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Monday 15 October 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 77 Autumn or Autumn festivals

Our challenge to you today from Crafty Cardmakers is 'Autumn or Autumn Festivals - NOT Hallowe'en' and is hosted by Josephine, who says 'There are always so many Hallowe'en challenges around! So instead of creating a Hallowe'en card I would like to see something that depicts the Season of Autumn, or maybe Harvest Festival, Guy Fawkes, Diwali or some other festival that happens in the Autumn. If your theme is a lesser-known festival, please tell us about it in your post! But remember, this is not a Hallowe'en challenge!'

I like to think of autumn as a time when everything slows down ready to sleep through winter, and I thought this cute image of a sleepy fairy  from this week's sponsors,  Milk coffee Digital Stamps absolutely fitted the bill.

I used a sheet of orange 6 x 6 colourcore cardstock from core'dinations for my base card, and around the edge I paper pricked and went over with a white pen for a faux stitched effect.  I used some hunkydory foiled leaf card for my bottom and side contrast strips.  I used the ironwork accents border strip to make the embellishment for the bottom.  
Because I didn't have the right colour ribbon, I coloured some white organza ribbon with a terracotta promarker, and put a strip across the bottom and made a double bow.

I used labels 5 to cut round the image, and to make the sentiment.  I tinted the background of both with a woodlands Adirondack stamp pad.  

The image was coloured in with promarkers (Lots of colours!) and the final touches were the leaves from another sheet of the coredinations card (in yellow) and two tiny butterflies were punched from the piece of scrap I had after cutting down the backing sheet.

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  1. This is gorgeous - and I love the colours you've chosen: beautifully autumnal, but not too heavy or dark! I saw a tree yesterday with exactly those shades.

  2. What a gorgeous card!!! I LOVE the coloring and the little leaf accents! So pretty! :)

  3. What a beautiful card, gorgeous autumn shades and your colouring is fab. xx

  4. This is fabulous, I love the image that you have chosen she is too cute.
    hugs Kimx

  5. great card- love the fungi!

    Rebecca x

  6. She looks so peaceful. Beautiful colouring! I love all these warm autumnal tones. Cxx

  7. Gorgeous card, I love the bold colours you've used and your colouring is perfect.


  8. This is just gorgeous. Love that image. xx