Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Whoo Loves Fall?

     A new challenge starts today at Scrapy Land with a theme of "Anything Goes" and I'm still with them as a Guest Designer for another month.  I admit I've gone overboard on new die sets since starting with them in July but what's a gal to do when there are so many fabulous dies and when that same gal loves dies of all kinds?  :-D

     I'm into fall/autumn cards now and this one is another which I'll probably use for a fall birthday.  There are several of those in my family; a daughter, a granddaughter, great granddaughter, a grandson... and three friends.  Yeah, several.


     The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and I used my new polychromos pencils again but I'm much happier with the coloring this time.  It's richer and darker, not at all pastel, so I am learning as I go along.  I think the blending is the best I've done, so far.  I'm hoping it continues to get better.  :-D

     I did all kinds of fun techniques on this card, starting with the die cuts which are framing the image.  Those are cut with two dies from the St. Lucia set in the Caribbean Collection by Sue Wilson Designs.  I cut two colors of cardstock and then inlaid them together.

     I also used die cuts for my embellies.  The leaf was cut twice (plaid dp and chocolate brown CS) with a "Maple Leaf Border" die from Die-namites, then I cut a single leaf from the row of leaves that make up the border.  For the pumpkins, I used the "Pumpkin Patch" die from Impression Obsession.  Again, I cut two colors of CS and offset them so that each orange pumpkin is shaded with brown.  It gives some amazing visual dimension while still being very flat and easy to mail.

     The sparkly flowers in the upper corner of the background are heat embossed using a stamp, Versamark ink, and a sparkly embossing powder from Sparkle n Sprinkle called Sienna Star.

     Challenges:
613 Avenue Create
A Bit More Time to Craft
Card Mania
Classic Design Team Open
Crafter's Cafe
Crafts and Me
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper
Cute as a Button
Delicious Doodles
Die Cut Divas
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Not Just Cards
Petal Lu
Sisters of Craft
Sparkles Forum

     I hope we're going to see you playing along in our challenge this fortnight.  You can do anything you like as long as you use a die from one of the more than 40 companies carried by the Scrapy Land store.   You can find a complete list of manufacturers on the left sidebar of the main page on their site.   Come play, won't you?  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Sue Wilson Designs - Carribean Island Collection - St. Lucia




St. Lucia 








Impression Obsession Dies - Pumpkin PatchPumpkin Patch


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19 comments:

  1. Such a fun and lovely Fall card! That owl is just adorable!

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  2. Oh so cute, Connie, and fabulous background dies! your sentiment is super sweet! Hoping you enjoy a great week! hugs, de

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  3. This is so beautiful!! I love the fall scene you've created!! The owl is adorable!! The St. Lucia die is a must-have!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Love the image and you have coloured it with your pencils wonderfully. Love your die cuts too. The Autumn colours are perfect. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

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  5. Hi there. Cute cute card. That owl is so much fun.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  6. I do! I do! I love Fall! :) Such a gorgeous combination of Fall colors and images here NC!! Love the pretty sparkle you've added to it as well! HUGS

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  7. Fabulous and wonderful card Connie thank you for joining us over on
    Cute As A Button on this month challenge
    Dianne xx
    CAAB DT

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  8. Very cute and very well executed! Thanks for Rocking with us this week at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah Harris, Owner

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  9. Boy oh! boy! this is awesome, love how you have layered the die and the image is wonderful, love your colouring on this.
    Faith
    x

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  10. Oh wow, this is so elegant and beautiful!! I love the design!! What a stunning card!! So gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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  11. Fun for fall card!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Carla DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

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  12. Love what you did with this image!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with this weeks Catch The Bug/Bugaboo Stamps Anything Goes Challenge. We hope you'll join us again this week for our Great OutDoors Challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min

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  13. What a cute card!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Die Cute Diva's.

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  14. Beautiful card !
    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

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  15. Wonderful design, great card, thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

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  16. Oh great card !
    Thanks for joing us at the Cute As A Button challenge !
    Lau / CAAB Stamps DT

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  17. Such cheerful colors! Love the background paper. The touch of sparkle is awesome!

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

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