Thursday, September 12, 2013

This Week's Challenge - Big Prize

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I just love fall colors.  They are so warm and comfy to me.  My house is decorated with all these colors too.  So, today that is the colors I have chosen to use for this week's challenge.
What a fun card this was to make (don't I say that about all of them (smile).
Using water color paper and Tim Holtz's technique by putting the ink pads down on my craft mat and spritzed with water.   Then the paper was laid down and move around until I had the colors I wanted. When this started I planned to use gold, green and red, but
I spilled the bottle of red ink all over the mat and so now my flowers are different colors of red.  At that time, I decided to bring out the other colors with card stock.  Sometimes mistakes happen for a reason.
Once the paper was dry, I cut out the leaves and bird.  I used the Emboss It Dabber by Ranger to cover the leaves and then poured Utee Embossing Powder over them and heated with my heat gun.  I repeated this process until the embossing was perfectly smooth.
I just received this new Embossing folder by Nellie.  Isn't it beautiful!  You can see the 4 newest folders by clicking here!  I know I will use it a lot.  It is available to order now to preorder.
I didn't like the bird sitting in midair, so once again I went out to  my gardens and found a small twig for it to rest on.  Impression Obsession has this new grass die and I knew right away when I saw it that it would be great for lots of things.   You will probably be seeing lots of it.
If you have any questions please don't  hesitate to ask. 
Products I used for this card are:
Christmas Square-1 Embossing Folder - Nellie's Choice - EFE004
Grass - DIE038-J - Impression Obsession
Dimensional Small Leaves #2 - D134 - Cheery Lynn
Dimensional Large Leaves #2 - D136 - Cheery Lynn
Fancy Lattice  -S5-1523 - Spellbinders
Distressed Ink - Red Bar and Vintage Photo - Ranger
Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel  - SUZ09290  - Suze Weinberg
Classic Oval Large - S4-110 -Spellbinders
Classic Oval Small -S4-112 - Spellbinders
Perched Reed bird - 98160 - Memory Box
Bare Tree Die - DIE006-D - Impression Obsession
Solid Tree Stamp - H8373 - Impression Obsession
Emboss It Dabber - EMB34162 - Ranger
Craft Mat - Ranger
Blending Tool
Best Ever Glue
Glue Glider Tape Gun
FTH6 -Xpress It Foam Tape - Dimensional
Water Color Paper

So, the challenge for this week is the following:
You can make 3 cards this week

  • Include Leaves on your card
  • Fall colors
  • Tree and/or bird
  • 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 19 morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.

A winner will be chosen from a random drawing for week #37 the winner of the challenge will be announced Friday, September 20.

In honor of the 911 victims, this week’s prize will be a $25.00 gift this week. The more cards you enter, the better chance you have at winning 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, JG0912 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.


Diane said...

It's a beautiful card Joan, those leaves are so pretty and don't you love it when a mistake goes good!!! The embossing folder is so pretty, I can't seem to get enough of them...a fun challenge and I hope to participate this week!!

Mihaela said...

Yes, a beautiful card. I also love the autumn's colors. And these leaves, as I told you, I thought they are you did a great job!!!

Darlene said...

GORGEOUS card Joan and I agree with the other ladies ... those leaves look so real ... guess I'd better get busy! Thanks for a fun challenge.

Memaw said...

Love the TH tech on coloring and Fall is my favorite time of year so this is a cool challenge. Your card is beautiful.

Cathy Willett said...

I thought those were real leaves. Beautiful card...

Theresa's Studio said...

Your leaves are so real looking. Beautiful card and love your challenge.