Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Harvest Bouquet

From The Funkie Junkie

Lucky me! I got to set the challenge on the Creative Card Crew challenge blog this week. I chose "Strings Attached". You can use any kind of string/fiber on your card. I chose this cool rope hemp, but you may use plain old string, embroidry thread, crochet thread, yarn, hemp twine or ribbon to name a few suggestions. I can't wait to see what beautiful embellishments all the participants come up with.

For my design team card, I used the recent free digi from the Layers of Color fall release party over the past weekend. Owner and artist, Laura, offered eight free digis and two are still available. So be sure to stop by to pick up your free digis and check out the awesome new stamp sets, nine in all, released this weekend! Unfortunately, this was one that was only offered for a few days so I'm sorry if you missed out. I really love it and am very happy with the way this card turned out.

Okay, now for the details: the shell is More Mustard followed by a layer of textured green from the DCWV Heritage pad (last year). The designer paper is from MME and I stamped aand clear embossed the top layer with one of the sunflower stamps from the old SU Summer Sunflower set. The paper it is stamped on is More Mustard sprayed with Tim Holtz Butterscotch alcohol ink. I printed the digi onto Neenah Solar White and heat set the ink so it wouldn't smear. It was colored with Copics, masked and sponged with Tim Holtz distress inks - first Old Paper, then closer in with Scattered Straw and last around the very edges with Faded Corduroy. To give the image a little background, I added some dots with Copic #YR23. Then, in the spirit of last week's CCC doodle challenge, I added dots around the Nestie frame and carried that throughout the card. The little fall leaf flourish stamp on the inner panel is from Inkadinkado. Spellbinder dies used were Nestabilities Labels 4 and Lattice Borderabilities.

Be sure to stop by the Creative Card Crew to see what those talented ladies came up with for the Strings Attached challenge. If you have time, check out some of the participants' blogs too. Lots of talent there! Hope you can play along with us for this challenge!

Other challenges I am entering this card in:
Quixotic Challenges - add stitching to your card
Lots To Do - use dry or heat embossing on your card
Creative Inspirations - New or Neglected


Nicola said...

Fabulous card Linda, beautiful both inside and out. Love your colour combo and gorgeous fibres. Thank you for setting such a wonderful theme.
Nicola -x-

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Linda - sorry it has taken me so long to get back to your blog - how amazing is this card! I love the way you have used this challenge! Your cards are always to incredible Linda - this one is no exception! I love the colours and the embellishments you have used - they are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Linda....inspiring! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Denise @ kc242 said...

Linda, this is such a beautiful card. Your attention to detail is unmatched. The color combination and your embellishments are so lovely. I especially love the way that you finished off the inside too! Just lovely! I hope things settle down for you at work!

Hearts Turned said...

Beautiful card, Linda! So rich and such lovely texture! Thanks for your visit the other day and the kind comments--very much appreciated! Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Yvonne Hagane said...

Love the warmth to this card.
The colors are amazing.
Awesome work!

Anonymous said...

Ooh Linda, this is an absolute stunner ! The detail and the colours are gorgeous. Sue x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow, that is beautiful, just love the tag and all the stunning details. Thanks for joining the Quixotic Paperie Challenge this week. Kim

crafty creations said...

Gorgeous card Linda and thanks for sharing with us on the Lotstodo Challenge love the colours and the layout

x Hilda

sam21ski said...

Linda this is just stunning, love the colours and all the different techniques

Thanks for sharing and playing along with Lotstodo this week - Sam xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Linda. This card is absolutely gorgeous inside and out. So love your take on strings attached and I love the colours.

Edith said...

This is such a beautiful card, Linda. I love the texture and all details. I love your work!

Zoechaos said...

Blown away by your lovely clever card.

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