Sunday, October 16, 2011

Harvest Scarecrow

This was a long weekend for me so I finally attacked my craft room.  What a mess!!  I did not get as far as I wanted so my hallway, living room, and den are a disaster.  I pretty much pulled everything out and am putting it back a little at a time and doing some rearranging.  It will take a bit but will be sooo worth it.  The hard part is trying to actually make cards.

I escaped to my friend, Bonnie’s, on Saturday.  She lives up in the mountains and the drive was beautiful.  The leaves are starting to change and the weather was perfect.  My friend, Susan, came with me and we had a wonderful time creating together.  Bonnie showed us how to make a very special project which I can’t wait to show you, but it is not quite finished so I will have to.  I think you will love it.

Here is something I can share – another fun Fall card.  I love Fall colors because they are so deep and rich.  I used the front and back of some decorative cardstock for the background and diecut flower.  The cute little scarecrow is from the Harvest Scarecrow stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I stamped and heat embossed it in black and colored it with Pearlescent Watercolors.  I cut it out using the Harvest Scarecrow Cut File.  I also created a narrow shadow layer to put behind it.  This is popped up on top of a layer created with a leaf stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle Fall Leaves Stampette set.  I stamped it repeatedly with some new purple distress ink and heat embossed it with Amethyst Spray Embossing Powder, and used the Pearlescent Watercolors to color them again.  I added a purple felt flower, orange buttons, and some seam binding ribbon that I stained purple.
Well, it is back to the craft room to put more things away – at least enough to see my table.  I had to finish the above card on a clipboard in my lap. 
Thanks for stopping by,
E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge #111 – Use 2 of Everything
Everybody – Art Challenge #163 – Halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge Recipe #41 – Orange and Purple
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #134 – Anything Goes
Phindy's Place Challenge #77 - Halloween!
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC175 – Halloween Inspiration
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE120 - Inspiration
Paper Cutz Challenge #113 - "Stars, Circles and Diamonds, Oh My”/Halloween
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 46 --Fall or Halloween!
CES Challenge #58 – Forever Autumn
Anything Goes Challenge #51 – Dies Cuts/Punches or Both (Dark Orange Background Flower)
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #102 – Bingo! (Flowers, Buttons, Bows)
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Halloween/Goth
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 77 - Seeing Double (Leaf)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 186 - Tree-mendous!/ feature a tree/leaves
Creative Card Crew Challenge - Spooky Fun/Halloween
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C109 – Holiday Card/Heat Embossing


Stampalicious said...

Very cute card, I like your colours, and the buttons are so cute with the thread. Thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

inkypinkycraft said...

A cute. Card with fun colours scheme, thanks for playing at anything goes this week, trace x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Marie :-) fabulous scarecrow image and the background paper you made is brilliant, the leaves are just fantastic !

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Pat Garvin said...

Great Fall Card. Thanks for playing with Speedy the Cats Friends.

NancyD said...

Love your color choices and the coloring is great. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges. NancyD

Winnie and Patty said...

Marie--what a cute scarecrow card! I love the BG papers you used too! Great take on the challenge this week. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's challenge!

Céline said...

beautiful card
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
céline dt member

pinky said...

Brilliant card, love the splash of colours. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Anonymous said...

Very sweet card ,love the colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week
Hugs Julie P

Kat said...

Great Autumn colours card. Love that cute scarecrow. Thanks for joining us at TG this week..

Kat x

Elizabeth Hart said...

Who says a scarecrow can't be purple - love yours! Thanks for sharing this cute card at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Amanda R said...

Great card Marie! Love those colors together and can't wait to see the card you mentioned.

Grace said...

Very cute Marie! Love the colors and the fun buttons! I love to see thread or string or something tied in the buttons as opposed to just gluing them down! How fun!

I wish I could have dropped in on Bonnie (if it is the Bonnie I think it is)... how fun to create together! The colors are beginning to be beautiful here too!

Have a great week!

Linda said...

Marie wonderful card. I love the background with the leaves and paint. Cute Scarecrow.

Lizzie said...

Lovely card ! Thanks for joining us this week at C4E. Liz

Donna Ellis said...

Fabulously-colored card, Marie! I haven't really seen the "happy" side of purple used with fall cards. Love all the layering, elements, coloring, and textures. You have such a gift of combining the challenges and cards!

CraftyC said...

A very cheerful card Marie. Thanks for joining us this weeks CES Challenge!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What a cute scarecrow card. Love the holly jolly pumpkins! Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge.

Bear Hugs,

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a great day, Debxx

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card. Pretty, vibrant colors. Thanks for playing along with us here are Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Cec said...

Super card with such a great image that is coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

Sharon said...

Beautiful!!! Love the scarecrow. I'm so glad you shared your card with us at Paper Cutz Challenge!!! :)

Janeen said...

What a fun card and it came together so well. Thanks for entering this in the Speedy Cat challenge Seeing Double. Good luck to you.

Hope your space gets back to normal and you are happy with it. Decluttering is so much fun.

Tameko said...

Nice card. Great colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Cutz Challenge.

uksharon said...

Fabulous card. Everything works so well together.
Thanks for joining us at Phindys Place this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

Supercute! I too love all the rich colours this season brings. Good luck at Fussy and Fancy. Hugs from Lisbeth K