Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fall Birthday Lady

     This beautiful lady was a freebie from A Day for Daisies where their challenge theme is "Frame It."  As soon as I saw the image, I just knew she called for soft, fall colors - almost pastels rather than the usual bright oranges, reds, and deep yellows.  Even without those bright colors, I wanted her to be "Autumn" without question.  What do you think?

     I colored her with my ProMarkers, cut her with my paper cutter, rounded the corners with a punch, and die cut the background frame from a scrap piece of dp with one of my dies from QuicKutz.  I threaded the two ends with ribbon from my 'bits and pieces' stash, then mounted the matted image onto buttercream CS.   That entire thing went onto a white card front.   I added fall leaves and pearls and then used the negative, drop-out pieces from a decorative-corner die (Cheery Lynn) on the top and bottom of the framed piece, adding a delicate filigree flair to the overall design.

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Sisters of Craft
Through the Purple Haze

      I hope your weekend is wonderful and that you find lots of 'refresh' time.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous image and beautiful card, love your threaded ribbon.

jimlynn said...

She makes into a beautiful card for autumn! Love the ribbon weaving on this too Connie. A beautiful lady for sure!

Lisa J said...

Lovely Card adore that frame! Thanks for sharing with us this month. Lisa DT Through The Purple Haze Challenges

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is just dreamy. I love how you did your ribbon.

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Lovely card, her dress looks gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful, love the image and gorgeous dies you have used.
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

Wow! This is really stunning Connie! LOVE the Fall colors and the ribbon through the borders look amazing with this! :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

NanaConnie beautiful card
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Amy Cohen said...

What a lovely and delicate image. Your coloring is superb. Color choices are perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

Barb said...

This is such a lovely creation, great frame and I love how you put the ribbon through, wonderful design. Thanks for sharing at Crafting for all Seasons, hope to see you again. Barb

Dawn said...

She;s just gorgeus & the colours you've used are perfect for a fall theme!
Great card!
Dawn xx

Patty Sue 2 said...

Your card is lovely and the colors are perfect. Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE! Good luck! Please join us again with your lovely work!

The Craft Princess said...

WOW....that image is gorgeous and your coloring is amazing!!! I wish I could color that well :) Hugs...Janie

Cindy said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at ADFD.

Jen Leeflang said...

Your lovely colour palette adds that special touch to your pretty card! Thanks for joining us for our "Frame It" challenge. Good luck! Please join us again soon.
Jen Leeflang

Jacqueline said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful image and love the die cut you used.
Hope to see you next time as well at the Sisters of Craft Challenge.

Hugs, Jacqueline

Mojca said...

Waw looks so gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca