Thursday, October 7, 2010

It's a Stamp Simply Back to Nature Challenge!

We are getting Back to Nature for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge this week! Autumn is truly beautiful here in West Michigan, the changing of leaves from green to a rainbow of rich yellows, oranges and reds. The photo shown above was taken today as I looked out the window of my studio! Isn't it beautiful? In just a short while all these leaves will be gone and we know whats next, snow! Yuck! If I could, I would choose autumn all year long! So today let us be inspired by Mother Nature in our creations, let’s create something with a natural, earthy feel reflective of ANY season YOU enjoy, it’s the natural/earthy element we are going for here. Here is what I created! A card that will pair with a gift item I will share in a later post! What better set to celebrate autumn, than JustRite"s Autumn Blessings Set, found at THE STAMP SIMPLY STORE. I colored my images with Copics and used a swirly folder to dry emboss the upper card front, it reminds me of swirling leaves! And they do swirl when the wind blows!
A closer view of the Prima Leaves Sharon has in her store! I LOVE these leaves, the intricate veins and colors are so cool! And there are 24 in the set! Gotta love that!!! The twill can also be found at THE STAMP SIMPLY STORE. I ran a line of 1/4" scortape down the middle and pressed the twill down after bringing up a bit, then pressing down again, until I got across the card front width.
Another photo to share! What a perfect day! Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you get a chance to create and play along with this weeks challenge. If you upload to a public forum please use keyword, ssnotime160 and also upload on Sharon's Mr Linky over on her blog! Take good care! Check out our talented designers' Back to Nature creations! Sharon Johnson: No Time To Stamp? Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat. Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty AJ Otto: The Willow Garden Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color
Jerri Kay Jimenez: A Touch of Grace October Guest Designer ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ STAMPS: JustRite Autumn Blessings Set (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)
PAPER: Vintage Cream Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), All other (SU) INK: Memento Tuxedo Black (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Old Paper Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Joan's Gardens) OTHER: Kaiser Adhesive Pearls (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Prima Autumn Leaves October & Brown Twill Ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder, Misc Buttons, Spellbinder Small Classic Oval & Jumbo Scalloped Border Petites

13 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What GREAT photos, Barb -- thanks for sharing them! And the Prima leaves surely do go well with that JustRute Autumn Blessings image -- a GREAT pairing and a lovely card!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is just beautiful, Barb! Love it!

And as a transplanted New Englander I LOVE looking at your gorgeous fall photographs .. thanks for sharing!

Have a great weekend, Kiddo!

Janine said...

Very pretty Barb!! Have an amazing weekend.

klarcher said...

What a gorgeous card, I live in the Lansing area and the colors here are so vibrant in this sunny weather, we are taking a color tour Sunday and hope to get some good photos as inspiration. Thanks for sharing yours

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What a beautiful card and photos. Our leaves don't have a lot of color yet, but I'm enjoying coloring up the Autumn Blessings set.

Deborah Saaranen said...

Such beautiful photos Barb...your design is so very pretty too! I love Autumn...my favorite time of the year!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful card, love the framing for the sentiment and the twill with leaves and button is such a neat touch, Love it!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh my, this is absolutely gorgeous Barb, and the Fall pictures are breathtaking! Have a wonderful weekend!

Karel said...

Hi I'm from West Michigan too! North Muskegon to be exact. And it is gorgeous right now. Michigan at it's finest. Lovely card, thanks for sharing it.

Barbara said...

Awesome pictures, Barb! And an awesome card--those Prima leaves are perfect!se

Jenny Gropp said...

LOVELY! those leave are a perfect touch! Beautiful photos.... no leaves are changing yet here in Atlanta!

Michele said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous card! Love it!

Traci S. said...

I love this card! It is wonderful! The photos are spectacular! I really love what God has done with these trees. He is an awesome art director!

He IS Able,
Traci S.