Sunday, September 16, 2012

MC Sept/12 - Autumn Grapes - Every End

OK so now I made my autumn card that I thought I'd be making this morning... went in a different direction than first thought, but like the results.

I used a brass stencil (which I thought was by  Dreamweaver, only to realize it's a Ling Art Studio stencil #BS025) - c'est la vie.

Sponged Distress colors through stencil on a cream toned card and then realized I had the stencil upside down. I know some days just go this way... So I cut the design away from the card, turned it right side up (but now my design is at the bottom, and I wanted it on the top...) and new I had to put something on top, so sponged the leaves, overlapping them to fill the space. Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) with Versafine "Imperial Purple" and clear embossed. Adhered it to my now purple card.

Stamped the Blanket Stitch around the edge with Versafine "Toffee" and embossed with "Queen's Gold". Lay the stencil back over the lower design and applied a thin coat of Dreamweaver paste, when dry, added a pencil line with a 2B pencil along the shadow edges, blended with a paper stump. Also touched a bit of purple to the grapes with a Distress marker and blended with a water brush. On the upper leaves, touched them with a Quickie Glue Pen along the edges and sprinkled with Glitter Ritz "Green Highlights"

To see a larger version of the card, just click on card image and enjoy.

It also fits for these challenges:
CC Monthly  #28 add gold
Belli Challenge  #152 Autumn
Fab n Funky  #138  Harvest Festival
Trimmie's Crafts  #172 Autumn
Crafty Ann's Challenge  #74  autumn colros
All Sorts Challenge  #172 lots of purple
One Stitch at a Time  #131 Autumn
Opus Gluei  #139 something about September
Pan Pastel UK  #36 Autumn
Pile it On challenge  #38 Stitching


Winnie and Patty said...

What a beautiful fall card! Love the grapes! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Gillian .... said...

Lovely design with the grapes & leaves depicting autumn, the gold emboss stitching looks great, thanks for sharing it with us at PanPastel UK.

Beth Akins said...

BEautiful card, Yogi!

iReneM said...

This has turned out lovely even though it wasn't your original plan.
A beautiful Autumn card.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

Elizabeth Hart said...

I haven't used a stencil in a while - this turned out very pretty and I loved your stitching. Thanks so very much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

Unknown said...

Super design thanks for joining us this week at PanPastel uk.

Kerry DT Leader

Wendy said...

Beautiful card....Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Unknown said...

Beautifully done!! I love this card.. its just elegant!! Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time! Hope to see you again next week!!

- Susan, DT @ OSAAT

Josephine said...


Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Eva Gro said...

Beautiful - Love the sentiments on your card!

Thank you for entering our challenge over at OSAAT
Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next week!

Eva`s Scraproom
DT Member at OSAAT Challenge blog

Sue said...

This is gorgeous. I love the design and the sentiment is beautiful

Thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge


Shirley said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky! said...

Fantastic! I love the grapes and the leaves are fab. Thank you for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Good Luck. Hugs, Jill (DT) x

brenda said...

Super work Yogi and such a meaningful sentiment.

Many thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Jen said...

Lovely card and a super theme for Autumn. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
Jen x

Deb said...

Gorgeous image and I really like the sentiment, thanks so much for sharing with us at One Stitch at a Time this week

Sarah said...

This is beautiful Yogi, love the muted colours. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Purple Passion challenge x

Karen C said...

Love those grapes and leaves! So glad you joined us this week at One Stitch At A Time! Best of luck in the draw! Hope to see you next week!
Karen C

Rosemary said...

This is a lovely, sophisticated card. I think the sentiment is perfect; fall is both an ending with the garden going to sleep and yet new things starting up with school and returning to routine. Beautifully interpreted for our theme at Opus Gluei, thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Perfect card and thanks for sharing. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

Ann Whitfield said...

This is lovely Yogi, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for participating in the PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again!