Thursday, August 29, 2013

This Week's Challenge~~~

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I did something fun on this card! I wanted something under the pumpkins and I tried to think what would be good.  We were having fresh sweet corn for supper so as I was "silking it" it dawned on me that this would be a perfect base for the pumpkins.  I colored it with distressed ink to darken it and tucked it under the pumpkins.  What do you think????

I love gingham and I have this cool stamp from Impression Obsession that I used
to make this background.  It was so easy too.  I simply put distressed ink on the stamp using my brayer and then I laid the paper on top of the stamp.  No need to buy lots of pattern paper when you can stamp it in any color!  So fun!
After the stamped image dried, I cut it out using the new Stacker Frames by Cheery Lynn.
Then I popped up the inside and then doubled the tape to pop up the out side edge for dimension.
It doesn't show up the best in the picture, but it really makes it look like it is framing the inside.
I used Tim Holtz Water Brush and distressed inks to color the pumpkins,  and the tree, leaves and butterflies were inked with Wendy's new Archival inks which I love.  The dark brown is the best I have found.
I embossed the solid green card stock with 6x6 Floral Frenzy Embossing Folder for added texture.
Gotta love those 6x6 and 8x8 embossing folders.
Products I used:
HFC 3484 Pumpkin Harvest Stamp (Cut out with scissors) -  Heartfelt Creations
98130 - Butterfly Vine - Memory Box
DIE066-C Leaves - Impression Obsession
DIE006-V  Tree - Impression Obsession
H8373 Solid Tree Stamp - Impression Obsession
DL253 - Stacker Frames - Cheery Lynn
AA1152 - Hi Stamp - Impression Obsession
EF6 FLOR - Floral Frenzy Embossing Folder - Crafters Companion
Distressed Inks- Peeled Paint and Ripe Persimmon 
Tim Holtz Water Brush - Detailer Brush Nib
Potting Soil - Archival Ink - Wendy Vecchi
Tool Kit - Susan Cockburn
Corn Silk

So, the challenge for this week is the following:

You can make 3 cards this week
  • Use gingham, checks or plaids
  • Colors - Green, white and brown
  • Butterflies
  • Something fallish...pumpkins, scarecrows, leaves etc
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens. Also, mention that you are doing the card/project for Joan's Gardens Challenge. It would be nice if you would add this link to your post:

You will have until next Thursday, September 5  morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.
A winner will be chosen from a random drawing for week #35 the winner of the challenge will be announced Friday, September 6. This week's winner will receive a Embossing Folder. The winner will also be entered in the 2013 end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.
Below are the guidelines:

1 You must have a blog or post to the SCS gallery.
2. Post your challenge card to your blog.
3. Or if you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card to the challenge. This week's code is joansgardens, JG0829 and needs to be posted with the challenge. Please enter both on the same line with a comma between as I have shown.
4. Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge.


Darlene said...

LOVE this card creation Joan! What a FABULOUS idea to use the corn silks for around your pumpkins ... genius I say and quite fitting!!
I too love gingham and yours looks just like the country place mats I have ... well done!
A truly inspiring creation and I can't wait to play along!
Happy holiday weekend to you!!

Memaw said...

Awesome card, perfect fall card like the gingham idea and I think something real from nature makes it so much more realistic looking.
I like making cards using some real embellishments. You card is very cool. Corn silks how smart is that.
Have a great Holiday weekend. I will be working. Boo-Hoo

Benzi said...

Fabulous Fall creation. I love the corn silk idea. Our crafty minds are always working, aren't they? LOL Your gingham background looks awesome.

ionabunny said...

Great card and love the silks.

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful ! The silks look great. What a great idea. Also, love the gingham. It pulls everything together beautifully. Your a genius !

Gretchen Wilson said...

You go girl, completely blown away with the corn silk, great idea, I love the gingham DP, I'm a nut for gingham and dots. Great fall card. I am really glad to see you design and playing again.
Hugs and God Bless

ednamburgess said...

So cute. Love the corn silk idea. Never would have thought of it. Edna

Unknown said...

Joan, your card is awesome, love how you made use of the corn silk, so very inventive!! I too love gingham and that stamp from IO, is wonderful, I could never find the color gingham I wanted so I got this stamp some time ago and love it. Love all your little touches.
Great job.

Theresa's Studio said...

Great fall the corn silk idea. Thanks for the paper pad.

Dorothy S said...

Great inspiration - and great entries as well.