Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Vintage Autumn

     I had no idea I was going to be as thrilled with this card as I am but the result is eminently pleasing.  :-D

     This is a Fitztown image which I colored with ProMarkers and then die cut with one of my framing dies from Spellbinders.  I rarely work with oranges (except for fall color combos) so I had to dig around quite a bit to find the pumpkin CS which I die cut with a plain oval die from QuicKutz.

     At first, I intended to layer the two ovals so that the plain oval would be just a vertical mat behind the image but as I was playing around, I angled it and really liked the way it looked.  I layered both pieces onto the card front and then began adding flowers and pearls.  I didn't have any flowers that pumpkin color but ProMarkers fixed that.  :-D  I'm becoming convinced that I'll buy nothing but white flowers from now on and custom color them to whatever I need.  The bow was also white but dyed with a ProMarker.

     When she was finished, I thought she looked regal and vintage.  I certainly didn't plan the card this way.  I thought it was going to be another CAS card but it's one of those that just took off, apparently having a mind of its own.  This time, I'm glad I let it go instead of trying to control it.  :-D

A Vintage Journey
Card Makin' Mamas
Crafts 4 Eternity
Crafty Catz
Dies R Us
Docerela Creations
East Wind
Pattie's Creations
Quick Quotes

     That's all for today and it's been a really busy week so we'll have to see if there's any more time before the weekend for playing.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card and design. Like how you decided to angle the solid oval too.

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! This is absolutely amazing!!! I love your coloring here NC!!

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my this does looks stunning! Love the design and gorgeous autumnal colours.
Linda xxx


Gorgeous and beautiful card Connie you have coloured the image beautifully thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Hugs Dianne x (DT)

Mad Moose said...

Such an elegant card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

Melissa Vandridge said...

That turned out beautiful Connie! :)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Connie I wanted to come and thank you for becoming one of my followers and I have taken the chance to have a peek at your projects, they are all beautiful especially this one I love the colours you have used and how you have offset the oval it really does look very effective, a truly wonderful card.
lorraine x

Monica Taylor said...

Great vintage project. Thanks for playing in our challenge!
♥ Monica
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Chasing the Dream said...

NC truly amazing elegant beauty, Fabulous design with the ovals cuts. Beautiful image and fantastic coloring.
So gorgeous.

Teresa Arsenault said...

What a stunning image. You have done a fabulous job with this. Your simple design really makes it stand out.

Alicia Borowski said...

wonderful card. Love the image & the use of colour & dies. Thanks for joining us for our Fall Festival challenge #10.
Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Cumbrianlass said...

Amazing card NC the image and your colouring is fabulous.
Janet xxx

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW what a beautiful design!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘FALL FESTIVAL’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is such an elegant card. Love the layout you have done.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at The East Wind. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

Sara Castelo de Carvalho said...

Lovely project! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
DT Member Sara

Benzi said...

Beautiful image and so well done. Colored beautifully and I do like that angled die.

Jackie Scott said...

Gorgeous card love the way you coloured her hair and the roses! Great colours and design.

Robin said...

Pretty card! Thanks for participating in Dies R Us "Fall Festival" challenge!

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Vintage" Challenge #100!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Joann Burton said...

This is beautiful Connie. Just beautiful. Hugs joann sassy raggedy

Ema M said...

Beautiful! I LOVE that you've used a Fitztown image, too! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
FCB CT Coordinator

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh NanaConnie this is stunning!! i was browsing your site when I saw this and it really caught my eye. Love the colors you used and the design with the ovals your right they are perfect. And the way you colored the flowers. I will have to try that sometime.
Linda K.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful card! I love the bight orange! Thanks for joining the Quick Quotes Challenge! :)

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful and wonderfully coloured!

Susie Bentz said...

Lovely card! The bling is perfect on the frame. You are very talented with your coloring! Thanks for playing along with Quick Quotes this month!

jimlynn said...

You may not have planned it this way but it's absolutely stunning! Love the way you did the ovals and your coloring on this image is outstanding!

Kim Kelley said...

Great card..pretty coloring. Thank you for joining us this week at Card Makin Mamas! HUGS


Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful card, - great colouring too! Love it and thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

mycraftloft said...

Love the colorings. Thanks for joining us at quick quotes challenge

Buttons said...

You have every right to feel justly proud at how beautifully you've coloured this elegant lady and it all makes for a wonderful card. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x