Oct 17, 2008

BC69-Autumn Beauty

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus


Hello and Happy Friday!  -  I for one am happy that this week is about over.  It's been a super busy one for me.  Monday we  took Coleen to the pumpkin patch and also celebrated my niece's 25th birthday, Tuesday was our Bowling League day,
Wednesday I took my mom for doctor's appointments and worked on cards for my Stamp Club meeting.  Last night was the Stamp Club and I didn't get to bed until nearly midnight and then was up about 5:30 as hubby made a little to much noise after he got up and I couldn't go back to sleep. So needless to say I was a bit late getting around to making my card for today's Blogger's Challenge Group.
Today was a COLOR challenge day (Old Olive, Really Rust, Ridinghood Red) and Neutrals (White, Vanilla or Confetti)
When I pulled out the 3 colors and put them together they just seemed to bring to mind the colors of the Fall leaves and that's how this card was born.
My card base is Really Rust distressed with Rust ink.  Then I layered Very Vanilla with a piece of Old Olive that I stamped with the Sanded Background in Old Olive ink.  I added a Scallop piece of Ridinghood Red and a strip of textured Really Rust card stock and pierced holes in the scallped piece.  I also added 3 Really Rust Eyelets (I hate it that SU discontinue the small eyelets)
For the focal piece I stamp an Oak leaf from Autumn Leaf Prints (SU-Retired) using Old Olive, Really Rust, Ridinghood Red.  I used the "Rock-n-Roll" method to stamp the leaves in mulit-colors. I then stamped my sentiment (Creative Cousins) with Basic Black ink.  That may have been "cheating" a little since it wasn't one of the colors mentioned but the saying wouldn't have shown up any other way.  I added Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon to the corners and mounted it on Really Rust card stock and mounted it with foam mounting tape.
Then I punched out 3 leaves in the challenge colors and distressed them with the same color of ink (the punch is also an SU Retired punch) and raised them with the foam mounting tape as well.

So now be sure to check out the other great creations by clicking on the Blogger Challenge Icon on my sidebar.

Finally I leave you with one of Coleen's picture's from the Pumpkin Patch

22 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wonderful fall card, Ida. I'm feeling a bit sluggish today too...must be the cooler weather making me want to hibernate. :)

Beautiful job with this week's challenge, as always!

StampingSelene said...

This is beautiful! I love what you did with the challenge! It's so bright and cheery. I really love what you did. :)

Lisa said...

Beautiful card! Nicely done!

Barb Hardeman said...

Your card is simply gorgeous. I don't know how you can make the card the same day as the challenge. I take most of the week! I love all the details: scallops, paper piercing background stamps, eyelets and the little leaves down the side. Great card! Cute picture of Coleen too!

Kerry D-C said...

aaaaaw! Colleen looks like she is having a great time! Great card too!

Nikki Bond said...

Very pretty! Love the LO and the leaves are gorgeous! {SMILES}

Chrissy D said...

Your daughter is beautiful. Love this sketch, the color combo and the way you put it all together! Love this card! TFS!

MJ said...

Colleen is so adorable! Great picture. I love your card for the challenge too. We were on the same train of thought. Beautifully done.

Patti Chesky said...

Okay, with everyone using Autumn Leaf Prints, I am really regretting not buying it!!!

This card is stunning!!! Love the die cuts and how you incorporated the colors!!! Beautiful job!

Robin Merriman said...

It's beautiful, Ida. And I love the picture of Coleen!

Barbara said...

Oooohhhhh....this is just lovely! Fall is my very favorite time of year....and I just love making...AND seeing Fall-themed cards. Especially, cards with those lucious Fall-colored leaves! I think that the foiliage has just about hit its peak around here (northern NJ) and everything is just so breathtakingly beautiful....your card reminds me of this beautiful time of year. And the best part is that it won't fade and disappear like the real ones soon will. Love the retires Autumn Leaf Prints...miss that one, too!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great fall card Ida - love how you added in the diecut leaves too!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a beautiful card Ida! Such a super design! Sweet pumpkin patch picture too! :D

Kathie Bailey said...

What a great way to incorporate these colors Ida. I love it.

Catherine said...

gorgeous card and your daugther is so adorable!

Kristen said...

Ida, love the card. The layout is wonderful! Colleen is very cute as well. Happy fall.

thestampspot said...

Great effort on the challenge, love the photo underneath more - she looks so cute!

:) Marcia

Lori said...

Great fall card, Ida! The Sanded background looks so nice with the leaf images. Cute photo of Coleen, too!

Elena said...

Very beautiful card! Love the saying... The back ground stamp looks so intersting! I love you idea with the ribbon! The technique you used for the leaves really gives a nice fall feel to the card!
Thank you for sharing the picture with Coleen! She is so cute!!!

Maria said...

Very pretty Autumn card, Ida! I really love all the pretty fall colors. . .such a beautiful card!!

Awww, is Colleen your daughter? She is so cute and oh, those pumpkins are so big!! Such a pretty picture!!

Maria

Connie said...

Beautiful card...love the different colors you used! And, the picture of Coleen is TOO cute! I love the colors and scents of fall...

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

What a beautiful card! Love it! I especially love how you did the middle panel...those leaves are awesome behind the text! :)