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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:

  1. Ida,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. Great coloring of your leaf - matches your DSP wonderfully!

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

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

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

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

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

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  13. Stunning! Love the colors and layout!

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  14. 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!

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  15. Love those colors together and this card is awesome!

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

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  17. Very pretty! The multicolor leaf is gorgeous!

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

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  19. 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!

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  20. 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!!!

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  21. Oh wow, this is stunning, love your design.

    :) Marcia P

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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