The lovely Shirley's2Girls held a Digi-day on the SNR Card Universe at the weekend and generously gave away this fab image called Grace does Fall. Join their group and you can also get the image. They challenged everyone to make an Autumn card (OK probably they called it Fall :) ) using the image and adding some Kraft paper. I didn't quite get my first effort finished in time for their challenge, but here it is below:
Grace is coloured with Promarkers and Copics, I've added Glossy Accents for the leaves and her specs. I didn't have any Kraft paper so I used some brown wrapping paper, torn at the edges, on the card. The DP is K & Co Que Sera, which has delicious Autumn shades and the ribbon with leaves on was bought by my DH last Christmas for me. The background looks a bit washed out, it is a stronger blue than the scan shows, from painting with Adirondack Deninm ink.
Having seen that Digital Tuesday's Challenge this week is to create a clean and simple Fall card I decided to have another play with Gracie. I've made the colours as vibrant as I could this time.
Isn't the photo I've added beautiful? It's from some junk mail for a garden centre's sale that I got through the door. It's far too pretty to throw away so I mounted it onto yellow card and added it to my card. On my first card I felt the leaves looked very insignificant. This time I cropped them from the image and enlarged them. They show up much better and they're not so tricky to cut out! A Spoonful of Sugar also has Fall into Autumn for its challenge this week, so this card fits a second challenge.