Sunday, September 20, 2015

Pilgrims for Harvest

     We start a new challenge at Pile It On today and we have a fun palette of autumn colors for our theme (see below.)  Digital Delights is our sponsor and they generously provided images for the DT to use.  As it happens, I have quite a collection of Digital Delights digis so I used "Pilgrim Boy" and "Pilgrim Girl" from my own collection and then added the sentiment which was provided to the team members.

Our wonderful color combo...

...and below is my card.


     There really was no place on either of these partially pre-colored images to use that lovely olive green color so I used my linen folder to emboss some olive CS, cut it to size, and punched the corners.  The image piece was die cut with a set from Spellbinders, as was the dark brown mat (I know it looks black in the photo, but it really is brown as is the narrow ribbon.)

     After I got it all layered together, including the ribbons, bow, and pearls in the one corner (all from my stash!), the olive green CS just wasn't working.  I dug through my ProMarkers, found a lovely light olive green shade and colored in her apron.  I also punched a few leaves from the olive CS and layered them on top of the image.  Instantly, the olive CS fit right in!

     It's amazing what a little bit of added color can do.  I know it makes her look very different from the way a traditional Pilgrim girl is pictured in all white, black and gray, but in this case, the overall design works better.  :-D

     Challenges:

     Autumn and all the upcoming holidays are rushing toward us at a pace faster than I care to see.  I have a solid start on all my holiday cards so I think I'll be done by the end of November.  Which is a good thing because the amount of time I spend away from my cozy home during December means that the crafty time is much reduced.  For now, I'd be delighted to see you playing along with us at Pile It On, and remember, that means pile on those challenges!  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

22 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Hello Connie, back off my holiday and just browsing and catching up. This is gorgeous.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Jennifer Scull said...

I really like how you colored in her apron to match the card base cs. she looks all set for the big Thanksgiving dinner now. :)

PIO always has such fun challenges. I hope to play along in this one, too.

have a great day!

jimlynn said...

The pilgrim couple are as cute as can be! Love the mat die you used for this too Connie. Great card.
Lynn

*Vicki* said...

So so CUTE Connie!! Love the colors and fun CAS style design!! HUGS

Pia S said...

Sweet! Love all that green and the way you colored her apron to match it with the background and leaves.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Connie! Your little pilgrim people are darling! And the sentiment font is gorgeous. Such sweet coloring - those SB dies are one of my favorite all time shapes, and I love the way you have layered them here - such a rich brown! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

Luna Star said...

Lovely Card , perfect colours and coloring , thank you for joining us at Oddball Art Co Challenge ;)

Cazro said...

A cute autumnal card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

Davi said...

I like the sweet pilgims, made a great Thanksgiving card!!

cecilia gunnarsson said...

Really Nice colouring and you have got The colours from The base very good
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at TTCRD DT
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Faith A said...

Love your take on the Pilgrim Harvest. A beautifully simple but effective card.

Joan said...

Great card with lovely autumnal colours

Thanks for joining us at cardz4guyz this week

Joan

Dawn Lancaster said...

It works just beautifully NanaC! Love that little couple!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love Fall colors- you did a great job with these Pilgrims! I really really like that die on the brown and white layer- so pretty!

The Craft Princess said...

That is an adorable Thanksgiving card!!! I love it :) Hugs...Janie

Lori Kobular said...

Ahhh....what adorable Pilgrims! I love them and this is such a sweet Thanksgiving card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #26!

Aluna said...

Hello again. Very cute Thanksgiving card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew. Good Luck, Joanna DT

crafty-stamper said...

Great card NannaConnie love the die-cuts and olive green ---Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations
Carol DT x

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Julia S-W said...

Love your little pilgrims! Thanks so much for joining my challenge at Our Creative Corner. Julia x

Joanna Solecka said...

what a great project, thanks for taking part in scrapyland challenge

Sari / Granne said...

Love the earthly colors and cute images. Thank you for joining Oddball "Fall" challenge, hope to see you joining our new challenge also.