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Friday, October 17, 2008

BC#69 Color Challenge/SBS24 Fall Theme


Well, I seem to have fallen very far behind!....now it's time to play "catch up" with the Challanges! Last Sunday was a Fall/Autumn theme for SBS24.....and the Bloggers' Challenge this week was for a color combo that has a very Fall-like feel (Riding Hood Red, Really Rust, Old Olive), so I've combined them.....AND I needed a card to send a co-worker who has surgery recently. So, this card is actually doing TRIPLE duty! Am I efficient, or what?!! LOL

I pulled out my retired, but favorite, leaf set, Autumn Leaf Prints....if you remember this posting from a few weeks back, you'll recall that I just couldn't part with it! It always makes the prettiest cards...and before Fall is behind us, I wanted to use it at least one more time! Similar to that last posting, the leaf images were used in random fashion, but this time, they were stamped in Close to Cocoa Craft Ink and embossed. Then each leaf was burnished...or sponged...using the various required ink colors. I have always enjoyed that technique....it's so easy and fast!...with a real WOW factor. And you know what?.....I've fallen in love with Riding Hood Red, one of this year's In Colors! You are sure to see more creations in the near future with this lovely, versatile color.
So, thanks for stopping by and making your visit a part of your day. Hope you'll stop by again soon...remember, I have a few things I'll be sharing soon...and don't forget to visit some of the other participants in the Bloggers' Challenge AND those in the Sisterhood.
Stamps: Flannel Plaid*, Twill, Autumn Leaf Prints*, Sincere Salutations
Inks: Close to Cocoa Craft; Old Olive, Really Rust, Riding Hood Red (all in Classic ink)
CS: Natural Ivory, Old Olive, Really Rust, Riding Hood Red
Misc: Wide Oval Punch, Sponges, Antique Brass Mini Brads (Vintage Collection), Dimensionals (under greeting), Paper Piercer (Tool Kit), Clear Embossing Powder
*Retired

29 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh this turned out so very beautiful. I'm sure your friend will love it.

Robin Merriman said...

Efficiency at it's finest, Barb! This is gorgeous and I know your friend will love it! Great job!

Patti Chesky said...

Such a beautiful card!!! I love the burnishing technique. This card would make anyone feel better!!

kc_froglady said...

This is a great card! I love the rich fall colors you used.

Christina said...

The colors are gorgeous and I love the leave great job!

Chrissy D said...

WOW! This is stunning! Love the embossed work and the sponging. These colors are so pretty together. Great job with the challenge, Barb! TFS!

Wendy said...

A lovely Card, I just love the bright green backing paper

wendie

Connie said...

I still have that set, too, Barb! It is great for fall cards! Love yours...

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow! You really nailed it with this one. This is stunning. The burnished technique was perfect behind your falling leaves. Beautiful work...

StampingSelene said...

This card is stunning! That Flannel Plaid is my FAVORITE ALL TIME background stamp, I was so upset when it retired.

Amazing job with the challenge!

Dee Jackson said...

gorgeous! I love the main image with the embossing.

Kerry D-C said...

stunning card, Barb!! I had a similar idea for this BC...but just didn't get to it...you what they GMTA!

Kristen said...

A true fall colored card. Gorgeous!

Lisa Somerville said...

Burnishing is still a WOW in my book! Love it!

Nikki Bond said...

GORGEOUS! What a wonderful way to fit all the colors in! It turned out flawless! {SMILES}

Regina Cornelius said...

this is breath taking...your friend will love it!

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

A very beautiful card and I love your colours!

Julie sbs-24

Anna Banana said...

Hi Barb!
I just love this card! it's bright and cheery and still captures fall! Thanks for sharing!!
Oh - and i was wondering if you still have one of your stamp sets available for sale - drop me a line to talk about it!
Anna Banana

Ed said...

Barbara, I think your card is stunning, such bright Autumn colours and a technique I love using myself (although I normally burnish my images with my chalks not inks) I would think anyone feeling poorly would soon perk up after receiving such a beautiful card.

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow (Great Minds) think alike! I can't believe that so many of us decided on this same set. The great thing is we all created such different cards with it. Yours is very pretty. Another funny thing is I almost used the Flannel BG but opted for Sanded.

Sally said...

Beautiful work - love the colours and the leaves.

I am waiting for the leaves around where I live to turn so I can go photograph them in all their glory!

Sally x

thestampspot said...

An excellent card, beautifully turned out!

:) Marcia

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Gorgeous card Barbara! Love the embossing! :D

Lori said...

Your leaf panel is beautiful! That technique always looks great.

Marilyn SanClemente said...

Hey Barb,

When I saw these colors together, I was thinking of this stamp set, but I didn't hav it with me!

I love your card.

Marilyn

Theresa said...

Wow barb, the color choices on this are spectacular! I love the use of the close to cocoa, and embossing it really made it pop! Very nice!

PaperAddictJenn said...

That technique really shows off how beautiful that stamp set is!

Sheryl said...

So pretty! Love the effect of the sponging!

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

Such a beautiful card! Great job with the challenge! :)

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