“Art is not so much expressing oneself, as it is discovering oneself.” - Anawanitia


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Season's Change

Welcome back, Friends!  Come join me this week for Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #78 - "Season's Change!"

This week's challenge is to create a card or project using ONLY colors of Fall!   Oooh, how pretty, huh?!

Our SPONSOR this week is  Magnolialicious
Our lucky winner's PRIZE:
 Here is my DT creation for this week's AWESOME challenge theme....
An inside view of the card, and custom envelope/box.

All of the flowers on this card are handmade. I know, you're probably thinking, "oh what a lot of work!"  Actually, it really is not. I use paper punches to create the flowers and leaves. So, whenever I have very small scraps of paper I punch them with my floral punches & store them in a box for future use. It's very convenient for me to have the pieces already punched too. Then, whenever I get bored or often while I watch TV, I "form" the flowers & store them away so that they're ready when I need them.

This is my box of pre-cut flower pieces....
As you can see, I have various shapes & colors ready for use.

Here's a sampling of the flowers I've already prepared....
These flowers were made using punches - Geranium leaf, Sunburst, Apple, Balloon, Leaf, Small Daisy & Snowflake. 

Project Materials
Stamps:  Basket Stamp from Purple Daisy Designs, Digital image from Raindrop Echo Designs
Ink:  Stampin' Up! Old Olive, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Couture Cardstock Sherlock, Stampin' Up! Old Olive, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Tools:  Punches from McGill, Martha Steward Edge Punch, Stampin' Up! Curly Label, Lattice Embossing Folder, Top Note Die; Nestabilities Label #8.

I've entered this card in the following challenges:
On Stitch At A Time Challenge #32 - "Anything Goes"
Charisma Cards Challenge #38 - "Anything Goes"
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #122 -  "Anything Goes"
Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #60 - "Handmade Flowers"
Paper Playtime #17 - "Autumn"
Creative Card Crew - "Autumn"
AiFactory Challenge #49 -  "Anything Goes"
Paper Romance Callenge #17 - "Paper Flowers"
Stamp Something Challenge - "Fall Colors"
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - "Flower Power"
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - "Pile On the Flowers"
Stamp It Crazy Challenge #7 -  "Anything Goes"
Sentimental Sunday Challenge #22 - "Dimension"
One Stitch at a Time #32 - "Anything Goes"
If the Shoe Fits Challenge #48 - "Flowers"
Digi Doodle Shope - "Emboss"
Scrap and Stamp Challenge - "Embossing"
Stamp Insanity - "Let's Show 'em Whose EmBoss!"
Pollycraft Monday Challenge #63 - "No Designer Paper"

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Thanks for visiting!  Please leave me a comment to let me know that you stopped by - I love to hear from you!



25 comments:

  1. Your flower basket is lovely. All of those flowers are so delish!!! Do you have a tudorial on how to make them???

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  2. That basket of flowers is amazing! Thanks for playing in paper with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

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  3. WooHoo! You are my girl here.You card are gorgeous, and flowers super beautiful. Thanks for playing at OSAAT and Whoopsi Daisy, and StampitCrazy. Hugs, Nataliya.

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  4. Great job. Love your project. TYSVM for joining us at AiFactory and please be sure to come back and play with us again.

    Laralee DT

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  5. Absolutely beautiful card and all those flowers.....gorgeous.

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  6. Wow..whata a fabulous fall colored card! Wonderfully done. Thank you for sharing and joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

    Hugs
    Judy

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  7. Fantastic card, such a lovely autumnal design! I just looooooove the flower basket ;) And very clever with making your flowers in advance and such beautiful flowers they are! Thank you for joining us at the Sentimental Sundays ;)

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  8. wow! those handmade flowers are fantastic! they really set off your card. thanks for entering this week at AIF
    -Tammy DT lead

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  9. Your card is amazing. I love all those fall colours and your flowers WOW they are beautiful.
    Hugs Bonnie

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  10. OMG, that basket of flowers on your card is absolutely stunning. Wow and you made all those flowers. Do you have a tutorial? If not I'd love for you to consider sharing some of your secrets :). Thanks for sharing with us at StampInsanity.

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  11. Wow, this is amazing Annette, you flowers look so real too, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
    xx

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  12. What a gorgeous card! What a lovely fall look and I love the flowers you made. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

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  13. WOW, this is GORGEOUS!! Just love how you did the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with our pile on the flowers challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY:) I have become one of your followers!

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  14. Wow.... Annette
    your card is so wonderful!!
    I love it!
    Hugs Gisela

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  15. Oh I just love that basket of flowers. What a delightful card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Romance. hugs, Angela

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  16. Annette, I saw this at SSC and literally gasped! Amazing dimension and flower arrangement! Great fall colors and you homemade flowers are stunning! Gorgeous card!

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  17. What a beautiful card, I love the embossing! Thanks for playing along with us the Digi Doodle Shop's Best! Hugs, Karen

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  18. Beautiful card! Love it! I don't think I've seen a box of scraps look so good. Gorgeous flowers. Thanks for listing the punches used. Gonna have to give it a try.

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  19. wow this is so beautiful! I love how you store your flowers it's a great idea! Glad you could join us at Paper Playtime and congrats on entering so many challenges!

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  20. Stunning! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

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  21. Congratulations for making the top 3 at Digi Doodle Shop's Best. Feel free to stop by and grab your badge at http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/.

    Hugs
    Judy

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  22. amazing flower work! absolutely divine! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

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  23. I also wanted to thank you for sharing this AMAZING creation with our challenge at STAMPIT CRAZY - it's just so WONDERFUL, LOVE it!!:)

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  24. I am just awestruck to see this, really u r so very tallented

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Thanks for your comments, I really appreciate them! Please stop by again, and keep on creating!