Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Harvest Time - FTTC #86

[Just a note to say that I have added more stamps sets for sale here. Many of them are new, all of them in great shape. I just don't have time to use them and I need the space. I'll be adding lots more in the next few days. Thanks!]

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC86)! It is the end of the month so we have a challenge host! This month's host is Debbie Marcinkiewicz! Debbie is challenging us create a card, project or gift set with a fall/harvest theme using green, brown, orange/russet, and cream! We would love to see what you create!

OK, first off, I spaced on the color combo part--but I'm SO into the harvest part ;-) Other than pumpkins, and Indian corn, and gorgeous leaves, nothing much says fall to me like chrysanthemums. So, I'm using Flourishes A Year In Flowers set 3 for my project. I had this gorgeous Heidi Grace paper in my stash and when I saw it I guess it blew any other colors out of my brain, LOL!

The card design is really pretty simple--I tried to keep the patterned paper to a minimum so the image would be the focal point and still be enough to show how it tied in. I stamped the image on Classic Ivory card stock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and coloring it with Copic markers. Then I cut it out and popped it up on Pop Dots. The only other thing it needed was some twill and some buttons. The sentiment was stamped on a Spellbinders Tag Trio die and tied on with the button. Oh, and of course I did some sponging with Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink and some stitching. I have to make myself NOT use both of those on *every* card, LOL.

Now, be sure to go see how my team mates used the RIGHT color combo today! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Year of Flowers Set 3 (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic Ivory card stock (Flourishes); Bravo Burgundy (SU!); patterned paper (Heidi Grace)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft);Tag Trio die (Spellbinders); twill, Pop Dots (craft store); buttons/twine (PTI); sewing machine


  1. Oh Barb, this is an incredible mix of colors. It's actually rather soothing and so pretty.

  2. Got sidetracked by your stamp sales page but wanted to say I love the fall colors of your card and the pretty mums.

  3. Hi Barb! This is gorgeous I love the colors you used. What gorgeous paper too:)

  4. This is so beautiful, Barbara!! You captured the bright fall colors I always love! Fantastic coloring as always!

  5. Barbara, the colors and coloring are stunning! Amazing cut work detailing on the flowers. Beautifully done!

  6. Drop dead gorgeous colors and card Barbara!!! Love this clean design!!! Hugs ~S~

  7. Gorgeous colors---beautiful paper!!!

  8. Barbara, this is just stunning!

  9. Wowzers this is a gorgeous card! Totally wonderful with all the rich colors!

  10. This is beautiful, Bar! Your coloring on the flowers is stunning!


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