Monday, August 25, 2014

I Love Autumn!

     Fall is my favorite season -- the oppressive heat of summer is waning, there's a nip in the air, the colors of the changing leaves paint the neighborhoods, and there's the smell of wood-burning fireplaces again.  We begin to think about harvest and Thanksgiving, and even Christmas is just around the corner.  This image from Deedee's "Harvest Hellos" set brought all those things to mind.


I chose to use the sketch from Stella Says Sketch
and my colors came from DRS Designs.

  

     I modified the sketch so that it would fit a Joy fold card, my first one.  The instructions I had were for an A2 card, but I adapted those to make a square card.  I like this particular style of card and will no doubt use it again.

     I colored the image with ProMarkers, then cut it and punched the bottom corners.  I inserted the sentiment (also from the set) into the slots made by the corner punch.  Both dps came from scraps in my stash.  The ribbons were in my stash of Halloween and Thanksgiving embellies and are most likely from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The large leaf is an embossed sticker and the buttons have been lying about, waiting to be used.

     Challenges:

     It's Monday and the start of a new week.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

28 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Connie! I love your darling kitty-autumn card! Great job with the pro-markers and REALLY pretty bow with the leaf matching the leaves in your image! Great take on the color challenge, too! I hope you are doing well, Connie.

Fond hugs, and happy thoughts of you,
de

jimlynn said...

Beautiful coloring on this Connie. Love the CAS look and that leaf sticker is beautiful!
I love autumn too - and just hope we get to see some of it this year and not go directly to winter.
Lynn

Chasing the Dream said...

HI NC
Awe so cute and perfect for the Fall. Sweet image and fab coloring. Simply a delightful beauty.
Hugs
Berni

Dawn Lancaster said...

Oh no, Autumnal cards already!!!! t's a cracker though! Love the image & your CAS style! IN answer to your question, my border punch is a Martha Stewart Doily punch like this one!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Martha-Stewart-Doily-Lace-Punch/dp/B002R6EAU6

*Vicki* said...

I just love Autumn too!! It's my fave time of year!! Gorgeous colors and such a sweet image with the kitty of course! :) That ribbon look delish!! HUGS

Benzi said...

That is a beautiful Autumn card, Connie. Fall has such beautiful colors and so does your card.

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Connive fantastic card love the image and colours. Love Alison x

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Adorable! I still like summer, but I'll take a nip in the air every once in a while. Enjoyed looking at all the color and elements on your card. Almost the same colors in the Catch the Bug challenge this week.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Gorgeous. You are just soaring through the roof with those markers, NanaConnie. Love that sparkly bow and leaf.
Hugs,
Teresa

Billie A said...

Cute card fun image. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful! I love how you coloured this adorable image!

Susan Kennedy said...

OMG! This is wonderful!!! Love it!! Your coloring is always awesome :) What a cute image!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
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Karin said...

Such a cute autumn card and that kitty is adorable! Love your perfect ribbon too! Thanks so much for playing st DRS Designs!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Hi NanaC, just popped back to say thanks for playing at Ooh La La Creations this time!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx
PS did you see we're having a DT call? xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Love it, sweet and cute card!
hugs
Glenda

Shelia said...

Oh this is such an adorable fall card! I really like the sentiment and your sweet little image. Thank you for playing along with DRS Designs this week!

Jodie Mackrell said...

very cute! I'm so glad you were able to join us this week at Catch the Bug!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

hmmm I really do love your card... but the idea that summer is over is not good for me lol... not looking forward to the cold weather yet!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a giveaway you need to check it out at 600 followers giveaway

Joann Burton said...

Connie I love this card. The image is just adorable. I too love fall. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Sarah Cope said...

I love this card, Autumn is definitely my favourite season. Beautifully coloured and put together. Thank you for joining with us at the Hobbybook Designer Challenge :)

Eileen Dobson said...

Such a fab card and cute image, thanks for sharing it with us over at The Squirrel and The Fox.

Michelle J M said...

A fabulous shaped card, I really like this. The image is so cute. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

Chana said...

Hi, NanaConnie! Very nicely done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

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Joann Burton said...

Beautiful Connie...Love the colors. Hugs, joann Sassy Raggedy

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card, such an adorable image and fabulous design.
Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.
Pauline
x

Asha said...

I love fall too... the colours, the smells ... amazing. And watching the leaves fall... how peaceful! Your card has it all!
hugs, Asha

Erin Stephenson said...

How cute! I love the sentiment! Thanks for playing at Open Minded Crafting! We hope to see you next challenge and good luck!

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, I really love it!! Thanks so much for joining us for our Stella Says Sketch #213 at Catch the Bug! Hope to see you again very soon!