Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Soft Autumn

     I was over browsing around the Ching-Chou Kuik blog, then strolled over to their Etsy shop and found this image which jumped in my cart without even asking!  lol  I brought it home and made this early autumn card.


     The image is printed directly onto the card front.  I colored her with my ProMarkers, then inked the edges of the card front to give it a bit of a frame.  I printed the sentiment, hand cut it and inked the edges of it.  I added the dark brown pearls and decided it was finished.  A nicely CAS design.

     Challenges:
AAA Cards
Ching-Chou Kuik
Color Crazy Craft
Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Addicts
Crafty Catz
Craft Your Passion
Creative Moments
Double D
Outlawz PAM
Outlawz Twisted Thurs.
WordArt Weds.

     I do hope fall is truly right around the corner.  We've suffered through the longest, hottest summer recorded in the last 25 years!   We've had more than 50 days over 100 degrees F when we normally have 30 or 31.  At least yesterday and today we've been in the highest 90s but haven't broken into triple digits so there's hope.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

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19 comments:

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Amazing how things just fall into shopping carts. She's a beautiful image and you did a great job with your creativity bringing her to lie with these golden brown colors for autumn

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty, Connie! Lovely soft colors, and beautifully shaded. Her soulful eyes bring out the Peacefulness she is enjoying being surrounded by nature. I love that her eyes, lips and the bird are the focal points! Gorgeous! hugs, de

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Connie, love the beautiful soft colours and beautiful image.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Darlene said...

Great coloring and beautiful creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Neutrals’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, that happens to me all the time, Connie -- images and other things jumping into my cart. This one is so beautiful, though, and I love your autumn coloring. I can't imagine it looking better any other way. I hope you get to enjoy that cooler autumn weather soon. We don't get much of the heat here on the Oregon coast, but I'm always ready for a change of season by the end of summer. Thanks so much for joining our Neutrals challenge at Double D!

Jane said...

You have things jump into your basket too! Beautiful image and coloured to match. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

*Vicki* said...

I can see why you got this image, it's so pretty and I love your soft coloring with it!! Beautifully done NC! HUGS :)

Janette said...

Gorgeous card,love the image...
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week...x

Teresa Arsenault said...

Great coloring on this pale beauty, my friend. hugs, Teresa

Pooja Sharma said...

Gorgeous card

Pooja Sharma said...

Gorgeous card

Vicki robertson said...

Beautiful card, Connie, and such a lovely image! Well worth the purchase. Thanks for joining the Double D, August "Neutral" Challenge.

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous and so wonderfully coloured, and what a lovely, lovely image!
hugs
Glenda

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Wonderful coloring and color blending with your ProMarkers. Thanks of linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Beautiful coloring Nana Connie! Love your soft colors. Thank you so much for taking the time to create your gorgeous entry for our Ching-Chou Kuik monthly challenge. I hope you will enter again and also check out our Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenges as well. Have a fabulous day! Hugs, Gloria DT

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Jo Ann said...

Love the neutral colors you used to color your image. Thank you for blessing us with your creation at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the Word of God in 1 Peter 1:13 which tells us, "Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming." Blessings always.

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Daffodil Cards said...

STUNNING card, I love the softness of the colours.
Faith
x

Rebecca Wong said...

Lovely colouring.
Thanks for sharing in The Crafty Addicts, see you soon.
Rebecca, DT

Vannessa said...

Great CAS card and I love the colours you used. Thank you so much for joining in the Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge this month. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa
Ching-Chou Kuik DT