Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy Tuesday!   Flourishes Timeless Tuesday(FTTC134) Challenge!   Maki is the challenge host this week!  Use water on your card/project.  You can use images or elements that include water or use any techniques that include water as its supplies.  Looking forward to seeing what you create. 

For my card, I am using Flourishes Sweet Days of Summer set.   I am using Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock.   While this set is named the Sweet Days of  Summer, I really think a few of the images in the set can still translate to a fall theme.  

My card is also for SCS Color Combination Challenge(CC339)!  Mary is the host this week and she has chosen "Always So Crazed" as the trio of colors with an awesome dessert option.    I decided to start with some neutral papers from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas designer papers.   I know it says Christmas, but several patterns can be used  for anything really.  I just love this neutral color.  To me it coordinates perfectly with soft suede.  I thought this color would be a perfect neutral patterned background for my focal image plus offer a warm fall hue.
I decided to use the tree image from the Sweet Days of Summer set for my card today.  First, I punched out a circle and used the negative space to make my sun for the background and sponged colored the area inside the stencil.  I then
sponged colored the tree in different shades to create a true fall color wave on the leaves using always artichoke and vintage photo.  I  used the huffing technique and huffed on my stamp (heat and moisture from breathing) then stamped the image.  I love how
the tree turned out.   

All the panels were ink distressed.  I used a Spellbinder's  for focal image and frame.   I finished with some cream seam binding, bow with button, and gold memory thread.

Check out what the rest of the team created!

Beate  Cindy  Heather  Maki  Silke  Tammy 
September's Guest Designer is Theresa Winslow! 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Flourishes Sweet Days of Summer
Paper: MME, Flourishes Classic Ivory
Ink: ranger scattered straw, walnut stain, vintage photo, antique linen, SU always artichoke
Accessories: Spellbinders, gold pearls, seam binding, button, sponges, foam circles, dimentionals, memory thread, circle punch(for sun stencil), MS border punch


  1. Oh, that beautiful yellow sun!!!
    This card is gorgeous!!!!

  2. Beautiful card - love how you did the tree!!!

  3. Beautiful Betty! Love the elegant paper and ribbon treatment. You crack me up you huffer, you. :)

  4. Fabulously done, Betty! Love the setting sun in the image and the nestie shape you used. Great card.

  5. Betty, this is Amazing! You have such a wonderful gift for making Gorgeous cards!! I love the looped edges and the touches of gold :)

  6. Beautiful card Betty!! To me, reading is something I do when the weather gets cooler....so your theme is just perfect! Gorgeous papers and details! I love the sun behind the image and colors of the tree!

  7. Absolutely breath taken, thanks for sharing with us.

  8. Fun blog! I found your blog on mommy bloggers and I cant wait to read more. If you get a second, i'd appreciate if you'd check out my blog at www.gavinandlauren.blogspot.com Have a magical day!

  9. Gorgeous card, Betty! I can't wait to get my Lost and Found pads. All the papers from that line are so pretty!
    Love your bow! Hugs and smiles

  10. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the papers and I love the Spellbinders shape - it's just so perfect.

  11. Beautiful card Betty! So soft and serene looking!

  12. What a beauty, Betty! Your huffing and puffing technique worked beautifully. Love the wonderful sentiment, too.

  13. All the gold is so elegant! What a beauty this is, Betty!

  14. LOVE the gorgeous gold. Love your cards, Betty. You never cease to amaze me.

  15. Love the warm gold tones and the added sun to the image! Gorgeous card, Betty!

  16. I love the stampings on the pretty book die cut Betty - lovely colors and ribbons!

  17. Beautiful card! I love all that gold and the sun is perfect.

  18. beautiful card! love the ribbon treatment

  19. gorgeous card, betty!! i love how you used the SCS color combo!!

  20. Love yur card...so soft but so rich in colors.

  21. That paper looks gorgeous and rich with the golden tones of the sun.

  22. Very pretty. You're right-- that images translates very well for fall!

  23. Betty - Your card is just gorgeous! Love the paper!


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