Fall's My Favourite....


Fall is my absolute, hands-down favourite time of year! I love the crispness of the air, going for walks wearing my snuggly sweaters, the autumn decorations.....aaah! Last night I did one of my favourite things on a cool Fall evening....I lit a yummy smelling jar candle.....it's called Pumpkin Spice and I got at Michael's on sale yesterday...heehee!

Anyway, the new Mellow patterned papers by Basic Grey really have a Fall-ish feel to them, so I used them on this card!! I will be submitting it to the Verve Visual card contest as I featured my Thoughtful Phrases stamp set on it. I just LOVE those little sentiments....they fit so perfectly on a card without taking over the whole design. If you don't have a set yet......GO GET THEM!!

I started out with my papers, not knowing which ones I would use, but using them for colour inspiration. I also used Beate's Weekend Sketch #19 for this card (LOVE her sketches!). I stamped this cute little raggedy girl stamp called Annie's Bushel which is made by High Hopes. I coloured her in using my SU markers in Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red and Old Olive. Then I used my Aquapainter and use the OO to make a floor for her to stand on and I went all around her body lightly with River Rock...not sure if you can tell in the photo. I used my ticket corner punch and then distressed the edges using my Ranger Distress ink in Walnut Stain, then matted it on Ruby Red cardstock. The card base is a 5 1/2 inch square of Chocolate Chip and then the striped patterned paper is distressed around the edges too. The second layer is another of the pp's, distressed, matted on CC and I punched two eyelets in the top corners. I added some fall coloured Prima Flowers and an orange button with linen thread and also two layers of grosgrain ribbon at the bottom!!!

Be sure to try Kimmie's Challenge #2 this week....it's a fab colour combo. I've already had a couple of entries and I'd love to see YOURS!!!

10 comments:

Linda SS said...

What an adorable card! Perfect for Autumn, such wonderful colors. I truly love your work and the images you always use.

2 Worlds said...

Lol I got to the sale too oh my !
This card is very pretty.
Could you share with us how you storage your cards?

Debby Winters said...

You're card is just too cute! love the image! mmmmm apples!

Shannon said...

Fall is my favorite time of year as well. I love the new BG papers ... now to get the time to play with them.

Crystal said...

This is a perfect fall card. The colors are beautiful. I don't get to experience fall since I live in HI. Looking at all your cards makes me miss that season!

Anonymous said...

This is lovely, beautiful fall colours and the image is adorable. nd

jodene said...

Perfectly beautiful!! great fall colors.

dd2njoy said...

Oh Kimmie,you keep amazing me every time i check your blog!!!
Love the colors and that stamp is just so precious!!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

This is adorable! Love the rich fall colors you used! Fantastic! I just found your blog and have enjoyed it. I'll definitely be back.

Shadowcatcher said...

MMMMMM. Fall is my favorite time of year and this card is absolutely fabulous! :)

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