Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Season of Blessings

I can totally feel that that Fall is secretly approaching.  It is very windy when I am typing up this post.  Perhaps it is the change of weather I am really into making Fall cards!

Today I'm sharing one based on the Muse at Muse Challenge.  Please check out the Muse here.  Marion Vagg has made a pretty card with a red background stamped with a background stamp in the same hue.  She has put a white tag in the lower left side of the card where the tag is accentuated by a beautifully colored rose and some leaves.  Her fun sentiment made use of the die cut "you" and a stamped image "are loved."

I first drew inspiration from the layout of her card.  Her tone-on-tone background reminded me to use the Flirty paper, which has leaves as its pattern.  Using the same element and design, I put a tag in the left side, but my tag does not carry the sentiment.  Instead, I put the sentiment in the top right corner to balance it out.  To emulate her fun way to place her sentiment, I chose a stamp that made use of two fonts.

I must say that I had a lot of fun playing with the leaves and the turkey.  The leaves were cut with the Tim Holtz dies and the turkey and the tag were cut with Cricut Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges respectively.
I used 3 distress inks to color the die cut.  They were first covered with Scattered Straw, then the exterior part blended with Wild Honey and finally the edges were inked with Tea Dye.  It was a lot of fun to see the layers of the colors.  I was tempted to do the "flicking water" technique but I think I should leave it this way.  It is one of those moments that I debated whether I should add more to it. 

I like it and can't help looking at it.  :)

My card is entering the following challenges:
Bitten by the Bug - Fall
ABC challenges - Fall
Crafting Desert Divas - Fall
Crafty our passion - Fall
Lexi Creations - Autumn colors
The paper nest doll - Happy Fall

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  1. wow! this is gorgeous! the leaves look fabulous!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

  2. This card is amazing! I love the leaves on the tag and I love the turkey! The papers you chose are perfect!!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  3. What a wonderful card. Your colors are striking and your design is balanced so well with design and embellishments. Love this! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.

    Amy ~DT

  4. Beautiful!!! Love the leaves and turkey. And the bg leaf paper is just perfect for your card. Great sentiment, too. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Fall' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  5. I love how you colored the leaves -- nicely done! Saw your card over at the Paper Nest Doll blog.


  6. Joyce this is a fabulous Fall project! Love the papers, colors, and cuts you used! Thank you for joining us at BBTB2 this week.

  7. Wow - love the warmth on those leaves - gorgeous sponging! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's Muse!

  8. Wonderful fall card love the leaves & turkey thanks for joining us over at Craft Your Passion ~ Denise DT ~

  9. I think that your card is perfect ad it is. Love the inking on your leaves. I love the tag and the turkey cut. Awesome fall card! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  10. What a fabulous autumnal card! Thanks for sharing with us at Lexis! Susan x

  11. your leaves are perfectly blended! i love them :) your take on the MUSE is just lovely !

  12. Gorgeous card - I love your autumn leaves xx

  13. WOW!...very Beautiful!!
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  14. It's a beautiful card! I love the colors of fall and you have captured them wonderfully! Thanks for playing in the Paper Nest Dolls 'Fall' challenge. Heidi PND DT

  15. Love the autumnal colours, just perfect for this time of year

  16. Very pretty! Love the Fall colors. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Fall/Autumn“ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  17. Very pretty card, I love the leaves, they look so real. Thanks for playing along with us this week at the ABC Challenge Blog

  18. I really like this! The background paper seems to swirl--perfect for fall leaves

  19. I love the background paper and your leaves look fabulous, I've not yet tried blending with distress inks but the effects are amazing :)

  20. Beautiful Fall card. The sponging is perfect!

  21. Beautiful card, i just love the turkey!! Thanks for joining the challenge at Craftin Desert Diva's