Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Welcome Autumn

The weather was quite chilly this weekend and the cool mornings definitely have the feel of fall.  I love the colors of fall and these on today’s card.

I started with the lovely fall image from the new Welcome Autumn set, stamping two but coloring only one.  Both images were cut into strips and woven together.  This was one of those ideas that popped in my head and I just had to try it.  Next time I think I will color both images and maybe ink the edges of each strip.  What do you think?

After weaving, the image was adhered to a white card base to hold it together.  Then pieces of burlap and orange and yellow cardstock were layered together and die cut with Spellbinders’ Labels One to create a window.  The inside and outside edges of the burlap were sponged with Rich Cocoa Memento ink, then heat embossed with Teddy Brown embossing powder using the Distressed Embossing Powder techniqueVersamark ink was added to the edges a second time and they were dipped in Bronze Splendor glitter.  Heat was applied to re-melt the embossing powder so the glitter would stay in place.  All of this was popped up over the image.

I created the flowers by stamping the largest sunflower from the new Sunflower set.  I stamped it nine times, colored, and fussy cut.  Three images were cut out complete but petals were removed from the others.  After shaping them with a stylus, Cherry Lemonade glitter was added to all the petals, using brushable glue, and they were layered with foam tape to create 3 flowers.  Dimensional glue was added to the centers and covered with Sparkling Coffee Sparkle N Soft.  I love how they came out - watch out Prima!  These were added to the card front, along with loops of corn husk.

The sentiment was heat embossed with Teddy Brown embossing powder on a white strip and layered on yellow.  This was tucked under the bottom flower.

Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think about the weaving.

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar October Challenge – Bingo (Embossing/Sentiment/Sparkle)
Crafty Catz Challenge #249 - All Sentimental!
Delightful Challenges Weekly Challenge - What Did You Say? (add a sentiment)
Fan-TasticTuesday Challenge #56 Anything Goes.With a Twist - Wings
Love To Scrap Challenge LTSCB #39 - Anything Goes!
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes
TTCRD Challenge – Anything Goes


Sandra H said...

Hi Marie, Oh wow this is gorgeous the flowers are stunning and the whole card is truly beautiful x

Cindy said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Cindy-DT

Shona Erlenborn said...

Stunning flowers and what an original idea to weave the image - stunning!

April said...

Great idea! I like it like it is. Great job!

brenda said...

A really delightful Autumnal creation Marie.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Donna Nuce said...

I love your woven images card. It looks like a quilt. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards challenge blog.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Gorgeous card and so beautiful flowers.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Barb said...

A beautiful Autumn card with very nice colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Creations challenge. Barb

Toni said...

Say what? You wove that? brilliant! Plus, it has cats. Super genius status now! Hope to see you again soon at HOC.


Sarah said...

Beautiful card, I love the effect of the weaving, such a fab idea! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Autumn challenge x

NanaConnie said...

Well, I already 'drooled' all over this one over on the Sparkle n Sprinkle blog, Marie, but at least you know how much I love it. :-D Now I'm here with my DT hat on my head -- Thanks so much for joining us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope we see you playing again next week.
NanaConnie DT

Mynn xx said...

I think this is such a fun idea! LOVE the woven image! I think the "spotlight" effect is neat, but I also think if you colored it all it would look cool--especially with shading on each strip! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

cohenna said...

Beautiful card :) Thanks to join us in House Of Cards!

Eret said...

Excatly - watch out Prima! I love your flowers. They are stunning and looks like a real Sunflowers.
You are so creative with Welcome Autumn stamp set. Can't wait to see your next project with it.

Donna Ellis said...

WOW! What a masterpiece! I love who you have utilized the negative portion of the die cuts - you are clever with that - Everything about your card is completely amazing, Marie - and the weaving is PERFECTLY DONE - beautiful card, Ma'am! hugs, de

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 56 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Chris said...

How original! Love this technique.
Thanks for sharing your lovely card at Sweet Stampin' this week.

FeistyCrafter said...

Oh my!! There was a lot of work in this card! Never thought of weaving an image. I would love to see both colored and inked edge to be put together. Very unique and beautiful Autumn card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very pretty! Love the flowers and the use of burlap for texture!

Thank you for participating in the Autumn challenge at Sweet Stampin'!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card, many thanks for joining in our challenge this week...hope to see you next challenge. aNNie xx
{Crafty Sentiments Inspirations DT Member}

Annette Reed said...

What a great card! I love the burlap and flowers. They are a stunning addition. Great job on the image. Very inventive with the weaving. Thanks for sharing at Love to Scrap!

cohenna said...

Beautiful card :) Thanks to join us in House Of Cards!

Vannessa said...

Great card and such a fabulous technique that I have never seen before. Might have to give this one a go myself. Thank you for joining in the House of Cards Challenge this month.

Hugs, Vannessa