Thursday, October 27, 2011

High Hopes for Autumn

Each month, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards Swap has a different hostess who challenges us to get inky and have fun. This month, the hostess is Paola. She had great plans for us.

Paola said, AUTUMN is my favorite season of the year, with the gorgeous, changing colours of falling leaves and our mother earth preparing to get ready for the sleepy winter. As such, I would like your October's cards to reflect such beautiful, rich fall colours. Please have your card's images also depicting one of the following: wine fest, harvest, playing with fallen leaves, fall fruits, pumpkins, raking leaves, scarecrows, Halloween, etc. In short, anything you choose should describe and/or reflect this wonderful month. As a lil' twist, I propose to 'think out of the box' when accessorizing your cards by doing or using something on it that you have never used before.
Sweet P, I loved your challenge!!!

For my card, I chose a cute little High Hopes image. This little guy pulling the wagon filled with the adorable little girl holding her pumpkin cries out AUTUMN!

In keeping with Paola's little challenge, I tried to think of something I had never done before. That was challenging! I finally settled on trying to create a dew-like dusting on the top of the pumpkin that I made for an embellishment. I did that by using Ultra Thick Embossing Powder and a Versamark ink pad to add just a touch of gloss, in droplet form. I'm not sure I accomplished the looks of dew (or fresh rain), but I did try something new. ;)

I added just a wee touch of the designer paper on the inside of my card, too.

Like Paola, I love autumn!

Image: High Hopes Wagon Blessing

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers

Embossing: Versamark and Ultra Thick Embossing Powder

Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Black and Pumpkin Piie

Designer Paper: Martha Stewart (EK Success) Halloween Pack

Embellishments: Michael's Ribbon and Queen & Co. Pearls


Gael said...

Jeanette, no words can describe how much I adore this card! I think your rain came out just fine, too! :) Very cool idea! ♥

Barb said...

Jeanette--love this card. It is the cutest image and love the design.

April said...

I think your dew looks great...prob even better in real life! Wonderful card!!

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely delightful!!! Such a charming card - so sad that I had to take a pass this month! :( LOVE the pumpkin - I think you should do a tutorial on how you made the sprinkle sparkle :) I'm a ditz with embossing and versafine! LOVE this! x0x0

Marlene said...

Adorable card, and I absolutely LOVE the little splash of glitter on the pumpkin!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Always appreciated!

kadie said...

Jeanette, this is absolutely ADORABLE!! I love everything about it, especially that lil pumpkin in the corner!!

Lori said...

So cute! Wonderful papers, pumpkin and image!

Lorie said...

WOW! Jeanette, you REALLY did Paola's swap proud with this beautiful card! I love the way you offset the image panel, and the sparkly pumpkin is so adorable!!

~Paola~ said...

Holeeeee Hannahhhhhhhhhhhhhh gUrl!!! wowww....Here I come to see if any sneak peeks about CG was posted and instead I find this gorgeous beauty of a card! My jaw almos dropped!! So excited abot receiving this lil work of paper is truly fabby Jeanette!! Yes, it does look dewww droplets!!
Cleverrrr clever idea!!!*Love it*!! TFS my friend..can;t wait to see them IRL!!!!!:o)