Monday, October 31, 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - November 2016

Welcome to the November Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties!  Here is your inspiration photo for this month:

Just love the look of a pretty decorated Chalkboard... and these colors... yum!  I can smell the crunch leaves now (even though where I live now it's still like Summer).  After 45 years of Autumns though... I can remember... 

Here is how I was inspired:

Love when I have a chance to use this black chalkboard paper I got a long time ago.  I never had much luck with the chalk ink I bought so I like embossing on it.  I embossed the wreath from Hello Spring first in Old Paper distress embossing powder and the sentiments from Coffee, Yes Please (inside the wreath) and But First, Coffee (underneath) in white.

I stamped some of the coffee beans/leaves from Coffee Yes, Please and some leaves from the Fall Stand Add On 2 and colored them with watercolor markers, cut them out and scattered them around my wreath along with some pretty Creamsicle sequins and the green from the Watermelon sequin mix.

I didn't have the right colors of embossing powders for my chalkboard drawings so I embossed the flowers and pumpkins and leaves with various powders and then used a white paint-like marker to color them in white.  When that was dry I used my watercolor markers to add some color over it.  I really like the way it came out and I will do that again for sure.  The pumpkins are also from the Stand Add On 2 and the flowers and leaves are from Hello Spring.

Then I used the dies from Coffee, Yes Please to make my plaid cup.  I had that half of a sunflower in my little "extras" collector on my desk and thought it would go well on this one along with some extra pumpkins, leaves and coffee beans.. that pretty heart was an extra too... I always save the inside hearts when I cut out the heart garland from the Sweet Borders set and there it was right when I needed it!

So thanks for stopping by today!  I sure hope you play along this month and I can't wait to see what you create!  Now hop around to see what the rest of the design team has created for you today!  And so happy to have Lori Turner joining us as a Guest Designer this month!

Nancy Salkeld
November Guest Designer:  Lori Turner


  1. OH....MY....GOODNESS!!! Lisa, this is absolutely AMAZING! wow xoxoxoxoxo

  2. Gorgeous coffee themed card with the lovely wreath, coffee cup, and pumpkins!! Lovely pretty!!

  3. Sooooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING that cup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Beautiful! I love your coffee cards! Gorgeous fall colours as well!

  5. Oh my, Lisa, I LOVE everything about this beautiful card! The attention to detail in conjunction with the clean, crisp look is wonderful. I think this is my all-time favorite that you have created for Paper Sweeties to date :)

  6. So super pretty! Love this card! I'll send you some fall???? LOL!!!

  7. My Goodness, Lisa, I just can't get over this card! I think this is one of my very favorite Paper Sweeties cards of all time! I keep looking at it to see how you created it! I am so inspired by it too!
    Take care!

  8. Ooh La La! I LOVE this! You've used the colors and inspiration photo beautifully! The coffee, the plaid, the wreath...{sigh} so much wonderfulness!

  9. Wow! The wreath is fabulous! Love the coffee beans on it! Beautiful card!


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