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!


Happy Stamping!!!!!


~~~Ann~~~

21 comments:

Cassandra said...

I love your card, can't wait to try my own version of it with French Foliage and substitute Old Olive for Certainly Celery...thanks for sharing!

Shelley said...

Great challenge and love the inspiration. Hope mine is alright...
http://www.blog.onestopcardcrafts.co.uk/2010/09/oscc-cyda-card-samples.html

Hugs Shelley xx

Designs By MeMe said...

Really nice card. Here is my card

Stacy Walker said...

Wonderful card. Great challenge. Here is my card

Dawn said...

Heres my entry, hope you like it
http://dawniesden.blogspot.com/2010/09/sassy-cheryl.html

Mary said...

What a great challenge! Here is my card.

Tammy said...

What a lovely card. You can view mine here at http://tmt0221.blogspot.com/2010/09/fall-is-in-air-today.html

carolm said...

LOVE it!!! so pretty. xoxo

Lawren said...

Love your card. Here's mine.

Lawren

http://ahobby-holic.blogspot.com/2010/09/happy-labor-day.html

Sammibug said...

Speaking of fall, Here is my 3D halloween project:

http://sammibugscrapshack.blogspot.com/2010/09/tabletop-graveyard.html

Min @ Kaymin Kreations said...

Terrific Challenge and your card is just fabulous!!
Here's my take on Fall - LOVE HALLOWEEN!
http://kayminkreations.blogspot.com/2010/09/causin-scene.html
Hugs!
~M

Ann said...

Fun challenge! Here's mine:
http://creativeantics.blogspot.com/2010/09/nuts-about-you.html

Mary said...

Here is another fall card.

my card

Emma and Susan said...

Great challenge!
Here is my entry
Big hugs
Emma
xxx

Jessica L said...

Love the inspiration! Here's mine: http://snugbug-mycraftblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/distressed-tag.html

Jessica L said...

I have another entry here: http://snugbug-mycraftblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/thanksgiving-card.html

Scrappy said...

Fabulous Challenge! Here is an entry from me:

http://big-scrappy-world.blogspot.com/2010/09/have-you-seenspyders-corner.html

Thanks! :)

Hazel said...

I made a set of twinchies - you can see them here x

Deb said...

Great card! The wrapped thread gives it a nice look. Thanks for playing along at SUO Challenges. Hope to see you play with us again.

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Very nice.. love the colors and layers together.

Jenn D said...

What a fun fall card. I was just saying that I'd love for the fall weather to get here. It's been dry and hot and will still be 88 tomorrow. I live in NE IL, not a tropical place. Thanks for playing along at SUO Challenges this week!