Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Some Fall Color

Hi everybody! 

I hope you all had a most fantastic weekend!  I DID, and I want to go on and on about it but I will save that wonderful news for my next post.  I'm editing this one slightly.  It should have been up on Saturday.  However, circumstances being what they were...

I made this card for several blog challenges, and by several I mean about 8 or 9.  I did my best to fit in a bunch of criteria such as using a sketch, rich and earthy fall tones, wings, kraft colored cardstock, BMD digital paper and layers.  For me, pulling all of these ideas together is a lot of fun and most definitely the way to go.

It's so funny that the flowers in my DP go all directions but now that it's put together you can only see the flowers that are up-side-down.  LOL!  I used my sweet Honeybee Tilda stamp for this one and colored her with my Copic markers.  I wanted to get a little creative with her colors so I used oranges and browns.  My sky is done with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  The grass is Crayola colored pencil (some day soon I'll get myself some Prismas).  I made the large and medium flowers by die cutting, embossing, shaping and assembling.  The orange one is actually made with white cardstock and colored using Dried Marigold Distress Ink.  I used the same ink to hand dye the seam binding ribbon I used on the tag.  I used headpins for the pearls inside the flowers.  I like these because they're economical and it's almost impossible to find pearls that don't have two holes to hide.

Thank you so very much for stopping by. Please leave a comment at the bottom of this post and check out my other posts if you haven't yet. Become a follower by hitting the "join this site" button and/or follow by email so that you can know when I've posted something new. I hope to see you all again soon. Have a great day and an even better tomorrow!

♥ Laura C.


Card Crafter's Circle (Rich and Earthy Colors)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers (Fall) - I WON TOP 3!
Magnolia-licious Highlites (Autumn Splendor)
The Sketchy Challenge (Chantal's Sketch)
Totally Tilda (Kraft Colored Cardstock)
Whimsy Inspires (Lots of Layers)
Penny Black At All Sorts (Whiskers or Wings)
Lollipop Crafts (Anything Goes)
Bearly Mine (Anything Goes)

Products Used:

Stamps: Magnolia (Honeybee Tilda), Autumn Leaves (Love Is In The Air - Swirl)
Inks: Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Inks
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Recollections
Designer Papers: Bearly Mine Designs (Spring Delights), Raspberry Road (Whoo's Having a Party Dots & Solids)
Dies: Spellbinders (Foliage, Rose Creations, Labels Ten) Sizzix (Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz, Tags), QuicKutz (Fancy Photo Corner)
Misc: Ranger (Holographic Embossing Powder and Perfect Medium Pen), Cuttlebug (Swiss Dot and Swirl Embossing Folders), Recollections (Half Pearls, Mini Roses), Dritz (Pearl Headpins), The Ribbon Boutique (Burlap Ribbon), The Ribbon Girl (Seam Binding), Scribbles (Pearl), Stickles (Xmas Red)


Sandy - Live & Love Crafts said...

Hi Laura,
Now you made my curious, so I had to check out what the wonderful other news were all about...congrats to your new grandson! He's a cutie! Beautiful Fall card; I'm still having a hard time accepting that the Summer is almost over but then again; I love the colours of Fall. Thanks for joining the Sketchy Girls again!


cotnob said...

This is so pretty, I love your gorgeous colours and embellishments.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

Jenée said...

Laura, this is a stunning card. I do so like the colors that you've used, and of course, little Tilda is always a cutie. You've done such a lovely job of coloring her up. Thank you so much for joining us this week in the challenge at Card Crafter's Circle.

brenda said...

I really love the colour palette you have chosen for this card Laura, you paid such wonderful attention to detail.

It's great to see you at Penny Black and More challenge this month, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Jennifer said...

This is bee-utiful! I love this image and all your wonderful layers! How pretty to have the flowers centered with pearls to! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Cathy Lee said...

WOW, Laura. I love this card. Your Tilda looks gorgeous and the design with those DPs are truly sweet. Fabulous card. Congratulations on becoming Grammy again.
Cathy Lee

..Karen said...

Your card is gorgeous!! : )

Kirsty-Anne Davies said...

Hi Wow love the peach tones it is just made to go with the kraft I just adore your colouring and design ! Brilliant creation ! Thank you for joining us in the Totally Tilda Challenge ;0)

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Laura......Love the colors and your flowers are a WOW.

Paper Tails said...

Beautiful card! The colors are gorgeous. Fabulous card.


Only By His Grace said...

I really love this card Laura.
the colors are so lovely.
Hugs Maz

Distressed Miss said...

Oh this is so beautiful, such a great design and stunning flowers.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda.

Christine said...

Gorgeous cute creation Laura stunning colour combo & design lovely take on the KRAFT chall theme.

Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda chall this time.

smiles Christine x

Elle said...

Congratulations on the newest family member. Rush is a doll! I love your card. That you made your flowers (beautiful) shows how artistic you really are. I love your design and coloring, too.

susiestacey said...

Stunning card, the colours are just gorgeous and your handmade flowers are beautiful, everything works so well together.
Thank you for joining in the Whiskers &/or Wings challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

Suzan L said...

Hi Laura, your card is so darling!! I love the colors that you used along with all the embellishments! Tilda looks so cute on the grass you created for her to sit on! Have a wonderful day!

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Shannah said...

Hi Laura! This card is absolutely adorable! I love all the attention to detail (like colouring your flower) - it truly makes the difference! And congrats on your new grandson! ;) So glad you joined our Whimsy Inspiration Challenge! Hugs, Shannah xox

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More. Clare x

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