Friday, November 15, 2013

Oh those leaves! ~ Craftitude Challenge #53

Talk about odd weather. We had a funny thing happen on Tuesday. We had all kinds of snow that actually stuck around. Steve went out to shovel our neighbour's driveway. By the time he was finished, all of the leaves had fallen off the closest tree so he had to shovel them next. It made me laugh...probably because I was all toasty inside :D Anyway, we have a new challenge this fortnight at Craftitude Challenges. As always, the first choice of themes is Anything Goes but the second theme is Falling Leaves. Our wonderful sponsor this time is Milk Coffee Stamps and I chose to work with Girl Cleaning Fallen Leaves for my ATC. I coloured her with my Prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut her. She was popped up on foam tape.

The background is a layer of dark brown cardstock matting a layer of patterned paper from DCWV's Safari Chic stack. A strip of burlap was adhered over the rust coloured layer. Brown baker's twine was wrapped over the burlap and puffy leaf stickers were adhered over that. Three gold coloured brads were added to the upper right corner and faux stitching was added with a sepia Micron.

Thanks for popping by today. I enjoy both your wonderful company and you lovely comments. If you get a minute, hop over to the Craftitude Challenges blog to see the awesome projects from our talented DT. We'd love to have you join us this challenge either in the Anything Goes or the Falling leaves category.

I am entering this ATC in the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz ~ #6 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More! ~ #71 Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky ~ #193 Anything Goes
Wicked Wednesday ~ #110 Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash ~ #127 Use something already out on your desk (brown cardstock, burlap scrap, stickers)

Life is good; so is art.


Words and Pictures said...

Such gorgeous, rich autumnal colours, and I love that burlap texture.
Alison xx

Jackie said...

Fabulous fall card, I love the rich colors you used! Thank you so much for joining in on our Birthday Celebration at Fab'n'Funky Challenges! We hope you play along with us again soon. Be sure to check back this weekend and next week too!

Jackie, Fab'n'Funky Challenge DT

Jenn Borjeson said...

Such a cute little ATC, thanks so much for joining us at Wicked Wednesday. :)

crafty-stamper said...

cute image and love the gorgeous Autumn colours,burlap strip and leaf brads-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
Carol DT x

chrissie said...

Really lovely textures and colours on this terrific ATC

Chrissie x

Nonni said...

What a cute image and I love your colors. Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM!

Anonymous said...

Hey lovelie lady, gorgeous ATC, love the image and the lovely colors xx

Rach83 said...

Such a cute image and great colouring. Your leaf embellishments add lovely texture along with the baker's twine. I hope your husband managed to clear those leaves!

Thanks for linking up to help celebrate our birthday at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Be sure to check back next week for more.

Rachel x

Deena said...

Thanks for joining in at the Shopping our Stash what's on your desk challenge this week! That image is super cute and I am just loving the burlap touch!

~ginny said...

Yea! You won for this one at Fab and Funky! Congrats!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the textures and all the fun little elements you added to your card. I hope your husband was able to warm up after all that outdoor work. Blessings!