Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow DT Reunion

It's a busy Saturday here at The Funkie Junkie with my second posting of the day.  Going back about two years, I was a member of the first design team at Sugar Creek Hollow.  For this week's challenge, all the former designers were invited back for a reunion challenge, the theme of which is 'We are Family'.  Here is my interpretation of the theme.  My mind immediately went to that warm and loving family holiday Thanksgiving and since autumn is our upcoming season here in the States, I grabbed this chance to make my first fall themed card.

I started by creating my main background panel by sponging with distress inks - Rusty Hinge, Scattered Straw and Dried Marigold, then stamped with with a script stamp and also with the maple leave from the old SU Botanicals set in Coffee archival ink.  The maple leaves were clear embossed as the archival ink works perfectly as an embossing ink.  I love the way the embossed leaves look.  I layered that panel over a brown panel that had been embossed with the Damask texture face and had white craft ink applied direct to paper on the high spots.

The tag is a rusty metal tag from my shop.  I tried running it through a Vintaj metal embossing folder but the metal was too thick, although it did leave a bit of a pattern around the edges which I reliefed with the Vintaj reliefing block.  It was stamped in white craft ink with an SU sentiment stamp.  A tutorial for my crinoline chrysanthemum can ben found here.  And last but not least, I took a double acorn shell and blued two pearls into it.  Unfortunately it doesn't sow well, but it is a cool embellishment that I learned from Shelly Hickox last fall - check them out here.


LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous....anything with an old postcard and autumn is right up my alley!

Lisa Minckler said...

Currently absorbing every color, every texture and the wonderful crisp and cool ambiance of fall here!!! I CANNOT wait for fall. Absolutely inspirational card Linda. Nicely done. :)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said... missing fall weather and's my favorite! This card brings it all back...just stunning! Love the florals and images!

Sophie said...

Das sieht so schön aus, die Farben sind wundervoll.
Eine tolle Karte!

Liebe Grüße

Heide said...

Fantastic card! Loving all the texture and beautiful flower.
Hugs, Heide

Julia S-W said...

So gorgeous! Love all the different elements you've used and the way they all come together is so wonderful.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Linda!

Your card looks great. Love the warm fall colors and the big flower.


barbarayaya62 said...

Great work! I love flower!!!

Anonymous said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!I LOVE this!!!! It shouts FALL......they colors are so warm and inviting!!!! What a treasure of a piece!!

butterfly said...

Another stunning card, Linda! You're right about those embossed leaves, they're just wonderful... every colour, every detail, every embellishment just sings of the Autumn - luscious, rich and glorious! Thank you for all the inspiration you provide...
Alison x

Kathya said...

What a beatiful creation! Love the combination of colors and textures!

Patti P. said...

Linda, so thankful to you for filling in this past week for our DT, we always love seeing your work. Autumn is my favorite season and your card is the best!! Love that acorn detail and the warm, inviting colors.
Thanks again...hugs, Patti

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