Saturday, October 2, 2010

Beautiful Fall Colors

Oh, the colors of fall.  Can any other season truly compare?  Such a beautiful time of year and we are celebrating the season this week at Our Creative Corner. It's a new month and we have a new hostess, Diane Gilbert of My Little Stampin' Spot.  She has a beautiful fall color challenge for us.  Use the colors Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Early Expresso or the closest match you have.  For my card, I substituted Really Rust for Cajun Craze and Chocolate Chip for Early Expresso (note to self:  be sure to order the new SU colors!).  While I was noodling ideas for this week's card, I happened to stop by Isabella's Sketchbook and lo and behold, Isabella has some new fall digital images that are splendid!  That made me very happy because I seem to be bored with all my existing fall images.  You gotta love the instant gratification of purchaing digis too.  In all of about 2 minutes I was printing this delight and ready to color it up. 

The image was colored with Copics and UTEE with some Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mixed in was randomly embossed around the edge then Vintage Photo DI was sponged over it.  The border flourish and sentiment are from the Celebration of Thanks set by Verve.  The leaf is a Cuttlebug die that I had fun dying with Old Olive and Really Rust with a little Perfect Pearls/DI mixture spritzed on for glimmer.  I really love the way this one came out.  I think the image is gorgeous and I was so pleased with the way it colored up. 

So have you already stopped by Our Creative Corner to see what they other designers have for your beautiful fall colors inspiration?  If not, hope you will take time to stroll through their cards and enjoy the crisp fall feeling they provide. 

Products Used:
Stamps:  Apples & Pumpkins by Isabella's Sketchbook, Celebration of Thanks by Verve
Paper:  Really Rust, More Mustard, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, DP is Auturm Thyme Again Add On Pack (currently a freebie) (andI changed the color slightly in PSE to make it more of a mustard color)
Ink:  Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo distress inks, Versamark
Accessories:  Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder from SU, Spellbinders Tag Die and Mega Rectangles, Cuttlebug Leaf Die, Old Olive Ribbon rom SU, Tim Holts mini safety pin, hemp rope, Ultra Thick Embossing Enammel, Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls, Vintage Photo reinker

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your wonderfully encouraging comments.  Wishing you a wonderful fall weekend!

Blessings & hugs,

Challenges Entered:
Sentimental Sundays - Let's See Some Dimension
Stamptacular Sunday - Seasons Change
Incy Wincy - I Wonder What it Could Be (anything goes)
Ditital Tuesday - Thank You/Give Thanks + a digi
Tuesday Taggers - Here Comes Autumn
For Fun Challenges -  Fall, No Halloween
Simon Says Stamp - It's Autumn
If the Shoe Fits - Orange
Stampin' for the Weekend - Autumn Inspiration
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Fall/Harvest theme using the colors of green, brown, orange/russet and cream
Speedy the Cat Friend's Challenge - Buttons & Bows

41 comments:

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Linda & I love the swirl border
Clairex

Lori said...

That leaf is just beautiful, i love the warm colours here makes me feel cozy, and the ribbon is gorgeous too!

Sian said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and the way you've coloured the image. Fabby embellishments, they finish the card off perfectly.
hugs

Justine said...

This is beautiful Linda, love all of the textures

Netty said...

Beautiful and interesting card, love it. x

Cor* said...

OMG this is so beautiful. The crinkled leaf, the bow with the tag & your image rocks!!!! Another Linda special!

Lori Rider said...

Wow, how beautiful, Linda! Great image and coloring, and you always have such wonderful ideas for all the little extras! Gorgeous card!

Beautiful Greetings said...

Linda this is the perfect fall card! The colors are gorgeous and your embellishments are fab!

Margreet said...

very beauthiful card Linda...fab leaf with nice buttons...fab ribbon...and the colouring of that image is so gorgeous....it looks like if it lightens up a bit......*claps*
xxx Margreet

Wendy J. said...

Just gorgeous, Linda! What a beautiful card!

Sue C said...

Just catching up on posts for this week and I have to say your creations always leave me speechless. They're all absolutely stunning ! Sue C x

Joanna K said...

Absolutely stunning, I love autumnal colours and your card is just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at the Sentimental Sundays! ;)

Jennifer Scull said...

Linda, this is just so beautiful! I really adore the random embossing that you have done around the border of the main image. stunning! I need to pick up a few of Isabella's new images. it seems I am still trying to gather a few of those on my 'old' list. ;)

enjoy your weekend!

Joseline said...

What a beautiful fall card Linda!! I love the embossing, coloring and how you colored the leaf. Great job!!!

Annette said...

Linda, gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Mary Ski said...

Great image and card design! Very classy - thanks for sharing with For Fun Challenges

PatR said...

Stunning card, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining the TT challenge this week. xx

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Happy (Belated) World Card Making Day from Papercraft Star! We'd love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and there is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Helen Dooley said...

This is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing alongwith us at FOr Fun.

Joanne Travis said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Linda!!
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Linda, I love all the details :)

Hugs
Tracey
x

Adria (I now have 3 Copics!) Slauterbeck said...

ooh, lots of texture! this card has an old fashioned feel to it.
Lovley.

Thank you for joining our "Season's Change" challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Skraptacular Designs said...

Fabulous card! Don't you just love all the colors of fall? It's my absolute favorite time of the year!

Thanks for playing along with us for our Stamptacular Season's Change Challenge! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!

Hugs,
Priscilla

Betty Wright said...

Linda, this is just gorgeous! Beautiful colors and amazing detailing! Lovely fall card! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC)!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Linda this is gorgeous what a beautiful image wonderfully coloured and designed I love this so much thank you for sharing it with us at Digital Tuesday this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

lesleyworth said...

so elegant! all the different elements put together make a gorgeous card! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Christine said...

Linda, your card is fantastic!! Love the beautiful fall colors you used. The gold and utee are the perfect extras that make this card stunning!!
Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog this week! xoxo, Christine

Lynn McAuley said...

What gorgeous work with this autumn still life!! Absolutely exquisite!!

Thank you so much, Linda, for sharing this stunning card with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's buttons and bows challenge!!

Anneke said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at digital tuesday :)
Hugs Anneke

Diane Gilbert said...

Linda LOVE your card!!!! You always add such beautiful details to all your cards and this is no exception!

Pinkie said...

Linda, this is so pretty. I love these colors. They just warm up the card. I don't think anyone else makes cards as pretty as yours.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love the different borders that you've made!! What an attractive card! The image is colored nicely too :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!!!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy's Friends!

Harriet Skelly said...

What a gorgeous card! The main image is colored so beautifully! Wow really awesome card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Joanne (jojot) said...

pure gorgeousness

Clarky J said...

This is stunning a really gorgeous creation x Thanks for joining us at TT this week x Janet

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful fall card Linda!!! Always a pleasure to see your work of art!!! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us...see ya soon *wink*!!! Hugs ~S~

Annika said...

OK, I've been staring at your colouring for ages now it looks like oil painting!!! So cool!!
Love the whole card though - just swooning over the buttons on leaf!!
Hugs
Annika

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Linda! Such a treat for the eyes! Thanks so much for playing along with us at FFC!

Di said...

WOW this is stunning! there is some real work gone into this card and it shows! love the utee over the image, it look like a spanish tile. FABULOUS
Thanks for joining SFTW
Hugs Di x

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