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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Shabby Autumn

Hello and good morning!

Today I've made a card for the Week #139 challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room, called "Shabby Autumn."  We're to use the colors shown in the inspiration picture, include a pumpkin, and make the card shabby.

I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch (linked below) and had fun playing with this card.  Papers used are SU Neutrals DSP Stack, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and various pieces from my stash, including the printed script paper that I cut using the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die.  I made the lace layer by inking up Flourishes lace background stamp with Pumpkin Pie, stamping off once, then spritzing with shimmer mist (homemade with SU Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol) before stamping the CS.  The Crumb Cake layer was embossed with a wallpaper-effect ef then sponged with Rich Cocoa on top.  All papers were inked on the edges and some were distressed.  

The leaves were sponged with TH Scattered Straw and Peeled Paint before I misted them with shimmer paint and scrunched them up to distress them.  The greeting from SU Word Play was stamped with Rich Cocoa and cut out with the SU Apothecary Accents die, then I applied a bit of Scattered Straw around the edges while the paper was still in the die.  A "shadow" layer was cut with the same die and split down the middle before adhering to the back of the main layer.  Pearls finished it off.

The pumpkin (a no-name from M's) was paper pieced with some printed paper in my stash, and the leaves and stem were also pieced, only with green instead.  I used some very thin, flexible wire for the "vines" and added a strip of ruffled narrow crochet ribbon, then I finished everything off with one of my handmade pieces of "card jewelry."  I do love those things.

Thank you for joining me today, and I hope today is the beginning of a wonderful week for you.

Happy crafting!

Challenges joined:

TSTR Week #139 - Shabby Autumn
FOSTV#45 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #123 - Autumn Leaves
SCS WT400 - Thank you card
Pile It On #46 - Let's Be Thankful
Creative Inspirations - Turkey or Thanksgiving
Paper Playtime #88 - Autumn Colors

and last but not least, 

MOJO Monday 266 




lauren bergold said...

what a totally lovely, totally amazing card, i really love every single element you've used! such a great take on the "shabby autumn" theme, as well as a brilliant version of the mojo sketch! ♥♥♥

Janine said...

Love all the elements - thanks for joining us in the FOSTV45 challenge.

Mum of 4 said...

Very nice card, Shea! I especially love the handmade "card jewelry". Such a great touch!!!

Berni Cuttino said...

Fabulous card the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

Ravengirl said...

I saw this on SCS today! It looks marvelous! Thanks so much for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

Angie said...

Gorgeous card!!!! Love all the pretty embellishments! Thanks for joining us at FOSTV this week!

Maria said...

A very pretty card! Love the leaves, pumpkin, and embossed bckground! Great job, love it!

Emily Hammann said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at CI paints!!

Theresa said...

Lovely fall card. Good luck on all the challenges. Thanks for joining us at FOSTV.

Kim said...

Your card is gorgeous! The colors and textures are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

michelle hodges said...

Pretty card!!
Love all the details!
Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations challenge!

jessica said...

This is gorgeous!!! LOVE your take on the sketch and the great embellishments!
Thanks so much for sharing and playing along with us over at Creative Inspirations Paint!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Such a a pretty card! I love those leaves! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Playtime!

DIANA L. said...

YOur card is beautiful! great take on the sketch
Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
CI design team member