Monday, October 1, 2018

Fall Arrives in Style

     I'm so tickled to announce that I was invited to join the DT at Simply Magnolia!   I adore all the sweet little Tildas (and Edwins) and am so delighted to be using my rather large (and still growing) collection of Magnolia stamps.  Over the last 5 years, as I became more and more enamored of digital stamps, I began giving up my rubber.  However, a few brands were dear enough that I held on to them and Magnolia was one of those companies.  Aren't I happy about that now!  lol

     So, here's my first DT card using one of my Magnolia Tildas which is just perfect for an "Anything Autumn" (our theme this month) card.

I started with sketch #529 from Sketch Saturday
but reversed it.

     Most of you who follow me or who visit regularly know that I don't really do cards which are over the top with embellishments (because I mail so many of my cards and they need to fit into envelopes) but I did want lots of visual texture on this one.

     I started by coloring with my ProMarkers, then I used dies from Spellbinders to cut both the image and the orange mat (a left over scrap) behind it.   The sentiment was printed and hand cut, edges inked, and then added to the bottom of the image.

     I cut a scrap of orange plaid dp, and another scrap of orange CS to frame it, using rectangle dies from QuicKutz, then those went behind the matted image piece.  I had a scrap of that mesh on the craft table so I grabbed it to go behind the upper end of the image.  The visual texture I wanted is beginning to come together at that point.

     Finding the diamond pattern ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon) in my stash was perfect and added one more bit of texture.  Finally, I sewed one of my signature bows, dyed it olive green with a ProMarker, and added it.  Voila' - finished!

Crafty Sentiments Designs
Hiding in My Craft Room
Jo's Scrap Shack
Lemon Shortbread
Mod Squad
Pixie's Snippets
Send a Smile 4 Kids

     Check back in an hour or so when my next DT post is scheduled.     :-D Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


brenda said...

A pretty card in the warm Autumnal colours, perfect of our 'Autumn Glory' theme at Allsorts chalenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Beatriz said...

Great card! Thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We hope to see you again. Beatriz DT

*Vicki* said...

YAY!! CONGRATS ON YOUR DT!! That is really incredible and your card is a great example of why you're on the team my friend! :) I haven't played with my Magnolias in forever!! I am still hoarding them too! LOL!! Love your textured filled gorgeous design my friend! Went to the challenge to follow along and hopefully maybe play some day! HUGS

Ellibelle said...

Super cute fall card, loving the image and fun fall colors!
Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week!

Lori Kobular said...

Congratulations on your new DT position! How do you keep up with all the DT's and commenting on blogs?? You are amazing! This card is absolutely adorable!

Claire Broadwater said...

Congratulations on your new DT position! What a fun card! I love the way you flipped the sketch and your image is colored so beautifully! So happy you joined us at Sketch Saturday this week! XX

Di said...

A lovely Autumn card Connie and the image you used is just perfect. Great colouring and colours as well.

Well done on the DT position! All the more so as it's using some of your most loved stamps.


Di xx

Mrs A. said...

Wow. Love this Tilda card to bits. I too have a collection of Tilda stamps but not this particular one. Congratulations on yonur DT post. Hugs Mrs A.