Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's officially Autumn!

Just a quick note...if you'd like to see my newest Sugar Bowl DT card....please scroll down...it's just beneath this Mo Manning post! Thanks!
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Hi sweet friends!! Well...I'm back from vacay...a little tan and a lot relaxed! And I'm thrilled that it's officially Autumn on my side of the equator! Whoohoo...my fave season!! And what better way to kick off a new season than with a fun new challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! Our hostess again this week is my very talented friend and DT sister, Iulia! I think she wants all of us to jump right into Fall...because for this week's challenge, Iulia has chosen the theme...
Autumn Colors

and she's given us this gorgeous photo to use for inspiration...


Awesome, huh?! Sooooo...I focused on the reds and more muted greens for my card this week...and made a cute little "Shabby Chic" Thanksgiving Card! What'cha think?


I gotta tell ya, I've loved Mo Manning's little "Sprout" since I first saw her! She is so dang adorable in her stick-straight pig-tails and overalls!! And that flower pot looks almost bigger than she is! hehehe! You can find her in Mo's online store HERE.

Ya know...I had the best time making this card! "Sprout" was an absolute joy to color...and then I had such fun finding and adding all those little extra "goodies"!! Oh...and a great BIG THANKS to my DT sistah, Debbie Lanci! I totally "stole" her "corrugated cardboard hearts" idea from a gorgeous card she sent me for my retirement!  Thanks, Deb. You rock! Here's another view...


I layered lots of papers...distressed the edges w/th my Distress-it-all distresser. (That thing is sooo cool!) I smeared the edges with Picket Fence distress crackle paint, and then I sponged Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink on just about everything that wasn't moving! hehehe! Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla cardstock from Stampin' Up are the three yummy Fall colors that I used...plus some coordinating DPs from Paper Studio's Mirabella Collection. The Always Artichoke seam binding is also from SU. I added raffia ribbon, brads, cardboard shears, and a flower pot w/flowers Ifrom my stash)...all "grunged up" a bit with distress ink. Here's another angle...


Then I decided to do something a bit different on the inside...I added a "cross-over" pocket with a little note card. I kinda like the result and will definitely use this design again...


Here are the Copics I used to color this cutie patootie...
E21, 00, 000, 000 (skin)
R20 (cheeks)
E25, 23, 21, 11, 51, YR20 (hair)
YR23, 20, & Y21 (shirt)
R59, 81, RV10 (shoes, shirt stripes)
YG97, 95, 93, 91 (overalls)
G21, 20, E31, W1 (ground)
E19, 17, 15, 13, 11 (flower pot)
W1, 0, 00 (shading)
& Prisma pencils to make the shading a bit richer

That fun medallion thingie was made with one of my Just-Rite stamps...I colored it with Prisma pencils. OK...here's one last pic for y'all...


So...now you'll want to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog HERE so you can drooool over the gorgeous "Autumn"creations by my DT sistahs!! Then it's your turn to get busy on your own Mo Manning challenge project!! Just make a card, tag, or 3D project using one (or more) of Mo Manning images (you can find them in Mo's online store HERE and HERE)...and come join the fun!!

And...that's it for me. Thanks so much for visiting, my darlins, and for your encouraging comments! Big hugs...until next time....

26 comments:

paola said...

OOOHH!!! i love all the corrugated board you used and of course your coloring is just fabulous, i cant believe the results you have achieved combining the two coloring mediums, this is just brilliant!
smiles
Paola

Dorcas said...

It came out gorgeous, pat! I love all the texture details, the hearts and flower post and scissors, it all pulls it together so perfectly! Wonderful job, :-)

Dawn B. said...

Wow girl. You always put 110% into your cards. This is fabulous. I love the soft fall colors you chose for Sprout. You did a great job. Hope your vaca was fantastic.

Jenée said...

Awww, what a charming card. Little Sprout is a darling, and you've given her so much personality with your coloring and embellies. Just perfect, lady!!

Christina C. said...

Sooooooo cute! Loving all the fabulous details on this masterpiece!

Cynthia said...

Wow, this is fabulous Pat! The colors, texture and layers all came together perfectly. I like your little flower pot and scissors in the bottom corner. So creative!

Nicola said...

Stunning autumnal card Pat, love that image and your little pocket inside - so inspirational! I adore all your fab embellishments too!
Love Nicola xxx

Debbie said...

HOLY TOLEDO!!! you rock girlfriend!!! I don't know where to begin to say what I love about this card. The muted tones are fantastic, the corrugated hearts beautiful (thanks) those embellishments are just perfect and the crisscross inside well you are a genius my southern belle that now has a nice tan, and is so relaxed I can't wait to see what you come up next week.

Hugs
Debbie

Boxofcolours said...

Awesome, amazing, fab.....you get the idea Pat! Hope you had a wonderful holiday.
Hugs
Jane

Sandy said...

Wow! This is super swell - my favorite time of year and my favorite colors!
Sandy

Grenouille Greetings said...

I love this little sprout in her earthy tones, Pat. Fabulous heart embellishments and absolutely delightful little flower in a pot with the scissors. Beautifully rustic, and gorgeous on the inside too! Hugs, Lesley

Barb Hardeman said...

Well honey, this is so dang cute that I've been scrolling up and down looking at all the angles. FABULOUS!!!! Super corrugated hearts, raffia, distressing and gorgeous dp! But then there's this too dang cute for words image and this whole card is an absolute winner. I don't see that you mentioned the adorable flowers pot on the front of the card. CA-UTE!!!
There's nothing I don't love about this card!!! Gorgeous creation!!!
Hugs,
Barb

Barb said...

Girl, where do I start??? The colors --- love the country colors -- and your gorgeous coloring. Then the textures and shapes and borders and layer and the adorable flowers pot! I keep looking at it to make sure I didn't miss anything! If I lined up all of your amazing cards end-to-end ---- I still couldn't pick a favorite!! Amazing! Sending big hugs!

Heather Huggins said...

I love the little scissors!!

Cathy said...

wow, Pat, this is absolutely Gorgemous!!! No real word can describe its beauty GF!!! I love all the textures and your coloring is just awesome. I love the LO of your card. Love everything about this..You Rock

Iulia said...

OMG Pat, your card iis fantastic! This is I guess my favorite card you made so far, I'm just in love with every detail you added to it. The colors cry autumn, here autumn is well settled already, so it's just perfect. I especially like that corrugated cardstock you used for the hearts and the muted colors and those tiny pot and scissors, OMG where did those fantastic ideas come from? It looks perfect in every way- coloring, layering, details, inside decoration- everything's great
Also great sentiment and image in the inside- you've really outdone yourself with this one!
Sorry for not being too coeherent- my littlke one keeps pulling my hand- all in all, I just love it!
Have a great weekend hun!
Hugs, Iulia

Kiki said...

Awwww, Pat, this is amazing! The image is soooo cute and your colouring is fabulous. All those lovely details make your card a real masterpiece!

Have a fantastic weekend.

Hugs, Kiki

jkreucher said...

OMgosh! this is the card that just keeps going and going.. I love every little detail!
So glad you had such a relaxing vacation!
hugs
Judy

Mau xx said...

What a Fab card Pat, I just love all the detail you added and the amount of techniques you used is amazing. I love every single thing about it. Must say my pocket cards don't look half as good but will try to do better in the future....lol
Hugs Mau xx

Elaine L. said...

I love this card! The colors are wonderful, as are all the great embellishments! Beautifully finished on the inside, too!

Danielle said...

Hello Pat, first of all, I love the new look of your blog, those falling leaves are awesome. Your card is sooooo cute. pretty little image and love the look and sofness of craft color. The inside is outstanding. Just gorgeous.
Hugs.
Have a beautiful weekend.

Danielle said...

PS.. I was scrolling down, and noticed your beautiful coloring, when I read you mixed Copics and Prisma, I thought that it gave such a warmer look to the coloring, so perfect with the style. I love mixing those 2 mediums, a secret: when I did that the first time, it was because I did not have enough copics to make proper shade! I loved the result sooo much, now I do this technique, almost all the time.

Beautiful.

Dawn M said...

Oh! I am so stealing the corrugated hearts from you (& Deb)! This is a stunning card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

Elena said...

Oh Wow! What an awesome card! Love everything about it! :O)

LG Elena

Sharon P said...

Love, Love, Love this card. So amazing -- the colors, the papers, the embellishments -- wow.
Thanks for sharing.

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This is such a wonderful card! I am inspired by the colors! Sprout has always been a favorite of mine and I love how you showcased her!

Wishing you a happy weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane