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Sep 29, 2011

Inspired By Autumn

Welcome back to day Two (out of Seven!) of My Favorite Things Teasers for our upcoming October Release! Today there are two stamp sets being shared, and I'm working with Inspired By Autumn.

I certainly love summer, but living in New England, I always look forward to the nights getting a little cooler, those crisp first Autumn Days when I can put on a sweater and jeans.  I find I'm loving hanging out on my deck reading just a little bit more now that there's just a hint of coolness in the air.

So, for me, this wooden crate of apples just spoke to me.  In fact, I'm looking forward to a little pumpkin and apple picking this weekend.  Can you say Photo Op?  Honestly some of my favorite photos of the boys are from the fall, the leaves, the bright green grass, red apples. warm orange pumpkins.  {{{love}}}

I've stamped my main image to a lightly printed piece of text paper, and colored with Copic Markers.  My little tip for you today is that when coloring on a pattered piece of paper versus paper that is *meant* for markering, you've got to just go slow, take it easy and not saturate the paper.  Or else, you're going to be prone to a lot of color bleeding, a real mess. So, I blended this image very lightly... and didn't go nutso with the coloring....



My pattern paper is My Mind's Eye Six By Six: Vanity Fair and I've used the Solid Bracket Border Die-namics for that chocolate polka dotted piece....

Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog today for a full list of designers participating in previews today with Inspired by Autumn and/or Fred Bear and the Megaphone.  I'll see you tomorrow with another preview!

39 Comments    Post a Comment:

Clarissa said...

So pretty! The stamping on patterned paper looks great.

StampOwl said...

gorgeous card Joanne

Kimberly said...

Lovely choice of dp.

Sarah Gough said...

Gorgeous! Picking sounds wonderful!

Moira said...

Great card and thanks for the coloring tip on patterned paper!

Kelli said...

Great Card and love the DP... now I SO hope you have fun and are feeling better so you can enjoy the pumpkin and apple picking... I SO wish I had been in Boston during Fall... I see it on movies all the leaves changing and it just makes me **sigh**... SO pretty!!!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Just gorgeous Jo!!!

XOXO

Anne Tussing said...

FANTASTIC!! Love your strips of dp and the fabulously colored apple crate!

eva said...

awesome makes me think of apple picking days at a orchard and the scent of fresh apple cider.
Love it

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

that is so beautiful

conil said...

What a sweeeeet card. I can almost taste fall in the air. Fantastic job.

Kary said...

So pretty!! Love the slightly muted shades of the stamped image. It looks vintage-like and great choice of patterned papers.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

How sweet - love how you framed the apples!!

Leslie said...

Love this and the paper you chose! As always...such a perfect bow too!

Lisa H. said...

mmmmm! sooo, pretty. love the stitching.

Angel said...

beautiful! something calming about a basket full of apples, no? wish we had some cooler weather down in TX right now! heck, even 85 degrees would feel like a cool front!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

What an adorable set and the coloring sensational

Susan said...

Very pretty Joanne. Thanks for the coloring tip.

Elle said...

Makes me want to go apple picking!

Michele Boyer said...

GREAT paper combo, Joanne! Love this!

Erin Smetak said...

So beautiful!!! Your cards are always so lovely! I love coming to your blog! It looks so warm and inviting!

Rachel said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and your big bubbly bow!

zehra said...

Love to see how so many of you used this basket and each card looks so pretty, lovely dp.TFS

zehra said...

Love to see how so many of you used this basket and each card looks so pretty, lovely dp.TFS

Karen Motz said...

Looks like a beautiful bushel of goodness!!!

Jenni said...

very pretty card.

jennik

Steph Herbert said...

Fabulous card!:)

jeanne girl said...

Great card - the image sure pops on your card :)

Nancy Thomas said...

Beautiful apple coloring - great paper choices for the image too. Love it.

Vicki Davis said...

Excellent job on choosing the colors for this card. Love the red and green together.

g said...

just beautiful! love this image too- you've colored it so beautifully & your patterned papers are perfect!!

wendy said...

simply delish...looking !

Janet said...

So soft and pretty! Love it.

Crraftymama said...

Now I want to make an apple pie! Great colors

Debbie Carriere said...

Oh my, I adore this card!! Your bow is perfect, as is your coloring and choice of papers!!!

Dawn said...

Very pretty Joanne!

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

Cute card!! :)

XoXo,

Katie

Juliana T said...

beautiful card. Love the stitching

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

A perfect Fall card!

 
 

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