Friday, October 19, 2012

MFP Photo Inspiration Challenge #129

There's an inspiration photo here for the MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #129. This must be the most difficult challenge I've done yet, and I'm just getting my card in under the deadline after pondering for a solid week! LOL

Here is the card I made, and I'm not sure there's anything I really like about it, but hopefully someone will find beauty where I don't! LOL I started with a piece of Tim Holtz shabby vintage dsp, scored it into "tiles" and sponged with pumice stone & mushroom inks to add some color depth. The MFP pumpkins image was paper pieced for a pop of color, using kraft, BG and SU dsp scraps. The sentiment and pumpkin images are both from the MFP thankful mums and pumpkins set, and the sentiment was stamped with Adirondak mushroom ink. The flourish is a Cheery Lynn mini fanciful flourish die and was sponged with pumice stone ink to tone it down to match the card. I used a piece of mushroom-colored twill for the finishing touch. This might be the strangest card I've made yet, but I completed the challenge and I'll take an "E" for effort :)

Make it a great Friday!

Carol

12 comments:

jimlynn said...

Carol, I think it's great! Love the paper pieced pumpkins and the flourishes! Great take on the photo.
Lynn

Benzi said...

I knew you would come through on this one and the scored tiles are a great idea. Love the paper pieced pumpkins, too. Well done on a real challenge which I think makes it more fun when a person finally conquers it.

Sue said...

Love how you did the tiles, and the paper pieced pumpkins look great. Neat card.

Hugs
Sue

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am so proud of you! You were determined and ended with great success! I love all of the elements you pulled into it.

Darnell J Knauss said...

That is a tough one! You've done a beautiful rendition; your pp pumpkins and stem flourishes are adorable!

Pat Garvin said...

Love the tiled background and paper pieced pumpkins. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Bonnie said...

Wow, Carol, you really nailed that picture on the head! Gorgeous paper pieced pumpkins and the swirly vines against the tiles are perfect!

Angie said...

Total honesty, the photo was a bit of a challenge for me too. You did a TERRIFIC job with the challenge!!1 Your tiles look great and I love the paper pieced pumpkins!!!! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends this week!

wannabcre8tive said...

I love the paper pieced pumpkins and the tile back ground. You die a wonderful job on the challenge. Thanks, so much for joiniong us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

downrightcrafty said...

love the simplicity of this and the paper pieced pumpkins what a great creation
Hugs Kate xx

JD said...

Great job with the challenge, Carol! Nice Autumn card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Carol. Great take on the photo inspiration. The paper-pieced pumpkins are really nice... great background!