Friday, October 17, 2008

Fall is in the Air



And that is a statement about our weather here, and is the title of my card today. This week's Cute Card Thursday also has a theme of Autumn. Must have been on every one's mind as many challenges have that theme this week. I think we are all happy that the weather is turning cooler around here especially the donkeys, they are LOVING the cool, crisp mornings.


Now to my card. Well me and the distressing inks are not getting along. I can't figure out how to keep things "in the lines" maybe my waterbrush is too wet? I'll keep practicing. I was so going for the lighter look, my last was just too dark, you couldn't tell it was even water colored. I so love this look and hope I can figure it out. Sigh.


My image is a brand new one from Alota Rubber Stamps. Helene has got some really cute Fall - Winter stamps she has just released on the website. Really adorable, can't wait to use the Christmas ones, school girls and the witch is adorable! But for the challenge today I used stamps from two of the new sets. "Autumn Wishes" and "Happy Fall" both are perfect for this time of year. I stamped out the Scarecrow and two of the pumpkins on my watercolor paper. Using distressing ink I colored them trying to keep it light and soft. I cut the pumpkins out and used pop glue dots to attached them in front of the Scarecrow. I then inked and doodled the edge of the image.


Brown Core'dinations cardstock is used for the base, and dark green for the mat. I sanded both of them. There are two pattern papers. One is from Paper Studio (the pumpkins) and American Crafts (the fall dots). They are totally different papers, but I think they worked together. I love the leaves. They are Cut with my Cuttlebug and are Quickutz dies, I used the Core'dinations card stock, so I could sand them to give different colors to them and show the embossing off, they are inked and then I gave them a layer of Twinkling H20's, I love how they came out! Sentiment is part of the set and it matted and inked. Oh and I used two photo turns on the mat for embellishments. Definitely fits the Autumn/Fall call I think.


Man it is FRIDAY! And guess what I am doing on Saturday Morning... going to a Rubberstamp Expo! Whoo Hoo! This is a new show for me so I really don't know how large or small it will be, but regardless there will be stamps there and should be fun! Hope you have something fun planned.... maybe you can meet me at the Stamp show?


HUGS and-

21 comments:

Suzanne said...

Great card love the image and your colouring looks great. Have fun at your stamp fair. Might not be about at weekend as I have lost my internet access at home..I feel like my right arm has been chopped off!!. Sue :o)

mueppi said...

Gorgeous card and cute image!
Hugs Gisela

Maranda Marie Burke said...

Very cute card. So fallish:)

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fantastic, the scarecrow image is wonderful and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Ila said...

Your card is Fabulous!!..love the scarecrow and leaves...so Fall!! Have a great time at that Expo...you lucky gal!!...Hugs, Ila

Leanne said...

Gorgeous card xx

Rach said...

i love your fall card Michelle, looks gorgeous, fab leaf embellishments. hope you have fun at the stamp expo, i'm sure you will.
hugs rachxx

Heather's Creations said...

Lovely card Michelle, love the scarecrow :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

The Cute & Adorable Yet Ever So Humble, mE said...

DARLING card!

Thanks for leaving a note on my blog! I am glad to have found your super cool blog, too!

LOve your donkey and would love to see a pic of your border collie! Brent and I are proud parents of a red & white border collie, Sadie.

Inky Smiles!
Erin

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fabulous autumnal card Michelle, Hope you have a great time tomorrow, Hugs, Nikki x

Heidi said...

OMG this is an awesome fall card Michelle! Oh and I got my donkey images today- thank you so much!

catt871 said...

CUTE!! That scarecrow is so adorable!!!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Adorable! Love the Scarecrow and the fall theme is perfect.

Allison said...

Great...those leaves are perfect!

Littlekel90 said...

Very cute card, Michelle! I love pumpkins of any shape and size. Yours are no exception! :) Your image is adorable, and I have to say I really am LIKING those leaves and wish I had purchased them with my Wizard the other day. I will have to keep my eye open for them again. So cool that the veins even show in them.

Karin said...

Hi Michelle,

fabulous autumncard.
I love the cute image, colours and those big leaves.

Have a great weekend,
xoxo karin

Catherine said...

another gorgeous card :0)

Jilli said...

Another gorgeous card! Love that cute scarecrow, colours are fab and I see nothing wrong with your colouring! Jillix

Sommerfugl said...

Very nice card:)

Julie said...

your card is love, very nicely done

ink'n'rubba said...

lovely autumnal colours and such a cute scarecrow! I've given up on the Distress Inks and stuck with the pencils 'cause I couldn't get the shading right so I'm interested to read how you get on with them - then I might try again! hugs, annie x