Hi all! I didn't think I was going to make this challenge happen. I usually create my cards the day before they are due, and last night there was not enough energy in my body to create one! But I just could not get this photo out of my head that Sue V. chose for the Just Us Girls Photo Week. Autumn is just my favorite time of year. I've always loved autumnal colors and the cooler weather. So I just could not pass this challenge up! I got up early this morning to create a card.
Here's a close-up of the photo. I was drawn to that fence, the black birds, and the pumpkins.
So I got to work with those ideas. I started by watercoloring a background using various Distress Inks. I found some weathered wood paper to die cut the fence from. Then I went to work on die cutting the cute birds and that pumpkin. I cut that out of watercolor paper and gave it some color and dimension using distress markers. I thought the simple sentiment was the perfect one. I think it took longer to find the sentiment than to actually create the card! Does that happen to you too? I added some Wink of Stella on the pumpkin to make it look like frost on the pumpkin! I don't usually make cards in the morning...I'm a night girl. But I really like this card. Maybe I should rethink my crafting hours! LOL!
You have to stop by these blogs to see what the DT has done this week! And we want to thank our Guest Designer, Bobby Hagen, for crafting with us this week!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Scent-imentals (PTI)
Paper: Recollections white, black, watercolor paper, Dolled Up (MME)
Ink: Peeled paint, spiced marmalade, wild honey, ripe persimmon, rusty hinge distress inks; Versafine onyx black
Accessories: Love birds die (WP9), Polka Dot Parade #8 die (PTI), Framed Love Birds (MFT), Picket Fence (Memory Box), Wink of Stella shimmer, dimensionals