Saturday, September 12, 2009

OCC Challenge - Happy Fall Y'all!!

From The Funkie Junkie
This week, the Our Creative Corner hostess Dana Grothaus has a timely challenge - make a card using fall elements and colors. It's my favorite time of year, hence one of my favorite kinds of cards to make. So I went happily hunting through my stamps and stash of paper and embellishments. It took me awhile and I realized I don't have very many fall stamps. but I dug out an old favorite, Seasonal Sprays from SU. This is one of the first stamp sets I purchased, back in the day when I first started stamping - LOL!! I have used diferent coloring media to color it in this past - watercolor pencils, watercoloring using re-inkers and even chalks. This time I used Copics and I really love how the image looks. It took me a very long time to design this card. I played around with different papers and elements and I am finally happy with this way it looks. The shell of the card is SU Really Rust, followed by Chocolate Chip. Both of the designer papers are from K&Co. Classics - a huge box of 150 sheets of beautiful chintz-type prints. On the upper layer of DP, I stamped the leaves and acorns from Fantastic Foliage in Chocolage Chip and Close to Cocoa ink. The bottom panel of DP was stamped in Chocolate Chip craft ink and heat embossed with clear EP using the Baroque Motifs stamp. The top corner embellisments are chipboard cut with the CB Fancy Corners die then coated with Chocolate Chip craft ink and clear embossed. The leaves in the bottom right corner were punched out of the upper panel DP with an old Creative Memories leaf punch, then stamped in craft Chocolate Chip with the Baroque Motifs stamp. The edges of the leaves were sponged with Really Rust and the entire leaf was coated with Crystal effects. When dry, I punched a hole in the cetner and added a jewelry rondell and a brass brad. The bottom of the top layer of DP was punched with the SU Scalloped Punch and punched again with the Crop-a-dile to make the holes. The circles and scallops are Nesties. On the main image panel, I applied a Tim Holtz scroll mask and sponged Creamy Caramel ofer the whole panel. I removed the mask and stamped the Rubbernecker sentiment in Chocolate Chip dye ink. A piece of crocheted lace and two copper brads finished off the front panel. The inside has similar decorations and the leaves were die cut and embossed with a Cuttlebug set. The edges of all panels were sponged with Really Rust, but I restrained myself and didn't do any scissor distressing on this piece. Not an easy task - LOL!!


Be sure to stop by Our Creative Corner to see the rest of the talented design teams's work!Update: This card was featured on Card of the Week.

19 comments:

Melissa said...

Stunning card! I absolutely love it - inside and out!

My MIL works with the food pantry at her church. It takes special ppl like you to do great work!

Lori said...

Wow, this is just amazing. The inside of the card is just as beautiful as the outside! I especially love the embossed swirls - both chipboard and stamped!

Wendy J. said...

Beautiful card, Linda. I love the layers and the depth and texture. The center stamping is so colorful and done so well. Great job!

Juls said...

gorgeous card!! Love all those swirls!!

Mrs B said...

Linda, Your card is just beautiful! I love everything about it! It is sooo elegant!
CindyB

Joycelyn Turner said...

I LOVE every single element on your beautiful creation!!! The inside, the outside...absolutely STUNNING!!!

Loretta said...

This card is absolutely magnificent!!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

WOW Linda your card is just beautiful! There is SO much beautiful detail on the card and I LOVE how you created the sentiment. You have my address right?

Have a fun weekend! Jennifer :)

Jenny Gropp said...

So well done and details --- lotsa fab details and special touches on this one. Beautiful!

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous fall card - inside and out!!! Love it!!! Hugs ~S~

Etha said...

Your coloring on the seasonal spray is just divine!! Love all the little details on your card, and ohmy! the inside is just as pretty :)

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Linda - love this rich and warm fall card!! There is so much for the eye to see, texture, colours and dimension!! Gorgeous!! Those embossed swirls are fabulous! Your cards are always amazing - beautiful OCCC card! Thanks for sharing!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Oh My Gosh, just look at all those beautiful details!! This is so pretty, and I can't imagine how much time you spent creating this beauty! It's wonderful!!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love all the detail!

Dana Grothaus said...

Wonderful card! I love all the elements you used. Your card is stunning. Thanks for providing such a great card for the challenge.

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Dianne said...

Now, This card is a beautiful and awesome fall card. I always love your cards.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful!!! I love the fall colors, the embossed swirls, and all the depth and texture. Beautiful Inside and out.

Laura Pinto-Nguyen said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is gorgeous...it would have taken me forever to come up with all the wonderful creative elements of this card. I always love to see SU products being paired with other products.

P.S. Thank you for your kind words on my card!!!

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