Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Break out the rake!


I'm so ready for fall. It was so hot this summer I just hibernated inside in the air conditioner the whole time. I'm ready to get outside and plant some fall flowers in my planters and hubby's ready for me to pull some weeds and grass.
I made the following card with an old Mojo Monday sketch and one of the digis offered this week for the challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best. I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. I did some doodling around the frame of the image too. I loaded it with my handmade flowers and used some leaves from Fred, She Said Designs Paper Roses digi set. The kraft paper at the top was run through a paper crimper for texture. This one is being entered in a lot of challenges because one of the requirements for the Digi Doodle challenge was to enter you project in as many challenges as possible, plus . . . it's fun!
Digi Doodle Shop's Best--anything goes using DDS image
Paper Sundaes--fall or Halloween colors
Scrappy Frogs--make your own flowers
Stampin' Sisters in Christ--fall colors
Craft Your Days Away--autumn and doodles
Stamp Something--use something digital
C.R.A.F.T Challenge--colored pencils only
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge--anything goes
Stempel-Magie--autumn colors
Crafty Little Place--brown, green, and orange
Creative Card Crew--autumn or fall
Everybody Art Challenge--autumn
Tuesday Morning Sketches--handmade flowers
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge--chocolate and green

Supplies

Papers: Bazzill, Moxxie, Great White cardstock, Recollections cardstock
Stamps: Digi Doodle Shop fall leaves, Fred She Said, Designs Paper Roses leaves
Inks+: Prismacolor colored pencils, Gemini Masterpiece Odorless Mineral Spirits; Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, and Forest Moss Distress inks; Sakura Pigma Micron pen
Tools: Fiskars Circle Cutter, EK Success Retro Flower punches, Fiskars paper crimper
Miscellaneous: Recollections brads, Offray ribbon


Blessings,

39 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous design and beautiful card. Love the flower accents and the warm colors!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

congrats on your win at CCCB, tracy!
pretty card~love your flowers :)! wowee, that's a ton of challenges! awesome! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful card! Thanks for sharing :)

Geri said...

Really pretty, Tracy...Your flowers really pop, and look just beautiful on this layout!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Tracy
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
hugs Dianne xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely fall theme card, I love the different shapes, texture and warm feeling of fall, thanks for sharing such beautiful creation!

Trimgym said...

Fab card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Karen said...

REally lovely, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Love the corrugated paper, the pleated ribbon and those flowers!!! Hugs, Karen

Jóna said...

So great card, love it. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best, hope to see you again.
Hugs, Yona

Melissa Craig said...

Those flowers are beautiful! Your card is lovely, I love the polka dot paper!! I have to have some of that. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

alicaz said...

wonderful! Great image, layout and I just looove the flowers!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Ira said...

First of all congrats on your win at CCB, well done! This card is pretty, too, you're really into autumn now :-)

Linda Robinson said...

This is such a beautiful card.. I love those fall colors.. I have to agree with you I am so ready for it to be cooler... Hugs, Linda

Katja said...

Thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shops Best and using our free digi! Your card is great! Love de DP you've used. Great autumncolors.

Greetings,
Katja (DDSB-DT)

Kristina H said...

Your flowers are always so pretty! I really like the earthtone polkadot paper!

Annette said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the image, colours & your flowers absolutely gorgeous! I so love handmade flowers! Thanks for joining us at the C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week.

Angela said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love how you have combined all the elements so perfectly! Way to rock all the challenges too.... Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

www.injoystampin.com said...

Absolutely gorgeous Tracy, I love the whole card layout. Your flowers are just right, and I love the crimped top; it gives it such an Autumn feel! I love it! You are in a lot of challenges, it looks like a lot of fun. I'm not presently in any, but you've really inspired me. Thanks sweet friend, Robyn

Monika Reeck said...

totally ADORABLE TRACY..funtastic color....love love this...thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

CraftySil said...

Your card is beautiful...I looove those flowers...very pretty along with the ribbon you've used.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear Tracy, your handmade flowers are unbelievably gorgeous!!! I had a closer look and still can't believe my own eyes, the colour variations on the pettle is devine! You did a great job! Fab card. I just planted some winter pansies in my garden, well, being in Ireland, only winter plants will surive the fall:-)!

Hugs,
Lily

Nikki Schmaltz said...

My this is beautiful. I love the doodling and the papers are fab! I'm ready for fall too. Today is is 90 degrees where I live. UGH! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation at ACLP:D

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Hey girlfriend ! Big huge congrats on your CCCB win - you sooooooooo deserve that. Me too on the fall yearnings - I love how you have been using so many fall colors in all your projects ! We are planning to decorate the front porch this weekend, maybe get the "fall" tree out too ...
Gorgeous card here, as always, and your flowers are so special, just like you.

Carol Ann said...

Love this card, the colours the image the flowers the ribbon and the doodling! Thankf or playing along at CYDA this time.
Carol Ann xx

Judy said...

wow!! this is just stunning!!! Wonderful job. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs
Judy

Heather Jensen said...

I totally agree with you. It has been so hot here. Today is the first day of fall and it was 99. YUCK! This is so cute Tracy. Love the leaves. :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Tracy!! Love the image and your coloring!! Thanks for joining the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week!

Becky said...

Stunning card, love the textures and colors and lets not forget those fabulous flowers.Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sisters in Christ.

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What a beautiful card! Such a wonderful fall card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Jacki Randolph said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the colors and all the textures. Thanks for joining us in our Home Made flowers challenge at TMS.

Chrissie said...

Lovely, lovely card, great colours and textures!
Thanks so much for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for our Autumn Challenge this week!
Chrissie

Theresa said...

Fabulous flowers, great card.

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Theresa

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

What a wonderful autumn card! The florals are gorgeous, great design, nice ribbon too! So happy to have you at A Crafty Little Place.

Smiles!
Gwen DTC~ACLP

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wow wonderful card !! love the it!thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs
tina46
eac-team

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card!! Love the ribbon & flower accents!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at A Crafty Little Place!!
Sheri-ACLP DT

Crafting Joanne said...

This is beautiful Tracy, a wonderful image and love the texture created by the ruffled ribbon.

Thank you for joining us for our latest challenge over at CYDA.

Hugs

Joanne xx

Piali said...

Simply gorgeous!!!Thanks for playing along with us at A Crafty Little Place!!

Nicole said...

WOW, is this stunning or what!? Love the flower details, just wonderful!! Be sure to tune in tomorrow to see the new challenge at ACLP! Thanks for joining us!! Nicole-ACLP DT