Playing with Autumn Colours!

The month of August has rolled in and many of us are beginning to think ahead to Autumn (oh Summer, please stay a little longer!). How about we throw a fun color challenge at you that mixes Summer and Autumn colors together and challenge you to create something with the potential to WIN our August New Releases! Here are the colors:

A lovely teal, a rich rust and a neutral gray. What we love about this challenge is that all of these colors can be found in our Flourishes Color Made Easy Collections. Emerald Coast, Terra Cotta and either Cool Neutrals or Tonal Neutrals, isn't that great? Some of the Flourishes Design Team were blessed to be able to gather together just a few weeks ago in Yellowstone National Park for a wonderful weekend. We realized that there was some beautiful scenery right in front of us that matched the colors of our challenge this month, so we thought we'd show that off to you as well...

Beautifully colored mineral Ink Pots in just the right shades! 

Hi everyone.  Ally here!  Isn't Christine's photo above amazing?!!  One day I'm going to see that for my very own eyes.

Here's what I did with our challenge today...
First I made a card base out of Color Made Easy Emerald Coast collection, "Sea Salt".  Then I created matts of "Smoky" from Cool Neutrals, "Burning Ember" from Terra Cotta and finally a layer of "Rain" from the Emerald Coast collection again of which I used my Scor-Pal and embossed some lines on it.  I tied a pretty "Teal Blue" seam binding ribbon and some silver metallic string around my layers.

To create my focal image, I first die cut a piece of Flourishes Classic White Cardstock using the Spellbinder's Perfectly Pierced Classic Window die.  I layered with two fussy cut images from the glorious autumn inspired stamp set, "Autumn Blossoms".  I stamped my simple greeting using Memento "Potter's Clay" ink.

Here's a close up...

I coloured in my blooms using the following Copic Collections:  
(Y15, Y17, YR18, YR61, YR65, YR68, G000, G24, YG93, YG95, E71, E74, E77)

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Autumn Color Inspiration!

Now, for some lovely card inspiration with these colors, here's what the Design Team has to show off…
  • Simply create a card using these colors in the graphic above.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday August 16th at 5 PM EST.
  • Those entries using Flourishes Stamps will be counted twice.
  • You must link your creation on our InLinkz Widgit to be counted.
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post.
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges. Only those entries that don't combine will be in the running.
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCAUG13.
  • We'll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner's Circle Post here on the blog on Saturday August 17th, so check back then to find out if you are a winner!
Thanks for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing what you create! We'll see you here on Wednesday August 14th when our wonderful August Sneak Peeks start! Enjoy creating with these colors!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by:  Flourishes LLC

stamps: Flourishes (Autumn Blossoms)
cardstock: Flourishes
die cut shapes: Flourishes, Cheerylynn Designs
ink: Memento, Copic
ribbon, string: Flourishes
gems: Prima
other: thread.


  1. PURE GORGEOUSNESS!!! What a great design and use of colors :) !!! Have a great weekend...hugs ~S~

  2. Just GORGEOUS, Ally! Love the background you created with the embossing and lattice! Your focal image is so bright and beautifully colored! Amazing, as always!

  3. Absolutely beautiful, Ally! The scored background and lattice look amazing with your perfectly colored flowers. :)

  4. Gorgeous card girl! You are amazing. The colouring is awesome and the flower sprays look so good cut and popped as framing elements. Great minds think alike on sets :)

  5. This is so gorgeous, Ally! Your coloring is amazing as always and I love how you designed the frame with the flower clusters. Great use of those colors too.

  6. So very pretty Ms. Ally! I love, love, love the layout and your coloring is so very beautiful! That splash of silver is fun too! ;-)


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