Monday, August 21, 2017

Harvest Scarecrow

     Well, I keep telling myself it's almost fall and that this hot, hot, hot summer will finally be over.  I'm trying to hurry it along by doing cards appropriate for fall and the holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving.  This week, I'll share my first cards for each of those.  Here's one for Thanksgiving.

Knowing I wanted something for autumn, 
I took my fall colors from the inspiration

     This adorable image with the scarecrow and the owl is from Bugaboo Stamps and I'm entering their Bingo challenge by using the top row (gem, red, brad.)    I colored with my ProMarkers, then cut the image with a plain, square die (Spellbinders) and used a corner punch on it.  I die cut another larger square piece from yellow CS and used the same corner punch on it.

     I put the image onto dark brown CS, then added that piece to the yellow mat.  I found some metal, triangle brads and added them to three of the corners.

     I used burlap paper from my stash to make the card front, and then decided to use the same corner punch on the card itself.  When it came to embellishment, I added the paper flower with a gem in the center and called it finished.

Crafty Friends
Delicious Doodles
Jo's Scrap Shack
Lemon Shortbread
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Scrapper's Delights
Simon Says Stamp

     I'll see you tomorrow with another card which also celebrates the end of summer.  I apologize to those of you in the UK who feel you've had no summer at all this year but out here in California we're roasted, toasted, and overdone!  :-D  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Donna Ellis said...

What a wonderfully colored image, Connie! Love the burlap background on your cute bugaboo image - and the pops of yellow really bring everything out beautifully! Great card! hugs, de

Linda Simpson said...

Love this image Connie, the colouring is beautiful and so is the wonderful hessian background.
Linda xxx

Jo said...

Fabulous image the colours & the hessian background is perfect. Hope you're well.
hugs Jo x

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is such a great card- love the burlap background, love the punched corners and love the image- so perfectly colored! I know it is hot by you, in the Midwest- weather is much cooler than our usual August!

Barbara Bruder said...

Connie, what a cute fall card. Darling image and I just love that burlap background. Great coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

pst said...

Beautiful card, the burlap background is great. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.

Daffodil Cards said...

A Super card, first look I thought you had layered onto "real" burlap, a great image with lovely colouring.

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Love this adorable image! That scarecrow is so cute!!!! I cannot wait for Fall to get here! Thank you for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack for our FFC!

Laura said...

This is such a fun scene! I love it! Thanks for sharing it for the Funday Friday Challenge!

Pia S said...

So very cute and the textured look of that background paper goes really well with this style of image. Thanks for sharing, good luck in the challenge. Pia, Bugaboo DT

Teresa Kline said...

an adorable image, fabulous coloring! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Glenda Atkins said...

OMgosh a fall card, summer cannot be that close to ending lol! I love the Bugaboo stamp and how you coloured it, just so cute! Loving the burlap too.

ScrapHappyAnnie said...

Fun card!! Thank you for joining us over at Jo's Scrap Shack for Fun-Day Friday Challenge!

Annie - DT Member

valscraftings said...

Love your project. Thanks for joining us at Delious Doodles.

Val DT