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Monday, September 16, 2013

Autumn Colors...

The new Monday Craft Your Passion Challenge sponsored by Stamp Fairy starts today with the theme "Autumn Colors" The CYP Design Team has some incredible inspiration waiting for you - and you can find those, the challenge rules and the due date HERE.   
I chose to use Molly/Sept.  (Thank you to Stamp Fairy for providing the images for the Design Team) and liked the idea of  her jumping into a pile of leaves - that says fall colors to me.

I've started with papers from an Autumn collection, distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz Distress tool and also inked them with Distress Inks.  The two DPs were then matted on a chocolate brown CS.  "Molly" was printed out three times, colored with Copics, fussy cut, sculpted (dry embossed) from the back and finally layered using foam tape.  The leaves are punched out of scraps, rolled through a corrugator and the top of the edges are inked with the Distress Ink.  The pile of leaves was glued or layered with foam tape to achieve the depth.  Finally the SU sentiment was stamped, punched out and matted with SU punches.

The inside was layered with left over papers from the front layout.
This card should be eligible for the following
One Sweet Challenge - Fall Colors
Crafty Sentiment - Anything Goes
PaperTake Weekly - Child's Play
Paper Pretties - Distressed
Simon Says Wed. - Emboss It (focal image dry embossed from the back to sculpt it)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Devine Digis
613 Ave C #37 - Anything Goes with optional Happy Fall Y'all
ABC - V for Very Cute (no more than 10 other challenges)
OSAAT #181 - Autumn/Fall
Beyond Grey #39 -  Fall colors (used Pumpkin, Yellow & Kraft colors - inspired by the gourd colors in the photos)

IMAGES:  The focal image is "Molly Throughout the Year September" from Stamp Fairy;  the sentiment is from Stamping Up.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the image; DP is from Recollections "Autumn Mat Stack"; base CS is stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Word window and mat for the sentiment is from SU; leaves are punched with Family Treasures punches.
INKS:  The stamped sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black;  "Antique Linen" Distress Ink was used on the edges and on the embossed leaves; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. Such a cute creation Ginny and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DEVINE DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. I love your card! The colors are marvelous! I also really like how the girls cloths looks so textured brilliant coloring!

    Have a great day!

    Jill Belina

  3. Fabulous autumny card.

    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

    Susan x

  4. I remember doing this as a child! Great fall card, Ginny, thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  5. I love your sooo autumy card... the colours and texture looks great. Thanks for sharing at BGC #39 Fall color challenge!!

  6. Such a sweet card! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  7. Ahhhhhhhh, I'd like to join Molly as she jumps in those beautiful Autunm Leaves Ginny. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAT Team)

  8. This is beautiful Ginny - great colours ... and colouring!!! Love this little image as well, she looks so cheerful and sweet. Oooh I love those leaves as well!

    Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, I do hope we see you again very soon.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

  9. That's so very fall :) love the use of the palette :) great work ginny ! Thanks for sharing with us at the BGC fall challenge

  10. Ginny your card is so fantastic. I like the yellow you used.
    xxx Michelle

  11. Beautiful Card. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge.

  12. What a beautiful Happy Card. Thank you for sharing it with us at One Sweet Challenge.
    Susan S
    Sweet Pea design Team

  13. Like the sweet colored image. Reminds me of how much I miss when my daughter was younger. She is now a senior in college. I'll see her when she comes hoem for Thanksgiving. Like the leaves & use of Tim Holtz distressing & inks. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch#181 Autumn.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  14. Awww.. So cute!!! Love the pretty girl and the fall leaves!! So glad you joined us at BGC #39!

    Nikita.. :)

  15. cute image and love the effect of her jumping in the pile of leaves -love the gorgeous Autumn colour -thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    Carol DT x

  16. My Goodness! This card is just adorable inside and out!

    Thank you so much for playing along with the Stitchy Bear Angel Design Team! See you next week!

    Chriss - DT- OSAAT

  17. Ginny, a lovely autumnal card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the One Sweet Challenge this month of “brown, yellow, orange and red” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stamp Design Team xxx


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