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Thursday, October 21, 2010


Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! It's cold. Over at I ♥ PROMARKERS this week, the challenge is Autumn. Well, had to be, didn't it? lol. We are sponsored this week by SIMON SAYS STAMP and there is a $15 spend up for grabs.

I'm somewhat limited on Autumnal stuff, but I did have this gorgeous scarecrow. It's a freebie from BECCY'S PLACE. Thanks, Beccy. I didn't have a clue what else I could do with the card other than wanting to do some panels. I've got my first Big and Juicy inkpad 'Spice' and really wanted to use it, so I got out some shiny card and brayered away and then cut the 4 panels. The background paper is from the 'All Fall' pad from Fancy Pants, inked with walnut stain distress ink.
After I'd coloured the scarecrow, I inked around his edges with spiced marmalade and walnut stain.

Once again, I dug deep into the dark recesses of my craft room for stuff I hadn't used (or even looked at) for years and found the skeleton leaves, dried ferns and corn. Old hat, I know...I mean, when was the last time you saw skeleton leaves used on a card, lol. Still, somehow, I think they work and I actually quite like the finished result - for a change.

I'm entering Mr Scarecrow into the following challenges this week:

TUESDAY THROWDOWN #22 - Anything goes.
OUR CREATIVE CORNER - At least 3 embellishments.
THE STAMPMAN #7 - Autumn.
ONE STITCH AT A TIME #35 - Embellish it.
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS #32 - Use a freebie.
PEAR TREE DESIGNS #22 Free for all.
THE CRAFTY PAD - Distressing. Don't know if this fits, but he looks pretty distressed to me with all that ink round him, lol.


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous autumnal card hun, just love that image its fab!
I've just spent about 5 minutes playing with Maukie he is gorgeous, not seen one of these before! lol
Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week! Good Luck! Hugs Shell xx

Beccy said...

This is terrific Lorraine! I enjoyed reading your little blurb about the skeleton leaves, and I agree they really suit the theme... old or not!
Thanks for sharing your work.

Bobs said...

Cute card! Love that scarecrow!

I'm sorry about the word verification and moderation on my blog, but I was being plagued by spam comments - even after putting on the word verification, so I have both for now, to see if they stop. If I have none for a while, I shall take one off, then the other and then keep my fingers crossed! lol


aqualeiga said...

I think its gorgeous Lorraine. Love the colours and I really MUST get into using inks more. Hugs, Ali x

Pat said...

Super card, cute image and lovely papers. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Carol Ann said...

Great card love that scarecrow! Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week.
Carol Ann xx

Stressed Stamper said...

wow that is really nice - love all the extras added on..Thanks for joining in at TPC and Good Luck
Sarah x

deb.lauder said...

Ooooh Lorraine - he's adorable! Just love your brayering and the leaves and well.... everything! Brilliant x

fionalawlor said...

Gorgeous card, i love all the leaves and embellishments that you have used.And such a cute image :o)
Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

Davi said...

A lovely creation. Love the colors, fun image and the layers. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

Jack said...

Great card, and I have to stay Spice is one of my fav Big and Juicy ink pads. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Gemma said...

Lorraine this is lovely, your use of skeleton leaves here is fab, I can never think of what to do with them! Fab project, thanks for taking the time to join in with this weeks challenge at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)

ona_i_ja said...

Lorraine, your card is adorable. I love it (your image and fall colours are great).
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this time. Good Luck!!

Debbie said...

Hi Lorraine what a beautiful card. Perfectly coloured and fabby distressing. :)
Thanks for sharing it with us at our Crafty Pad Challenge. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs.

Kim said...

This is a gorgeous fall card. I love the background panels and the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Sandy Ang said...

What a fun card !

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