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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rich Autumn Leaves

I don't know where the month of September has gone, but here I am posting my last Stamp Simply Guest DT card as a part of Sharon Johnson's Friday Stamp Simply challenges. I have had so much fun participating in the challenges with Sharon and all the terrific design team members. Sharon, thank you so much for this honor!

Sharon's challenge this Friday is Rich Autumn Leaves to create a project with leaves (or acorns, pinecones, trees with leaves, if you don't have actual leaf images) making your project rich in color and texture, adding sponging to create that richness and depth of color.



I bought this All Natural stamp set at a garage sale this summer (never used) and wanted to use this simple, yet classy leaf image for my project this week. Using Stazon Brown ink, I stamped the leaf onto kraft cardstock three times. I colored my leaves by sponging (using daubers) the leaves with Marigold Morning, Really Rust, and Ruby Red. I cut the images and adhered them to Very Vanilla cardstock sponged on the outer edges with Close to Cocoa.

I used a reverse Nestability die cut piece of River Rock, as a part of my Doubledog Dare Challenge, given to us by Anne (aka Itsapassion)to use reverse punching or die cut images in our design. After adhering the three chocolately rich brads, I attached the frame to my base cardstock with dimensionals for depth. If you'd like to play in the Doubledog Dare Challenge, please check out this Splitcoaststampers thread here and go to post #32. Be sure to use keyword DDC so we can see your projects.

You can play this challenge and upload your project at Splitcoaststampers and/or your blog, anytime at all. Be sure to use keyword ssnotime106. You can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun! Please link back to Sharon's blog here.

I hope you can take a few extra minutes to check out the fabulous samples the entire Stamp Simply team made today:

Janine
Jennifer
Julie
AJ
Deb
Tammy
Barbara
Jenny
Miss Sharon

Stamps: All Natural (Stampin' Up); Autumn Beauty (sentiment - Gina K Designs)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Ink: Stazon Brown, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Marigold Morning, Really Rust
Accessories: Square Nestabilities, chocolate brads, sponge daubers, dimensionals


23 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my gosh, this is truly a piece of ART -- it belongs on the wall -- I LOVE that framing you did -- totally fabuluos!!! I MUST try that -- very cool!!! So glad you played with us this month, and I totally agree, WHERE did the month go -- thank you SO much!!!

StampOwl said...

fabulous fall card Charlene

Cook22 said...

I agree with Sharon - I can so see that hanging on a wall, framed.

Janine said...

I absolutely LOVE this Charlene!! You have created a beautiful piece here!!
Have a great weekend.

Jennifer Buck said...

Such a beauty, Charlene! It's been so great having you on the team! You are so talented! Big hugs! :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh wow! gorgeous! totally gorgeous!

hugs,

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So very crisp, clean and beautiful! Charlene this look fabulous!

Jenny Gropp said...

I love the three leaves and how your framed them -- really outstanding and so very rich looking!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Charlene! So elegant and gorgeous, and I love the way you framed it out! I will miss you next week! Sharon, can't we keep her???

jdmommy said...

This frame is so wonderful, Charlene!! I love the leaves, and your stamping and cutting, but that frame is gorgeous!! Love this layout!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is GORGEOUS Charlene! The colors and layout are AMAZING as is your coloring on those leaves! A PERFECT card for fall!! LOVE this!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Lovely card and as said before the framing is wonderful. Pat

Barbara said...

OMGosh! Everyone is right! That framing is just awesome and it *does* belong on a wall. Mine would be nice ;-) It's just perfect, Charlene.

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous Charlene! Love the frame and don't send it to Barbara.....send it to me!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Charlene, I can't tell you how much I like this card! It is clean, crisp and striking! I think the All Natural set was one of my very first SU! sets... You really have given this set such a fresh, updated look!

Charlene said...

Just beautiful, Charlene. Can't believe your month is almost over but we know where we can find you!

Joan Fricker said...

Charlene, your card is beautiful and so elegant. I love the colors and as others have said the framing is wonderful. Great job!

Joan

Julia Aston said...

I love the wonderful colors you used on this Charlene! those leaves are super and the framing is lovely!

Francie G. said...

Love the framing of the leaves, Charlene! Beautifully done!

deb mills said...

oh wow, charlene...i love this! so absolutely classy!

Betty Wright said...

WOW!!! This is just gorgeous!!! This needs a frame, girl!!! Love this look and design!!! Beautifully done, Charlene!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow.....as you may know, I love leaves/trees almost as much as snowflakes....and wow....is this a real beauty.....you could frame this....tfs, gf

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