Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Autumn Splendour

The very talented Tracey at Fred She Said has a gorgeous new Autumn design of sunflowers and pumpkins, you can buy it here.  I've challenged myself to colour it, but if you don't want to the set includes a ready-coloured design that I plan to use printed multiple times for some decoupage cards, can't you just see those sunflowers popping off the page?
I'm not totally pleased with my card, I spent a long time fussing with the background, dotting and swirling Copics.  Didn't like it, sponged some Rusty Hinge Distress ink on top!  Also, I don't seem to have my image quite centred, I wonder if my Nestie sandwick slipped or maybe I just wasn't looking.  Oh well...
Background paper is from Artylicious Essence of Nature CD, I've added a bronze ribbon and some brown lace, sentiment is from Cratwork Cards.  I've followed the sketch from Midnight Madness Challenge, flipping it onto its side.
My card is also for the following challenges:
Everybody Art Challenge - Autumn
Creative Card Crew - Autumn
Your Next Stamp - Give Thanks (Thanksgiving)
Sweet Stampin' - Stitching
Paper Sundaes - Fabulous Fall
ABC Challenges - D is for Distressing


  1. Gorgeous card Anne, fabulous colouring.

  2. Oh Anne! What a wonderful fall creation you have here! Love this beautiful image...and the pretty papers are so perfect!! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Hugs!!


  3. Anne I love what you did with Tracey's image. This is I think my all time favortie....(psst, I might say that with all of Tracey's with me!!!!lol Great job on the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  4. Wowee Anne, this is Such a GORGEOUS card. So vibrant and full of color just like Autumn really is. Beautiful work, and fabulous coloring style.
    Biggest Hugs,
    Lynda =)

  5. Oh how beautiful!! I so lovey our coloring of the pumpkins!! Gorgeous Fall card!! Great take on the sketch too!

  6. Oh...I just noticed...thanks for joining the YNS Give Thanks challenge!!

  7. Hello Anne - what a fabulous image! I love the colours and the Die you have used! Your DP is delish and a great touch on this gorgeous card! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we appreciate you support and would love to see you join us again next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team!

  8. Wonderful! Love the colors - the pumpkins look almost alive. Great stitching too - I tried to do a wavy stitch, but it never comes out looking so good!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  9. Your card is stunning! Thank you for joining us at YNS!

  10. Hi Anne, what a stunning card. I love your image adn the sewing detail is wonderful. I have never done the wave style stitching.. I am inspired to try it. I have worked so hard to get my sewing I guess now I can try something new. Love your card and what a wonderful take on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    MMSC Hostess

  11. Gorgeous cards, Iv'e tried to post at work but get all the side bars up and nothing else, no card pictures.
    Hugs ChrisB xx

  12. Fabulous Anne - love the zingy colours.

    See you laters.


  13. so lovely Anne!!! fantastic coloring!

  14. Oh wow, these pumpkins look fabulous and such beautiful colours. Thanks for joining in with the Sweet Stampin challenge x

  15. That is a beautiful image-I love the vibrant color- I am always drawn in by color! Love the stitching on the card! TFS

  16. I just love the image you used. Great colors!

  17. Gorgeous card, the image is super. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

  18. gorgeous card Anne I love your stitching it looks great thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin Challenge hugs Jill xx

  19. wonderful card !! love the image!thanks for joining in our challenge.

  20. Gorgeous card, you colored those pumpkins so beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  21. This is a pretty card. Great stitching. Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS. Linda-DT


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