Monday, September 28, 2009

Attitude of Gratitude

From The Funkie Junkie
The challenge this week at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday is stamp misting. I'd been itching to get going on this piece all last week, but just couldn't squeeze it in. I got a chance to stamp on Sunday and finished it up just under the wire today. Stamp misting is a technique that I hve always loved. It gives such a gentle, soft-focus look. I haven't used it in forever so I really wanted to see what I could do with it now. I purchased this Inkadinkado set a couple of weeks ago at Jo-Ann's at 40% off when I realized I don't really have many autumn stamps. The misting technique worked perfectly with the solid stamps in this set.
I am also entering this card into several other fall themed challenges:

Allsorts Challenge this week which is Autumn Days - it can be anything that makes you think of autumn
OohLaLaCreations - Shades of Autumn
If the Shoe Fits - Must have leaves

I stamped the flourish leaves in Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Really Rust and Always Artichoke. Each time, after inking the stamp, I lightly misted the stamp with water before stamping. Using markers, the pumpkin was inked with Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa and Always Artichoke, misted and stamped. The corner treatments and the piece the pumpkin is mounted on are die cuts from the Spellbinders Lattice Pendant die. I heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. The Gratitude stamps is also gold emobssed.

The ribbon thingy was made by stitching two satin ribbons straight down the middle with a long stitch and then gathering it to pucker it up. I found a matching button and tied it on with a piece of hemp thread. The Pumpkin Pie layer is clear embossed with a leaf flourish stamp from this set. As always, I couldn't resist roughing up the cardstock edges with scissors and sponging a bit of Creamy Caramel and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink to age it. The designer paper is by Melissa Frances.

Update: This card was featured on Card of the Week.


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Linda - this is gorgeous - but I have come to expect nothing less from you!! I love the Flourishes Challenges and sadly could not do one for this in time - but love yours - maybe they will see your name and think that I am the 'Linda' LOL!! Such warm colours and texture!! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing - I always look forward to it!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, inside and out!!!! wow!!!!

Hearts Turned said...

Just absolutely beautiful, Linda!

Lisa said...

Hi Linda, Beautiful card! Such gorgeous colours and I love the inside.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

brenda said...

Hi Linda

Very nice card, I agree with you on misting, so soft and subtle.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Kirsten...x said...

Fabulous autumn card love all the details thanksfor joining us at allsorts this week hugs kisten...x

Anonymous said...

A valuable post on gratitude.

Karim - Mind Power

Anonymous said...

Ooh Linda this is gorgeous, I think I will have to give this technique a try too ! Sue x

Unknown said...

wow! this is beautiful!!! you put alot of work on this card, and it shows! thanks for joining us at the Shoe this week!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Linda

I love this card hun its as beautiful inside as it is outside
thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card! Love the distressing, teh colors, and the paper! TFS!

Debs said...

WOW Linda what a beautiful card - absolutely wonderful.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Hello Linda, wow what a totally stunning card hunny. I have not visited your blog before and i have to say im blown away by your talent!! i love your work, and am so pleased to hear you are joining us on the CCC. Your work will really help inspire our followers, as it does me! Am off to add you to my sidebar now, have a lovely day hunny, big hugs Linda x

Jules said...

Hi Linda

A beautiful card both inside and out!

I love all the detail you have added - it must have taken ages to make!

Thanks for joining in the fun with Allsorts this week.

Love Jules x

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Linda, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! Your work is beautiful. I have to admit, I'm a little envious of you right now! I noticed your weather widget and how nice it is there right's freezing here in Ontario this morning! My daughter went to school with gloves on her little hands.

Have a great day!

Dianne said...

Linda, this card is beautiful. Your work is so unique and fabulous.

Unknown said...

Beautiful Linda!
When I first saw it on BOB it took my breath away!
I will say it again...BEAUTIFUL!!!

Torico said...

Hello Linda! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog.

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!! I've been blown away by your awesome creations. I'll be back again soon.

torico XX

Sandra said...

Wow Linda, Gorgeous card. I love all the different elements and textures. Just beautiful.
Thank you for your rockin' comment on my card ;o)
Sandra x

KAT said...

Linda - love the soft background of this card! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog to enter the monochromatic card on OCC.... Now off to check out more on your blog!

lesleyworth said...

So beautiful! Amazing card! I am in awe! Thanks so much for sharing your work and playing along with us at the Shoe!

Anne said...

Thank you so much for joining us a OLL this time Linda with such a fabulous card. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs x

Desire Fourie said...

Hi Linda. Its my first time visit here and I just love your beautiful creations. Love the textures you incorporate in your designs.

America said...

love the shabby look of this great autumn card!

Wendi said...

Hi Linda what a gorgeous card I love the stitching, you have an amazing blog and I'm so pleased that you found
our challenge at Ooh La La and gave me the chance to see yours
I hope we see you again

Nicola said...

Absolutely gorgeous both inside and out Linda, loving the stitched detail and warm colours here. You are so very talented.
Nicola -x-

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