Monday, September 26, 2011

Inspiration Monday-Autumn Colors

Good Monday Morning to ya! It's another round of La-La Land Crafts' Inspiration Monday where we introduce a brand new creative challenge at the La-La Land Crafts Blog.

The challenge this week is Autumn Colors!

I decided to use this CA-UUUTE Pumpkin Marci! She was so much fun to color up!! I know she's for Halloween, but I think she fits well with my Au
tumn themed card. I tried a new background technique I've been seeing around blog land which I LOVE. You stamped a distressed border around your card and then you add liquid pearl drops randomly around the edges. I think it ties in perfectly with the autumn colors.

Copics & Chalk
Skin: E000, chalk
Lips: R20, chalk
Hair: E29, E25, E33, E02
Hat/Clothes/Pumpkin Basket: G21, G24, YG45, chalk/ YR01, YR04, YR07, chalk
Socks: G21, chalk
Shoes: E25, E31, chalk
Lollipop: BV08, BV02, YR23, G24

To create my border around Marci I used one of the stamps in the TPC Studio Travel Collage set (I used a wet wipe to erase the stuff in the middle of the stamp so only the edge stamped on my paper). I used a corner leafy stamp from Prima (#544959) and stamped that over the border. Then I added gold dots around Marci and the edge of my paper with a Viva Pearl Pen.

The cardstock came from my stash so I have no idea who made it. The background dp and Cocoa Pearls are from CTMH. The sentiment "Autumn Blessings" came from another TPC Studio set called Autumn Harvest. I embossed it using Gold CTMH Embossing Powder. The wide, glittery, sheer, brown ribbon came from my stash along with the gold/red trim.

I made the pumpkin by punching out 6 scalloped circles. I embossed them with one of the butterfly embossing folders from Cuttlebug Butterflies Cut and Emboss set and distressed them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I scored them down the middle with my Scor-Pal, folded them in half and glued the sides together. The green and orange leaves are from Recollections. The green twirly vines are stems cut from some WOC flowers and wrapped around a bamboo skewer. The crystal branch thingies came in some blog candy. They were clear, but I colored over it with my Copic they are gorgeous brown! The flowers in the opposite corner are Recollections and WOC.

And here's a side view so you can see the dimension. Because the gold/red trim is a little thick it raised my Marci panel up off the card a little. I put pop-dots in the corners just to adhere it to the card better.

Just a FYI, stay tuned this week because we've got a HUGE surprise for ya this Saturday, October 1st for World Cardmaking Day!! I hope you check the La-La Land Crafts blog on Saturday for an AWESOME new release and.....drumroll please......some blog candy!! The images are different from what you've seen before and boy are they CA-UUUTE! You definitely don't want to miss it!

As always, you can participate in our challenges and be in the drawing for some free stuff by uploading your card to our Gallery. Have a great week and don't forget my fellow DT sisters will have more samples for you to drool over on Friday!



Jan Marie said...

Beautiful card! Love that wowzer pumpkin and CA-UUUUTE Marci in her pumpkin costume! Nice work!

cebelica said...

I love this word "ca-uuute". He he. Your card sure is adorable. Great work with that border around Marci. :D You did a great job with that pumpkin too. What a great idea to make a pumpkin out of scalloped circles. Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

What a great card! Your work is so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Rosie! Love the colours in the leaves and flowers
Hugs Julie P