Tuesday, January 17, 2012

october afternoon in january...

I have several manufacturers that I swoon over..like seriously love their stuff.

One of them is October Afternoon and right now I'm really loving their Farmhouse Collection!

I saw this fun sketch on their blog by Roree...talk about talent, that girl is chock full of it!


So I challenged myself to whip together some cards using that fab sketch:


There is something about grey and yellow...love that happy combo:


I cut strips and then used my corner chomper...I adhered the strips onto a piece of cardstock and then zig zagged the strips together...way more time consuming than I had originally anticipated since everything was x 2.  The card base is Stampin' up Basic Gray...still LOVE that color.  Did you see the row of grey/silver pearls...

Here's a parisian take on the sketch:


I'm actually a huge fan of non-sentiment cards...they are good to have in the stash.

Raise your hand if YOU'RE an October Afternoon fan...make sure you pop over to the OA blog to see the sketch challenge...both Roree and Amy Heller have such gorgeous interpretations of the sketch.  Amy's layout is a blue paradise...such a fab gal Amy is...I had the opportunity to meet her last year:)

34 comments:

Jennifer said...

LOVE October Afternoon!! Your card is Super CUTE!!! (=

Riet said...

So gorgeous Amy.

Hugs Riet.xx

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous work Amy, love the bright cheery colours and perfect design, Jo x

farmhouse-story said...

i love oa, too! loving both cards today, amy:)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love OA!!! And loveeeeeeeeee your cards too!!! LOVING the colors! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Valerie said...

Raising my hand - love OA and that sketch -will have to go check it out.
Your cards are gorgeous - love that yellow/gray combo too - need to look into that Stampin Up grey, too!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

LOVING these!

Deanne :)

Audrey Pettit said...

These are jaw droppers, Amy! I absolutely adore the yellow and gray combo and all the pretty patterns you combined! SO fabulous!

Jaclyn Miller said...

These are fabulous! Love the colors.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Loving your cards Amy. The color combo and is that a non-kraft cardbase I see under it all?

Laurel said...

Gorgeous!

Thanh Vo said...

Happy coloured cards in the middle of winter brighten my day! I love how you stitched all the panels together Amy!

jessica said...

Beautiful!!

Regan said...

gorj! I too am a huge fan of OA

Lindsay said...

LOVELOVELOVE OA!! This card is fantastic Amy!

TesaB said...

Wonderful! Such sunny happy cards!!!! LOVE the papers, love the design, love your style! :)

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Amy, love the yellow! Have a happy Tuesday!

Chunyuan said...

sweet cards. love yellow and grey combo.

jen said...

Love OA! And adore your creations! The rounded corners are such a cool detail, and the colors are fab! Perfect for brightening a January day!! Xoxo

wendipooh13 said...

LOVE the cards!! sooo pretty!!! that OA line rocks!!!

Martha said...

I want spring seeing your beautiful, happy cards!!

itsallrosi said...

oh, I like that sketch!

the papers are perfect!

Karen B. said...

What a great mix of patterns and colors Amy!

Emily Keaton said...

Love that sketch! It's a great way to use up scraps. Your cards are so happy--love these!

roree said...

Beautiful cards, Amy! So glad that you liked the sketch. :) Thanks for playing along! ~roree

Angie Tieman said...

Oh my cuteness! Great job with the sketch and those yummy papers! I bought that collection over Christmas break at Archiver's in Kansas City, but haven't cut into it yet...maybe this is just the push I need! ;)

Rose said...

these are so pretty!! and all the labor for the stitching is well worth it :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I am also in love with October Afternoon papers! OHHHHHHHH! Just gorgeous:) LOVE your take on this sketch! FAB cards!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wonderful cards Amy! Great mix of patterned paper!

Angi Barrs said...

Fabulous design. Must get some of this paper...especially since it's yellow. :)

ivy said...

i love each rounded panel! and on top of that...sewn together too?! fab cards!

June Houck said...

A fab job with this sketch, Sweet Amy. Those yellows are so warm and delightful!

Levana Xu said...

the stripes and the pattern papers is just so cute, and the idea of sewn it together is making it look more fabolous..,amy

Anonymous said...

Yowy lady!!!! Those are fan, fan, fan, fan, fanTASTIC!!! I am in awwwwwwwweee!