Sep 25, 2009

BC118 - All The Leaves Are Brown

California Dreamin by the Mamas and the Papas

Ahh...Friday has arrived! - I am so ready for the weekend. This week the Blogger Challenge is, "Product Focus - Designer Paper"
For my card I chose SU's Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper. This is lovely paper and all the leaves are most certainly (not) brown.
I wanted to use several of the patterns and got the inspiration for my card from this card by Kelly Lunceford.
I pretty much stayed with her sketch but didn't add the longer panel opting instead to use a circle. I also added an extra panel for my sentiment (which actually came about because of a "boo boo" stamping on patterned paper and I needed to cover it up) but hey, I like how it turned out so maybe it was meant to be.
I got the CRAZY idea to sew on this card...Let's just say that sewing is so not me. I like how it looks but I have such a hard time with it. In fact I went through 3 tries of the long panel before getting one right. My darn machine keeps pulling the thread out of the needle half way through sewing. I was going around shouting, "I HATE THIS MACHINE" by the time I was finished. However I am bound and determined to master that thing if it's the last thing I do!
The leaf (Autumn Leaf Prints - retired SU) was first stamped in More Mustard ink and then I highlighted various parts of the leaf with Ruby Red and Always Artichoke markers. I misted the stamp and the Watercolor paper before stamping. Then I cut the leaf out layered it onto Soft Suede cs and cut it out again. I mounted this with foam tape onto my circles. The sentiment is by Serendipity Stamps and was stamped on Natural Ivory cs with Soft Suede ink. I added 3 Always Artichoke brads as well.
Now it's time for you to head off to the other BC Members blogs (Click on the icon on my sidebar) leave a little, "Comment Lovin" and then give the challenge a try yourself.
Have a great weekend...I'll be back on Saturday with another card from Annabelle Stamps so be sure to drop by again.

28 comments:

Tami Black said...

Ida,

You never fail to inspire me -- love the stitching and your sketch, but that main leaf image is gorgeous!

amycara said...

Very pretty! You certainly nailed the sewing on this one! EXCELLENT!

Lisa said...

Very pretty card! I like the coloration of the leaf. The layout is really nice also.

Connie said...

Ida...this card is drop dead GORGEOUS!!! I love all the layers of DSP you used and still achieved a very put together look!

Lorie said...

That is gorgeous! That DSP is my favorite for fall!

Selene Kempton said...

Wonderful~ I so miss this stamp set. This is gorgeous.

Lisa Somerville said...

Great coloring of your leaf - matches your DSP wonderfully!

Kerry D-C said...

oh Ida!!! This is breathtaking!! The papers and colors are FABTASTIC!!! The leaf is gorgeous! Great great card!

Kerry D-C said...

PS--And I love your sewing too!!!

Chrissy D said...

Ida, this is jaw dropping beautiful - I love the colors and your choice of DP and stamp! WOW!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty card! Love your layout. I always am drawn to sewing on cards-looks wonderful! TFS

njburk said...

What a GREAT layout Ida. Just love it!!!

Rachel Hope said...

Stunning! Love the colors and layout!

Elena said...

Absolutely amazing card, Ida! Love the papers you chose, layout and your sewing! I think your sewing always looks great, Ida! Love how you colored leaf too! Gorgeous!

Basement Stamper said...

Love those colors together and this card is awesome!

Nikki Bond said...

Stunning! Love how you layered the DSP...looks great!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very pretty! The multicolor leaf is gorgeous!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is gorgeous Ida! What a terrific layout and your leaf turned out beautifully! :D

Margaret Raburn said...

Love how you worked in three designs from this paper pack! You combined them beautifully for a wonderful card! And I love the stitching too!

Jenny Gropp said...

I think your sewing looks fantastic! I had to give my sewing machine away -- cause I just could not get the hang of it. So I applaud you for sticking with it! Wonderful fall card - beautiful warm colors!!!

Marcia said...

Oh wow, this is stunning, love your design.

:) Marcia P

Allison said...

This is a beauty...that stamp with the varied colors is terrific and that paper! Whoa, an all-around perfect card!

tonistamps said...

This is gorgeous Ida! I love fall, especially leaves. This card makes me wish Fall would get here already!

Lori said...

Gorgeous fall card, Ida! Love the combination of papers and the color scheme. The sewing looks great!

Connie Paxman said...

A very inspiring card...love what you did with the stitching...now I want that DSP...awesome.
connie paxman

Connie Paxman said...

A most pretty card and love the sketch you used with the DSP...the circle with the leaf says it all..
TFS
connie paxman

Lisa Bohler said...

LOVE love love this! What a gorgeous combination of DSP and use of a great layout!

Patti Chesky said...

I love the dsp and the stitching. I hate to sew, but I just may have to try this.