Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall and Pumpkins

There seem to be a lot of autumn/fall challenges both in theme and colors as well as vintage challenges. I have combined several of these challenges and came up with this card.
I started by downloading  this lovely vintage image from Create at TLC "Preparing the Pumpkin" ...Thanks to Paulette who has so many lovely images that she shares with us. I colored the image with Copics trying to stay with "vintagey" colors almost faded looking. I matted this on a pumpkin spice CS on which I distressed the edges as I did on all the mats. Used the same color as the base card. On the bottom mat I stamped a crackled look with distress ink. I used a pattern paper that I also distressed with ink....almost too much since I almost lost the pattern...hope you can see the floral pattern. This went atop another mat of pumpkin spice. Found this very old lace in my collection and wrapped around in a twist...did not need much distressing since it already had that vintage look. Added the copper pearls and used pop up dots to raise the image above the lace.

Challenges that I plan to enter:
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenges: Use a pumpkin on your card.
City Crafter Challenge: Use sketch shown on right.
Beary Sweet Challenges: Go vintage.
Stamp Something: Use fall colors.
Going Grey with Scrap Creations Challenge: Theme is fall.
Alphabet Challenge: V is for vintage.

Image: Create with TLC
Stamps: SU Antique Cracking
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy, Aged Mahogany
Papers: GKD Pumpkin Spice
             K&Co Pattern
             Others from stash
Kaisercraft Copper Pearls

19 comments:

Olga said...

Gorgeous card, they do look like the Campbell Soup kids LOL

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh Theresa - this is so adorable...love these vintage images..so cute!

Ros said...

Beautiful fall card ... love the image ... thanks for joining us this week at CCCB

Kristen said...

This is super cute! Love your Halloween creation. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great fall colors, cute image! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Emily said...

I love all cards like this...especially when they make me think of Champbell's Kids...love the colors too.

Lynn McAuley said...

Love these adorable vintage children preparing their jack-o-lantern for Halloween night!!

Thanks, Theresa, for creating this delightful card to toss into Speedy the Cat's pumpkin patch for this week's challenge!!

Patti said...

Just as sweet as can be! Sounds like a pretty labor intensive card... sure looks wonderful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Too adorable!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Carolina said...

Great card and cute image.
Thank you for joining Alphabet challenge.

Cheryl Nelson said...

So darling! LOVE that image! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

Linda Robinson said...

This is so adorable. And you colored that image perfectly.. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CCCB!

redwasher1 said...

Theresa, I love everything about this card fabulous layout, colors and sweet image!!
Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

made by fifi said...

great card -- thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge x

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card Theresa :-) the vintage image is very cute and the colours you used are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Stamp Something Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Jamie said...

Theresa, thanks for joining us again. What a super cute image, I just love it. Very nice vintage card.

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

Patricia said...

Very sweet I love it so simple but very sweet. Thanks for joining us at The Beary Scrap. Good luck
~Patricia

JD said...

This is a really cute image...nicely done...

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Hi Theresa! Thanks for joining us at TBS once again - we really appreciate your support! This is a wonderfully colored image - the faded look is perfect and those rosy cheeks are fabulous. Your crackle-looking dp is excellent - as is that crocheted lace. Oh, how I do love that lace!

Cheers,
Susan