Thursday, October 4, 2018

All Occasion Fall Themed Card For A Vintage Journey

Hello friends! It's my turn to host our latest challenge at A Vintage Journey, and I have chosen the theme 'Autumn Splendor'.

With the glorious colours of fall it would be oh so nice to see some falling leaves, pumpkins, acorns or any other favourite images that brings fall to mind. Just remember to create your project in our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

Autumn is my favorite season. I love the blue, blue skies dotted with white fluffy clouds, the bold colors of the changing leaves and the way the light hits everything differently. I chose to make a simple card depicting some of these colors. Since I'm the host of this challenge, I will be posting my tutorial for this project at A Vintage Journey in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, here are a couple of close ups of my card.

My fellow Creative Guides at A Vintage Journey have created some beautiful Autumn inspiration , so please  hop on over HERE to see all their wonderful projects. I hope you'll join me for my tutorial in a few weeks!

Happy creating!
Sara Emily

Challenge shares:
Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge # 13 Watercolours I watercolored my colorful leaves.
SumMore Fun Mood Board Challenge #38 I was inspired by the leaves in the photo with the shoes and by the wood plank with Mr. and Mrs. on it.


  1. The shades of blue that you used along with the fall colors is fabulous. What a great theme for October. Love your creation.

  2. This is a glorious card Sara Emily, I love the striking colour combinations and the vivid contrasts. I am soooo looking forward to your tutorial xxx

  3. Gorgeous Sara Emily. The fabulous blue embossed background is the perfect foil for the gorgeous autumnul spray. Absolutely stunning! Jennie x

  4. Looks like we were on the same lines with our thinking, Sara Emily... I adore your white leaf clusters, echoing the clouds against the blue sky, and the lovely combination of textures and materials in your clustered autumn gatherings. Beautiful!
    Alison x

  5. Oh my! Look at those gorgeous colors you added to your card! It is so beautiful. Thank you for joining us in the SumMore Fun Mood Board challenge.

  6. Delightful make, Sara! The cluster of embellishments is arranged just so and I love the background too!

  7. Absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes using dies by companies carried at DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  8. I love how you have used blues and dull orange for your fall colors Sara Emily! what a lovely background you created with your stampings! Those leaf outline die cuts are beautiful - as well as the wonderful crackle! Your big bow and blooms are the perfect overlay! Julia xx

  9. Fabulous Sara Emily, the colour combination is so striking, the blue and white really remind me of Carolina Fall days and I adore how you have embellished it!! I look forward to the tutorial! xxx

  10. Beautiful design. The background is perfect for your pretty leaves and flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.
    DRU DT

  11. Beautiful make, with a wonderful combination of flowers and leaves, thank you for joining in at BBB

  12. Sara Emily, this is gorgeous! The background looks amazing with the stamped wording and leaves. The color choices are beautiful and then the mix of brown and gold tones just pop!! Gorgeous textures and wonderful elements~gorgeous fall design!!
    Sorry, it's been a while since I've been around. I have definitely lost my mojo since the loss of my Dad and just can't seem to get motivated. Thanks for the inspiration~ I hope to be back around again soon my friend.
    Have a great day,
    Sherrie K

  13. Absolutely stunning!! The colors are so amazing!! Wow!! I love the background and the pretty leaves!! So spectacular!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. What an elegant card! That white embossing in the background is such a great contrast to that beautiful turquoise! And that foliage... YUM!

  15. Absolutely gorgeous Sara Emily!!. Really beautiful background that I could drool over all day!!!. Thank you so much for joining in the artistic stamper challenge x

  16. The background is stunning, the embellishments are stunning, the colour is gorgeous, I just love every single thing about this beautiful creation! Hugs, Anne xxx

  17. Hi, Sara! Could this not be a more perfect rendition of Autumn in Florida? The tropical blue waters mixed with the withering (from the heat more than the cold) leaves and flowers, getting ready to spring forth their lusciousness again? Gorgeous card! hugs, de

  18. Hi Sarah Emily! I have finally found time for a catch up! This is a wonderful Autumn look, I love the way the light changes at this time of year, and you have captured it so well! Love this theme and hope to join in! Hugs, Chrisx

  19. Stunning and elegant, fabulous fall colors and beautiful background. Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Berni DT

  20. You have captured those seasonal colours you talk about and created a Gorgeous card rich in autumnal splendour, Sara Emily. Looking forward to your tutorial .

    Hope you are doing ok . Thought n prayers still heading your way
    hugs x

  21. I adore that white embossing, looking forward to seeing the full tutorial Sara Emily as those close ups are tantalising.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

  22. WOW, what a beauty. I love the leaves. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  23. wonderful fall card. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.
    Dawn DT

  24. This is soooo beautiful Sara - I adore the colours - your leaves look do delicate - gorgeous! Thanks for joining my plantastic challenge at countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel xx


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