Thursday, September 24, 2009

Autumn Blessings

Fall is my favorite of all the seasons. I love the colors and the crisp fresh air. Well, when it comes to making cards, the warm colors that are normally associated with fall, are right up my alley!! They're my favorite to work with.

So, making this card was such a joy. I used Mercy's sketch for this week (found Here) as my starting point. One fun thing about using already prepared sketches, is that I tend to go in different directions with my embellishing to make the sketch work instead of adapting my sketch to embellishments or an image. Today, I used an image from JustRite's Autumn Blessings set. I love pumpkins, and I knew I had the perfect dp to fit this sketch and image. I hauled out the Twilight dp by Memory box and cut the pieces to fit the sketch. I then colored three pumpkin images with copics in order to paper-tole.

The Designer Rhinestone Flourishes are by Basicgrey, and the leaf is by Spellbinders.
I framed the pumpkins with an Oval Nestabilities and Labels 5 (Spellbinders), and the corners were made with a Fiskars corner punch. I thought they fit beautifully with the Labels 5 die.

Supplies:
Stamps: Autumn Blessings (JustRite)
Paper: Twilight (Memory Box), Neenah Natural White
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress Ink), Cloudy Blue and Lettuce (Adirondack Dye Ink)
Accessories: Copics, Oval and Labels 5 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Corner Punch (Fiskars), Rhinestone Flourishes (Basicgrey), Ribbon (May Arts), Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Dimensional Tape (Scotch)

16 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Awesome, as usual, Tosh!!! Love the rich colors and all of the elements you have cleverly combined together!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Another BEAUTIFUL card, Tosh! So many GORGEOUS elements!!

Julia Aston said...

what a very elegant fall card Tosh! I love the browns , that great leaf and the pretty bling!

StampOwl said...

gorgeous as always Tosh

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

This is a real show-stopper, Tosh! The Twilight paper is gorgeous with the JustRite pumpkins. Perfect embellishments and details. Awesome card!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Tosh!

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, just beautiful!

Gabriela said...

Tosha - your Autumnal pumpkin card is perfect! I adore the darker burnishing and your swirly rhinestone embellishment. Just lovely, my dear.

Mercy said...

SHUT UP, TOSH!!! this is phenomenal! love the sketch turned, and every little attention to detail is breathtaking! what a wonderful tribute to my favorite time of the year! :) amazing job!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Kellie Fortin said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Tosha!!! Love every element in the your card!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

only you could make an elegant PUMPKIN card......you truly have that special touch that makes your cards sing with creativity, warmth, and elegance

Lena Katrine said...

WOW! This is awesome! LOVE the autumn colours, the glitter and the frame layers!!

Thank you so much for your sweet comments in my blog ;);)

Have a great weekend! Hugs, Lena

Dawn B. said...

Wow this card is amazing. I love how you layered the nesties. The bling with the leaf is just WOW. Great job.

Jerri Kay said...

A stunning design, I love the bling with the Fall theme!

Conniecrafter said...

Awesome fall card, love the use of glitter and then gems really brighten up the colors of the paper, great contrast!

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous!!! Love these gem flourishes with this VV Set!!! Hugs ~S~

 
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