Isn't it funny how we all differ? Wonderful idea to use the cardboard. Love that leaf stamp. Have a wonderful week.

lauren bergold said...

are you bored of reading how stunned and amazed i am EVERY SINGLE WEEK at your lovely creations??! well, sorry, if so, b/c this week is no different at all: HOLY WOW, this is ♥GORGEOUS♥!!!

ps: sorry about the missing stamp... do you think it read itself and thought "leaves" was a direction?! (ok, probably not, LOL!) :) :) :)

Bonnie said...

What pretty leaves and against the green it makes me think of the beautifully colored leaves on the ground!

Jenée said...

This is a stunningly lovely card. The bow is fantabulous (like my new word?)! I am smiling about your comments about green and never using it. Green seems to be a staple "neutral" for me, and it seems as if most of my cards last month used green. None-the-less, your cards are always so lovely, and this was is no exception!

NanaConnie said...

I think you did a fabulous job with all that green and that's a particularly elegant shade for this card. Love your perfect bow, as always.

Linda said...

Beautiful Lynn, I love the leaves and the beautiful shade of green you have used.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Lynn - This is stunning! Simple and elegant! Love this card. I have the opposite problem. In my mind green is a neutral, so I use it all the time and am always running out. You did a great job...you should use green more often ;) lol
Blessings,
Michelle

Carla said...

So pretty! I love the rich colors of the leaves with this shade of green!

Carol L said...

I love how you've put this one together! Those stamped leaves really look pretty with the background you used! Just gorgeous!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the fall card you created- and the embossing on the BG. The leaves stamped- love the BG mimicing the pattern/texture of a tree too...!

gale said...

Love this-that green bow is so pretty!!

Candy C said...

Lynn, your autumnal card is so pretty. I love the soft green color you've used as your background. I also love the embossed look of bark. The leaves on the inset of your card are also very pretty. The bow and "AUTUMN" are very nice embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Monica said...

It is a super green card, Lynn and the sentiment looks perfect... it fits just right.
Such a pretty ribbon to go with the leaves.

Monica

Dixie said...

Gorgeous green card, Lynn! I love the embossing on the background and of course, those beautiful fall leaves. Such great colours!

onecraftymama said...

Hmmm...I'm trying to think of where else you can use "falling" all by itself....Grrr! Hope the stamp turns up at some point (I've had mine turn up months later...don't give up hope! lol)
Love the great big bow, and the awesome mix of falling leaves!

Tammy said...

Oh I love the green Lynn! Awesome background and beautiful bow!!
Tammy x

Shannon White said...

Ohh! How Pretty is this!! LOVE the Wonderful stamped fall leaves and Super embossed BG too! Give it such a rustic feel!! Going to have to dig the EF out, lol Hmmm, I think I feel a CASE coming on, lol Thanks for the inspiration my friend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is so lovely! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

Anne Temple said...

For someone who doesn't use green very much, this is stunning! Love the soft colors.

Sharon said...

I love this card Lynn and what a pretty shade of green that is. Also not a colour I use that often. Soooo pretty! hugs Sharon

Margaret said...

I really like the green with just a hint of the fall colors, and your cardboard makes a wonderful stripe! So sorry to hear about the missing stamp. So frustrating! With your knack for puns, you could always team 'falling' with a 'for you' stamp!

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Lynn! Wow! SO lovely! Love the soft colors, the faint leaves and the lush bow! This is SO pretty!
Sandie