Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Barrel of Fall Blossoms

   
     This card uses a sweet image from A Day for Daisies and I'm finally using it to enter their monthly challenge.  Nothing like waiting until the end of the month, right?  I love those darling little birds flitting around.


      Fall is definitely my favorite season so I colored the image in autumn colors using my ProMarkers, then die cut it.  I used one of my Sizzix embossing folders on the water-colored background paper to give it some woodgrain.  I actually embossed it while the paper was still a bit damp.  It really made the embossing stand out.  I used another of the dies from that set to cut that piece after the paper completely dried.

     I used a Fiskars punch to cut the small leaves from scraps on my desk and layered them so they seem to have a dark shadow around them.  The strip of dp was a tiny scrap which I decided to mat and use rather than throw away.  The sentiment is hand cut and matted three times, again using up snippits.

     Finally, I did the satin ribbon bow.  At first, I was going to dye it a fall color, but when I dropped it onto the card while reaching for the marker, it seemed to echo the white in the sentiment and in the image so I left it as it was.

     Challenges:
Crafting by Designs
Crafty Gals Corner
Crafty Sentiments
Creative Moments
Die Cuttin' Divas
I {heart} ProMarkers
Kraftin' Kimmie
Pixie's Snippits Playground
Sisterhood of Crafters
Through the Craft Room Door
Tuesday Throwdown

     The weather people have promised that by this weekend our temperatures will fall into the more seasonal mid- to low-80s.  Not to be ungrateful, but I'm still waiting for the low-70s days and into the really low-50s at night.  That's when I'll know for sure that fall is here to stay until well into December when winter finally arrives.  After all, these weather people are the same ones who promised us about 3 weeks ago that there would be no more 100 degree days.  Yeah, right!  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

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29 comments:

  1. I think those punched leaves look adorable, with the coordinating papers and the little black shadows that make them stand out!
    Jane

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  2. Morning Connie, a beautiful autumnal morning here. I love your card and the wood grain background looks gorgeous which compliments the image superbly my friend.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. Stunning card Connie, love the image and how you have shown it off with perfect Autumn colours.
    Faith
    x

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  4. Beautiful card and totally represents a fall harvest! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT

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  5. What a pretty card Connie! Love the beautifully colored image and your design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Fall Harvest’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

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  6. Your weather people sound like ours!!! Hope you see that cooler weather soon.
    Love your card and that pretty image - that's colored so beautiful. The overall design is fabulous and love the tiny leaves too.
    Lynn

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  7. Lovely fall card. Love the wood grain background too.

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  8. fab coloring and beautiful cats in the sidebar - thanks for sharing your project at A Day for Daisies

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  9. Autumn is my fave season too! :) What gorgeous colors, image and I do love that wood-grain background! Hope things cool down for you soon. We've certainly been hit with much cooler temps than last week! HUGS

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  10. Hi this is a stunning card I love the autumn theme the colours are so rich. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  11. As usual a lovely card with great attention to detail. I love the colours you have used, very autumnal.

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

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  12. Wonderful card and full of beautiful fall colors!! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!
    Marilyn DT

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  13. Beautiful card! Love the embossed background! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week!

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  14. So cute, Connie, and I agree that those birds are the sweetest ever! Wonderful autumnal colors in your pretty creation! I agree about the temps , my friend, but I am grateful that our nights have dipped into the 70s! LOL remember in our younger years when we were always cold? Funny how things reverse with age! Wishing cooler nights for you soon, hugs, de

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  15. Beautiful card, wonderful image and colouring.

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  16. Wonderful fall card! Love the small leaves on the side!
    Thanks for joining our ATG challenge at Through the craft room door!
    Hope to see you back next week!

    Aly DT member TTCRD

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  17. A really pretty card and the colours are beautiful. Barbxx

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  18. I love the woodgrain, inked background. This is a real beauty. hugs, Teresa

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  19. really gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments
    hugs
    céline

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  20. Beautiful fall scene and love the background you created with the wood grain embossing folder! Loving the punched out leaves too. Great card!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  21. Another beautiful card Nana Connie, love the background embossing. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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  22. Love your coloring, Connie! The wood grain bg is fabulous, too! Thanks for playing in September's "Add Some Wood" challenge at ADFD. Hugs, Cathy ADFD DT

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  23. What a beautiful card!! Love the embossing!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  24. Lovely Autumn card!!
    Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

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  25. What a lovely Autumn card.Love the texture and the earthy colours are just perfect.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

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  26. Great card! I love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

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  27. I love the wood grain embossing folder and the rich colors for the background. The way you trimmed the sentiment matches the wood grain so well!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

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  28. Your card is adorable! Thanks for "Adding Wood" and entering our challenge over at the "A Day for Daisies" challenge blog - good luck! Please join us again soon.
    Love
    Jen Leeflang
    A DAY FOR DAISIES DT

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  29. Great Fall card. Wonderful colours and image too.

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