Sunday, September 5, 2010
GCA #104 - Fall Flair!
Hello all!!! Can someone please tell me where the month of August went? I'm shocked that September is here already and my grandson, Cameron, is starting kindergarten this upcoming week! Seems like yesterday I found out about him and met him, now he is 5 years old!!! And on the grandchildren front, my son informed me that grand baby #3 is on the way! Maybe we'll get a girl this time!!! I sooooo want to buy cute, pink, ruffly clothes!
Officially, summer is still on, but here in my corner of Michigan, a taste of fall has arrived. And while I love summer, I DO NOT love the hot, humid, drain-you-of-everything heat we have had. Some days it seems like it just went on and on and on!! So nice to have the AC off, the windows open and sleep with the cool nights! Even some leaves are beginning to turn.
That brings us to this week's GCA: Fall Flair. Create something - card, scrapbook page, 3-D item - that represents fall in some way. Use the colors of fall, the leaves, sports that are played during fall or holidays.
I made this fall card using the SCS SC295, my Autumn Splendor stamp set and fall colors. The card base is Very Vanilla with Chocolate Chip dsp over it. I wanted a back drop, but not anything to overwhelm the main images, so I used the subtle square pattern. (This is now retired.)
The main image panel is using Cajun Craze, and I distressed it up using the Torn Frames technique I learned from Technique Junkies. I did this to the circle frame with the acorns on it also. The stamped images are in Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi. Some of the colors show up more than the others, but I like how it has the collage look. This was stamped on Very Vanilla.
The front strip is More Mustard textured and wrapped with 2 different colors of embroidery floss. I used the leftover pieces from punching the border on here also, but the floss covers most of it up. It made a nice ton-on-tone look. This panel is up with dimensionals, as is the circle image.
With the acorns, they were stamped on Very Vanilla in Chocolate Chip twice, and the nut portion cut out and popped up.
Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by September 11, 2010 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts, Stampin' Connection (for SU! demos) or Stamp TV, please put GCA104 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!
Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!