Monday, September 17, 2012

Shades of Autumn

This week at the Sweet Stamps Challenge we are making cards using Shades of Autumn

  The directions for this card are in the Technique Junkies Feb/March newsletter- it is called Torn Window. I stamped the image in browns using the Rock and Roll method, and sponged in color onto the tree. (I stamped a 2nd image and roughly cut out the tree outline, and sponged thru the negative of the cut out....).  I punched a scalloped oval and sponged on the Ranger ink for the clouds. I die cut the leaves- I took a close up- can you see the detail in the die cuts?

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Image- Tree #1 HERE
Sentiment HERE
2 sided metal embossing plate- wood grain HERE
Coordinations cardstock HERE  (Sandy Tans and Berry Reds)
Shades Die ink HERE  Paprika, Sunshine Yellow, Tank, Peapod, Sand, Brownie
Ranger Distress Inks  (clouds) HERE
Score Tape HERE
Glue Dots HERE 
Leaf dies small leaves #1 HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

One Stitch at a Time- Autumn
Pan Pastel- Autumn/Fall
Stampin Sisters in Christ- Fall/Autumn
Crafty Pad- Fall/Autumn colors
Crazy 4 challenges- Anything goes/ Fall Twist
C.R.A.F.T. challenge- Autumn
Do you Stack Up- Kraft and twine

Thanks for stopping by!


Penny said...

Love your tree, your die cut leaves, and your wood-grain! Seems like these colors are popular to use for challenges these days, huh? :^)
Hugs, Penny

Unknown said...

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

Kerry DT Leader

CraftyGirl said...

This is the first time I have seen a Torn Window card. I will have to give it a go sometimes. Great Job!!! Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon.


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Gina Lindsay said...

Gorgeous, I love all the colors of your leaves. Perfect for fall! Te die cut leaves are awesome.

Anne Temple said...

Love the image and the colors and that torn technique is so cool.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, your tree is GORGEOUS!!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Shel, this is stunning!! You had me at the title! But to see the card - gaaaaah! Just a vision! I loved visiting the Great Smokey Mountains and this is what I remember - you nailed it perfectly! Beautiful! Blessings! x0x0

Stacey Adams, said...

Fabulous fall card! I love the sponged colors on the tree and for the sky...the wood background and leaves with the torn window really give it an outdoor feel!

WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Inkypinkydelights said...

What a brilliant 'Autumn' themed card! Thanks for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x

jimlynn said...

Simply beautiful! Love the technique you used!!! WOW! Wonderful card for fall!

Unknown said...

Love the way you colored the tree!!!! Fabulous design!!! Gorgeous fall card!!!!!

paige said...

I just love stopping by and seeing youe awesome techniques! The details on the embossed leaves are fabulous!

kiwimeskreations said...

Stunning card Shelly - love the 'window' technique and the way you have stamped and coloured the tree is fabulous.

Donna said...

Wow! This is a stunning card down to every last detail. Love the tree and those detailed leaves. What a cute idea for the window. Thanks for the autumn inspiration!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Awesome!! Love how it looks like the bark is rolling back so you can see the tree. Love the variety of colors on the tree, the scenery and the added leaves. Quite unique!!

jonim52 said...

This is fabulous, I have to check out this technique junkies newletter. Love the torn window!

Unknown said...

There's that great tree image!! Just love it!! How clever tearing and creating a window!! Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shelly
The torn window is a wonderful way of bringing the eye to the centre of your card.
Those rich, Autumnal colours are superb, very special.

Dawn said...

Hey Shelley, I love your card, it's just perfect for our Autumn Colours Challenge at The Crafty Pad thanks for playing!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

NanaConnie said...

Oooo, love the torn and curled up window, Shelly! Fabulous dimensional touch and so creative. Great colors, too.

Jingle said...

This is SUCH a pretty card!

rachel said...

beautiful card - thanks so much for joining us at the crafty pad this time! Good Luck! Hugs Rachel x

Love crafts forever said...

Lovely card. Thank you so much for playing with us at One Stitch At The Time.
Hugs Nataliya

~ Kendra ~ said...

What a fun layout for a card!! Beautiful job!! Love the added leaves!!

CG said...

This is fabulous! Love how you've revealed the creative and beautiful. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope you'll join us again soon. Best, CG

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous, I love the wood grain background and the leaves look beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel Challenge Blog
Lindsay xx

MariLynn said...

What a neat technique. I hadn't seen an example of it before. It looks easy and fun. Thanks for sharing your fall card with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge.

dmbennett said...

Wonderful card. Love the torn window technique, I'll have to try it.

debbi taylor said...

I love your card
thank you for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
Debbi x

Rushd Lady said...

What an interesting technique! How does it mail? Does the rolled up part get squished? Thanks for your visit to my blog and your kind comments. Have a great weekend! :)

Terry said...

Awesome Fall card! Love the wooded window background with all the lovely Fall colors! Very nice card!

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful fall card and so clever!
hugs Lynn