Friday, October 8, 2010

Orange, Yellow, Green & Brown- Another Leaf Has Fallen Down

Fall is here!  The leaves are turning, the weather is getting cooler 
and summer is pretty much gone.  Summer is my favorite season
and as much as I hate to see it go, there are good things about fall.
Although I don't celebrate the holidays, my card is about the
fall  and the things I do like about it. I HATE the cold, but when
things turn colder, my work slows down and I have more
time to craft!  Always a good thing!  When the leaves
change it really is beautiful. I love Fall colors! It is ironic
 because with growing up in the 70's when our entire house
 was brown orange gold and avocado, I hated those colors. 
  We call them other colors now, but they are the same colors.
  I often get the the urge to bake when the weather turns cold. 
Since I cannot have gluten I have an awesome 
GF apple pie and pumpkin cake recipe.  (The reason for the 
pumpkin picture) So even though I hate to see summer go
my card is to represent the positive things fall brings.
Plus I can't do anything about it so I have to deal with it!
I will be giving this to one of my good friends
that loves fall.

Close up of the leaves.

Close up of bow

Jewels- Fixed the crooked ones after the picture was taken.

Image as I was working on the coloring.


Inside- Thinking about you-  Ribbon- no wrinkles!

Have to give a tip on the ribbon.  I probably did not come up with this 
idea, but it feels like I am the only one that ever thought of this! LOL
Years ago, before ribbon boxes came out for the whole spool, I
used to take my ribbon off the roll and put it in embroidery
boxes.  So the ribbon gets all wrinkled.  I have seen
ribbon ironers and thought they were silly.  Then
today when I took this ribbon out, and it was all
wrinkled, I wished I had one.  What to do, what to do.
I thought about dragging out the ironing board and iron, 
but my husband would have had a fit if he came home
and I was ironing ribbon, because I hate to iron.
I decided to try my hair straightener.  It is a thin one
that does not get super hot.  It worked perfectly.
I was very impressed and pleased with myself!

Supplies Used:
Green Cardstock: Bazzill - Brown & Orange- From my stash
Designer Paper: Memory Boutique
Buttons and Ribbon- Orange and two different brown velvet- From my stash
Jewels and Flower- Recollections
Ovals- Spellbinders- Nestabilites oval dies
Sentiment- TPC Studio- Greeting clear stamp set with Walnut Distress Ink
Leaves- Paper Flowers by Bazzill
Digital Image- Freebie by Karen's Doodles colored with Prismacolor Pencils

Challenges I would like to enter this in:

Our Creative Corner- Beautiful Fall Colors- 
Craftalicious- Autum Colors 
Charisma Cardz- Autum Colors
Stamp Man- Autumn
Kaboodle Doodles- Fall Colors
Totally Papercrafts- Buttons and Bows
Digital Tuesday- Digi, Ribbon, Buttons, or Bling
Paper Playtime- Ribbons, Buttons, or Rhinestones
Paper Sundaes- Something From My Stash-  Paper, Buttons, Ribbon
Stamptacular Sunday- at least 5 Layers
Karber- Digital Image


TinaB said...

Great creation! Thanks for playing at Cowgirl Up! Xx Hugs Tina (DT)

dj1952 said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors. You did a great job with your coloring. Hugs, dj

Tinemor said...

Very nice fall-card! Your coloring is awesome!
Love the desing of the card!Beautiful!!!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodles Shop`s Best!

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful, love those leaves. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious. Hugs Tracy x

Anonymous said...

So beautiful!Love all the lovely details inside and out and your fabulous colouring.Thanks for joining us at CSSC and Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Dorcas said...

Nice job! I like how it all came together. I guess you'll be keeping those pencils? ;-)

fi's cards and crafts said...

pretty autumn card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Sandy O said...

WOW, love your coloring! Great job incorporating the ribbon, button AND bling. Thank you for joining us this week at Digital Tuesday Challenge.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous card. Very serene. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


ThePurplePlace said...

This is a wonderful Fall Card and your colored it with the perfect colors.

Thank you for entering our very FIRST challenge over at Baby Bud Designs. We are very happy to see your card and look forward to having you enter every month.

Happy Fall and Happy Crafting,

Stressed Stamper said...

Great fall card - love colours used...great leaves

Gemma said...

Lovley fall card, the choice of colours and image are just perfect! Like the leaves you used as well, really suitable. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week, hope you will join the fun again next week. Happy crafting, Gemma

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful autumnal card, love all of those leaves! Thanks for joining us this week over at Totally Paparcrafts, good luck! hugs Heidi xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Stacey, what a pretty card. Love the image and your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Linda w said...

Lovely job on your colouring. Love your embellishments, especially those great leave. You do such fantastic work on the inside of your cards. I don't have hair straighter cum ribbon ironers, will have to beg an old one from my daughter won't I lol...great tip. I was married in the late 70's (I was a mere baby) and had nearly the whole flat in oranges....still love it. hugs lin

Tracy said...

Love your image and the touch of stitching! Very pretty card with a lovely bow. :) Thanks for the ironing tip. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Janis said...

This card is great! All the details are amazing. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Lil Sis said...

Great card love the autumn colours thanks for joining us at CSSC
Beccy x

Mel X said...

Wow, this is lovely. The colour scheme is just fantastic - so rich and perfect for that super image.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and good luck

Mel X

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful Stacey!!
Thank you for playing along @
Digital Tuesday, Baby Buds & Paper Playtime this week!

Carolyn said...

Such a fabulous fall card. I love the leaves. Easel cards are one of my all time favorites. Thanks so much for sharing such a fabulous creation with us for our Layer It On Challenge at SSC.
Hugs xx

Marianne said...

Really beautiful! the colors are amazing, and so are the details!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

Vee said...

Such a wonderful and colourful design. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good luck.
xx Vee

Julie said...

Your card is so pretty. Love the creative stitching. I have to agree with you about the colors. I too hated them when growing up in the 70's but today, I love to craft with those same colors. Thanks for joining us at Digi doodle Shop's Best

Pink Sunshine said...

What a great card, love the image, thanks for joining us at Chsrisma.
Sally. x

France said...

Just perfect for fall !
Thanks for playing in our Paper Sundaes Challenge!

Natasha said...

Hey Stacey,
Love the colours in this card!!!

I love autumn colours, too!

Tasha xXx

Gunn (Merete) said...

This is so beautiful. Love the image.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card :-) the image is lovely and the details are fab ,, beautiful embellies :-)

thanks for joining us on the TPC :-)
Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

So in love with your colouring and the leaves :)


Vixykins said...

Gorgeous autumn colours, fab!
Thank You for playing The Stampman Autumn challenge x


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