September 16, 2010

Paper Players #15 and SUO C1 Fall challenges

Today my post is going to fit two challenges. The first is for the Paper Players Color Challenge using Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Early Expresso with a dash of white or vanilla. The inspiration photo is here.
The second challenge is for Stampin Up Only  (SUO) Challenge #1 - FALL. Now you can see why this card will work for both. ..and here's my card.
I started with Cajun Craze CS for the card base, then matted a piece of  Elegant Soiree DSP to Early Espresso CS. I punch a scrap of More Mustard CS with the Photo Corners XL punch and added an old olive brad, then glued to the card front.  I stamped the design using one of my favorite sets,  Autumn Harvest in Cajun Craze and Early Expresso. I colored the pumpkins using a blender pen and inks, starting with More Mustard and blending in Cajun Craze, then adding Old Olive to the stems. The leaves used the same colors, blending as I colored. I colored the acorns with Write Markers, then a touch of shadowing on the ground also with markers. I then finished it off by highlighting the veins in the leaves and pumpkin stems with a gel pen. I stamped the "Give Thanks" sentiment in Early Expresso right over the finished pumpkins. I distressed the edges; first with old olive and repeated with early expresso. I matted the same way as the DSP piece, photo corner & brad in the upper corner this time.
I used the Tiny Tags stamp set and punch to add three small tags to the Expresso 1/8" ribbon; tied on with Linen Thread. I used dimensionals to add this mat to the card front.
Well that's it! Done... and I like it!  If only I had better lighting for the photos.. Hmmmmm. I really have to work on that.

Now I'm off to submit my card to the two challenges; Paper Players and Stampin Up Only.
Now it's your turn to join the fun!

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17 comments:

Deb said...

Absolutely beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along at SUO Challenges. Hope to have you play along again.

Jen Timko said...

Just gorgeous. Your coloring is beautiful and I love the little tags!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful fall scene you've made here! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely fabulous! Perfect layout, perfect coloring!

Ann Schach said...

Oh, I was so caught up with how stunning your card was, I forgot to say, "Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week! "

Nance said...

Beautiful card Diane! Gorgeous colors, gorgeous images and so well executed! Your coloring is fantastic...I wish I was as good with the blender pen! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

Carla Bazhenow said...

What a beautiful card!!! Fabulous colors and layout. Hugs,

Pam~ said...

Way to conquer two challenges in one GORGEOUS card! Love those tiny tags!

jaydee said...

Diane, this card just screams fall. I love the image, your coloring, the paper, the corner treatment... everything about it! :-)
thank you for joining the Paper Players this week.
Jaydee

nancylempinen.blogspot.com said...

Di, you hit it out of the ballpark with this card, it's absolutely gorgeous. The stamp, the colors, the paper, too perfect!

Angela@Inkology said...

That card is GORGEOUS! Following from SC!

Ann Schach said...

Congrats on being named The Headliner at The Paper Players! I absolutely loved your card!

Erin BH said...

Wow- stunning!!! So many perfect little details!

Jenn Diercks said...

I just love this stamp set and coloring in these pumpkins. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for playing along at SUO Challenges this week!

Melina said...

beautiful! gorgeous inspiration too

Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges! We hope to see you again soon :)

Diana said...

Beautiful card! Now following from Stampin' Connection.

Diana
www.secretlifeofpaper.blogspot.com

Diana Ball-Seitz said...

Love it! TFS.

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