Monday, October 26, 2009

Grateful for Fall



I was proud of myself for getting the picture of this card taken today, with natural sunlight - and got ready to upload it just now and realized that my "Grateful" sentiment had fallen off and not made it into the pic. So, that will explain why you have two pictures of this card (and why one is much better than the other!). The stamp is from the fall release of Whiff of Joy stamps - I think Willow is just so sweet to color. I used the sketch from WoJ Challenges this week for this card. I had several sources of inspiration for the colors that I used - 1. I scraplifted the palate from a card at Cuttlebug Challenge (Beth Ulman's card), 2. The Copic Color Challenge was to use olive, amethyst and orange 3. The color challenge at Gingersnap was to use orange, green, brown. I learned how to make this tissue paper flower from the JUGS challenge (although I had a different flower nestibility) and handmade flowers are becoming my favorite embellishment (so this card is great for the Incy Wincy challenge of the week). The challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ was to make a card that expressed gratitude. Not only does my sentiment say "grateful", but I loved the way that Willow has her arms stretched up toward heaven, in a grateful pose. Thanks for letting me get a bunch of challenges with this card!

14 comments:

Shar said...

Totally gorgeous card! I love your coloring and your flower is awesome! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Color Challenge! I hope you join us again!

Stampin' Pam said...

Great flower and super shape - it's fun to see how different the flowers look when they come from different dies. Thanks SO much for playing along with Just Us Girls! I hope you had a great time and will join us again next Saturday for a brand new WILD CARD challenge.

Davi said...

I love your card. The way you colored the girl and your flower is way cool. Wonderful!!

Shantaie said...

Wow Gini...I think i may be speechless! What a beautiful card. Way to rock the challenge girlfriend!!

Thanks for playing along at cuttlebug challenge blog...hope to see you next week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gini, Beautiful card! I am so glad you played in the 3-D flower challenge! The video was for inspiration only! Very pretty 3-D flower! I hope you come back & play in all the upcoming challenges! :)

Liz said...

Most beautiful flowers you have there and stunning card
Thanks for joining Incy wincy challenge & good luck
and call back soon

Liz x

Helen said...

Awesome card! That flower is an awesome addition to an already beautiful card. I love how you used 2 bows also. Thanks for sharing it with us at SSCC!
Blessings!
~H

Karen said...

Beautiful card - both with and without the sentiment!! LOL
Thanks for joining us this week at Copics Colour Challenge.
Karen x

MariLynn said...

Isn't it amazing how sunlight makes a difference. I love the flower on your card.

Terrie B x said...

I love your beautiful fall card..
thanks for join the CB Challenges
terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

peggysue said...

Wow, you hit a lot of challenges with one card! (or two, should I say? :)) Thanks for participating in the SSCC this week. I like the Fall colors and the image, she does look very grateful.

Heather "Hev" said...

This is lovely Gini :)

Dont you hate it when you get the perfect photo and something is missing!!!

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge this week :)

Good Luck :)

Tracey Cuccia said...

Beautiful! The images, you colors, and that flower are all just LOVELY! Thanks for joining us at the JUGS challenge this week!! Have a super day!

Kristin Bueter said...

Wow, you hit on a lot of challenges with your card! Love how your orange flower turned out...what a fab die for the technique! Especially love those leaves you added too. Great coloring of your sweet main image, she's just adorable :)

Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls this week! Hope to see you again on Saturday for the Wild Card challenge I'm hosting! You don't want to miss it! EVERY participant will be a winner ;]