Sunday, 2 September 2012

Lifetime Treasures

It's time for Team A to host the challenge at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and this week Diane has chosen the theme - Anything BUT Square.  This is my card:


I used the fab Crafty Pad image - Acorns and Autumn Leaves, I printed the image three times, so that I could decoupage it and coloured it with ProMarkers.  There is quite a lot going on with this card - I stamped the base card with leaves, embossed the beige panel with a bark pattern, distressed the next layer and mounted the decoupaged image on a die cut base that has been inked with distress inks.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

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I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front:


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  The Crafty Pad - Acorns and Autumn Leaves
Sheena Douglas - A Little Bit Sketchy - Autumn Leaves (background)
Papers:  Pink Petticoat - Quatrefoil and Colour Collection
Tools:  Crafter's Companion - Die'sire Scalloped Tags, Spellbinders - Big Scalloped Ovals,
Creative Expressions - Bark Embossing Folder
Embellishments:  raffia from stash
Sentiment:  Creative Expressions - Thoughtful Sentiments

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Squigglefly Challenge 34 - Falling into Fall
Anything Goes Challenge 74 - Make your own background
I Love ProMarkers Challenge 132 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge 125 - Emboss It
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 72 - All the Three's - 3 Acorns, 3 Leaves, 3 Patterns
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 170 - Shaped cards
Digi  Doodle Shop Challenge 123 - Vintage
My Heart Pieces Challenge - Layers, Layers and Layers - I have eight layers if you count the base card and the decoupage
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge 50 - Lots of Layers - I have eight layers if you count the base card and the decoupage
Crafty Calendar September Challenge - Browns and Creams with optional choice of Tags!

Make sure you pop over the The Craft Pad Challenge blog, check out the DT projects and join us for our 'Anything BUT Square' Challenge.

Thank you for calling today, enjoy what is left of your weekend.

Pauline
x


28 comments:

Susan Flynn said...

Good morning Pauline this is just exquisite! I love your stunning design and how you have decoupaged and coloured the leaf image. The background is fabulous and it is just a really stunning card! Susan x

Pia S said...

This is lovely! I can see you've put a lot of work in it and lots of attention to get all the details together, and the end result is stunning!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Pauline. I love the image and the colours and detailing are wonderful

Sue

Thrifty Finn said...

I must say this is very sophisticated, good work! Thank you for joining Craft Your Passion this week!

Sheryl said...

Love all of your different techniques on this card Pauline. I love the shape, colours and sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge this week - really good to see you. Hope we see you again soon.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Victoria said...

Gosh you can see how much wonderful work has gone into this! The decoupage is stunning with the stamping on the base card.

kanda said...

Pauline this is really gorgous. I love your design and the fact it is so original xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card good luck with the I ♥ ProMarkers Anything Goes challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

Nannieflash said...

Hi Pauline, wow what a stunning card love the colour choice and your card design is just fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxx

Janet - aka stacky said...

Love this card Pauline so much beautiful detail you can certainly see how much work has gone into making it xx

Holly said...

Beautiful project Pauline! I love the dimension on your leaves. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Lisa M said...

GASP! Soooo beautiful. The shape instantly grabbed my attention and the colors with the focus on a gorgeous fall leaves, such a wonderful combination! Kudos to you..this is such an inspirational card to me. :)

Thank you so much for joining our challenge and sharing your wonderful talent with us at Squigglefly.
Lisa xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Pauline. I adore all the different techniques you have used. Very stylish. Thank you for sharing it with us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

rachel said...

such a beautifully shaped card - love what you have done with the stamps too! Brilliant work! Hugs rachel xx

emma mitchell said...

Gorgeous shaped card and beautiful background.
Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge.
Hugs Emma xx

Vic McGuckin said...

Pauline I love what you have done with this card... love the colours

Vic x

Carol said...

This is fabulous Pauline, lots going on yet the image remains centre stage. Carol x

Andrea said...

what a beautiful card I love the layers and ho wthey all work so well together.The colours are so perfect for the start of autumn,your colouring on the leaves is beautiful and so realistic as if they just fallen from a tree
x

Cathy Clouston said...

A beautiful fall card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week! :)

Elaine said...

Super card Pauline what a fab shape too well done a hugs Elaine

Kellylouj said...

Gorgeous shape x love this x

Annie Anya said...

Gorgeous x 3 shaped card, love the design and the back of it...cool acorns and coloured fab...luv annie

Jules said...

Hi Pauline

What a great shape .. .. and I love the colour combo very much.

Beautiful inside and out!

Love Jules xx

Bettina L. said...

Wow Pauline. This is absolutely spectacular. Love the design with the shape, stamped background and the layered image. Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Hugs Bettina xx

Shannah said...

Wow! There's a lot of work in this beautiful Autumn creation! I love the shape, and your gorgeous layered leaves and acorns are so richly coloured - fabulous! So glad you joined our Whimsy Inspirations Challenge! Hugs, Shannah xox

Wendy said...

Fab card hun love Autumn theme very elgant thank you for joining our challenge at whimsy stamps

Wendy

My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp said...

This is quite unique and pretty too. Love this.Thanks for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

Claudia said...

Hello Pauline,

this is a fantastic card. Love the wonderful Acorns and Autumn leaves. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck!

Hugs

Claudia

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