Wednesday, September 19, 2012

All The Leaves Are Brown, Red, Orange, Gold and Green

I was asked recently what my favourite thing about fall is and I would have to say that the changing of the leaves is probably my favourite thing about it. We had a road in Abbotsford (where I used to live) where all of these beautiful deciduous trees grew and their branches would hang over the road so it looked almost like a tunnel. There was nothing more beautiful than driving down this road with all of the gorgeous reds, oranges, browns and golds.

So you’re probably wondering what all of this talk about fall and leaves has to do with our newest challenge at Digistamps4Joy. Well, we in the Northern Hemisphere are preparing for autumn/fall and so we are challenging you to make a project with falling leaves (see you knew there had to be a reason for me talking so much about the leaves didn’t you?). To help us along on this challenge our wonderful artist Jen Lee has made the cutest image. It’s called It’sHere Somewhere and just wait till you see it…I’m sure you’ll fall in love with it just like I did.

See, is he not the cutest thing you ever saw? Anyone who owns a dog, or has owned one, can totally relate to this image. I started out with a dark brown cs from Bazzil. Onto this I layered a burnt orange dp with darker burnt orange leaves on it that was given to me by my mil. Unfortunately there was no designer stamp on it so I have no idea who makes it. I then added the dp with the leaf vines on it that I had in my stash (I know, I’m not really helping you much with the papers this time am I?)layered onto the dark brown cs. I also did this for the vertical strip. The other dp is by Best Creation Inc. (yay I had the name of one!), and the leaf on it is done with off white flocking. I found the bone on Clip Art for Free and added the sentiment myself. The metal maple leafs are brads that I had in my stash. I coloured it with my Staedtler pencil crayons and oms. Then I distressed the edges with an orange chalk pastel from my SU pastels.
For the inside I used the burnt orange paper again and the back side of the vine paper. I added my own sentiment again (I know, I have such a great imagination for sentiments lol).
Since this is such a long post I’m not going to list down all of the rules for our challenge. I’m just going to tell you to head on over to the Digistamps4JoyChallenge Blog and check out the challenge for yourself. All of the rules are in the right hand column…as well as a list of all the yummy prizes. While you’re there check out all of the marvellous creations that my team mates have made up to awe and inspire you.
Thanks for looking…..
Hugs ~ Charlene
Challenges Entered:

Divas By Design: Challenge #53 - Lovely Layers
The Paper Shelter: Challenge #82 - Fall/Autumn (colours and /or image)
Stamp n Doodle: 19th September Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks: Challenge #108 - Leaves
My Heart Pieces: Anything Goes


Teresa Arsenault said...

Oh! That is so cute, Charlene. Love it, love it!
Blessing hugs,

Marie said...

Really sweet and lovely looking card. Fun image. Thanks for joining us this week over at the paper shelter. Good luck with the challenge.
Love n hugs

Sara I. said...

hehehe, very cute!! Love how you put the sentiment in the missing one and those leaf brads are fabulous gf!! love it! xx

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very cute card, love the colors and image! Thank you for joing us at Stamp N Doodle this week. Hugs Xx Rosie

Sharon said...

This is goregeous Charlene. So love this image and the layout.
Hugs Sharon. x

Chana said...

Great card, Charlene, with lots of wonderful detail! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Stamp-N-Doodle!

Tamie said...

Truly wonderful! I love all of the wonderfully different colored leaves! It is one of my favorite parts of fall too the best part no mosquito's :) Wonderful layout and awesome image. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne said...

Thanks for joining our leaves challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Angélique said...

Ohhh this is so cute. I love the doggie tale.
thanks for joing in at The Paper Shelter.

Shari said...

This is so adorable - love the image and your card is so perfect!!! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp said...

Aww this is adorable.Thank you for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

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