Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Fall!

Since my blog counter is on it's way to recording the SLOWEST blog traffic since I started this blog, I thought it was time to tackle some challenges. This month has gotten away from me and I have not been crafting as much as I would like to. Thanks to those who keep coming back! Send some friends! Or if there's something missing here, let me know in comments :)

Thursday's challenge at Stamping Links to Love was from Jennifer, and was to make a card that had 5 leaves showing on it. Here's my Fall card to fit the requirements:

The leaves are Cuttlebug Dies, and I went over them with prismacolor pencils for veins and inked the edges with some chalk inks. The sentiment is Greetings 4 U stamped in Really Rust. I paper pierced and sponged the sentiment panel and added some Dew Drops to the brown twill. DP is Frances Meyer East India, which is my favorite fall paper. The colors are gorgeous and I love the pattern. I used it a ton last fall, and found another sheet in my stash! The card is big - 9x4 which is a size I hardly ever make, but I needed the size for the leaves.

Happy Fall (only a day late)! Thanks for looking!

5 comments:

Rein said...

Realy pretty card!

Allison said...

Very neat idea Melissa...I almost swore that those leaves were real!

Theresa said...

Wonderful fall card! Your layout is fabulous!

Kathryn said...

So Beautiful -- Love the paper -it's gorgeous!!
Those leaves do look real -- :)

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Beautiful job!! I love your leaves, they are SO realistic. Great layout too. Happy Fall! :)