Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy Fall - C4C #55

Howdy, Crazy fans! It's time for another Crazy 4 Challenges challenge. This week, Joycelyn has a sketch for us:

And our sponsor for this week is Meljen's Designs. Get all the deets at the C4C blog.

I decided to go as CAS as I could with this sketch. I used more of my precious stash of Basic Grey's Indian Summer paper. I love it so much I just ordered another pad--hmmmm, I probably should have gotten two while I was at it ;-) So, I started with a Soft Suede base, added a layer of Cherry Cobbler, and then the design paper. I stitched around that and distressed the edges a bit. For the horizontal elements, I simply wrapped some twine around. Next I die cut and stamped the big maple leaf from PTI's Leaf Prints using the rock and roll method and popped it up on foam. I cut and stamped the smaller leaves from the same set, and sorta zig zagged their placement. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from 2009 Autumn Tags and cut a tag and tied it on with a button and more twine.

Sooooo, NOW, be sure to check out the samples by the rest of my crazy, I mean the Crazy 4 Challenges team ;-)
THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C55.

Thanks so much for dropping in today!

Leaf Prints, 2009 Autumn Tags (PTI)
Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler (SU!); Indian Summer 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)

Memento Rich Cocoa; Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze (SU!); Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Leaf dies (PTI); button, twine (PTI); Pop Dots, brown flat backed pearls (craft store); sewing machine


  1. What a beautiful Fall card Barb! It is perfect for our gorgeous day here in VA!!!!

  2. WOW!!! Absolutely beautiful, Barbara!!!

  3. Love your card! Basic Grey papers are beautiful and I love the paper on your card.

  4. Fabulous Barbara, love the colors...HUGS

  5. Barb that Indian Summer looks so great with Leaf Prints. I have a pad of it too and you have inspired me to bring it out and make something with it today!

  6. Gorgeous autumn card, Barbara. Love it! hugs, Angela

  7. a unique and fab interpretation of the sketch....

  8. Pretty, pretty! I love what you did with the twine!

  9. Beautiful! The Indian Summer paper is perfect!

  10. Beautiful card the rich colors!!! Hugs ~S~

  11. I love your CAS card Barbara! It's a pretty fall card. . .the leaves lined up as a border is such a great idea!



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