Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Falling for Grace

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.


  1. Both of these cards are just adorable. Isn't Gracie fun? Love the bright colors on the second one.

  2. Hey Anne what a wonderful surprise to stumble over here and find a fantastic shout out for S2G. I saw your beautiful card over at SNR and wanted to tell you how great your coloring is. Love the little highlights that you added to her socks, makes her look more realistic and dimensional. Tomorrow is Twisted Thursday, hope you can come out to play,

  3. Anne - your work is amazing!! You are just too clever and creative!! Love both cards. In fact, I can't think of think that I don't love about both!! Thanks so much for playing with us for the Digi Saturday - I know because of the time difference it's hard for you to play in real time, so it means so much to us that you make such a huge effort!! Hugs!

  4. Both beautiful cards Anne. Clever you using that leaves photo. It is gorgeous isn't it. I shall have to look more closely at junk mail in the future!!!!


  5. Beautiful cards, loved how you used the same image in different ways. I can totally relate to her loving Autumn, because I do too! BTW, I also love kraft paper...great job!

  6. Great job! Love them both! Thanks for playing along at DTC!

  7. What a great job you have done with both these fun Autumn cards you have captured the essence of fall so well.
    Thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday

    Lorraine x

  8. Oh fabulous cards. Thanks for linking to my candy and good luck in the draw. Kim

  9. This car reminds me of my daughter she was chasing a leaf down the pavement shouting Autumn is here !
    if you ever want to share your work, enter competitions & challenges come and check out our blog

  10. Cute! Thanks for playing at DTC!

  11. What fun cards. You have done a great job with both of them.
    Thanks for joining us at the DTC this week.
    Lora x

  12. These are wonderful Anne! Great coloring and yes that leafy photo is a real find!
    I'm so glad you could play along with us at the Digital Tuesday Challenge this week! Blessings, Maria


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