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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Playing with Fall!!

Interesting heading, yeah? Well, I have been working on the Magnolia Calendar swap - coloring my December images and decided to take a break and do something a little different. I am SO thankful for my Magnolia friends on the Yahoo forums! They inspire me to create and try something new and they have been generous in supplying me with images that I don't yet own, so it makes creating so much more fun. On my browse around the internet the last few days - I have found quite a few different challenges - so, I set about to create ONE card that satisfies MANY challenges - and I think I have accomplished that!
I started out coloring this cute little Tilda with colors that I love in the fall - the leaves change to reds, orange, yellow and purple. I chose to use the orange and purple colors.
I don't often get to use my Nestibilities Scallop dies for my Magnolia images because I have to use the largest one and then I don't get to nest them, which I LOVE to do. Well, I was THRILLED that I was able to use them on this sweetie. I colored a big pumpkin and was going to use that, but when I started to put everything together, I went in search of a sketch to help me along and found the sketch at 7 Kids College Fund worked perfectly for this one so I set aside the pumpkin and will use that on another card later. Instead of using my flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, or some of the other flowers I have around, I decided to take up the challenge on Totally Tilda and create my own flowers. I cut the flowers using my Sizzlits Birds and Blooms die and then crumpled the flowers - which was NOT easy to do since they are so small. I then distressed the edges with ink. I added a bit of lace to satisfy the challenge at Just Magnolia which was to 'lace it up' or use lace on your card. I think adding the bit of antique lace just 'tied' (pun intended) it all together.
Another first with this little project was making it into an EASEL card. Now, I am not sure if I have ever done one of these, but if I have, it has been so long ago that I simply do not remember. It was SO easy to do. I think I might have added another layer to the green so that it might stand a little more securely - however, I think with the rhinestones and the flower, it should be just fine.
I colored my image with my prisma color pencils, inked the edges of my scallops and flowers with Old Olive and Elegant Eggplant. I used rhinestones from my stash and the lace is from Stampin' Up! The green paper is from my pad of Bazzill basics Dotted Swiss.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Just Magnolia Challenge Blog Week 73 - Lace it Up
Totally Tilda Challenge Challenge #5 - Make your own Flowers
Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog Fall Theme
7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog Challenge #4 a Sketch with a Fall Theme
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Create Something Halloween-ish
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats September Challenge - create something using Fall Colors.

I really need to get back to coloring the images for the calendars so I can get those done and sent off. However, there are a couple more challenges that I plan to work on - One is a White on White Sugar Nellie for the Challenge over at 'All Things Sugar Nellie' at the Paper Craft Planet.
I will also be creatiing a Magnolia Christmas card for the Magnolia Christmas All Year Long Blog hop that takes place on the 25th. So make sure you come back and see what I have made for these challenges.

Thanks for stopping by the spa today - I hope you have had a wonderful visit and that you have been inspired.



craftykitten said...

Fabulous easel card Paula, great colouring and your flowers are so pretty. Thanks for joining in our Make Your Own Flowers challenge at Totally Tilda.
Dawn x

Stephanie said...

Very cute!! Thanks for joining us at MSL and hope to see you again on 09/26 for our lace challenge.

Lynne said...

Fabulous card - love your flowers and your Tilda is so cute :o) thanks for sharing it with us at Totally Tilda xx Lynne xx

Lynne said...

Love the card! The coloring is great!!
Thanks for joining us this month at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats!!

Jane said...

Gorgeous colours and details and beautifully coloured! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane xxx

Christine said...

Gorgeous Halloween Tilda creation stunning colour combo great take on the Flower chall... thanks for sharing & joining us at Totally Tilda.

smiles Chrisitne xx DT

Julie said...

Just adorable! Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids Challenge!


Lisa said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at 7 Kid's Challenge!

scrappyjan said...

Hi Paula, THis is adorable!
thanks for joining us at the
Magnolia-Licious highlites blog.
hugs, Janiel

Suzanne J Dean said...

Such a sweetie--love her colored so softly! Thanks for joining us on the Magnolia-licious Challenge!