Monday, September 19, 2016

Happy Fall Y'All


There's a lot of work that went into this simple card, but I covered most of it up! LOL The background panel is composed of 1" squares of some long-retired Basic Grey Indian Summer dsp that I pieced together and die-cut with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle. The panel on top of that was sponged with distress inks in fall colors, then I spritzed a leaf stamp with water and pressed it into the inks, leaving a shadow image of the leaves. I used a SNSS Cocoa Mouse image and sentiment, coloring the leaf with Copics to match the inked panel beneath it. I used an EK success leaf border punch to get the tiny leaves and acorns for the lower border. All layers were cut with Lil Inker stitched rectangle dies.

I'm sharing this with the Snippets Playground #247 since I used lots of  snippets.


Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday whatever you're doing.

Carol

18 comments:

Wendy said...

A really pretty Fall card, Carol! Love your beautifully colored Cocoa Mouse image and the panel with the ghost leaves on! Love that Basic Grey Indian Summer Paper, SO pretty! And again, there are those Stitched Rectangles that just complete this card nicely! Love it! TFS and hope you have a great day! :)

Di said...

LOVE this card Carol! Wonderful colours, all a lot of hidden work from what you say. Love the image too - so cute :)

Hugs

Di xx

*Vicki* said...

Oh Cocoa is so super cute on your Fall card here Carol!! :) LOVE the leaves and your wonderful squared background too!! You've done an excellent job of piecing all of this together my friend! HUGS

jimlynn said...

Loving that little Cocoa as always! Beautiful card for fall and love the DP you used.
Lynn

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, such a cute image and lovely Autumn colours.
Pauline
x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a sweet little mouse. Why is that some of the simplest cards take the most work? And then to go and cover it all up....

MaryH said...

I can see enough of the paper piecing to know it's a nifty quilt design! Very time consuming to adhere all these tiny squares. You've matched the next layer mat color over the black, to those shades of coral, rose extremely well with the marble look too. Love the subtle leaf ghosting on that, and again, the cute image...with more great color matching. Adding on the tiny leaf shapes in the dark shade...just a great look, and I love it! TFS & have a great week. (and you used up some snippets too...!)

Sandy Trefger said...

Love that adorable little mouse peeking out from behind the beautiful fall leaf! Great card for our challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Heidi Stamps said...

Oh how beautiful! I just love that second layer where you did the water stamping. And the little tiny leaves are darling to go along with the super cute image! I am so glad you described your process, very nice. :)

Barb said...

This is such a pretty autumn card Carol. What a shame your hard work got covered up but I can see what you've done. He's such a sweet little mouse and the sentiment is fun. Barbxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I totally hoard what is left of my Indian Summer BG pad....only a wee bit. Cocoa is looking fabulous, as always! As for the spritz techniques, you are a wizard!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card and gorgeous image too.

Sue xx

Stampsnob. said...

Hiding Keeping warm whatever it is darling Lis

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

So lovely...these colors are amazing!

scrAPpamondo said...

This is sooooo sweet! :D Fabulous colours! Love the cute mouse and the tiny leaves! Your shadow image of the leaves on the background looks just amazing! And love the dp you used , even if I can see also a little piece of it! :D I think that the stitched panels dies are really versatile and useful, I surely must buy one set of them!

lynda said...

This is such a sweet card.....love the colors and design. What stamp did you use for the mouse leaf? I am not familiar with the letters you indicated? Thanks for sharing.

Kathy S said...

hey Carol. Those little dies and the color palette of your fall card are YUMMY. I really like the layers too. Thank you so much for joining us at Cards in Envy for our Fall challenge. As always, we love to see you :)

Sybrina K said...

Carol, This is amazing! I can't believe that background is pieced together, and your coloring is fabulous as always. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cards in Envy. :)