Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Artsy Card

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. We have had 4 of the most beautiful fall days here in Pittsburgh. I love lots of sun and warm temps. Not too many days left like this before the cold, snowy days of winter roll into town. So I enjoy it while I can.

My card layout is Wednesday's sketch from Splitcoaststampers.  I wanted to use the colors from Wednesday's color throwdown and I was having a little difficulty.

The sketch and color throwdown weren't particularly difficult but when I wanted to put them together is when I had the problem. 
I titled my post today "my artsy card" because that's how I think my card ended up looking today. But, I was determined and my perseverance paid off.

I had some embossed paper from K & Co and I sponged all the challenge colors on the leaves on the paper. I thought it took on a "artsy look". 

I used this for the largest layer on the sketch. On my 2nd layer I embossed with the cuttlebug "autumn type" embossing folder and sponged this with riding hood red. On the oval layer I stamped my sentiment.  The sentiment is from the Verve sets "bountiful harvest" and the stamped leaves are from "dream big".

I punched 2 maple leaves with a Marvy punch and added some lucky limeade ribbon with a button center to complete my card.

Well it's time to dim the lights in Charmed Life land  for another day. So until next time .........God bless

Some other challenges:
1Crafting for all Seasons has a texture challenge #13.
2.   Paper Pretties has a button challenge.
3Truly Scumptious blog has a bingo challenge. My card fits in embossing-buttons-ribbon block.
4.  The Sisterhood of Crafters has a "giving thanks" challenge.

card recipe:
stamps: abundant blessings & dream big (verve)
paper: su very vanilla, riding hood red, k & co embossed dp
ink: riding hood red, lucky limeade, pool party, pretty in pink
accessories: cuttlebug ef, limeade ribbon, button, spellbinders oval dies


  1. What a stunner! You really did this color combo up right. I love the combination of textures =) Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Crafters for our Giving Thanks challenge!

  2. You did a fabulous job with the colors, Mary...your artsy card is gorgeous!!! In fact, the background reminds me of a Monet painting...beautifully done!!!

  3. WOW this is fabulous! I love the different techniques you've used to add texture! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood 'Give Thanks' challenge and please come back again soon!

    one of the 'Sistahs'

  4. This is so lovely. Such pretty colors and lots of great texture. Well done.

  5. What a beauty, Mary!! I just love those pretty leaves. :)

  6. I love that first layer! Beautiful mix of the colors! You did a wonderful job of combining the two challenges!

  7. Gorgeous card, love all the texture and colour. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x.



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